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I need a mid-range (30-50 dollar) study Bible. It's my Christmas present to myself.  Any thoughts?  I'm sure you would recommend the Reformation Study Bible, any others?

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17 hours ago, kunoichi9280 said:

I need a mid-range (30-50 dollar) study Bible. It's my Christmas present to myself.  Any thoughts?  I'm sure you would recommend the Reformation Study Bible, any others?

I own this Reformation Study Bible in the ESV:

 

While, of course, it is convenient for any Christian to have a paper copy I use Esword for most of my study work:

 

Esword is free software but additional resources like Study Bibles can be downloaded and used with the program. Recently I purchased the electronic version of the Net Study Bible for $19.95:

 

 

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Thanks! I don't know much about the ESV- it wasn't out when I was Protestant when I was younger.  Is it a good translation?

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On 12/24/2018 at 6:37 PM, kunoichi9280 said:

Thanks! I don't know much about the ESV- it wasn't out when I was Protestant when I was younger.  Is it a good translation?

It's a program that you can download bibles (you can see my bible version(s) in the screen shot, commentaries, dictionaries etc. Some are free others charge. Go to the download menu option after you install the program. You'll see the default optional downloads there.

 

Here's a screen shot:

 

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Here's a poll of popular translations.

 

 

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There are many excellent study Bibles.

 

William has already mentioned The Net Bible.

 

You could also check out:

 

The NIV Study Bible

 

The ESV Study Bible

 

The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible

 

The Cultural Background Study Bible - NIV, NKJV, NRSV

 

The Archaeology Study Bible - NIV, ESV, KJV, NKJV

 

It just depends.

 

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6 hours ago, William said:

It's a program that you can download bibles (you can see my bible version(s) in the screen shot), commentaries, dictionaries etc. Some are free others charge. Go to the download menu option after you install the program. You'll see the default optional downloads there.

 

Here's a screen shot:

 

Esword.thumb.jpg.9c2347c1827ef10467078ada663e0037.jpg

Thank you!  What a great resource.  I've used Bible Gateway until now but this is great.  And merry Christmas!

 

6 hours ago, Origen said:

There are many excellent study Bibles.

 

William has already mentioned The Net Bible.

 

You could also check out:

 

The NIV Study Bible

 

The ESV Study Bible

 

The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible

 

The Cultural Background Study Bible - NIV, NKJV, NRSV

 

The Archaeology Study Bible - NIV, ESV, KJV, NKJV

 

It just depends.

 

Thank you.  That gives me some to check out.  And merry Christmas!

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On ‎12‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 2:50 AM, kunoichi9280 said:

I need a mid-range (30-50 dollar) study Bible. It's my Christmas present to myself.  Any thoughts?  I'm sure you would recommend the Reformation Study Bible, any others?

The Reformation Study Bible of 1599 is a great read. But somewhat of an enigma for beginners.

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