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Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Baptist4life, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Baptist4life

    Baptist4life Active Member

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    Received a John MacArthur Study Bible-NKJV, Genuine Leather, for Christmas. Anyone familiar with it? Opinions?
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Have the hardback version and I find it very helpful. Like any other Bible with notes I don't agree with everything, but do find it very, very useful.
     
  3. Baptist4life

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    Is John MacArthur a Calvinist?
     
  4. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Too much for me, sorta like Spurgeon.

    So when I read notes I don't agree with I get 'put out' with him just like I do C.H. :)
     
  5. Baptist4life

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    The one thing I miss so far are the words of Christ in red. First Bible I've ever had that they aren't. Small thing though, I guess.
     
  6. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    No matter how you feel about the NKJV or Calvinism you will get plenty of use out of it. Some of his tools are invaluable.

    I have about worn out my hardback and it just stays on my desk.
     
  7. Baptist4life

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    Oh, I like the NKJV a lot. Mine's genuine leather so I hope it lasts me a long time. Getting a new Bible always takes me time to get used to it. I've had my old Bible, the one I use daily, for over 15 years, and it's like an old, though worn out, friend. Kinda hard to start using something else.
     
  8. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Mine is my study Bible only. I dont like a Bible with notes for preaching.

    You will enjoy the gift, of that I am almost certain.
     
  9. Japheth10

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    Not familiar with the MacArthur study bible.....but I do like the NKJV text..
     
  10. Friend of God

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    I know how you feel Roger. When I come to those type of notes I just agree to disagree with the author, and then move on. It just took me some time to get to the point of being able to move on, and not sit there and steam over the notes I disagree with.
     
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  11. EdSutton

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    IMO, a "black letter" edition, would make any Bible a definite plus, for two reasons. First, it is much easier to read, than are otherwise identical "Red Letter" editions.

    The second, even more important plus, is the little detail about "ALL Scripture is God-breathed-out". The words of the Lord Jesus Christ are no more Scripture, than are any other. It is my personal belief and experience that generally, those you 'insist' on 'Red Letter' editions, are usually effectively 'elevating' the spoken words of Jesus above other words found in Scripture, and consider them to be 'more inspired' than words that were not personally spoken by Jesus, which is a 'two fold' 'personality' insult - both to God, the Father, and especially to God, the Holy Spirit, for this effectively "divides the substance" of the "godhead", as the Athanasian Creed might say.

    BTW, if one were to assume that the 'Person' of the Father is the one speaking in the OT, I believe you will find that more words are directly attributed to the Father, than to Jesus, in the NT, although I have not actually counted, nor have I ever heard of any who have.
    :thumbsup: Amen and Amen!! :godisgood:

    Think about it.

    Ed
     
  12. Friend of God

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    Thank you Ed. That is probably the best explanation I have heard for black letter Bibles. I completely agree with you that all scripture is inspired, not just that which is printed in red.

    Thanks again.
     
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    I agree with Ed in regards to red letter editions.

    As to the MacArthur study Bible, I feel that it is one of the best available today. I own three of them, two in english and one in spanish which I use every week in study.
     
  14. Baptist4life

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    Thanks one and all for your responses!
     
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    Have one...like it. I echo C4K's responses.

    However...mine is bonded leather, and a big ol' bible like this needs a better cover. Wish I had gotten the good leather.
     
  16. Ed Edwards

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    Sorry, Brother B4L - I'm not familiar with the John MacArthur notes. I have my nKJV (new King James Version) Study Bible with the Notes of Saint Scofield the Divine - well his First New Scofield notes.
     
  17. Baptist4life

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    Our local Odd Lots store has KJV Scofield Study Bibles with "updated words" for $12.95! I thought that was a good price, but I'm not famliar with the "updated words" part. Looking through the Bible it seems words that are hard to understand are removed and put in the center column reference section with a "modern" word with brackets is inserted in the text where the old word was. Almost like a NKJV but you still have the thees and thous, just updated words in places. I thought it was interesting.



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  18. EdSutton

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    FTR, all the "New Scofield" notes are the work of Dr. C. I. Scofield and the initial associated contributing Editors (7 in the 1909 Edition, and 8 in the 1917 Edition, I believe) , as revised by the New Scofield Revision committe under the direction of Dr. E. Schyler English, and an additional 8 associated contributing Editors. Dr. Arthur Farstad was yet another additional added associate Editor for the NKJV, I believe, as well.

    So the notes are not now, by no means, nor have they ever been, only those of Dr. Scofield, regardless of how they are usually portrayed.

    BTW, I believe that version is properly the NKJV, and not the nKJV, for the word "New" is a portion of the title of the version. :smilewinkgrin: :tongue3:

    Ed
     
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    I had some dispy friends who were almost certain that the Scofield notes were inspired, and pert-near infallible..
     
  20. EdSutton

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    For only 13 smackers, I know I'll take a dozen of all the good Bibles I can find, if they are leather bound. (Where exactly is this Odd Lots located, anyway??)

    Cheaper than what we paid for Christmas gifts for our family, this past Christmas, be it books, shirts, or other actually relatively inexpensive and useful gifts, and they would be good graduation gifts, as well, considering we will have a good use for three or four of them, as well, this year. I can certainly store them, easily enough, in the closet for up to a year, at that price. :thumbsup:

    Ed
     
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