what would you recommend?

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  1. nodak

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    I'm putting this in this forum hoping only those considering themselves fundamentalist Baptists will answer.

    There is much to be said for a plain text Bible. But if a baby new Christian asked you to recommend a study Bible, which one would you suggest?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. thegospelgeek

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    Not really a study bible, but I would reccomend a Thompson Chain Reference. NOt much in the way of commentary, but it is really good if you like to study on your own.
     
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    I like the Life Application Bible (comes in multiple versions: same notes just different translation). The reason I like it is that the notes are more practical in that they apply the scripture to modern life. For a more technical Bible a Ryrie or Thompson Chain Reference is good. The KJV Study Bible is also good.
     
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    I'm with you on the Life Application Bible! I'm not a theologian...not even a preacher...but its notes offer a lot of good information for the lay person, and many of the questions that it poses are quite challenging.

    I've got the LAB in the KJV and both editions of the New Living Translation.


    BTW, I'm also from LA (Lower Antioch)...Actually since I live in the Upper Corner of Lower Antioch I guess it'd be more appropriate to say that I'm from UCLA!! :laugh:
     
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    From a church-related background but just a baby Christian? An ESV Reformation Study Bible (Sproul)

    From a pagan-related background and newly saved? An NIV Study Bible.
     
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    Zondervan Study Bible. Excellent notes. Available in NIV, TNIV, NASB, and KJV. (I don't recommend the first two, and the third only with reservations. I wish it were available in NKJV.)
     
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    I have just about all of them and I find myself reaching for the King James Study Bible most. I read a NASB and keep the King James Study bible close for reference. It used to be published by Liberty but now Nelson has took it over. Its has a very fundamental view in its notes and helps.

    Billy
     
  8. nodak

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    Thanks! My favorite is, I believe, out of print so I cannot recommend it. It is called the Christian Worker's Bible. No commentary, just a coded underlining of verses about various salvation issues.
     
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    I never recommend a study Bible but rather to spend their time reading it and if they want to buy some books then buy a concordance and surveys of the OT and NT.
     
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    Perhaps I'm really old fashioned, but I prefer the Old Scofield Study Bible. It's pretty much standard where I come from.
     
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    KJV please

    Please keep it to the KJV...it makes a difference...there are those crucial moments in your life when you really want to know the true meaning of an intended verse and when you compare it to some of the versions mentioned above you realise, how certain verses that depict a stern emotion from God have mellowed down in other versions...

    I use the Scofield Reference...it has seen me from a milk drinking babe to probably what is now a teenager...
     
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    I'd go with the Old Scofield. They can be found at various price points. Just remind the person to read his Bible from the top down, and that the notes are not inspired. But, the OSB does have a very usable concordance in the back with extra pages for notes. An alternative is the Open Bible in the translation of your choice (for me KJV ot the NKJV).
     
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    Never had a study Bible until recently. I recently bought a Nelson Study Bible and I have not run into anything doctrinally unsound. Anyone have issues with reccomending a Thomas Nelson's to young Christians?

    KJV is the only version I have...that is a personal preference.
     
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    Including the Gap Theory?
     
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    No. It is a foregone conclusion the gap theory is in error, however I find Scofield's notes to be doctrinally sound and very helpful to a new Christian. I will assume you were being facetious.
     
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    The His notes included his support of the gap theory. If you do not believe in the gap theory then you do not support his position on Genesis 1.
     
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    Agreed, I do not support his position on Genesis 1. I do not think there was a cataclysmic event between Genesis 1:1-2 accounting for the fossil record ect. This is the only major point (that I can think of) that I whole heartedly disagree on.

    Ezekiel 28:13 attests that Lucifer was in the garden of God, obviously this does not line up with the gap theory.
     
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    That is a good reason why I do not recommend a study Bible but rather to study their Bible through the use of some good reference books.
     
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    I have one on my Kindle. I read almost exclusively out of the KJV but use the ESV notes and history quite a bit. It is very good.
     

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