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Frank Charles Thompson (1858–1940)

Author of Thompson Chain-Reference Bible: New International Version

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Works by Frank Charles Thompson

ANSWER BIBLE 2 copies

Associated Works

La Sacra Bibbia con apparato di studio di F.C. Thompson — Contributor, some editions; Contributor, some editions — 2 copies

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Birthdate
1858
Date of death
1940
Gender
male
Nationality
USA

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First sentence: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Start date: September 24, 2023
Finish date: November 2, 2023

Was this my first time reading the NASB 1977? NO. I absolutely love, love, love, love this translation. This isn't even my first time reading the NASB 1977 in 2023. It is a true favorite.

Was this my first time reading the Thompson Chain Reference Bible? No. Though it was my first time to do so with the New American Standard text instead of the King James text.

This is a double column, red letter reference bible. It utilizes the chain references [and the chain reference system] of Frank Charles Thompson. This is one of the older "legacy" "study" Bibles available. It is available in many different translations--KJV, NKJV, ESV, NASB 1977, NASB 1995, NIV 1984, probably NIV 2011.

Traditionally, the Thompson Chain Reference Bibles have small font. This one does as well, though it might be slightly larger than the original. Maybe. My copies from the 1960s don't list a font size. This font size is 8.3. The newer ones have a larger font size. [The NASB 95 Thompson Chain Reference, for example, is supposed to have larger font.]

This is a LARGE Bible. It is heavy.
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blbooks | Nov 2, 2023 |
First sentence: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

I started reading the King James Version--or rereading as the case may be--in May 2023. I read Psalms and Proverbs in May. I started the Old Testament and New Testament in June 2023. I finished July 28, 2023.

I discovered this 'gem' at a used bookstore. Though almost all Thompson Chain Reference Bibles that I've seen are red letter, this one is BLACK LETTER.

I would love to learn how to use the Chain Reference system. I didn't attempt to learn it this time around. I was just appreciating this one for the layout. I definitely plan to reread this one.

I love the King James Version. This was a good edition. It does have self-pronouncing text (syllable guidance). (This isn't my favorite feature. In fact it's a least favorite feature usually). It is verse-by-verse. I am getting more used to verse-by-verse, but I do prefer paragraphing.
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blbooks | 6 other reviews | Jul 27, 2023 |
Includes Text Cyclopedia, Analyses of books, outline of character studies, pictorial maps, etc
 
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MenoraChurch | 6 other reviews | May 7, 2023 |
Includes Text Cyclopedia, Analyses of books, outline of character studies, pictorial maps, etc
 
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