Which publisher(s) make the best Bibles?

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  1. Jkdbuck76

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    This is a quality question.

    I see that there are many here who favor one publisher over another based on quality of the actual Bible (binding, durability, page thickness, etc).

    Can you rank them? Or who are the top 3? Top 5?
     
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    #1 - Allan
     
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    yep, but would say that both Lockman foundation and Nelson in their signiture series bibles were top notch for a "normal 'bible!

    And Local church bible publishers here in lansing MI have Allan lite quality bibles, IF you like KJV !
     
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    Allan.......
     
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    Allan...............

    Is there an echo in here? :laugh:
     
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    I don't know, I've read about Allen, but have never seen one.
    I have a Thompson Chain Reference Bible published by B.B. Kirkbridge that is used in study every week. I purchased this Bible in the 50's and it is still good.
    I have a Scofield Reference Bible published by Oxford that I got in the 60's and still use most every day.
    I have a Ryrie Study Bible published by Moody that I've had from the late 70's I think and use it a lot.
    When a Bible is used for 40or 50 or more years and is still together in good shape for the age, I would say they are hard to beat.
     
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    You've GOT to get a hold of one if you can. They are AMAZING!!
     
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    have you ever tried the Nelson Signiture series Bibles?

    the KJV/NKJV ultraslim versions!

    Those leathers are pretty close to Allan ....

    problem is think they are now discontinued!
     
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  9. Jkdbuck76

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    Pricey, but there is something to be said about "you get what you pay for".
     
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    I haven't. For my purposes, I've actually found the TruTone Bibles to hold up pretty well. Mine is 4 years old and NOT treated delicately. It's been on 4 boat trips, 4 trips to camp and has been smooshed in our church bag at times as well. The binding is still in great shape as are the pages. I'm pretty impressed!

    But then I hold hubby's Bible - the Allan he was given at his ordination - and I love it. I'm tempted. :)
     
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    I have my Ryrie Morocco leather still going strong some 30 years later!
     
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    Local Church Bible Publishers, for KJV.
     
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    I have a Thompson Chair Reference...actually two. I have had once since the 70's and absolutely love it. Unfortunately, as I've grown older and my eyes more tired I've had to break down and buy a newer, larger print edition. I don't care for the quality as much. The pages tear very easily, the quality of paper is cheaper and even the binding is less.

    One thing I've discovered is, that while the prices continue to rise the quality has decreased. I'm going to look into the Allen. We just bought new pew Bibles for our church from Local Church Publishers and are very happy with them. The quality is excellent, especially considering the very low cost.
     
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    Do you own one of their works?
     
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    I have the NKJV in brown of this series and cannot believe how nice it is.

    HERE is a review of my Bible. Absolutely love it
     
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    I have two of their Bibles.

    One is the "executive line" Note Taker's bible which has super-huge (way beyond "wide margin") margins.

    The other is a smaller "classic study Bible," which is essentially an Old Scofield's (I know, kind've strange for a Calvinist to be toting around, but I do like the cross-references of the Scofield).

    They're both well-made Bibles. If you go with the executive line, you essentially get a $200-$300 Bible for about $65.00!
     
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    OK.

    I've looked at their website. Their stuff looks pretty good.
     
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    I have a KJV Life Application Bible and a NKJV John MacArthur Study Bible and both are falling apart.

    I've been told that those who own bibles that are falling apart usually are not.

    Seems to me the most famous bible today is the DIY bible, sad to say.
     
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    especially for the price!

    Would be 'Allan lite"

    I am SO tempted to get the calfskin scofield, despite being NASB man!
     
  20. Bob Alkire

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    I know what you mean about eyes. I enjoy the Thompson but the Scofield was the easier to read from the start, then the Ryrie came in second and they are still that way with me today.


    I have given away many Bibles by Local Church Publishers, they do fine work.
    I believe you are correct about quality goes down as the price goes up.
     

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