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The Holy Bible containing the Old and New…

The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments (Translated out of… (edition 1957)

by Various (Author)

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The King James Version of 1611 has been the most widely known and quoted version of the Bible for four centuries, and has shaped both Western culture and the English language. The Standard Text Bible offers the text of the King James Version in an exceptionally clear and readable type. The size of the Bible makes it a handy buy for someone who wants a Bible with readable type, but which is nor too heavy or bulky to carry. This Bible has a glossary of 14 pages which explains some of the lesser known words of 17th Century English, and a Bible reading plan. Bound in a flexible French Morocco leather, the Standard Text Bible represents exceptional value.… (more)
Title:The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments (Translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in churches., Authorized King James Version)
Authors:Various (Author)
Info:The Executive of the Boys' Brigade; Collins' ClearType Press (1957)
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    The Holy Bible: New International Version (NIV) by Zondervan (witybe)
    witybe: I love reading the Holy Bible and the international version, it breaks words down more so you can understand. It offers me hope in a hopeless world, and’ that there is more to life than what we see or experience day to day; that there was, and still is a spiritual realm around us, which is God and His son Jesus, long before mankind was even created. The Bible informs us that we were created, and did not just appear or form here. It even gives us hope in our death if we believe. Directing us to what is good, and that there is goodness always present, and to what is evil, and why there is evil always present as well. The Holy Bible to me is the Spirit of God reaching down through an infinite expanse of time, using mankind; the prophets of old, touching generations of people, enlightening those who will hear and believe, so that they may help others who will receive and believe. Otherwise without the Holy Bible we all might have been agnostic and generations would have been oblivious about God. The Bible is a light in a very dark world’ that is relentlessly getting darker. Everyone should give it a read in their life rather you’re a believer or not. I give The Holy Bible five stars, nothing else on this planet offers such hope in life and death in this crazy world we live in.… (more)
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    Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible by David Plotz (Anonymous user)
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  wjvoss | May 29, 2021 |
Examples of exclusivity:
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God..." Romans 8:28.

Examples of importance of cowering to the Will of a powerful God.
"Wherefore, be ye not unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is." Ephesians 5:17.

Examples of requiring impossibilities.
"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks; for, this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." I Thes. 5:16-18.

Examples of collective calls. "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body." Col. 3:15.

Does this fill anyone with Grace?
  keylawk | Mar 15, 2021 |
Like most ancient works of literature, the storytelling is a sloppy and unedited collection of tall tales about questionable historical events, but this really did not have to be such a long read. The entire book should have been trimmed to maybe 200 pages, as the majority of what is written can be omitted without removing anything from the overall storyline. I understand that due to the difficulty required in writing in ancient times it was hard to edit things over, and most writings were first draft material, but the Epic of Gilgamesh was an easy read and Homer's epics weren't so bad either. There was just so much unnecessary info included in the Bible, like lists of ancestors.
The first five books obviously originated in oral tradition, especially Genesis. That's why the story is so convoluted, full of holes and missing details, with some details that sound like they've been passed through word of mouth until removed of any meaning. Several of the stories were stolen from Sumerian folklore as well. About halfway through Exodus to the end of Leviticus was a huge list of laws, most of which are extremely brutal or make absolutely no sense and lack relevance today. A large portion is dedicated to the construction of the temple, which is listed down to the smallest detail. Numbers is just a detailed census-like statement counting things.
The remainder of the Old Testament is filled with tales of God's wrath and the oppression he unleashes upon the world. God is a very brutal character, perhaps the most evil, tyrannous character in the whole novel. Not only is he a narcissistic, powerhungry brute with possessive tendencies and a huge temper problem, but he has absolutely no redeemable qualities about him. After all he created an entire world of people just to worship him and makes extreme demands of them like an abusive husband who clearly wants to be disappointed. It's no wonder that so many of the the minor characters lose faith and disobey him. People don't owe the guy just because he created them out of clay or whatever.
Psalms and Proverbs don't contain the wisdom they're reputed to have. Mostly a bunch of obvious observations, unsolicited advice, and religious fanaticism.
The New Testament was more of a political statement of its time than anything else. The story of Jesus, retold over and over in the first few books, was a criticism of the corruption that was going on among other Jews at the time under the influence of Roman authority. This was continued in Paul's letters.
Revelations showed us the true motive of the Nazarene movement, which was to overthrow the Roman Empire, or at the very least to get them to leave the Jews alone. The whole book was written in code under the wrath of Nero, who notoriously persecuted the Nazarenes. In order to escape the understanding of the Romans, it was written in a manner that only Jews at the time would understand, especially Nazarenes. It was a promise, a call-to-action, to bring forth the fall of Rome, which was already on its decline. The promise was to come "soon", within a few generations. The devil worship and blasphemies spoken of referred to the worship of the Roman emperors and their customs such as orgies, homosexuality, and prostitution that all broke the laws of the Bible. When it said the number of the beast but omitted the name, it was referring to Nero. 666 (or 616) is the sum of Hebrew letters in the name Nero[n] Caesar. The conquests, storms, and earthquakes weren't predictions of geological events; they symbolized the civil unrest and revolution that would be brought upon Rome by the Nazarenes once they'd grow in power. The mission would be to turn the entirety of Rome into a kingdom of God through violent revolution. A couple of centuries later, this became only partially true. When Constantine converted to Christianity, he set Rome up for the reign of Christianity that oppressed Europe throughout the Middle Ages, but this was far from a violent revolution. The symbolic "apocalypse" aka the fall of Rome came not from the Christians but from the Germanic invaders of the north. Christianity, too, lost its message as a mission for the liberation of the Jews and the end of corruption. The Nazarenes hadn't even hoped for anything beyond this. But instead it became a tool for corruption and oppression by the very people they sought to destroy. Instead of burning to the ground, Rome (symbolized by Babylon) became the center of Christianity instead of Jerusalem and Israel, the promised land. Constantine, being a clever politician, managed to put a stop to the rising threat of the Nazarenes by adopting their religion, simultaneously granting his successors a powerful tool to control the masses. And for almost two millennia rulers have followed in his lead, using the failed Nazarene movement to control people who were perfectly ignorant of the origins of the document.
It's absurd that after all these years people are still gullible enough take this book literally, and actually believe it to be of some value. It's hardly even useful as a historical document. ( )
  celestialfarmer | Feb 1, 2021 |
For those of you who are having some trouble reading the fine in many Bibles, we have a large print King James Version Bible. It has nice large print as wellas pages that are not too thin so it is easier to turn pages. Besides the Old and New Testament it contains a dictionary/concordance and a few maps and a few other references to make Bible study easier. It is found on the library shelves under the number 220.5/Bib. Since this is a common number for Bibles, be sure to look for the words “Giant Print Presentation Edition” on the spine of the Bible.
  salem.colorado | Dec 26, 2020 |
First Edition Thus. First impression of the first edition thus - illustrated with woodcuts by Bernard Salomon. The Nonesuch Bible. Complete Three Volume Set. ***Typeface: Monotype Ehrhardt, with Garamond and Augustea Open Capitals. Printed on quality Indian paper by Oxford University Press (Vol I & II) and Cambridge University Press (Vol III). ***Vol I & Vol II: designed by Francis Meynell and printed by Vivian Ridler, Printer to the University, at the University Press, Oxford. ***Vol III: Designed by Francis Meynell and printed by Bernard Crutchley, printer to the University, at the University Press, Cambridge.

***All three volumes are near fine in olive green cloth-covered boards with decorative gilt fleurons tooling and borders to spines and front and rear boards. Decorative vignette titles pages. Reproductions of the woodcuts of Bernard Salomon.

A few pages in each volume have very light production paper creases - thin India paper used. No tears. No inscriptions. No foxing. No fading. Pages clean. Printed on quality cream paper, with exceptionally readable typography and in quality decorative bindings. All three volumes have their original loose protective clear acetate covers (not adhered to the volumes) also in fine condition. ***248 mm x158 mm. Vol I: 700 pages. Vol. II: 806 pages. Vol III: 778 pages (for the three volumes). ***First impression of the first edition thus, illustrated with reproductions of the 16th Century woodcuts by Bernard Salomon. ***Of interest to collectors of The Nonesuch Press and quality produced editions of the Holy Bible and The Apocrypha. ( )
  autolycus | Sep 19, 2020 |
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For my children, their children, and all the generations to come

Caritas aeternum est

- B.M.
Prince, IAMES by the grace of God
King of Great Britaine, France and Ireland,
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wish Grace, Mercie, and Peace, through
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"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
Bibliographical introduction. Mainly, no doubt, because of the predominance of French as the language of educated people in England from the time of the Norman Conquest until the middle of the fourteenth century, the Bible, as a whole, remained untranslated into English until the last years of the life of Wyclif.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
For God so loved ye world, that he gave his only begotten Sonne: that whosoever beleeveth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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The King James Version of 1611 has been the most widely known and quoted version of the Bible for four centuries, and has shaped both Western culture and the English language. The Standard Text Bible offers the text of the King James Version in an exceptionally clear and readable type. The size of the Bible makes it a handy buy for someone who wants a Bible with readable type, but which is nor too heavy or bulky to carry. This Bible has a glossary of 14 pages which explains some of the lesser known words of 17th Century English, and a Bible reading plan. Bound in a flexible French Morocco leather, the Standard Text Bible represents exceptional value.

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This edition does not include the Apocrypha, which were included in the Authorized Version under the authority of King James.
This book contains the complete English text of the Holy Bible as translated under the authority of King James. Some unique features of this printing include a full color picture of Jesus teaching, the words of Jesus highlighted in red, and three full color maps. For reference, the book included a 125 page concordance plus tables explaining weights, money, and bibical measurements, a summary of all the books of the Bible, and an explanation of the languages used in the Bible.
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