Study Bible

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  1. Elmo

    Elmo Member

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    Has anyone any recommendations of good study Bibles that specifically use Reformed Theology that isn't Calvinist? Looking for something more Anglican/Lutheran/etc.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bwallac2335

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    I know that there is a great LCMS study of the deuteroconical books. I am sure they have other good study aids out there if you look.
     
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    Technically, Reformed = Calvinist. There is a Lutheran Study Bible out there, which is published (I think) by the conservative Missouri Synod. There is no recent Anglican Study Bible that I know of, but there are plenty of Anglican/Episcopalian biblical scholars who have written about individual books of the Bible, or contributed to broader commentary series (e.g., Christopher Seitz, Rowan Williams, N.T. Wright, Sarah Coakley, etc.). An older source that’s still quite good in many ways is the Cambridge Bible for Colleges and Schools.
     
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    Thanks.

    Maybe I should have said 'Protestant', but I realise that doesn't mean much these days.
     
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    In general I haven’t had much luck with Study Bibles. It seems that a better option is to read the Bible in several different translations and then rely on a good commentary series (e.g., Expositors, The Interpreter’s Bible, NIGTC, Hermeneia, etc.).
     
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  6. JonahAF

    JonahAF Moderator Staff Member Typist Anglican

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    Would you be interested in one of the historic works, like from the 18th century? Our team has uncovered a whole bunch of incredibly rich Anglican Study Bibles, from the 1600s and 1700s, that for now can only be accessed online. I do believe that there are services which can print and bind a PDF into a bona fide physical book.
     
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  7. Elmo

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    That would be even better :)
     
  8. JonahAF

    JonahAF Moderator Staff Member Typist Anglican

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    Here are a few to get started with:

    Thomas Wilson, Notes on the Holy Scriptures (1697)
    https://archive.org/details/theworksoftherig06wilsuoft

    William Burkitt, Expository Notes, with Practical Observations on the New Testament (1724)
    https://books.google.com/books?id=ZORUAAAAcAAJ

    John Marchant
    An Exposition on the Books of the Old Testament: Extracted from the Writings of the Best Authors, Ancient and Modern (1745)
    https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=16110335601

    Simon Patrick, William Lowth, Daniel Whitby, A Critical Commentary and Paraphrase on the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha (1694-1752)
    -1810 edition: https://archive.org/details/criticalcommenta01patr/

    George D'Oyly, Richard Mant, The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version: With Notes, Explanatory and Practical; taken principally from writers of Church of England (SPCK, 1817-1839)
    -by chaplains to Abp. of Canterbury; Mant later a bishop himself
    -commended by some as the definition of what a classical Anglican Study Bible should look like
    -vol 1: https://books.google.com/books?id=w8AVAAAAYAAJ
    -vol 1: https://archive.org/details/holybibleaccordi01doyl/
     
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  9. Elmo

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    This looks just the thing, thank you.
     
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    There are some truly bad ones out there.

    I have just bought the Didache Bible, but as I'm trying to see both sides of Tiber, so to speak, and give each a fair hearing, I wanted one with Protestant commentary too.
     
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  12. Elmo

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    I have enough Jewish stuff :D Former Noachide. I have piles of Torah commentary especially.
     
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    A good study bible for someone unsure of on which side of the Tiber they stand would be the Ancient Faith Study Bible by Hollman.
    It's basically a highlight reel of the Ancient Christian Commentary on the Scriptures series set alongside the Biblical text, so each passage has one or two comments from the Fathers.
     
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    I am going to be a couple dollars short of being able to buy that this month because I bought a leather bound 1928 BCP yesterday. Next months purchase i guess.
     
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    What!!? Shouldn't you take out a second mortgage so you can buy more BCPs??? :laugh:
     
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    hahah. If inflation had not taken a bite out of our budget I could buy both in a month.
     
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    I bought this :)
     
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    I just got a refund on this as it hasn't come yet ands was due for next day or 2 day delivery. Darn.
     
  19. CRfromQld

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    I have the "Life Application Study Bible" and find it pretty good.

    Try watching YouTube "The Best Bible Version May Depend on Your Education Level" for some suggestions.
     
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