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Bring new meaning to your bible study. When you don’t want to lose anything in the translation, the Classic Comparative Side-by-Side Bible is a tool that lets you explore all the rich nuances of meaning in the Bible’s text without having to learn the original Biblical languages. It sets four popular versions side-by-side for you to compare and contrast: the authenticity and accessibility of the New International Version; the iconic grandeur of the King James Version; the structural insights of the New American Standard Bible; and the explanatory alternate readings of the Amplified Bible.
Passages and verses from these versions are aligned in parallel columns for easy comparison and study. A valuable resource for gaining insight into Scriptural truths, the Classic Comparative Side-by-Side Bible helps you compare four Bible versions at a glance.
- Each two-page spread contains a complete Scripture portion from these versions:
- New International Version, 2011 update
- King James Version
- New American Standard Bible
- Amplified Bible
- Double-column format
- 8-point type
- 9.50" x 6.50" x 2.50"
Number of Pages: 3264
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6 5/8 X 2.25 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
|Text Layout: Double Column|
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
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Bring new meaning to your Bible study. When you dont want to lose anything in the translation, the Classic Comparative Parallel Bible is a tool that lets you explore all the rich nuances of meaning in the Bibles text without having to learn the original Biblical languages. It sets four popular versions side-by-side for you to compare and contrast: the authenticity and accessibility of the New International Version; the iconic grandeur of the King James Version; the structural insights of the New American Standard Bible; and the explanatory alternate readings of the Amplified® Bible. Passages and verses from these versions are aligned in parallel columns for easy comparison and study. A valuable resource for gaining insight into Scriptural truths, the Classic Comparative Parallel Bible helps you compare four Bible versions at a glance.
• Each two-page spread contains a complete Scripture portion from these versions:
o New International Version
o King James Version
o New American Standard Bible
o Amplified Bible
• Double-column format
• 8-point type
Swanny52Dallas, TexasAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Very UsefulOctober 25, 2015Swanny52Dallas, TexasAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 5My review is for the hardcover edition.
This Bible is great for beginning the study of a passage, enabling one to read these four translations before needing to pick up another book or Bible. But I find it most useful when I am simply going to read rather than study. My favorite translation for reading is the KJV, but it's nice to be able to glance over to another translation quickly for comparison or possible clarification.
To retain the side-by-side format, page breaks are determined by the lengthiest translation on the page, which is usually the Amplified. So there is sometimes considerable blank space below one or more of the other translations. I consider this "bonus space" in case I ever want to jot down a few notes. However, not every page has this extra space.
The spine was advertised as sewn, but in the hardcover edition which I have it appears to be glued. The paper seems to be of high quality, and has a nice, smooth feel to it. Although the pages are thin, there is very little show-through from the other side - certainly not enough to be a distraction when reading.
This Bible is thick and heavy. I find it easiest to rest it on a desk or table when reading. As others have mentioned, the print seems rather small, so I usually wear reading glasses or use a magnifier.
On my copy, the text is misaligned toward the top from Exodus 38:9 (page 241) through Leviticus 20:20 (page 304) - a total of 64 pages - and these pages were not separated at the bottom. I had to cut through the bottom of these pages with a knife to separate them. So those pages look a little tattered along the bottom edge, but I didn't consider it enough of an issue to bother returning it (although I know CBD would have been happy to replace it).
I carry mine in an Extra Large Wordkeeper Canvas cover (Item WW13638). However, I don't carry it by the handle. This is a HEAVY Bible.
James5 Stars Out Of 5Perfect addition to my daily reflecton timeApril 6, 2015JamesQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This comparative Bible has allowed me to review 4 translations in simple format. I recommend this to anyone interested in daily reflection and ongoing Bible learning.
Donald Ray JenkinsAlbany, GeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: Male3 Stars Out Of 5Print Is Too Small!April 5, 2015Donald Ray JenkinsAlbany, GeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: MaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3This Bible is great, but it has a major setback: the print is too small!
Pastor Teddy5 Stars Out Of 5great resourceNovember 15, 2014Pastor TeddyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Exactly what I wanted and needed for studying/preaching. !!
DebraCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5October 3, 2013DebraCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3The only thing wrong is that it doesn't come in large print.