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The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments - New King James Version Imitation Leather – Large Print, January 28, 2005
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Many editions up to the present day are reprints of only those 100 illustrations.
But this edition has 213 and includes the entire texts of the New and Old Testaments.
The edges of the pages are gilt. There are over 1300 pages.
The leather binding is beautifully and colorfully embossed on all three sides.
The illustrations are smaller but crisper than my old version.
This is not the supple soft cover black leather copy of my youth, which had beautiful color illustrations,
But Dore's woodcuts are unequalled in their dramatic portrayals among Bible illustrations.
There also is an interesting short preface examining three early English translations (including the KJ).
I quote from page 5 of the preface to the Apocrypha, "The earliest known translations of the whole Bible into English are associated with John Wycliffe (or Wyclif) and his followers. These are usually dated between 1380 and 1388. Because the Wycliffite Bible was translated from the Latin Vulgate, it includes the books of both the Testaments and the Appendix. So from the beginning, the English Bible was translated with the Apocrypha." IT WAS LATER DECIDED IT WAS NOT SUPPOSE TO BE IN THERE.
Page 7 of the preface shows a listing of the books of the Bible, and shows the books we now call the Apocrypha and Deuterocanonical dispersed among the books of the old testament, not separated out. The Wikipedia entry of the Septuagint also shows the books of the Apocrypha dispersed throughout what we now call the old testament.
So, the Apocrypha was in the bible 200 years before Jesus, and was therefore most likely in the bible Jesus and the apostles used and quoted from. It was the bible of the first Christian church. I prefer to read a bible as close to what Jesus and the apostles used as I can. Since I only know English, I give this King James version Bible 5 stars.
I would suggest reading the Septuagint in addition to the KJV. The Apostles Bible is a good version which I have read and own.
It's very easy to navigate to any book, chapter, and verse by simply starting to type where you want to go to. You don't even have to have to push the large space bar to bring up the search box at the bottom of the screen. Just start typing. Use the first three letters, or number/letter combination of the book, followed by the chapter number, a period, and then the verse number. Then push the enter button twice. Why? See the next paragraph.
For example, to go to James 3:3, you just type jam3.3 and push the enter button twice. Pushing it once takes you to that location page that just highlights the book/chapter/verse number. You push it the second time to actually go to it. To go to 1 Kings 2:5, you would type in 1ki2.5 and push enter twice. Bam, done! It's that fast. You can be in a NT book and instantly jump to an OT book in mere seconds, right down to the exact verse.
Remember, to short cut to use numbers, just hold down the ALT key while you use the top row of letters to get your numbers. So Q is 1, W is 2, etc., and P is 0 (zero).
Now of course, there is a TOC if you want to use that. It's very nice because it gives you all the chapters and well as the book names. Nice. If you click on the book name, you will be taken to the first page of that book where you'll once again see all of the chapter selections, so you can decide which chapter of the book you want there as well as the TOC.
I hope this next paragraph is not confusing. If I want to see the above-mentioned chapter selection list on the first page of a book, I can get there by skipping the TOC and directly typing in, say, Psalms 1 (psa1 + enter twice). I end up at the first verse of that chapter. At the top of the page is only some of the chapter numbers to choose from. You click the page-back button on the Kindle's side to get to the full chapter selection list. It's just the way the formatting is set up. The Kindle shows verse 1 close to the top of the page, so of course not all of the chapter numbers will show up at the top. So by clicking the page-back button on the Kindle's side, then the page favors the chapter selection list followed by verse 1. Perhaps most people will just go to the TOC directly to select a chapter, but I find it nice to have that same chapter selection list right there at the very beginning of every book just in case you need it. I think it would have been better if the formatting would have allowed us to simply enter in the first three number/letters of the book title that would then jump directly to the full chapter selection list on the first page of the book. Sorry for the long paragraph. I hope it wasn't confusing. In practice, it is very simple.
The only exceptions to the three-letter or three-number/letter combination include Philemon, for which you use phe instead of phi, which is used for Philippians. Also, Jude is jud. For the little books with only one chapter, you just use the number 1 anyway for chapter. So Jude 7 is jud1.7 and phe1.9 is used for Philemon 9. 3jo1.3 is used for 3rd John 3. Easy enough.
This e-Bible is not case-sensitive when searching. For example, you can get to Luke by typing luk, LUK, LuK, lUk, LUk, or lUK. It doesn't make any difference.
This e-Bible is laid out in a sort of paragraph format. Each verse is NOT separately listed line-by-line. By paragraphing, many thoughts and subjects in the text are simply kept together for clarity. In printed Bibles, you may see paragraphing done by indenting or by bolded verse numbers indicating a paragraph beginning, even though all the verses are in a line-by-line setup. In this version, every verse is identified, but not always on the left of the column. It's really very pleasing visually. Just check out the sample.
Negatives? Well, it's not a study Bible, so if you want book intros or other information about the Bible, pictures, concordance, etc., you'll have to find another version to download. This e-Bible is just the straight Bible text with very complete and easy-to-use navigation.
I hope you find this a very nice King James e-Bible. Thanks for reading my review. PTL, and enjoy.
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