I did see the Geneva fac with the buckle and it is VERY cool, I would never use that, I would keep it as a collectors piece.The one I would like is a facsimile with a leather buckle but uhm...we're talking $300 there...or $225 without the buckle...no modern typeset or spellings...nope, facsimile of the real thing I actually prefer my s's to look like f's...something from when I was learning to read out of Luther's German Bible.
Actually the NASB vote is surprising! Though as I have stated, I am a King Jimmy man but if I want to read an English translation of the Critical Text I use the NASB myself.Ah, a rare actual photo of the ESV being created!
I voted for the ESV because that's what I read normally, though I am now reading through the Scriptures in the KJV. (I'm up through the middle of Ezra and the language to me is, well, tedious.)
I appreciate the ESV because it reads smoothly yet is a fairly literal translation. Also, it gave me an excuse to drop the NIV, which I was increasingly growing to dislike.
At church, we have NASB pew Bibles, and the pastor preaches from the NASB, although his personal favorite is the NKJV. When it was time to replace our pew Bibles, a poll was taken in the congregation to see what the favorite was, and most people (surprisingly) voted for the NASB. I usually bring my ESV to church, though.
Would you carry it and use it at church?
Those facsimile seem pretty big and bulky.......
Kinda wish my 1599 Leather bound slimdown copy had a buckle lock on it.. That would be sweet......
I would't see why not...it looks sturdy enough. 7 by 9...but can't tell how thick...looks pretty thick. Mostly I don't use my Bible during services though right now as I have my hands pretty full with the baby. Kinda difficult balancing a child and a bible at the same time.
I choose ESV due to more literal translation method and use of the critical text instead of the KJV text family.
WHAT !?? No outcry over a 2nd commandment transgression!?!? God the Father has a fairly disheveled beard, but some big guns don't He? (must be hittin' the gym)
You know......I really forgot to put the Holman in my list, I have one......sometimes it has so really nice readings but I found some clunkers in it as well, all the same I am sorry I neglected it as an option.I voted NKJV, but I also like the NASB and the HCB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) is very good. I also like the ESV but not as much as I hoped when if first came out.
Interesting! Where does one get a 1901 ASV these days, I can read it online but I cannot find a paper edition and heck.....I even have it's 1881 forerunner the RV.ASV of 1901 is what I carry in my briefcase, along with a "pocket" Stephanus Greek hardcover.
On my reading stand is a pew bible AV, which is my primary reading bible this year. (I love just reading it--no notes, no cross references--I usually read an entire book in one sitting).
But I also carry this little guy to church along with my ASV:
I have had a number of people say they prefer the Holman over the ESV, perhaps I should try reading some more of the HCSB, I grew up King James and RSV so the ESV sounds more familiar to me.HCSB. I like understanding my Bible and I prefer the Critical text. I use the ESV as my secondary text, NASB as a third.
Even though my church is Canadian Southern Baptist, we still use the NIV as the HCSB was never really promoted up here that much.
I grew up on the NIV. Then I went through a crisis during my years in college over which translation to read, and I have finally settled on the HCSB. I almost chose the ESV, but I still had trouble's understanding it, mainly in the prophets, but elsewhere as well.
I think I saw an inexpensive NT, I might order that and see how it "roll across" my eyes.