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Whenever I see your name I feel like saying "konnichi wa"[*1] so there, I just did.

 

 

 To begin with I am not a Pentecostal, but many years ago (1993?) I did have what I thought was a Pentecostal Study Bible. The pages were very white and strong. 

 

 The Weston Study Bible (King James Version)

 

 I am not sure though if it there are other versions, but I do know it is in the KJV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[*1] "Good Afternoon" - a way of saying "Hello" at that time in Japanese.

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12 hours ago, kunoichi9280 said:

I am wondering what other Pentecostals recommend for a study Bible.  Thanks!

Any Bible that has other then just scriptures , foot notes , chains , what ever . is designed to lead to in the direction of the author. The plain ol Bible is designed to do the same. 

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17 hours ago, Faber said:

Whenever I see your name I feel like saying "konnichi wa"[*1] so there, I just did.

 

 

 To begin with I am not a Pentecostal, but many years ago (1993?) I did have what I thought was a Pentecostal Study Bible. The pages were very white and strong. 

 

 The Weston Study Bible (King James Version)

 

 I am not sure though if it there are other versions, but I do know it is in the KJV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[*1] "Good Afternoon" - a way of saying "Hello" at that time in Japanese.

 

Good....well, morning now.  Merry Christmas! (I wonder what that is in Japanese).  Thank you for the recommendation, I'll check it out.  I know there's the Spirit Filled Life Bible, has anyone used that?

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54 minutes ago, kunoichi9280 said:

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas kunoichi!

 

God bless,

William

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On ‎12‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 2:37 AM, kunoichi9280 said:

I am wondering what other Pentecostals recommend for a study Bible.  Thanks!

Though I am not a Pentecostal believer I strongly recommend two bibles that are among the best study bibles available. I recommend the Holman King James version Study Bible  or the King James  Tomas Nelson Study Bible .  These are serious Study Bibles for anyone wishing to dig deeply into the word of God.

I would recommend the NIV Study Bible for one reason and that is clarity in case you have trouble defining a particular passage of scripture difficult to understand . For instance I am reading both Ezra and Nehemiah in my Holman Study Bible . I had difficulty interpreting several chapters and verses of both books ,but when I reached for my NIV these passages became very clear to me and I was able to understand what was being exchanged between the various kings that were exchanging letters among themselves. Merry Christmas and I hope I helped you .   M

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29 minutes ago, Matthew Duvall said:

Though I am not a Pentecostal believer I strongly recommend two bibles that are among the best study bibles available. I recommend the Holman King James version Study Bible  or the King James  Tomas Nelson Study Bible .  These are serious Study Bibles for anyone wishing to dig deeply into the word of God.

I would recommend the NIV Study Bible for one reason and that is clarity in case you have trouble defining a particular passage of scripture difficult to understand . For instance I am reading both Ezra and Nehemiah in my Holman Study Bible . I had difficulty interpreting several chapters and verses of both books ,but when I reached for my NIV these passages became very clear to me and I was able to understand what was being exchanged between the various kings that were exchanging letters among themselves. Merry Christmas and I hope I helped you .   M

Thank you very much!  Yes, this is a help.  Merry Christmas!

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I have been using the NIV study bible for many years. I believe there are other study bibles that go into more depth, e.g MacArthur study bible etc

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If you're looking for a Bible that's "pro-Pentecostal" or at least not "Pente-hostile," I suspect MacArthur would not be a good choice.

 

The Spirit-Filled Life Bible and the Life in the Spirit Study Bible (formerly Full Life Study Bible) are, I believe, relatively "mainstream" Pentecostal-oriented study Bibles.

 

I would recommend *against* the Kenneth Hagin Legacy Bible, the Kenneth Copeland Reference Bible, the Word Study Bible (NOT to be confused with the Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible), and the Dake Bible.  All of those pollute normal Pentecostal theology with "Word-Faith" teachings, and (unless recent revisions have changed things) the Dake Bible supports racism.

 

I don't care for study Bibles that ham-fistedly advocate for a particular theological view.  But I *do* appreciate notes on language, translation issues, and cultural background.  With that in mind, two of my favorite study Bibles are the NET Bible (full notes version) and the Cultural Backgrounds Bible.

 

When I'm in church listening to a preacher, I usually don't want a Bible with a ton of notes.  In that setting, I probably want my Contemporary Comparative Side by Side Bible.  It has virtually no study aids, including book intros.  (It does have a few brief translation notes and maybe some cross-references.)  In general, I like to be able to compare different translations, and in particular, I like to be able to see if a preacher is making too much of a particular bit of wording.  With a parallel Bible, I'm guaranteed to have at least one translation *different* from the one the preacher is using; with this particular eye-and-biceps-straining one, I have at least three.

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I had attended a Pentecostal/Charismatic Church many many moons ago and the majority favored the Thompson Chain version.

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