Item description for King James Gift and Award Bible 162RDG by Thomas Nelson...
Overview Presentation page Topical page headings JDictionary/concordance Red letter Map endsheets Shrinkwrapped 768 pp.
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Words of Jesus in red
Type Size 7.5
The King James Version--The most successful Bible translation in history with billions of copies published
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.6" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Binding Leather, Imitation
Release Date Apr 5, 1981
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0840726856 ISBN13 9780840726858 UPC 020049000687
Bible Binding: Leatherflex Color: Black Point/Type Size: 7.00 Version: KJV Redlettering: Yes - Words of Jesus in Red! Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance Presentation Bible: Yes
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Reviews - What do customers think about King James Gift and Award Bible 162RDG?
Who was King James? Aug 2, 2005
I would like to address the question about King James suggested in a previous post. The King James in question was James I of England, who had been James VI of Scotland before he ascended to the English throne on the death of Elizabeth I, in 1603. King James did not write or translate the Bible; he commissioned the translation we know as the King James Version as an authoritative replacement for several different versions of the Bible, in the vernacular, circulating Europe in the seventeenth century. Each of these Bibles offered its own interpretation of the Word. James was convinced each was more or less flawed. Thus he commissioned "four and fifty" of the top biblical scholars of the day, men learned in the ancient languages of the Bible, to prepare a translation that would stand as the authoritative Word, for people reading in the seventeenth-century English vernacular.
The King James Version successfully supplanted its seventeenth-century competitors, and has withstood numerous challenges, up to the present day. Ironically, as the King James Version was written in the vernacular of its day, the "old-fashioned" language of the King James is often mistaken for "biblical" language, as if it represented the ways of speech of the Levant at the time of Christ. It does not, of course. More over, unless one accepts the premise that every translator of the Bible must be led by the hand of God, and therefore inerrant, one must accept that the King James version represents an interpretation of the Word appropriate to the seventeenth century, just as contemporary translations are interpretations appropriate to the present era. Luckily, God does not demand of us scholastic precision, only faith, and that we be true to the Word, not bound to mere words.
a good second or third Bible, maybe. Jan 10, 2004
This makes a good reference Bible if you do not have a NKJV translation, and want to compare passages for further understanding; the price makes it ideal for this purpose, as reading more than one version of a section that is hard to understand can be edifying. My daily reading is with The Amplified Bible (which is the one used by popular author and TV preacher Joyce Meyer), and have been using the KJV for comparison. I bought this as a third translation, but the more I read it, the more I like it, and will probably upgrade this volume to one with larger print in the near future, so I am torn between recommending this as a second or third Bible, or advise buying a better quality NKJV.
This is called a "Gift and Award" Bible, but with the print being so small, it would be a mistake to give this to a young person if it is intended as their primary Bible...they will soon tire of it no matter how sharp their vision; though this translation would be ideal for that purpose, a bigger font size is definitely needed. The words of Jesus are in red, and the back of the volume contains a "Read Your Bible Through in a Year" plan, dividing chapters in the New and Old Testaments on a daily basis; also included is a dictionary/concordance which has some line drawing illustrations, and this portion has a nice font size, and there are also two maps inside the back cover. "Leather Bound" means a single layer veneer, with cut edges. In the final analysis, this edition is of a superb translation, but one that can be read only for a few passages at a time because of the print.
Psalm 37:4 NKJV: "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart". KJV: "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart". Amplified: "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart".
The King James Version is the best! Apr 12, 2002
I was a very big fan of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible and had no plan of ever getting the King James Version (KJV). The KJV was like Shakespeare to me; I had no idea what it was trying to say. I preferred the NIV, because it was something I could understand; it was also the Bible that was used by everyone when I used to go to church.
One night, I've read on the internet that the KJV is better than the NIV. The very next day, I bought a KJV Bible.
It just might've been my imagination, but when I opened my newly purchased KJV Bible, I found that what I've read on the internet was correct. There are some things that aren't translated very well in the NIV, making the NIV a little bit different from the KJV.
From now on, I'll try to stick to the KJV, because I feel its translation comes closest to the words found in the original Hebrew, Greek, and Armaic texts.
What I like about this Bible:
- Quotes made by Jesus Christ is printed in red, making them stand out against other text, which is printed in black - There's an illustrated dictionary and concordance - There are colored maps.
One thing people might not like about this Bible is that the printed words are quite small, which some reviewers here at this site.com have already pointed out. I didn't mind the small print, but if you prefer a bigger print, I suggest you get the "Large Print" editions. I originally planned to get a "Large Print" edition, but it was expensive and I was strapped for cash. This "Gift and Award Bible" will have to do.
Great Book, Terrible Print Sep 27, 2001
There is no dispute that the Bible is THE WORD OF GOD. However, I was sadly disappointed upon receiving multiple copies of this book at the very small print. I cannot pass these books on to adults, my intended recipients, because as people age, they need larger and larger print fonts in order to see what's on the page. I am reluctant to pass them on even to children, because I'm not sure whether the small print will be harmful to their eyes over the long term because they will have to squint. If you want to READ THE BIBLE, then buy one with larger print. Don't buy this specimen.
Great deal for the price.. Jul 19, 2001
Although it is true that you get what you pay for, in this case, it's worth every penny. We have several of these - just to keep in handy places - car, cottage, etc. Sure, it will not hold up to constant wear, but treated kindly, it lasts and has all the good words!