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Hello. I'm not sure if this is a good place for this post to go, but I don't have access to the KJV thread...

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good Study Bible? The few that I have looked into have some questionable helps in them. I know that of course they are just "man's opinion" but are there any that are better than others????

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I have a Rainbow Study Bible but never use the 'color coding' feature. I would recommend a King James Bible(large print if you're over 50 like me), a Strong's Concordance, a Webster's 1828 Dictionary, a good dictionary with etymolgy http://dictionary.reference.com/etymology/o.+k. and a Middle English Dictionary. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/

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Strand Study Bible by H.L. Wilmington.

http://www.strandstudybible.com/

Rock of Ages Study Bible (a.k.a The New Pilgrim Study Bible)

http://www.roapm.com/roabible.html

Common Man's Reference Bible

http://www.purewords...leEdition2.html

The 1917 Old Scofield (stay away from the New Scofield)

http://www.amazon.co...eld study bible

The King James Study Bible

http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/0785209158

The Companion Bible

http://www.amazon.co...companion bible

The Ruckman Reference Bible

http://www.KJV1611.o...ibleorders.html

The Ryrie Study Bible

http://www.amazon.co...ie study bibleKJV

Thompson Chain Reference Bible

http://www.amazon.co...eference-Bible-KJV-Charles-Thompson/dp/0887073301/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341867170&sr=1-1&keywords=thompson+chain+reference+bible+KJV

Dake's Annotated

http://www.dakebible...large-print.htm

The Subject Study Bible

http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/B001K2H2KI

The Rainbow Study Bible

http://www.amazon.co...ow-Study-Bible-KJV-Studies-International/dp/1581700253/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341867357&sr=1-2&keywords=the+rainbow+reference+bible

The John R. Rice Reference Bible (out of print but you may still be able to hunt one down)

http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/0840705069

Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible

http://www.theKJvstore.com/KJV-bibles/study-bibles/KJV-tim-lahaye-prophecy-study-bible-package.html

The Reese Chronological Bible

http://www.christian...ological-bible-KJV/9780871231154/pd/30115

All study bibles have their problems. Dake was a Charismatic, Thompson was a amillenialist, Bullinger was a hyperdispensationalist, a lot of the brethen think Ruckman is the devil, Rice and Wilmington will correct the KJV on occassion. You just have to pick out the gold from each one. All of them really do have some good stuff in them. Especially the references. Maybe start off with Ryrie. He corrects the bible on occassion also. This was the the study bible I originally learned the major doctrines of the bible from. Thompson is good for word studies. I've heard that the Strand Bible is really good. Wilmington is out of Liberty U. but his stuff has been pretty solid.

Edited by Wilchbla

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I have several of these Ref Bibles on your list. I have always enjoyed Dakes, and yes I know that he also taught that Jesus "became the Christ" at his baptism. But his lists are of interest, and they are many. Scofields is Scofield. I have Bullingers Companion, always have really been challenged by many of his appendices. Dr. Ruckmans Ref Bible is a fantastic resource throughout. To me, the absolute most informative cross refs and notes I have ever found. I understand many here may not appreciate that, but I am not looking for a pastor in Dr Ruckman, so I believe is greatly gifted and qualified to teach the Bible. Never have cared much for Thompson. I guess a divorced bible teacher appeals to me more than a A-mill bible :-) . Someone sent me a Ray Comfort Bible a few years ago in a Word doc. Didn't care for that one too much.
I also have a Spanish Bible (since I pastor in Mexico) that was put out by Arturo Muñoz and the Fundamentalista. It has several articles on basics from many well known Pastors in the IFB camp here in Mexico. Men like Elmer Fernandez, Alejandro Cordoba, Azael Cocon de Jesús and others.

God bless,
calvary

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Of the ones listed I like the rock of ages study bible. It is pretty solid. I have used one for several years and only found a few things I didn't agree with and those were not all that bad.

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I have Bullingers Companion, always have really been challenged by many of his appendices.


Yeah, of the lot Bullinger's Companion Bible is the biggest challenge. Actually, it was a little too meaty for me but for a seminary student I would recommend it.

Anybody who's interested you can find the complete Companion Bible online.

http://www.companion...econdensed.com/ Edited by Wilchbla

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Shame on me! Here's one I forgot and owned at one time. A very good study bible with many wonderful appendices in it.

Henry Morris Study Bible (previously The New Defenders Study Bible)

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=henry+morris+study+bible&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=11179147044&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1822644020501745906&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&ref=pd_sl_7ebi6k7rdi_e

I owned The New Defenders Study Bible by Henry Morris. I'm not sure if the new edition is any different or how much he had hands on with the new one since he's gone home to be with the Lord. From my research it seems pretty much the same. Henry Morris believed the new versions and this bible will reflect his belief though he still believed there were mistakes in the English translation. You can say he was more of a TR man than a KJV only man


That being said, this is a very good study bible.

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Never have cared much for Thompson. I guess a divorced bible teacher appeals to me more than a A-mill bible :-)


I'The infamous Scofield was utterly discredited by his personal life & abandonment of his wife & children. Not to mention his grossly slanted "Bible" intended to popularise Darby's dispensationalism.

ve never used Thompson, though I hold to a preterist amil position. Matthew Henry is very good & very helpful on background & difficult passages, giving the info we need to come to an understanding.

From the time I began serious Bible study (over 50 years ago) I have used Bibles with cross references, as they enable the study of parallel & related passages without man's comments.

The online Blue Letter Bible is a very powerful resource, a particularly useful resource being Strong's numbering which enables definitions & word studies.

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I'The infamous Scofield was utterly discredited by his personal life & abandonment of his wife & children. Not to mention his grossly slanted "Bible" intended to popularise Darby's dispensationalism.

ve never used Thompson, though I hold to a preterist amil position. Matthew Henry is very good & very helpful on background & difficult passages, giving the info we need to come to an understanding.

From the time I began serious Bible study (over 50 years ago) I have used Bibles with cross references, as they enable the study of parallel & related passages without man's comments.

The online Blue Letter Bible is a very powerful resource, a particularly useful resource being Strong's numbering which enables definitions & word studies.


I wasn't referring to Scofield.

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I'The infamous Scofield was utterly discredited by his personal life & abandonment of his wife & children. Not to mention his grossly slanted "Bible" intended to popularise Darby's dispensationalism.

ve never used Thompson, though I hold to a preterist amil position. Matthew Henry is very good & very helpful on background & difficult passages, giving the info we need to come to an understanding.

From the time I began serious Bible study (over 50 years ago) I have used Bibles with cross references, as they enable the study of parallel & related passages without man's comments.

The online Blue Letter Bible is a very powerful resource, a particularly useful resource being Strong's numbering which enables definitions & word studies.


I'm sure John Calvin would have had him burned at the stake if he was around at the time. Edited by Wilchbla

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I'm sure John Calvin would have had him burned at the stake if he was around at the time.

If Scofield were around today doing and saying what he did back then, many IFBs would be distancing themselves from him, condemning his lifestyle and false teachings, giving warning sermons about him. Yet for some reason, the passing of time and much tradition seems to make a difference for many which allows them to put on blinders towards him.

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If Scofield were around today doing and saying what he did back then, many IFBs would be distancing themselves from him, condemning his lifestyle and false teachings, giving warning sermons about him. Yet for some reason, the passing of time and much tradition seems to make a difference for many which allows them to put on blinders towards him.


Yes, the same goes Abraham, Peter, Paul, David, Solomon, etc. etc. Many IFBers would have nothing to do with them. Yet, somehow John Calvin is still worshiped even after condemning people to death, setting up a church state and birthing some of the most heretical doctrines. But like someone has pointed out, a broken marriage is the only unforgivable sin among IFBers.

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Thanks for everyone's help! After thinking about it more, I guess I just need one that better explains out-dated words. I don't necessarily need a commentary on the verses, as much as I would like a built in dictionary!! I don't know if one even exists...

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Thanks for everyone's help! After thinking about it more, I guess I just need one that better explains out-dated words. I don't necessarily need a commentary on the verses, as much as I would like a built in dictionary!! I don't know if one even exists...


I've heard that this one helps with "outdated" words.

KJV Sword Bible

KJV-bibles/study-bibles/KJV-sword-bible-large-print.html'>http://www.theKJvstore.com/KJV-bibles/study-bibles/KJV-sword-bible-large-print.html

This one too.

KJV-Study-Bible/dp/0310919606'>http://www.amazon.com/Zondervan-KJV-Study-Bible/dp/0310919606

Other than that a dictionary should help. Or just look online for the definition than write it in the margin.

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Yes, the same goes Abraham, Peter, Paul, David, Solomon, etc. etc. Many IFBers would have nothing to do with them. Yet, somehow John Calvin is still worshiped even after condemning people to death, setting up a church state and birthing some of the most heretical doctrines. But like someone has pointed out, a broken marriage is the only unforgivable sin among IFBers.

Actually I don't know any IFBs who worship Calvin. In fact, most IFBs are against Calvin.

While there are some IFBs and Southern Baptists who view divorce practically as if it were an unforgivable sin, most don't. Scofield also taught the gap theory and other unbiblical views. He didn't set a good example in his life or his teachings. The point I am trying to make is if a preacher today lived as Scofield did and taught some of the things Scofield did, most IFBs would stand against that preacher so it's inconsistent when they take a different position with regards to Scofield.

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I've heard that this one helps with "outdated" words.

KJV Sword Bible

http://www.theKJvstore.com/KJV-bibles/study-bibles/KJV-sword-bible-large-print.html

This one too.

http://www.amazon.com/Zondervan-KJV-Study-Bible/dp/0310919606

Other than that a dictionary should help. Or just look online for the definition than write it in the margin.

David Cloud offers a small, easy to use and very helpful book called "Concise King James Bible Dictionary".

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Thanks for everyone's help! After thinking about it more, I guess I just need one that better explains out-dated words. I don't necessarily need a commentary on the verses, as much as I would like a built in dictionary!! I don't know if one even exists...


Might I recommend the Way Of Life Encyclopedia?

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Thanks for everyone's help! After thinking about it more, I guess I just need one that better explains out-dated words. I don't necessarily need a commentary on the verses, as much as I would like a built in dictionary!! I don't know if one even exists...


I have a King James Study Bible, and rarely ever use the "study" part of it. That is once I read the following after buying the Bible.
"The Zonderman KJV Study Bible is an adaptation of the Zonderman NASB Study Bible. Both titles use the same basic note structure that appears in the NIV Study Bible, 10th Anniversary Edition."

Most of the time I use the following Study Aids:

Noah Websters 1828 American Dictionary http://www.1828-dictionary.com/ (Also includes 1913 definitions)
Bible Gateway with default set to King James Bible - use as a concordance and to compare scripture in other versions

Those are the primary ones that I use. Additionally, here are a few others bookmarked.
Archaic King James Words: http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/KJVwords.html
King James Bible Concordance: http://www.thywordistrue.com/bible_concordance.php
King James Dictionary: http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/king-james-dictionary/
Blue Letter Bible: http://www.blueletterbible.org/
King James Bible on Line Dictionary: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Free-Bible-Dictionary.php

Hope you find something useful for your needs from these.

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I agree with the posters who mentioned the Zondervan King James Study Bible . I use one and it really helps with the outdated words.

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