Wednesday, November 29, 2023

19. Holy Bible (Giant Print Reference Bible) (KJV)

King James Version, Giant Print, End of Verse Reference, Special Helps. 1976. Nelson 882BR. 1962 pages. [Source: Bought]

First sentence: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

I absolutely loved, loved, loved this one. It was love at first sight. Yes, I love the King James Version. But there was something special about this one that made me love it even more than you might expect.

This one has a padded cover. It is surprisingly light weight despite being giant print. Now "light weight" might be a relative term, obviously. But I have read and carried other "Super Giant" or "Giant Print" bibles that were bulky and just HEAVY. I don't know how this one is so "giant" and yet not bulky. But it was. It is. 

Is there ghosting? Yes. Some. Some pages are more obvious than others. But for the most part it was never a distraction. Perhaps because the font color was so dark. The black is genuinely BLACK. The red [Words of Christ] are a very DARK red. Very easy on the eyes all things considered. The text colors were not faded or faint. 

This one is two columns. Words of Christ in red--as I mentioned before. It is verse by verse. 

This one has some bells and whistles. More than you might expect for being "text only." This one features end of verse references. Not a TON of references. There are plenty of verses without any references at all. But when references do appear they are at the end of the verse--a handful. This one also defines some archaic words. Again not a great amount. Perhaps not as many as one would want if one was struggling with readability. Sometimes the words they choose to define are easy to understand without any helps. While other words that are more difficult they chose not to define. 

This one features a substantial family section--pages to fill out with personal information. 

The back matter is surprisingly MORE than what I was expecting. 
  • What is the Bible? (one page article)
  • Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Jesus Christ (nine page table/chart)
  • Bible in a year reading plan (four pages)
  • Summary of the books of the Bible (eight pages)
  • How to Study the Bible (thirteen page article)
  • first mentioned things in the Bible (two page index)
  • concordance (eighty-six pages)
  • eight color maps
As for the translation, it is the King James Version (which I personally adore). 

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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