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Great study bible for jaded study bible user
on 7 September 2008
I bought this study bible after much consideration of the many that are available. I'd preferred the NKJV, being more poetic at least compared to many of the more modern translations, such as NIV, etc.
The page layout is clear, very easy to read in various lights from sunlight to overhead reading lamp, with extra notes on the bottom of each page. The reference notes are not as comprehensive as say, the MacArthur study bible, but are enough to make you read more into the text with the information they provide. Alternative scriptures are listed either side, but if you are focused on just reading, then this is easily ignored, and if you wish to follow a scripture, they are easy to read too.
Mine came in blue (I never specified a colour) and this is very nice, the bonded leather cover feels good to hold, and can be read in the hand or on a lap or table easily. The silver gilding, although sticky at first (the pages seem stuck together), loosen well, and presents this Bible in a lovely finish. I am glad I had silver, gold is unfortunately not my thing (awkward considering the references to gold in the Bible).
There is a comprehensive set of notes, concordance, chain reference and maps in the rear. The box came with a useful guide and some tips on caring for the Bible.
Overall, an excellent Bible, and one I will buy again when this is worn out.