- Leather Bound
- Publisher: Zondervan (January 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310947685
- ISBN-13: 978-0310947684
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,152 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #901,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amplified Bible, Purple Silver Gilding JMM Leather Bound – Large Print, January 1, 2004
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Note:Compact bibles will have smaller print The font size for this Bible is 7.1" --This text refers to the Imitation Leather edition.
From the Back Cover
- One-of-a-Kind Translation-uses a system of brackets, parentheses and italics to capture the rich meaning of the Bible's original languages. - Footnotes-provide concise historical and archaeological information and devotional insights, plus hundreds of references to select sources and authors. - Book Introductions-tell you about the book's author, background, purpose, and themes. - Concordance-helps you find the location of verses (25,000 entries). - Bibliography and Glossary-give you a handy list of the sources cited in the study notes and the most frequent amplifications in the text. --This text refers to the Imitation Leather edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The AB starts with an excellent Literal translation and then uses brackets and parentheses to amplify any word that doesn't have a literal English equivalent. Brackets contain clarifying words or comments not in the original. Parentheses () include additional meanings to the original word that the English word doesn't, for example the Greek work transliterated as pisteuo, is usually translated as 'believes', but in the orginal actually means much more. See my example from John in the next paragraph.
John 11:25- "Jesus said to her, I am [Myself] the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may die, yet he shall live."
Why do I title this "Outstanding Second Bible"? I find that for my first read thru on any section, I prefer to use a good study Bible, as the amplified material interrupts the flow of the narrative. Especially for those new to Bible study, the amplifications can be confusing.Read more ›
"I have overcome the world." (Jesus Christ) The Amplified Bible translates this: "I have deprived the world of the power to harm you."
The Amplified Bible is my favorite Bible translation. I was impressed with the fact that this Bible goes back to the original Hebrew and Greek translations instead of retranslating the translations.
The 23rd Psalm, the 91st Psalm - all the favorites take on powerful new meanings with a reading of this Bible.
I would highly recommend this Bible to anyone who loves to dig deep into the spiritual meaning and practicality of God's word.
I recently pulled out my leather copy of this AB (I have both the hardcover and leather editions) and I noticed I'd filled the flyleafs with my "favorite" Bible passages. That's how this book is - you read a verse and say "Aha...so that's what that verse means..I never thought of it in that light" and then you have to think about it for a time and let it sink in deep. It's a book (and a message) that will really satisfy the hungry heart.
Howevery, this may not be the best Bible for daily reading or use in small groups due to its literal translation. This is particularly felt in Paul's letters, where a simple, polished reading isn't there even in the original text. But it is essential as a second Bible for personal use, as well as with a Bible study or theological work. I almost regret taking NT Greek when I could buy this Bible ;-) , but it is definitely an advantage that every Christian should take.
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I should have gotten the bible with Christ teaching in red letters.Published 2 days ago by Miriam A. Nutt
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Somebody keeps taking this book from my house, too.Published 14 days ago by Elder Angelia Johnson Mitchell
If you like the AMP this is the only deal out there. You can go to Chapter and verse.Published 2 months ago by MEG
This is a great Bible version. Unfortunately navigating to a specific chapter or verse is more difficult than other smartphone/tablet apps. Still glad I bought it.Published 2 months ago by Fred Walker
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