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Yesterday I was in London, picking up a book a friend had bought on my behalf, an antiquarian Bible. This was somewhat bigger than imagined (15.5"x10"x4"). Pictures were requested and are linked.
A little about it, it is an Authorised Version (King James Bible) from before the spelling reforms. Included is Rev T Bankes' commentary prepared at the request of the Bishop of Hereford. It was sold as sheets, that is loose and was bound later either by the purchaser or a professional bookbinder on behalf of the purchaser. It appears initially to have been sold by subscription only (Kickstarter and GoFundMe are nothing new!). I'll try and add more pictures as I go.

The pictures are too large: they're here: https://twitter.com/ChurchFuzz/status/817330482086084608

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That's super cool!

I was fairly amused by "Be particularly careful to place the Apocrypha between the Old Testament and New Testament."

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Sleet wrote:
That's super cool!

I was fairly amused by "Be particularly careful to place the Apocrypha between the Old Testament and New Testament."


Yeah, that made me smile - nice and precise.
I'm going to have to do more digging, but I think that that page should have been removed by the binder, so that's nerdily interesting.

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On the topic of bibles, what versions do we all use for our day-to-day use or study?

I have a NIV but it's aimed at young teens and I'd like to upgrade to a NRV since I know the NRV is a more accurate translation. What do you all have?

@Francis: Do you know exactly when that old bible was printed? It looks really cool!

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I use the KJV


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I have an old KJV that a friend gave me, and that's what I used when I read the whole Bible. Nowadays I mostly use either online Bibles or whatever there is in my family's church's pews (NIV I think?)

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I use NRSV for academic work (University rules) and generally have an RSV on my desk.

@Furrhan - I'm still trying to find out when it was printed, but I'm guessing early 19th Century.

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I had a teacher in high school who translated and published his own version of the Bible. :P
I haven't read his though. I generally use ESV or NLT, but it doesn't really matter to me. I'm generally not fond of older translations like the KJV though.

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They are kinda hard to read.

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They're lovely for poetry, but not so hot on accuracy in translating the Greek and Hebrew.

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It's been a while since I actually read large parts, but I used to do that in a (Dutch) Naarden translation.

Online I usually use KJV, crosschecked with the other English translations that Blue Letter Bible has available by default. If I want to check an alternative view of a verse from the NBG translation we use in church, I usually use the Statenvertaling because I have it on my phone (the SV is one of the few copyright-free Dutch translations.) I also have the KJV, the French Darcy 2006 and a German translation on it, which occasionally comes in handy.

I mostly look up things to have more context around the fragments people tend to quote.

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