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Best Value In A Study Bible
on May 1, 2005
The Old Scofield Study Bible is an excellant value. First the construction: The Berkshire leather cover is durable, pleasant to the touch, and very attractive. At 1616 pages long, it's not so big that it's cumbersome to carry around. The page layout, and print are attractive and easy to read. The paper quality is better than average, though I prefer the paper in the Cambridge and Thompson Bibles.
This Scofield is published by Oxford. They use a KJV text with the old time spellings: saviour, privily, and etc. If you compare the Oxford Scofield KJV with the Cambridge KJV Bibles you will find that while the Cambridge updates the spelling in a few places, in the Oxford Scofield it is updated in only a very few places. This would be very important to someone who wants to be sure he has a "genuine King James Bible." The only places that I found where the spelling was changed my Scofield was the use of "inquire" in place of "enquire" in Genesis 24:57, and the use of the lower case "s" in place of the upper case "S" in Matthew 4:1.
The only downside to this edition is that Scofield can go off on a tangent with some of his notes, although I did find them helpful more often than not.
The other strong point of the Old Scofield KJV is that the concordance is among the best that I've seen in a medium priced study Bible. I've got about six daily use Bibles including some by Cambridge and Thompson Chain, (see my other reviews) yet this is one of my favorites. Amazingly enough, the Scofield was the most inexpensive. All in all, the Old Scofield Study Bible is worth every penny, and deserves your consideration if you are shopping for a nice KJV study Bible.