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what is a good bible to get
« on: June 23, 2012, 12:57:13 PM »
I would like to get a new bible and wondered what you lovely people recommended i get? Thanks
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 01:42:09 PM »
Christian Bible. http://tentmaker.org/forum/word-studies/the-christian-bible-(1991)/
Concordant Literal version. Free
Young's Literal translation. YLT. Free

Read reviews on Amazon before you buy anything. For example there are lot sof complaints about YLT with it microscopic print.
Personally I think the smartest move is to read them in electronic format (most are free) and then decide if you want a printed version.

http://tentmaker.org/forum/christian-life/list-of-useful-links/msg112440/#msg112440
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 01:46:44 PM »
Hey friend! :) I do all my Bible reading on my phone now (it's just more convenient for me, although I do prefer sitting down with a hard copy.) Anyhow, I have a free Bible app that comes with all kinds of different translations and the one I've found that I really like is the ESV. The reason I like it the best so far is that it is easy to read plus has many footnotes that many other translations don't have. For example they will tell you which Hebrew word a word is translated from, things like that. I love that, it's very informative. Of course, the best thing for study is an interlinear Bible. I love sitting down with my interlinear Bible but it's so hard to find time!

And I agree with WW, try them out electronically first and then pick one that way. :)
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 02:04:53 PM »
Hi,

Well, I'm no expert on the subject, but I have an opinion   :2c:

This search has interested me for the last 30 years. Thanks to this site I found the Exegeses Companion Bible by Herb Jahn. I have found this to be awesome. I purchased the Exegeses Ready Research Bible on Amazon. For me, this is what I've been searching for.

I also purchased the Youngs Literal Translation as well. It's #2 for me.

Also, I have a copy of most of all the main translations available.

Honestly, it might be worth it for you to check out the Exegeses.

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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 02:23:45 PM »
thanks for the suggestions, i have been reading alot of scriptures online but i think an actual book would be good for me to have as i seem to have an active mind and bounce around the net to much lol  Ive done a search on our local auction site for the youngs bible and didnt find one but i did find a 1946 youngs analytical concordance which is only $1 (would that be good to get too?) i can get a youngs literal bible if i order one online tho. I will check those other two suggestions also, and have a try online now i have something to work with! i was using a NIV online mostly or kjv but i think its time for a change.
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 03:03:04 PM »
thanks for the suggestions, i have been reading alot of scriptures online but i think an actual book would be good for me to have as i seem to have an active mind and bounce around the net to much lol
How about a e-readerDisplay is good. Don't know about other things like searching and size.
The ereader costs more than a book but the advantage is that there are many free books for it.


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1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
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Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2012, 03:05:22 PM »
Hi,

Well, I'm no expert on the subject, but I have an opinion   :2c:

This search has interested me for the last 30 years. Thanks to this site I found the Exegeses Companion Bible by Herb Jahn. I have found this to be awesome. I purchased the Exegeses Ready Research Bible on Amazon. For me, this is what I've been searching for.

I also purchased the Youngs Literal Translation as well. It's #2 for me.

Also, I have a copy of most of all the main translations available.

Honestly, it might be worth it for you to check out the Exegeses.

Warren
Hi Rev.
I never heard of those books. The first one I can't find. The second one gives two books by the same title???
One costs $57 the other one $800
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2012, 03:16:04 PM »
man i must be so out of touch with tech these days lol a e reader now thats a great idea! might just get one of those, i just seem to be on the computer alot and need to get off it and sit under a tree or somthing to read haha
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2012, 03:19:09 PM »
If you get the Wings ereader it comes with a string, very handy tool. :)
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2012, 03:22:36 PM »
whats a string? sorry im so not up with these things
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2012, 03:29:16 PM »
Hahaha sorry imperialgal, was just poking fun at Whitewings. His string hasn't been patented yet.  :icon_jokercolor:
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2012, 03:32:22 PM »
'dahhh forgive me im a bit slow on the up take, wittyness is not my string point, i mean strong point! I was even gogling it too haha
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2012, 03:35:23 PM »
Hahaha oh I'm so sorry imperialgal, I totally would've done the same thing hahaha so sorry!
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2012, 03:35:50 PM »
But seriously, an e reader would be a sweet thing to get. :)
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2012, 04:00:12 PM »
Hahaha sorry imperialgal, was just poking fun at Whitewings. His string hasn't been patented yet.  :icon_jokercolor:
The world isn't ready yet  :umnick:
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 01:17:43 AM »
WhiteWings,

I tried to copy and paste a link for you but couldn't paste it. Go to the site: VirtueInKnowledge.com

There you can select the Exegeses tab and it will tell you all about it.

It's almost impossible to find the other editions. What you saw on Amazon is the Ready Researh one. That's what I have. It's hard to find the Parallel or Companion versions. EBay has the Parallel for auction now.

Also, go to Studybible.info in Google. The first site to come up should be tha StudyBible Info site. Once there you can read the Exegeses Companion version. Also you can read the Youngs Translation.

Warren





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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2012, 01:28:12 AM »
Thanks Rev!

Bedtime for me now, so I'll look into it in more detail later.
http://www.virtueinknowledge.com/exegeses-bible.html
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1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2012, 08:21:49 PM »
Imperialgirl, I hav used and read most of the translations. I see things to like and things to be wary of in all of them- mainly because I started using E-SWORD in my regular bible reading and studying quite awhile ago. It allows me to have all of the translations I could want right there on my screen along with Greek and Hebrew interlinears, dictionaries(Strong's, Thayer's, and many others) I read from Youngs Literal, the Amplified, the NASB and King James, among others....set them up as parallel and checking discrepancies through the easily used applications available right on the page as I read.

This might not work for everyone, but it does for me. I can get both a consensus of the various translations and a specific meaning, or array of possible meanings, for any hebrew or greek word or phrase with fairly little effort and time expended to do so.

The program and most of the versions of the Bible and study helps are free. I think I paid a licensing fee for the NASB and its interlinear and lexicon/dictionary- but really you can do a lot with just the free stuff. Biblos.com and BibleGateway provide similar resources....but e-sword downloads and works on your computer or PDA without the need of an internet connection- I think it is the most user friendly.

http://www.e-sword.net/index.html
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2012, 08:53:12 PM »
Imperialgirl, I hav used and read most of the translations. I see things to like and things to be wary of in all of them- mainly because I started using E-SWORD in my regular bible reading and studying quite awhile ago. It allows me to have all of the translations I could want right there on my screen along with Greek and Hebrew interlinears, dictionaries(Strong's, Thayer's, and many others)
Try this one. I wrapped Thayer, BDB and Strong wrapped in one module.
Best used with KJV+TVM

For eSword and TheWord (my favorite)

But all on your (imperialgal) PC and that's what you want to avoid....
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1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2012, 08:09:58 PM »
Cool WW, Thanks!
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2012, 04:11:20 PM »
gosh I never would have even thought there was Bible software, it will be interesting to have a look thanks EW and WW! To be honest I am not even sure how to study the bible, i just read scripture at random mostly and so to me bible study would be underlining in highlighter all the scriptures i like lol
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2012, 04:32:09 PM »
Just reading doesn't work for me.
I just pick a subject and start searching. Often that covers many verse throughout the Bible. And to understand those verses sub-searches are needed.
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2012, 04:49:37 PM »
I bet you find some realy interesting things WW! I am learning a bit about origen at the mo and the early christains but im not quite sure where to start with the bible other than reading!
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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2012, 06:11:57 PM »
That's easier than you think.

- Prove on which day First Fruits is.
- Prove baptism predates Jesus.
- Figure out on which day the "road to emenaus" was.
- What day is the first day of unleavened bread.

I guarantee you that you have read large part of the OT to answer those questions.
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: what is a good bible to get
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2012, 06:12:50 PM »
I bet you find some realy interesting things WW! I am learning a bit about origen at the mo and the early christains but im not quite sure where to start with the bible other than reading!

He finds VERY interesting things! Just search around this site for a while and you'll see a lot of cool stuff!
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