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What is the best Study Bible to purchase?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Ron Arndt, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Ron Arndt

    Ron Arndt New Member

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    What do you say is the best study bible for a Christian to purchase? A lot of folks say the NIV Study Bible is.What is your choice? If you're an Arminian, some say the Dake Study Bible?
     
  2. JohnB

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    Depends on your theology:

    Reformed Calvinist - New Geneva (or is it Reformation?) Study Bible

    Slightly dispensational Calvinist - MacArthur SB

    More Dispensational, less Calvinistic - Ryrie or Scofield SB

    Balanced "Calminian" - NIV SB, Life Application SB, Nelson SB

    KJV Only Charismatic - Dake SB
     
  3. Plain Old Bill

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    Dakes is the worst choice some of the notes are not only wrong but are outright heretical.
    That said why don't you sign up for e-sword and biblecentre.net they have many free study Bibles for you to choose from.
    I like the KJ Study Bible.The NASB and NIV are also good study Bibles as well as the NKJV Study Bible.
     
  4. Trotter

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    The MacArthur's Study Bible.

    The notes are from 30 years of study by Dr John MacArthur. Clear and concise, as well as conservative. It is truly an amazing study bible.

    I've worn one completely out, and am working on my second one.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  5. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    I have the MacArthur Study bible and I like it.

    However my personal favorite is the New Open Study Bible.
     
  6. Ron Arndt

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    Sadly, John MacArthur does not really believe Christ is the Saviour of ALL MEN, especially of those that believe. He holds to a limited atonement which is unscriptural to say the least.
     
  7. JackRUS

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    He also adheres to the Lordship salvation gospel. I believe that that adds to the Gospel.

    Perhaps that subject might make for some good discussion here. Hmmm...

    I like my Companion Bible.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0825420997/002-0976718-9630443?v=glance&n=283155&s=books&v=glance

    A sample page:

    http://biblestudysite.com/cbible.htm

    Here is a page that anyone can save for the appendix to the Companion Bible. Just bookmark the page and change the number in the URL for the appendix that you want to view. For instance here is #100:

    http://www.angelfire.com/nv/TheOliveBranch/append100.html

    [ November 29, 2005, 09:20 PM: Message edited by: JackRUS ]
     
  8. JackRUS

    JackRUS New Member

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    He also adheres to the Lordship salvation gospel. I believe that that adds to the Gospel.

    Perhaps that subject might make for some good discussion here. Hmmm...

    I like my Companion Bible.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0825420997/002-0976718-9630443?v=glance&n=283155&s=books&v=glance

    A sample page:

    http://biblestudysite.com/cbible.htm

    Here is a page that anyone can save for the appendix to the Companion Bible. Just bookmark the page and change the number in the URL for the appendix that you want to view. For instance here is #100:

    http://www.angelfire.com/nv/TheOliveBranch/append100.html [/qb]</font>[/QUOTE]And #186 on the church:

    http://www.angelfire.com/nv/TheOliveBranch/append186.html
     
  9. BruceB

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    I have an older copy of the Baptist Study Edition, by Nelson in the NKJV. It was edited by W.A. Criswell and Paige Patterson. I like the Baptist Study Edition, but sometimes there is no note for a particular scripture passage I am studying. I then refer to the Life Application Study Bible notes (mine is on Bible Navigator Software by Holman) but the printed version comes in almost all of the major translations (KJV, NKJV, NIV, NASB and NLT). I just received a Thanksgiving sale flyer from Lifeway Stores and noticed that the Baptist Study Edition is once again available in a new printing at Lifeway stores. It is worth looking at. Bruce
     
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    I like the Defender's Study Bible (Henry Morris) and the Scofield III.

    Chad Fletcher

    "Vegetarians are people who can't hear the carrots scream."
     
  11. av1611jim

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    fergit the "study bibles" and just READ THE ONE YA GOT!!!

    Without exception; every single one of the "study bibles" are SLANTED by the editor's theology. So unless you want to study the "rabbis", just read your own book and trust in the Lord with ALL thine heart...
     
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    Thompson Chain Reference Bible!
     
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    I have a King James Version of a Rainbow Study Bible that I like. It is color coded, only problem is you cannot highlight, you have to take the colors already used.
     
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    Nelson's NKJV SB, but I have asked for the NASB Open Bible for Christmas! ;)
     
  15. DeadMan

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    I have to disagree with that logic. Taken through it's natural progression, you can't listen to sermons or SS teachers, either, because they're teachings will be "slanted".
     
  16. Brother Ian

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    NAS New Inductive Study Bible.
     
  17. Ron Arndt

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    I do agree with the poster. All study bibles are slanted towards the commentators interpretation of scriptures. The Reformed bible has a Calvinist slant. The Dake bible is totally Arminian.The Hayford bible is Pentecostal. Maybe this is why we have so many denominations? No one really understands exactly what Jesus and the apostles wrote?
     
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    Several years ago I bought a Scofield (original version) from a second hand bookshop in mint condition for £4-50 (I am not sure what that is in $). It was the best £4-50 I have ever spent, but then I am biased!!

    Kind regards to all.

    Bob
     
  19. AresMan

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    For me, the best study Bible is a non-study Bible. This eliminates for me the temptation to read the interpretation (bias?) of another before I actually study the text myself.

    Also, wouldn't the best study Bible first and foremost start with which translation is the "best"? Otherwise, it would seem that you would be elevating someone's (biased?) commentary above the representation merit of the text itself.

    Just my opinion.
     
  20. NateT

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    I don't think we should discredit a study Bible because it might have a "slant" In reality, every English translation has a "bias." If you want to get rid of other people's bias, learn Greek and Hebrew, and then you'll have to just deal with your own bias.

    The issue is not to ignore it, but to know what the bias might be so as to overcome their bias. If you know JMac is a 5 ptr and you aren't then you will be aware of why he says such-and-such in his notes.
     
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