Three of us were purchasing a Bible as a birthday gift for a dear friend. He requested that we purchase the Scofield III. He had been greatly impressed with one which he had seen, for its value as a study Bible. Though I would have probably purchased the NASV edition for him, he specifically wanted the KJV. He cannot get over thanking us for giving him the Scofield III! I am disappointed that it is no longer available without the thumb tabs. (I really do not think that Bible students need the tabs. Beside this, they become frayed and unsightly after a little while.) However, this was the only availability. He said that he could live with that, before I ordered it. I always preferred the New Scofield of 1967, and still do. However, I never liked the way the Bible text was changed for the New Scofield. With the Scofield III, we can now have the best of the notes with the best of the translations, the NASV. This is a good thing!