In the year 2017 there are Bible purest who will only read a King James Bible translation, I am not one of them. However, I do love the King James version of the Bible and it is with great excitement that I am reviewing the KJV WORD STUDY BIBLE. Thomas Nelson Publisher.
My first impression is that it is a beautiful imitation leather Bible. The weight would make it prohibitive to carry around but the print is definitely readable, even the notes use a font that is pleasant to the eye.
Word study Bibles are excellent and for beginners the KJV WORD STUDY BIBLE might be worth owning. However, if you are have ever owned a Thompson chain study Bible you will be disappointed with this; the word study is not as extensive.
Let’s use the book of John as an example:
- There is not the usual book over view that you find in most study Bibles. The brief introduction skims through what the reader can expect. No historical perspective.
- The “WATCH WORDS” ARE- word, love, miracle, know see; the definitions do not reflect what you would find in a concordance.
- Some of the words underlined in the chapter include: darkness, witness, flesh, dwelt, only begotten, glory; I am sure there are more.
So what do you do with these words? Within the book there are text boxes with notes on a specific word. As I read the comments for “only begotten” I can see how this explanation could lead to confusion.
As I have written, the KJV WORD STUDY BIBLE is good for a person new to Bible study but may create some frustration to an advanced Bible study. The words in this Bible are useless to me personally but might help if I was looking for a subject to teach.
It must be noted that I usually study from the New King James Bible however I often revert back to the King James Bible when doing word study. Not everyone loves the King James Version of the Bible many choose the New King James but if you are, or know someone who is a King James kind of person it is still a good Bible to have, if for no other reason because of the font size. And, yes, it is a good gift idea!
As we get closer to the Resurrection season AKA Easter more Bibles will be available for you to chose from. Bibles make great Baptismal gifts, they are an excellent choice for a person who has graduated from Bible school and they are an excellent wedding present especially if the couples name is engraved on it - I received one and it is cherished.
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