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Featured What was Your First Study Bible, And What is Your favorite One Now?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by JesusFan, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. JesusFan

    JesusFan New Member

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    Mine was a hard cover Ryrie Nas Bible, bought by my father for me after becoming a Christian...

    favorite one to use is my Ryrie Study Bible, Nasv 1977, which was bought as gift in moroccean leather binding!
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    My first study Bible was the old KJV Open Bible from the mid 70s. It is still open on my desk, but I also use MacArthur NKJV and the ESV Study Bible
     
  3. JesusFan

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    had the expanded edition Open Bible in Both nas/Nkjv

    Loved the index and how it was outlines, wished they still produced it!
     
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    My first bible was a 1769 Cambridge King James Version. I still use that version to-day in all my studies and preaching. I do refer to many other versions, including Greek and Hebrew for ultimate understanding, however, and have made many notations in my copy of the KJV.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  6. Baptist4life

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    My first study Bible was Nelson's KJV Study Bible, and I'm still using it! Most comprehensive study Bible I've ever seen. Worn, marked in, highlighted, duct taped together, and I love it. It's like an old friend.

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  7. preacher4truth

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    My first study Bible was a Thompson Chain Reference.

    I do not currently have, nor use a study Bible.

    I use an R.L. Allan NASB in dark brown goatskin. It has cross references and some marginal notes but is not a study Bible.

    If you want the best bound Bible in the world, go to www.evangelical.bible.com and get yourself an R.L Allan.
     
  8. preacher4truth

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    I thought your Veggie Tales NWT was a study Bible? LOLOLOLOL!!!!! :laugh: :love2:
     
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    Pilgrim Study Bible, KJV. Still use it every Sunday at church and is my go-to reference for questions I may have.
     
  10. JesusFan

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    I live in Michigan, and there is a Bible binder out of lansing, Mi though they are KJVO in their Church, they bind Bibles that are REALLY nice and inexpensive...

    many compare their 60.00 calfskin bound Bibles to the Allan ones costing 3-4 times as much!

    Tempted to order a Calfskin skin bound 1917 Old Scofield from them!
     
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    Once you touch a goatskin from Allan, you'll forget about the calfskin.

    :smilewinkgrin:
     
  12. JesusFan

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    I have a moody Bible in Goatskin fine leather Ryrie edition and had it over 30 years now, and still going strong!
     
  13. convicted1

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    My first study bible was a Dake, and I like it, though it's not the best with all the sidenotes......he was waaaay out there on somethings. You could lay it on some train tracks and cause a derailment, its that big.


    You could beat someone to death with it, stop a bullitt, use it to get really big arms......

    I also have the ESV, and I like it, too. But I mostly use the KJV, Neslon reference bibles. This last CHRISTmas, my mother-in-law bought me the Hebrew-Greek Interlinears by Jay Green. They are dandies.
     
  14. Fred's Wife

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    The Open Bible, King James Version, © 1975, Thomas Nelson, Inc. Publishers. Still have it, though it needs rebinding.
     
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    Me too, and it is still right here beside me :)
     
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    First, a Ryrie.

    Prefer: no study helps, just NASB 1977.
     
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    Thompson Chain Reference...used it since 1982 [although I finally had to bite the bullet and buy one with larger print :( ]
     
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    First- Scofield KJV- is Scofield considered a study Bible? If not then a Ryrie KJV.

    Now- ESV study Bible. Excellent notes.
     
  19. preacher4truth

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    I do have a Study Bible after all...

    I just remembered I have an NKJV Scofield Edition that has "International Word of Life shield on the lower right corner of the front cover.

    Nothing about what International Word of Life is anywhere inside. I googled it and found it's a ministry of Jack Wyrtzen.

    Someone left it at the church years ago, and years went by and no one ever claimed it. Rather nice Bible and binding actually.
     
  20. Deacon

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    My first Study Bible was a gift a few years after moving to the Philly area: A New Scofield Reference Edition (it has a few notes so I guess that makes it a 'Study Bible').

    I found an Old Scofield Study Bible in mint condition (KJV - 1917 "Readers Edition", Oxford, Black leather, black letter) at a bookstore that was going out of business and bought it for $5 - beat that!
    It sits on a shelf, never really used it.

    I've got NET, NLT and ESV Study notes digitally.

    Rob
     
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