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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2013 14:17:50 GMT
Brendan says:
Nicola,

Thanks for that suggestion, although I can't find it as an RSV version. An RSV is really what I'm looking for, and I can't find an RSV Old Testament version of a Study Bible anywhere (online anyway). I do like the NIV as a Bible, although it won't include the full Catholic canon of books.

Many thanks,

Brendan

Posted on 2 Jan 2013 04:05:09 GMT
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Posted on 2 Jan 2013 04:02:20 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2013 03:17:06 GMT
light says:
Brendan,

Understanding through Hebraic eyes is not meant literally but understanding through transference. Everyone has a chance ;o)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2013 23:55:34 GMT
Hello - you might find the Thompson Chain Reference study bibles useful - the complete bible with additional helps including archaeological/historical notes, individual book and character studies, thematic index, etc. I use an NIV one but they are available in several versions, including NKJV and RSV. The timelines and visual presentation of data are very useful. Have you thought of asking your priest what he uses? I'm a Reader (Anglican Lay Minister) and I'm sure any priest would be delighted to know someone is taking such care with preparing for worship, and would be happy to make recommendations. I've also found that Redemptorist Publications provide good resources. They focus particularly on the Roman Catholic and Anglican traditions of the Church, so might be a good place to check reviews, etc.
Best wishes, Nicola

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2013 10:39:58 GMT
Brendan says:
"I once heard a Hebraic teacher and writer say that the bible cannot be properly understood, unless its viewed through Hebraic Eyes."

Then there's no hope at all for us Gentiles, since we don't possess Hebraic eyes.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2013 09:38:28 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Really? A Hebraic teacher stating you needed Hebraic eyes to understand it? Gosh. That's most of the world that have no chance then.

Posted on 1 Jan 2013 04:04:29 GMT
Nokes says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2013 02:15:53 GMT
light says:
Hi Brendan,

If you want a fully rounded understanding of the OT it would be a good idea to get a Jewish perspective considering that the book was originally written for them. It's an interesting search you won't be sorry.

take care light

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012 14:15:29 GMT
nephran says:
LOL!!!

Posted on 31 Dec 2012 14:00:57 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012 12:33:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Dec 2012 12:33:16 GMT
C. A. Small says:
"I found that if I really want to understand the OT I should read a bible that was translated by Rabbis."

Yes- get a translation from someone whose job is perpetuating this nonsense. Good idea.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012 07:57:10 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Dec 2012 07:58:23 GMT
Brendan says:
Light,

Thank you very much for your recommendation, that looks very interesting. Ideally though I was looking for a study Bible with a good commentary, but one that is structured along the lines of the Christian division of the books, for ease of reference etc, and preferably including the Catholic canon.

Many thanks,

Brendan

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012 07:31:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Dec 2012 07:35:55 GMT
Brendan says:
Neph says, "Crikey Brendan. Most of the Christian Posters are way past being able to do that."

I should get plenty of recommendations then.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012 05:27:03 GMT
light says:
HI Brendan,

If you really want a good OT bible you can try: Tanach: The Stone Edition/White : The Torah/Prophets/Writings : The Twenty-Four Books of the Bible Newly Translated and Annotated [Hardcover] I have it and it's very good.

It has Hebrew writing on one side of the page and English translation on the other. There is a small amount of commentary at the bottom of pages. A brief explanation before the beginning of each book and maps.

I found that if I really want to understand the OT I should read a bible that was translated by Rabbis.

I hope you find what you are looking for, light

Posted on 31 Dec 2012 01:27:25 GMT
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Initial post: 30 Dec 2012 18:05:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Dec 2012 18:06:20 GMT
Brendan says:
This is a question aimed primarily at the Christian posters on her, but if anyone else can also help that would be appreciated.

I'm looking for a decent Old Testament study Bible. I'm looking for something that is not as heavy as big Bible commentaries such as New Jerome Commentary(which is great, but very heavy going) yet not as superficial as Bible summaries (such as the New Jerome Bible Handbook etc.)

I have a copy of the Ignatius New Testament Study Bible and it is excellent, but there is not a corresponding Ignatius Study Bible for the Old Testament.

I'm looking for something that I can refer to before I do a reading in Church, in order to prepare my reading better through focusing my reading to reflect the meaning of the scripture I'm reading.

Ideally I'm looking for a Catholic Study Bible, but a recommendation for a good study Bible based on any mainstream Bible would still be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Brendan
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