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Featured Favorite Study bible, and why?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Yeshua1, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    Mine would be the Esv one, with the reformation one a close second!
     
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    1. ESV study Bible. Good book introduction, helpful maps, great study notes and very helpful articles on things like textual criticism and christian ethics in the back. When you come accross verses that are debated in meaning, the study Bible often provides multiple interpretations. While this study Bibke has been out for a while now, it is still the best overall study Bible available in my opinion.

    2. NIV Zondervan/Biblical Theology Study Bible. While I wish the translation would have done 5 or 6 verses differently, it is still a very helpful translation that easy to read for many people. Great study notes and book introductions. It's old testament notes seem more comprehensive than even the ESV Study Bible. Has a few articles in the back that are very helpful.

    3. Reformation Study Bible (ESV edition). I specify the ESV over the NKJV, not due to the ESV being a better translation, but due to the under lying greek texts used. Book introductions are better than the ESV study Bible. Annotations found in the NT are very good, however the OT notes are often lacking in quantity. The Confessions in the back are neat to have in a Bible.

    4. MacArthur study Bible. JMac's study Bible is helpful, but I have found him more than once belittling other orthodox positions. Lacks the quality book introductions and maps has the ones above.

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  3. Yeshua1

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    I also would add the Archeology SB by Zondervan, as has helpful background supplement notes to culture and history, as well as the Master SB, as has over 1000 pages of reference materials!
     
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    Been using the Nelson KJV Study Bible for the last 26 years. Haven't found any better study Bible in all this time.

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  5. Yeshua1

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    was that called the Liberty SB at one time?
     
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    I do not have any favorite. The Scofield Reference Bible is the one I have used the longest. Guessing about at least 54 years.
     
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    Was in the KJV for a long time but I’ve been reading out of a NASB recently
     
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    The NASB is generally regarded as a very good literal translatiion. The issue with the NASB are a few. #1 issue is its use of the so called Critical Text. I will give you 3 examples:

    John 1:18, ". . . the only begotten Son, . . ."
    NASB, ". . . the only begotten God . . . ."

    John 6:47, ". . . He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. . . ."
    NASB, ". . . he who believes has eternal life. . . ." Believes what?

    John 13:2, ". . . And supper being ended, . . ."
    NASB, ". . . During supper, . . ."

    And a lone translation example, which is unique to the NASB:
    Romans 10:10, ". . . For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. . . ."
    NASB, ". . . for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. . . ." NASB has footnotes with the correct "to" for the interpreation in the text "resulting in."
     
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    I believe so.
     
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    At least they got Titus 2:13/2 Peter 1:1 right, unlike the Kjv!
     
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    Instead of focusing on Study Bibles, perhaps folks should study the Bible.
     
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    that would take all of the fun out of it!
     
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    In vain unfortunately. You see things in Scripture that aren't in the text. You twist Scripture. Your 'studying' is for naught.
     
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    ::popcorn::
     
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    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    Strange, as I have had as much training as most on this board I would wager!
     
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    At least I have been using as my primary translations some of the really good ones!
     
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    Funny, at this very moment I'm enjoying some popcorn.
     
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    You see things that aren't there. Your interpretation is off-course.
     
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    Well good on you.
     
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    Mine pretty much lines up except for certain areas with the 1689 LBCF, what's wrong with that?
     
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