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Do most readers like book and chapter in every verse?


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Initial post: Apr 22, 2012 11:48:15 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 11:56:56 AM PDT
reply to Harold Swanson's post:

wtf are you talking about ?
most ! bibles ??
none of mine have thta problem

i got kjv and a dozen others totally searchable for $20
plus many dictionaries maps and other reference books

http://www.bible-explorer.com/
on sale at bookstores
and at amazon

they have more expensive versions with NIV and many more reference books to use

a search shows this as a sampel

Genesis
Chapter 1
Creation of heaven and earth
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Creation of the light
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Gen 1:1-5 (KJV)

is that cluttered up to you ??

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 12:38:23 PM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Apr 24, 2012 3:14:36 PM PDT]

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 1:57:53 PM PDT
Cal Engime says:
The New American Bible has navigation to individual verses without anything inserted into the text, so I think that is the standard we should demand from publishers.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 2:04:01 PM PDT
mrs exp says:
Cal Engime,
What do you mean "without anything inserted into the text?"
exp

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 2:08:39 PM PDT
Cal Engime says:
I mean that it only contains the ordinary chapter headings and verse numbers that you would find in a printed Bible. It doesn't have abbreviations placed throughout the text solely for the sake of navigation.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:02:37 PM PDT
reply to Justin's post:

with the right kindle you can link to biblegateway.com and get every version in usuable format

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:04:14 PM PDT
reply to Cal Engime's post:

i wish the pritned versions didnt try to help us by inserting comments that are not in the bible

often they are wrong and mislead people who dont cross them out cause if you read straight through without interrupting your flow then you dont realise they were added erroneous statements

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:05:09 PM PDT
eply to Cal Engime's post:

i could see that as a plus
if you could link to a word definition or map or similar on a new page then come right back to where you were at

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:24:11 PM PDT
well they have ipad now - and kindle can use their web versions

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:26:42 PM PDT
Cal Engime says:
Then it's a good thing there are Bibles without commentaries or cross-references printed so that people who have theological objections to them can read those while the rest of us enjoy Bibles illuminated by the best scholarship.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 3:44:42 PM PDT
reply to Cal Engime's post:

i am not talking study bible

but egregious material inserted
even in the so called editions that you think exist

there are not best experts
everybody is guessing

if not
why are there so many differences of opinions

if the "best" scholarship is wrong
do you want to read it anyway

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 4:00:08 PM PDT
Cal Engime says:
Obviously anything is going to meet with different opinions; lots of scholars in the field bring theological prejudices to their work, and it's not like we have ancient first drafts. That doesn't mean that the things experts feel comfortable putting in reference works are just wild guesses and are not valuable to have.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 4:13:06 PM PDT
reply to Cal Engime's post:

of course

but i want them to say it is their opinion
and give their reasoning

most of them make pronouncements as if they were the true gospel
not some "experts" big ego and arrogance talking

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 4:25:05 PM PDT
Cal Engime says:
How much detailed reasoning do you think is appropriate to give in notes which (in, for example, the HarperCollins Study Bible are already comparable in length to the text itself? More information can easily be found in separate commentaries and scholarly literature.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 4:28:07 PM PDT
reply to Cal Engime's post:

i see more blather and bloviation than i do substantiation

it is a pain to keep switching books

i want an electric edition that links them all
either to dictionary/map or short version or the full detailed one or even another whole book if that makes sense

not room on my desk for all the references that i need at once

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 4:52:53 PM PDT
Cal Engime says:
Because YOU think some commentary you've read is "blather and bloviation," scholars should waste space depreciating the value of their whole discipline and pretending to have less than their actual confidence in their conclusions by saying that it is just their opinion?

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 5:43:42 PM PDT
Download a program called "e-sword".

It's free, easily searchable and can download virtually every known version.

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 11:11:00 PM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Apr 24, 2012 3:14:06 PM PDT]

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 5:24:51 PM PDT
E-Sword is great, but the interface needs a little bit of work.
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