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on 30 March 2013
I am very happy with the purchase of this product, The price was very affordable, The product was exactly what i needed and am well pleased.
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on 11 September 2015
Well it turns out the zebra did it, no wait...thats the dictionary. But still it is a very good read and very useful for reference.
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on 17 March 2015
Neat and large lettering
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on 8 May 2014
You may have heard of this book before so we'll leave out the review of the Bible itself; this edition however is the King James version and it's a masterpiece of scholarly detail.

The publishers and author have produced a wonderful edition faithfull to the original KJ Bible with copious notes for those who require this as a study resource or who are just interested in reading the bible as a book, as opposed to a sacred text.

For those who require a bible as part of a study it's an indispensible edition, and again is another example of Oxford World Classics extremely high standards of scholarship and publication standards.
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on 15 November 2010
Having studies several different versions of the Bible I was rather disappointed to discover all the scriptural mistakes in this version. King James I (VI for all you Scots) was obviously keen to erradicate any trace of monarchical criticism that the original English translators had retained from the Greek version. Whilst it is a seminal text that underpins modern English language and culture if you want a bible that is closer to the original aims of the first translators then the Geneva bible is better.
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on 28 June 2016
Very pleased with this Bible especially the Apocrypha part of it.
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on 19 July 2004
The whole story kicks off in the Garden of Eden when man (and wo-man) are expelled by God for having eaten something they were told not to, thus setting in motion a rather fantastical plot. The story develops when people start multiplying and at first the tale reads like the phone book, but later develops into a story about the liberation of slaves from Egypt and goes on, from chapter to chapter, in amazing form, discussing everything from the wisdom of kings, to fidelity and the problem of suffering. The earlier of the two books comprising this volume cleverly underlines the development of God's character from it's infancy and savagery to the point where, after some pause for thought in the story's chronology, God realises the error of his ways and repents for being such a cruel creator. In order to reconcile himself with his alienated people he must amend for his barbarism. This he does by taking on human form in the body of his only son, whose radical pacifism antagonise the authorities to the point where he is put to death cruelly, suffering both as God and man and thus carrying the weight of all sin upon his shoulders. Thereafter, through the divine connection, the dead son rises, overcoming death and leaving behind a legacy for those who wish to follow in his footsteps and be in God's good books come the end of time. The last chapter describes the apocalypse and is somewhat confusing. Overall though, the story is cleverly woven, focusing on the details of individual characters in ancient times whilst maintaining a grander notion of the development of the relationship between "God the husband" and "Isreal the bride" (which the Son eventually ammends to "Everyone else the bride"), whilst implying that with God's growing wisdom his strength and aggression wane.
As a measure of the impact of this book culturally it is worth noting that it has been the pillar of Christianity (an astoundingly popular religious movement) for quite a few hundred years, and thus is an accomplishment in culture far exceeding that of any other work to date. Sadly, it was omitted from the recent compilation of 100 best books of all time (as seen on the BBC), but nonetheless should consider its reputation unshaken. Well worth the money.
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on 2 December 2015
Very pleased with this product and delivered promptly.
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on 3 November 2015
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on 21 November 2014
Great book of knowledge for israelites
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