What English Bible do you Recommend?

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What English Bible do you Recommend?

Post by Papoutsis1 »

I was wondering what English Bible do you recommend?

I received a copy of The Orthodox Study Bible, but I don't like the translation, per se, and its based off of a critical text of the Septuagint and not of the Zoe Brotherhood text and does not take into account the Church's variant LXX readings in its liturgical texts. SOOOOO...

What Bible texts do you suggest in using?

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Post by Incognito1583 »

They can't answer that question because Orthodox don't read the Bible. All the Bible they get comes from the few verses in the church servives.

I would recommend the KJV, NKJV, NIV and NASB.
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Post by ANGELA »


Gee! You must know every orthodox person in the world, to state that we don't read the Bible.

Papoutsis, I am Orthodox and I recommend the New King James Version.

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What English Bible do you Recommend?

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I enthusiastically recommend the THIRD MILLENNIUM BIBLE.

This is the King James Version INCLUDING the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books. It has extensive cross referencing, which is just great for study. It is not perfect, tho', the Psalms are the usual KJV numbering, and it is not cheap ($45) - but is of high quality workmanship/materials. It is carried by St. John of Kronstadt Press, which has always been very selective in what they offer. http://www.sjkp.org/

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Re: What English Bible do you Recommend?

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