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  • Comment by Stephen Cracknell — April 27, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    I’m not sure which comment is more profound and moving? They both brought tears to my eyes (but for different reasons).

  • Comment by Debs — April 27, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    I bought a cheap Zondervan so that when it started to fall apart from much use, people would assume it was the cheap aspect, not that I was holy (or wanting to appear so). How’s that for complex? (Maybe the thorough use just didn’t take.)

  • Comment by Dominic — April 28, 2013 @ 3:54 am

    I buy cheap copies of Bible versions I don’t use regularly (only for reference), but expensive ones for those I use regularly – because I don’t want my Bible to fall apart. Now things are getting really complex!

  • Comment by Eddie Eddings — April 28, 2013 @ 4:34 am

    My ESV that is on my Kindle Fire is getting a bit worn.

  • Comment by John — April 28, 2013 @ 6:28 am

    A Bible that is falling apart has more than likely been torn apart by some liberal theologian!

  • Comment by the Old Adam — April 28, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    Us Lutheran types have no trouble with our Zondervan Bibles.

    (since we rarely crack them open)

    Mine looks as good as the day I bought it (minus a bit of dust)

  • Comment by Jason — April 28, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    I’m going to start marketing pre-worn bibles with a separated binding, torn bonded leather cover, dog-ears, highlighting that bleeds through the pages, and handwritten notes in the margins. Sort of like those new faded jeans with holes in the knees.

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  • Comment by St. Lee — April 29, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    Interesting! My first Bible, given to me by my mother at about age 7, lasted for over 40 years with no signs of serious wear (see Old Adam’s comment above). Then I got saved and my wife bought me a new Bible. It fell apart in a couple years. I thought it was due to my zeal in the word. Now I find out that it may have been just poor workmanship! It’s replacement has been holding up quite well, which I had attributed to increased use of the search feature of on line Bibles, but now I don’t know what to think…

  • Comment by Ruth — April 29, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    Im pretty sure the Good Book Company released a ‘Pre-Thumbed Bible’ back on April 1st 2011. Unfortunately it looks like they’ve sold out 😉

  • Comment by Carol — May 1, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    Cheap Zondervans wroth about $5.00, worn pages of a KJV…priceless…those highlighted, tear-stained and notes in margins are the most valuable possession that anyone could own.

  • Comment by Carol — May 4, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Cheap Zondervans…not because of the often opened usage, but rather of poor workmanship in it’s making, indeed. I had seen that the only reason some people had a Bible in church was to sit in the pew so nobody else would take their seat.

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  • Comment by Esther — May 10, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    I wish I could get a replacement the same though. I love my old purse sized NKJ bible with cross references and have taped it together twice but they are not being printed with the cross references anymore.
    For years I resisted writing in the margin. It felt sort of like adding to scripture… besides there is not enough room for all my flashs of insight. But one advantage of a really shabby one is that I don’t feel so bad about it writng in it now.
    I suggest underlining the evangelistic passages in one colour and the ‘great and precious promises’ (2Pet1:3-4) in a different one. I am SO glad I started doing this. It makes it so much easier to find them when needed.

  • Comment by Errol — May 17, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    The business of printing Bibles is an enormous undertaking shared by many printing houses all competing for their share of the pie. Most of them are not concerned about today’s versions and the language used in them conforming to the meaning of the original languages of Scripture. The KJV still remains the closest in meaning to the original languages of all our English versions, and having said that, methinks there are numerous changes that should be made to the KJV, changes that maintain conformity to the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic, but at the same be more acceptable to todays reader.

  • Comment by Errol — May 17, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    Another aspect of today’s versions has to do not with simply the translation of the text which in many, many cases have become corrupted in their deviations from the original meanings of the Greek and Hebrew, but in the types of Bibles being printed. The Jehovah’s Witness cult have their own Bible translation, the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, which twists many passages to fit their heretical views. One very big way to sell Bibles is to produce Study Bibles. A myriad of Study Bibles exist today, often times in numerous Bible versions. To name just a few – The MacArthur Study Bible in NKJV, NASB, and ESV; Maxwell Leadership Bible, NKJV; Lucado Life Lessions Study Bible, NKJV; Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible, NKJV; NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible; NLT Teen Life Application Study Bible; NLT Girls & Guys Life Application Study Bible; The HCSB Apologetics Study Bible; NIV Quest Study Bible; The NASB Ryrie Study Bible,also in KJV and ESV;The ESV Reformation Study Bible; ESV Global Study Bible; Schofield Study Bible in KJV NKJV & NIV; KJV Henry Morris Study Bible; Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible; Life in the Spirit Study Bible; New Spirit-Filled Life Bible; Fire Bible, Global Study Edition, NIV, also Fire Bible, Student Edition and Fire Bible for Kids; NIV Study Bible; Zondervan NASB Study Bible; NKJV American Patriot’s Bible; NKJV Gaither Homecoming Bible. This list of various Bibles could go on, and on, and on, there are literaly hundreds of different Bibles presenting a multitude of viewpoints, some good, some not so good, and some just plain deceptive. As we read the notes in these Bibles we become very familiar with the views of our favorite Bible teacher or group beating their particular drum. We must remember these notes are not Bible, they are not Scripture, they are the words of fallible men and may be laden with many errors in doctrine. Have we become so dependant on the notes in our Bibles that we would not understand what the Bible is telling us if those notes were not there?

  • Comment by Errol Grant — August 6, 2013 @ 12:54 pm


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