Item description for KJV UltraSlim Bible-Blue Bond S/S by Thomas Nelson...
Overview Big study Bibles are fine for home and office use, but people on the move need the UltraSlim
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.37" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.36 lbs.
Binding Leather, Bonded
Release Date Mar 31, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785203915 ISBN13 9780785203919 UPC 020049003916
Bible Binding: Bonded Leather Color: Blue Point/Type Size: 8.50 Version: KJVS Redlettering: Yes - Words of Jesus in Red! Boxed Presentation: Yes - Comes Boxed! Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance Maps: Yes - Contains Maps Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded! Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place! Presentation Bible: Yes
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More About Thomas Nelson
Thomas Nelson earned his doctorate in psychology at Michigan State University. Following a six-year period of research, in 1964 Nelson accepted a position of Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Alberta. He served as Professor and Chair of the Department between 1967 and 1985. Now retired as University (Distinguished) Professor at the University of Alberta, Nelson continues to publish in peer journals.
Reviews - What do customers think about KJV UltraSlim Bible-Blue Bond S/S?
Perfect Bible without references ... almost perfect if references are desired. Sep 10, 2006
This is my favorite Bible so far. I love the size and the flexibility of the genuine leather. Its content is identical to the Nelson Signature Series, which is quite expensive. This is a much more cost effective choice, as it is still genuine leather. The Signature Series comes in a beautiful tan calf skin leather, but since it is soft it gets damaged relatively fast. Actually, the leather in this version is more durable and my Bible does not display the wear that my friend's Signature Series does. I purchased mine 5 years ago. The only damage I have experienced is a separation in the binding around the concordance. I have very easily glued it back with craft glue and it remains in great shape. This Bible comes in black (which I have) and also in Burgundy. A friend has the Burgundy version and after seeing them over time, the black one retains it's original look much longer.
The font size is perfect and it has great spacing. Not too large, but comfortable enough to read at night in bed without having my eyes squint because I am tired. The pages are thin (mainly to allow for the slim size). I compared the pages to the Cambridge Pitt Minion line and they are close, although not as good as Cambridge selected, then again, this Bible is not as expensive. Not all pens should be used for underlining or writing in the Bible, since the ink would show on the other side. I tend to like some thin gel pens with light colors. Liquid ink pens will bleed through and ball point pens will cause the paper to have ridges.
I have noticed a couple of mistakes, but always relating to where the "red-letter" starts and ends. I have not noticed content errors.
I am now looking for a reference Bible with this quality, but this one remains being the best choice out there, even without the references.
Overall, I love this Bible so much, that I can't find one with references that I like as much. Although I have other Bibles, I keep coming back to this one for daily use.
An update as of 9/22/06: I finally found a comparable reference Bible that has everything this one has. If no references are desired, this is the Bible to get. If references are desired, see the Holman Reference slim line Black - 1558194371 and Burgundy - 1558194398 versions. See my review for the Burgundy version.
Ultraslim Bible 3016 genuine Leather Mar 15, 2006
I like this Bible in the genuine leather as I had problems with bonded leather slipping off the pulpit when I preach. This Bible (genuine leather) is well made, lays flat or nearly flat as opposed to the bonded leather which is stiff and tends to want to close on its own. I have used the Cambridge Cameo Edition Wide Margin KJV Bible for years and have just started using the NKJV, so I miss having the wide margin as the NKJV does not have a wide margin in print. This Bible is nearly the same dimensions except for the thickness of course so it is easily able to be held open with one hand. As for the comparison of translations in an earlier review of Luke 2:5, both are equally accurate. The Greek word mnesteuo can be translated either way betrother or espoused according to Strongs and Vines. Mary and Joseph were not yet "married" because for a marriage to be completed it required consummation, which did not occur until after Jesus was born. Biblical marriage was not a church wedding with a pronouncement. If so, Jacob would have been married to Rachel first, not Leah. Considering it was known that Mary (real name Miriam)was pregnant while engaged to Joseph this would explain the remark accusing Jesus of being born by fornication according to John 8:41. We can split hairs all day long on KJV vs NKJV, but the bottom line is if the underlying manuscript accurate and as stated in 1 Cor 14:9, can the people understand what is being said. I authored and published the King James Old English Word Definition Guide to help, but given our rate of improper English use in America, even that can only go so far to help someone understand their Bible translation. The KJ21 is a good translation...to bad it is 3 times the cost. If they could get a bonded leather copy down under $20, then perhaps it would be easier to get wider use.
I think I will keep the old version Mar 10, 2006
Were Mary and Joseph married at the time of The Nativity? Or were they merely engaged? A comparison of Luke 2:5 in various Bible versions yields interesting results. The older Bible translations mantain that Mary and Joseph were married, while the newer translations claim that they were engaged. The New King James Version is no exception, in that "betrothed wife" is substituted for "espoused wife". Changing "espoused" to "betrothed" does little to modernize the language and much to change the meaning of the passage.
Does this matter? People who believe that the church has a duty to discourage last minute marriages may find the image of Joseph escorting his heavily pregnant fiancee to Bethlehem a little disconcerting. It also contradicts Matthew 1:24,25 in which the couple are safely married long before the blessed event. I was just coming to believe that the New King James Version was a safe and worthy successor to the old King James Version when I discovered this. Now I think I will stay with the old version. The language may be a little archaic but it has been around for almost 400 years, and there are no surprises. People who want a modern language King James Version should consider the 21st Century King James Version (KJV21) in which the updating was done much more conservatively.
Slimline Bible Aug 26, 2005
A well constructed bible. Very convenient for travel of use at church.
A good bible in general Jan 2, 2005
I found this bible a very useful and sufficent for everyday reading. It's lightweight, yet durable. I also found the New King James version a very good, literal translation of the Holy Bible. It contains a chart on how to read through the bible in a year with daily readings, there is also a concordance section for easy reference. I liked that at there was some intro given at the beginning of books, such as for the torah, wisdom books, gospel, etc.. so that the reader can have some background knowledge before reading the text. I recommend this bible to any Christian looking to enrich his faith with this book.