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Old 01-11-2008, 01:40 PM   #41
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So, these days is it hard to find the Bible in the traditional (not New) King James Version, with thumb indexes, gold page edges, soft black leather/calfskin cover, high quality binding, and appropriate verses in red, for under $50?

I suppose I should go into a Christian bookstore (shudder!) and look at some. Better put on my "shades" and trenchcoat and blend into the woodwork so they don't know there's an agnostic in their midst.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:45 PM   #42
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One book that I found interesting on the "evolution" of the Bible, especially the New Testament, was Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman. I don't agree with his conclusions that because the Bible isn't "true" that God or Jesus doesn't exist but find his work interesting.

The Washington Post review is here.
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I should have made this a poll. I'm always forgetting that option.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:23 PM   #44
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I should have made this a poll. I'm always forgetting that option.
If you want to, you can make a separate thread that's a poll. (?)

I heard on a game show that something like 30% of Americans say they have read the Bible all the way through. Guess that's not a terribly reliable source of statistics, though!
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I never have read it cover to cover. Just bits and pieces as most people. My brother gave me a copy of the New International Version a couple of years before he died. I've been meaning to read it, but just haven't. Think I will put this on my things to do for 2008.
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Before 9/11/2001 I had only read bits and pieces. Since then I have read it cover to cover 7 times; 3 times KJV, 4 times NIV.
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When I was in elementary school students were required to read aloud in class from the bible every day. I recognized it as an example of hypocrisy, child abuse and misuse of public funds but I was afraid to protest. I haven't read the bible since then.
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Read the bible 25 years ago, new testament first.
Got tired of not knowing if God was real or not.
Decided to investigate for myself.
This changed my life forever.
God is real!
If you are going to read the bible start with the 4 gospels, these
are eye-witness accounts of Jesus's life.

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So, these days is it hard to find the Bible in the traditional (not New) King James Version, with thumb indexes, gold page edges, soft black leather/calfskin cover, high quality binding, and appropriate verses in red, for under $50?
They have just what you mentioned online at Christianbooks. Genuine leather, gold-gilt edges, thumb indexed, etc., for $36.99.

I've done a lot of business with them over the last 25 years or so, and have always been quite satisfied. I've also been to their store on 43rd St. in NYC...WOW!!! The place is HUGE...and packed wall-to-wall! Amazing!
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I do not think many people realize that you can go visit the resting place of the Ark, and see the actual boat near MT. Ararat, and that Turkey has a tourist center there even.

You can also see where Israel crossed the red Sea, scuba dive where almost 2 miles of coralized chariots lay on the sea bed, and then as you go further into Arabia (Mt. Sinai is not on the Sinai peninsula, it is in Arabia like the Bible says) you can see the Rock of Horeb which Moses struck and brought forth water, you can see the massive erosion this caused on the rocks, the 40 foot stone split in 1/2. You can also see Mt. Sinai which has Elijah's cave, and has melted granite on top, with the entire thing burned black. At the bottom the Altar where they built the golden calf still exist, and the markers in the area are just like the Bible says.
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My wife toured Israel in the 70's . Hell if I would go now. She said it was one amazing experience.
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They have just what you mentioned online at Christianbooks. Genuine leather, gold-gilt edges, thumb indexed, etc., for $36.99.

I've done a lot of business with them over the last 25 years or so, and have always been quite satisfied. I've also been to their store on 43rd St. in NYC...WOW!!! The place is HUGE...and packed wall-to-wall! Amazing!
Thanks!!! I go take a look. Sounds like just exactly what I want. I am a confirmed LBYM'er, but when it comes to something like the Bible I want a really nice one.
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Is there a Cliffs Notes for the bible?
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My wife toured Israel in the 70's . Hell if I would go now. She said it was one amazing experience.
My parents took me there in 1954, when I was 6. I remember looking at Bethlehem through binoculars, because it was involved in the continual wars there and was occupied at the time so we couldn't go there.

That was 53 years ago. An old Bob Dylan song comes to mind:

How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?
And how many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?
And how many times must the cannon balls fly before they are forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind.

How many times must a man look up before he can see the sky?
And how many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry?
And how many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?
And how many years can some people exist before they're allowed to be free?
and how many times can a man turn his head pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind.

Not to say that either side is "right", but just that the whole situation there is tragic and heartbreaking.

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Is there a Cliffs Notes for the bible?
Probably!! I remember in Sunday school, we got synopses of stories from the Bible like the story of Joseph's coat of many colors. They were "dumbed down" for young kids.
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I do not think many people realize that you can go visit the resting place of the Ark, and see the actual boat near MT. Ararat, and that Turkey has a tourist center there even.

You can also see where Israel crossed the red Sea, scuba dive where almost 2 miles of coralized chariots lay on the sea bed, and then as you go further into Arabia (Mt. Sinai is not on the Sinai peninsula, it is in Arabia like the Bible says) you can see the Rock of Horeb which Moses struck and brought forth water, you can see the massive erosion this caused on the rocks, the 40 foot stone split in 1/2. You can also see Mt. Sinai which has Elijah's cave, and has melted granite on top, with the entire thing burned black. At the bottom the Altar where they built the golden calf still exist, and the markers in the area are just like the Bible says.
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Short version: love everyone.
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Old Testament - An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

New Testament - Turn the other cheek.

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