If you could have Only one bible translation and one other study tool, what woul

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  1. celafoe profile image61
    celafoeposted 5 years ago

    If you could have Only one bible translation and one other study tool, what would your 2 choices be?

    There are many bible study tools available.  If you were limited to only two items, which would you choose?  Which Bible translation and which other tool?

  2. atechwiz profile image70
    atechwizposted 5 years ago

    NIV translation and Strong's Bible Concordance.

  3. profile image56
    graceinusposted 5 years ago

    The (NKJV) and Strong's concordance.I rely on these two the most. However I do have 6 other translations of the bible that I sometimes use.

    1. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      great choice, no surprise they are my favorites too, but I sure would miss the interlinear

    2. profile image56
      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't have an interlinear, but wish I did.

  4. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    St. James, St. James. None of the modern versions that have destroyed the beauty and poetry.  When Pete Seeger wrote, Turn, Turn Turn, he stuck to the poetry and scan of the Book of Eccleisiastes.

    1. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you want poetry yes.   But if you want understandability and more accuracy then nkjv.

    2. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have read some bits of the NKJV, not a patch on the 1611 v. I agree that to the modern reader, the King James can be, sometimes, obscure; however, that is the fault of modern education.
      Sorry, I should have said king James, not Saint

    3. Disappearinghead profile image75
      Disappearingheadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      As an Englishman I'm always wondering why Americans love an archaic KJV over something modern as English people generally do. Perhaps they wistfully wished they had culture.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    The ones I have.    The KJV and Strong's Concordance.

  6. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    KJV and Strong's, probably because they are the most familiar.

    But why limit yourself?

    Isn't the object of study: learning and understanding? Why limit yourself to various translations of the Bible? Why not study other religions, too? Sound like sacrilege? Why? Sure there are many false teachings in the world, but I'm more afraid of false Christian teachings masquerading as Truth. Would God send multiple messengers to Earth in many cultures to help lead them back to the light? Why not? And if those other teachings are off a bit, would not comparison help us learn to look at Christianity and the Bible from a new and fresher perspective, possibly one more in the spirit instead of the letter? Remember: the letter killeth and the spirit giveth life.

    I have learned so much by a broader approach to the Bible's Truths. I have discovered a biblical timeline compatible with those of science. I have discovered the Jewish mystics' Kabbalistic "Tree of Life" embedded in two chapters of Genesis. And that's why I'm writing, "The Bible's Hidden Wisdom, God's Reason for Noah's Flood."

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-b … /x/2790782

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    Deepes Mindposted 5 years ago

    ASV and strong's concordiance. I like how the ASV reads

  8. Porshadoxus profile image74
    Porshadoxusposted 5 years ago

    I would use the NASB and Kittel's Word Studies.

  9. Disappearinghead profile image75
    Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago

    A literal translation to bypass the dogmatic interpretations of the translation committee, and a Strongs's.

    1. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yes i am glad i am not limited to two.  i would miss my interlinear and others

  10. BlossomSB profile image92
    BlossomSBposted 5 years ago

    I love the language of the King James, but for study I use the Global Study Bible, the English Standard Version. It is so helpful and has wonderful cross-references, maps and lots of information, looking at it from a global perspective. Strong is useful, but for personal daily Bible study I especially like "Bible Characters and Doctrines." It is well set-out with each of the sixteen little books intended for use for three months, so that the whole Bible has been covered in four years. It was published by Scripture Union and I guess it's getting old now, but I still use it. Every now and then I try something else, but then come back to these as they're so user-friendly and cover such a lot of ground.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago

    The Tanakh (Jewish Bible) and the Talmud (the Central Text of Judaism) which gives explanation in detail of the Hebrew bible


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