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Overview A KJV Bible in a white imitation leather cased binding, for weddings, confirmations, christenings and other special events. Gold page edging with gold foil blocking.
Publishers Description This KJV Bible has been thoughtfully designed to serve as a gift for a range of special occasions. It contains a range of gift certificates, or presentation pages, so the buyer can choose the one most appropriate for a christening, confirmation, wedding or other important event. The page edges of the Bible are gold and it has a white imitation leather cased binding with gold foil blocking. The book is a tiny volume, small enough to fit in a pocket or small bag; yet the text is still clear and sharp. The Bible uses the traditional King James Version, or Authorized Version, the translation so often requested for ceremonial events; and includes both Old and New Testaments. It is priced competitively, to meet most budgets, and is colourfully packaged to appeal to people buying for a church event.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.88" Width: 4.14" Height: 1.02" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Binding Leather, Imitation
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher CAMBRIDGE BIBLES #661
ISBN 0521600928 ISBN13 9780521600927
Color: White Point/Type Size: 0.00 Version: KJV Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded! Presentation Bible: Yes
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Reviews - What do customers think about KJV Gift Bible White Hardcover KJ11W?
The New Jerusalem Bible, Pocket Leather Edition with Zipper Mar 8, 2007
I just received this and I am very happy with the purchase. I needed a Bible for an overseas study abroad trip that includes the apocryphal/deuterocanonical books. The NJB is a very good translation that often captures intricate nuances of the text especially in the Hebrew Bible that other english translations do not communicate as effectively. The Bible is very compact, which is what I wanted. My only complaint is that it lacks scholarly notes such as those that are available in the larger NJB, in the JPS Jewish Study Bible, or in the NOAB version of the NRSV, but I wanted a small Bible and it can't be expected to have those kinds of notes if it is compact, so it works out perfect. The zipper is a bit awkward, but not to the point of being overly bothersome. Overall a very good product. I wish they carried them in the U.S.
The King James Version Bible Jul 30, 2006
The other review gave us a wonderful history of the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB), but this book happens to be the King James Version (KJV) which is a standard for many people.
Even though I do not particularly find the KJV very helpful in reading scripture, many are attached to it and it is still one of the most widely used translations. I use the King James Version as a backup only when I need to compare different translation passages.
Near Perfect Translation of the Old Testament and the New Testament Feb 17, 2006
*This edition of the NJB can fit in your pocket. It is tiny zipper bible designed for carrying around. The print is tiny.
To understand the NJB you need to learn about the JB first. No other bible can be compared to the quality and accuracy of The Jerusalem Bible (1966). It is approved for liturgical use in Europe by the Vatican. That makes it an official Catholic bible. With relaxations of the official church position on bible translations, Alexander Jones of Christ's College, Liverpool took the opportunity as an editor to guide a team of translators in an English language translation of the Holy Bible using a method already accomplished by the Dominican Biblical School in Jerusalem with their production of La Bible de Jýrusalem (1956) in French, by means of Hebrew and Greek sources while bypassing the Latin Vulgate (the key reason why the Catholic Church thought long and hard about approving this process). Thus the English version of the JB is not French to English translation as some have erroneously suggested. Along with creating the JB the editors also historically researched each book of the bible, and prepared an introduction for most books along with creating sets of footnotes that would cross-reference the entire bible. The Old Testament sources are the Masoretic texts, with a critical inspection comparison using the Greek Septuagint (the LXX). Since the Dead Sea Scrolls mostly matched the LXX, the JB happens to be the most accurate rendition of the OT. It is even better than the Jewish Tanakh and the Masoretic texts themselves that are not always in line with the Dead Sea Scrolls. The critical combination of the LXX and the Masoretic texts produce a version of the Old Testament of the quality used by Jews and certainly the apostles, at the time of Christ. The inclusion of all the books of the OT, including the `controversial' books erroneously labelled the `apocrypha' by Martin Luther during the reformation, is made on the bases that they are in the LXX (200 BC), the Vulgate (400 AD) and that the removal of them from the OT is a post-crucifixion event by Jews at Jamnia (Council of Jamnia) in 90 AD, again by Martin Luther in the Luther's bible of 1534 before finally being removed altogether by Protestant book publishers between 1825-27 after the Edinburgh Committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society decided simply not to print them anymore. Only the Catholic Church has regarded them as Old Testament with the Dead Sea Scrolls confirming this position (and it is not as if anyone had the right to canonize any other version of the bible after the Catholic Church did it at the Third Council of Carthage in 397 AD). Here they are again, and yes they do include the Books of Maccabees with `prayers for the dead' in tact. The English writer J.R.R. Tolkien has his hand in the style of writing and we even have the insertion of the name "Yahweh" (I AM WHO I AM) for God in reading the Old Testament. The JB (1966) was written before the advent of inclusive language (something that the church believes alters the word of God) so we also have the added bonus of having this fantastic translation without the use of inclusive language. Since it is modern (note, not modernism) you can read it without having to study Shakespeare (as readers of the King James Bible would have to do, resulting in many doctrinal errors also) and come away with a fresh and accurate understanding of the Sacred Scriptures by only reading it once (slowly though I might add), still there is nothing like it in terms of quality, ease of use and correctness. Alexander Jones, who obviously had a firm understanding of what went wrong with other bible translations, has done what all others have failed to do. There are some very minor quibbles about its use of short text in some passages of the NT and so the JB was revised in 1985 by Henry Wansbrough and the new version was called The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) but was rejected by the Holy See for its use of inclusive language (still the NJB is an amazing bible, but not for liturgical use). Even though the publication of the NJB was not approved, the NJB was widely circulated and had an impact on the JB to the point of putting it out of print. However recent demand for the originally approved JB has brought it back into circulation again, only not without what might be considered a shortcoming. Unlike the perfect print and typeset of the NJB all versions of the JB are photocopies of the 1966 version and have not been typeset again. Don't be disappointed to find the odd photocopied hair appearing across the page of a JB. However this is only cribbing, the text still looks as good as most bibles, just not as perfect as the NJB, and the fact that the JB has never been typeset means that you can not get a digital version of the JB, unlike the NJB that has been reproduced for bible study software packages. You can only own the JB on the printed page. The fact that the JB is not in digital has its disadvantages for serious bible scholars who like to run word searches, so in this case a digital NJB is highly recommended, but at the same time this means that the JB can only be read in the way it was presented, on the printed page, in a bound hardcover book, and this is precisely how the JB should be read, and precisely how sacred scripture should be presented. You can read the NJB in the same way by choosing the hardback version. The numbering system seems to disappear at times within the text, but this is in fact a method used by the JB to keep the original flow of sacred scripture. Sometimes the chapter number system actually broke the text in places where it should not have been, a bad tradition continued today because of this numbering system. Thus you will be reading chapters only to discover a small 5 instead of a big 5 like the 4 before it and the 6 after it. This method keeps the original chapter breaks of the books of bible that have long been lost to the numbering system. You have never read a bible like this one before. Quite simply I would deeply consider shelving all other bibles that you have and also getting a JB as your core official bible and using this NJB for any quick double-checks that need to be made. Citing from the JB shows that you have (1) Understood the acumen involved in its translation, (2) a desire to ensure that everyone who doesn't speak Shakespeare can comprehend you and the Word of God and (3) want to keep the Canon of books that Christ and the Apostles used that was canonized at the Third Council of Carthage, (4) want to use an officially approved bible (something that the NJB is not, but it is still very high quality all the same.) Reading the JB or the NJB is a miracle in itself. Never has our Justification through Faith in Jesus Christ because his forgiveness for our Sins by way of the Cross and Resurrection of the Body been made so absolute in print.
*Note: Personally I own a full size JB hardback and this mini zipper bible version of the NJB. This means I can take the NJB with me to church or places in my pocket. The JB is kept as a full size bible and is certainly the more authoritative of the two because of its liturgical usage. I know this does have an impact on those who came here to buy a NJB, but the JB is the one officially approved by the Holy See, not the NJB. However that does not mean that the NJB is not a good bible, it is, extremely so.)