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- Thompson Chain-Reference System---over 100,000 marginal references covering 8,000 completed chain topics
- Thompson instant-use guide included
- KJV concordance
- Numerical index of chain topics
- Alphabetical index
- Outline studies of the Bible
- Bible character studies
- Bible harmonies and illustrated studies
- Hebrew calendar
- Index to the Scriptures atlas
- 8 point type
- Double-column format
- References in margins
- Words of Christ in red
- Subject headings
- Full-color maps
- Archaeological supplement
- Ribbon marker
- Gold gilded page edges
- Smythe Sewn
- Black bonded leather
- 7" x 91/2" x 11/2"
|Format: Bonded Leather|
Number of Pages: 1923
Vendor: B. B. Kirkbride
Dimensions: 9.5 X 7.0 X 1.75 (inches)
References: Side Column
|Text Layout: Double Column|
Text Color: Red Letter
Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: Yes
Page Gilding: Gold
KJV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible, Burgundy Bonded LeatherB. B. Kirkbride / Bonded Leather$47.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 38 Reviews
$71.99Save 33% ($24.00)
Rick3 Stars Out Of 5Print Darkness VariesSeptember 22, 2017RickQuality: 2Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3There's a lot to like about the regular size Thompson Chain Reference KJV in genuine leather:
- The leather itself is surprisingly supple.
- The twin narrow column layout is pleasing.
- I'm not a big fan of the chain references themselves, but I like the marginal headings in bold type.
- The paper is fairly opaque and isn't very reflective, so you won't be annoyed with having to shift the angle between the page and the lamp to avoid glare.
- The font is a reasonable size. It's supposed to be 8 points, but the capital T is about the same size as a Times New Roman 8.5 point capital T, maybe a bit larger.
- Line spacing is generous. That and the lack of clutter due to the absence of reference markers (superscript letters) are attractive.
- I also like the fact that the KJV Thompson includes pronunciation symbols for some words (e.g., Diotrephes).
My biggest complaint about Thompsons is that they often don't tell you where quotations came from. For instance, Ephesians 2.17 quotes Isaiah 57.19. Just about any reference Bible will point you immediately back to the passage to Isaiah. Not the Thompson. (This deficiency is more obvious in the Thompson NASB, because it uses capital letters for quotations. For many quotations, you can search the chain references and never find the source of the quotation.)
Another problem is the bright red letters. A darker red would be easier on the eyes. Thompson used to offer black letter editions. It's too bad they stopped.
My copy of the Thompson KJV has two other defects. (1) The print darkness varies page to page. For instance, the characters on page 744 (Isaiah 3.18 to 5.8) are quite faint, but those on page 746 (Isaiah 6.1 to 7.8) are reasonably dark. Curiously, the study helps in the back of the Bible are uniformly dark. (2) The words "Thompson Chain Reference Bible" on the spine aren't centered.
Not a complaint - just an observation. People say that Thomsons have no doctrinal bias. The bias is there. It's just more subtle. The fact that references to baptism are written out in full in paragraphs 756 and 757 of the "Condensed Cyclopedia of Topics and Texts" at the back, while the Lord's Supper is tucked away in 761, an entry only three eighths of an inch tall, tells me something about what Dr. Frank Charles Thompson thought was important, and what wasn't.
Finally, a note on shipping. The cost for shipping seemed quite high (over seven dollars), but the item took four days to travel 470 miles. Maybe I'm so used to free shipping from a certain giant internet retailer that I'm out of touch with the real world.
Pastor Aaron Gravett5 Stars Out Of 5The Beat Study BibleJuly 21, 2016Pastor Aaron GravettQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I love using the Thompson Chain Reference Bible for it is the best Bible to study from. Ever read a note in a Bible and your like, "No, that is totally wrong!" Well this Bible doesn't have comentary; it uses the thought that the best comentary for Scripture is Scripture itself. There are no doctrinal slants in this Bible. This in itself makes it amazing. Besides that, if you get the genuine leather, you will have a Bible that lasts a lifetime!
tereasaCache Valley, UTAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Be Inspired by the Choice...April 7, 2016tereasaCache Valley, UTAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 0Meets Expectations: 5For the first time I tried the thumb indexed and I am glad. There was a good internet video on how to use the thumb indexed edition of the Thompson Chain Reference Bible. The tips and tricks really help to navigate from book to book and all the help sections. Simple ideas that makes the decision to get thumb indexed a good idea. I got the blue bonded leather and it is a beauty. I got free shipping and it was a slightly imperfect edition. I love a bargain. The imperfections are difficult to discern. I hope it lasts and lasts. Love the color and all the study helps. Really recommend Christian Book Distributors and their Bibles. There is so much good to say about this study Bible. Check it out for yourself, you will be glad you did. Five stars all the way across.
ZZ5 Stars Out Of 5overallApril 30, 2015ZZQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love this bible !
Orange Hinds5 Stars Out Of 5thompson chain bibleApril 6, 2015Orange HindsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an excellent study bible, I highly recommend it to anybuddy who studies the word of God!!!
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Q: How does bonded leather hold up compared to genuine leather?
Genuine leather is cut from a single piece of leather. Bonded leather uses genuine leather fibers and bonds them together with a latex material. It is then dyed, cut and embossed to look like genuine leather. Bonded leather is more durable than imitation leather, but less durable than genuine leather.
Q: Is this particular Bible thumb-indexed? I do NOT want a thumb-indexed Thompson Chain Reference. I have chosen this one, KJV, bonded black leather, but it does not say if it is thumb-indexed. Can you tell me?
No, this Bible is not thumb indexed.
Q: what is the size of this bible
This Bible measures 9.5" X 7.0" X 1.75".