The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible ........ Is Here !

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  1. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Got my copy via UPS this afternoon. I went for the Montana calfskin as a birthday present to myself. I've only briefly perused it, but as far as fit and finish it is a beauty. The cover is very like the premium Nelson Signature Bibles, and the text block is perfect, gilding, two ribbon markers. The made in USA text block is not puckered in the gutter from over tight sewing as some of the Nelsons I've seen were. So if you pre-ordered it ought to show up any day now. :up:
  2. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    With its 10pt type! I wonder if they will issue a Large Print or Kindle version.
  3. gkterry

    gkterry Puritan Board Freshman

    There is an edition currently available for Olive Tree and one forthcoming for Logos.

    My experience with Bibles on a Kindle have not been stellar. It is really slooooooow trying to navigate a Bible on a Kindle. I would go with the Olive Tree edition over a Kindle edition.
  4. raydixon9

    raydixon9 Puritan Board Freshman

    Got mine today and it's gorgeous. I'm really looking forward to using it in my studies. I did happen to have the first two pages of Exodus not cut correctly. Anybody else have this happen?
  5. Josh Williamson

    Josh Williamson Puritan Board Freshman

    I'm looking forward to this Bible. At this stage it still hasn't been released in Australia, so I've got to wait patiently.
  6. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    I look forward to some thorough reviews of this bible. I will probably buy one of the lesser expensive editions.
  7. reaganmarsh

    reaganmarsh Puritan Board Senior

    What he too.
  8. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    They also plan to have the contents online and free for those owning the printed version. You should have found a card in the bible with a registration number for the free signup. Others will have to pay something like $15 for the online version. The site is not quite set up, but you can see it here:
  9. Andres

    Andres Puritan Board Doctor

    Now this is really a great benefit! I do a lot of my bible studying/reading via computer. Usually biblegateway is my go to option, but I would definitely prefer to be able to access the Study Bible.
  10. chuckd

    chuckd Puritan Board Sophomore

    With all the study notes? What a great benefit! I too do most of my reading online and only use the print version for Sunday worship and family devotionals.
  11. JonathanHunt

    JonathanHunt Puritan Board Senior

    10pt IS large print, isn't it???
  12. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    I guess our reading lives begin with Century Schoolbook, and eventually end there.:gpl:
    10pt is considered a regular text weight but typefaces are not all the same size so some are more reading friendly than others.
  13. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Not sure if this will be useful for a comparison of the font size, but on the left an old Oxford Longprimer, below that a Pitt Minion, and the new RHKJV on the right. The main text in the RH is nearly as large as the Longprimer in the Oxford, and the study notes have a larger font than that of the standard Pitt Minion.

  14. Claudiu

    Claudiu Puritan Board Junior

    That was useful. Even though I'm young, I hate small print. I have the Longprimer and like it. The RHKJV looks good!
  15. Tim

    Tim Puritan Board Graduate

    I received the genuine leather edition today. I didn't find this problem.
  16. Bad Organist

    Bad Organist Puritan Board Freshman


    Just wondering, should this Study Bible, or any other study bible, simply be called "bible" as some have referred it to?

    It seems that more and more that God's inspired Word is not enough. Have to add man's thoughts to it to finish it off.

    I have noticed too that a lot of modern versions of the Bible, have an abundance of notes, which to me are neither warranted or helpful. The ESV bible, even goes so far as to say their man-made notes are integral to the text.

    I am not saying study bibles are not useful, just that the word "bible" should refer only to God's Word.

    Arie V
    FC of Scotland
    Toronto, Canada
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
  17. dcairns

    dcairns Puritan Board Freshman

    look forward to having the notes in Logos but a Study Bible without a cross reference system seems odd to of the important aspects of bible
  18. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    For me study Bibles are very useful if the theology is correct. Handy if a commentary isn't available or if the reader just wants a quick clarification. For someone such as myself, who is not well schooled in doctrine, Biblical history, or linguistics, the notes, written by people who are well schooled in those things, are very useful. I don't carry one of those bricks around with me, and prefer a text/reference Bible for devotional reading, but for specific studies I find them invaluable.
  19. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    If you use Logos snd/or Wordsearch you also have all your library contents available online, too. As noted above, it the RHS notes will soon be available for Logos users, too.
  20. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    “Creating this Study Bible has provided a constant reminder of the relevance of the message of the OT for life today. It is my prayer that those who use the Study Bible will profit spiritually as I have profited and been blessed in the production. What better job could there be than to pour over the Scriptures for multiple hours every day.” So says the OT editor at this link.

    After he finished pouring over the scriptures, I am sure that his Bible was ruined.
  21. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    This study bible has some hidden treasures not advertised. For example, the twenty page, century by century history of the church is woderful. Also is the pages on how to live as a Christian.

    Maybe it was on purpose or an omission, but discovering these sort of things makes for a pleasurable confirmation of the purchase.
  22. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Is there a link, somewhere, that notes who contributed to this work?
  23. Tim

    Tim Puritan Board Graduate

    General editor: Joel Beeke
    OT editor: Michael Barrett
    NT editor: Gerald Bilkes

    Notes from:

    William Ames, Geoff Banister, Charles Barrett, Brian Borgman, Wilhelmus A Brakel, Anthony Burgess, John Calvin, Stephen Charnock, Brian DeVries, Jonathan Edwards, Sinclair Ferguson, Ian Goligher, John Greer, Michael Haykin, Matthew Henry, Ray Lanning, Jerald Lewis, Christopher Love, Alan MacGregor, Andy McIntosh, Pooyan Mehrshahi, Colin Mercer, David Murray, John Owen, William Perkins, Gerald Procee, Maurice Roberts, Richard Sibbes, David Silversides, Paul Smalley (Editorial Assistant), Willem Teellinck, John Thackway, Godefridus Udemans, Rob Ventura, Malcolm Watts, Thomas Watson, Samuel Willard...[notice that some in this list are historical figures].

    The notes for century-by-century church history come from talks by Sinclair Ferguson.
  24. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    Do you have any timetable for Logos or Word Search to produce the notes in their formats?
  25. reformedminister

    reformedminister Puritan Board Sophomore

    I received my genuine leather edition on Saturday. I have been excited about getting this Bible since I ordered it a couple of months ago. I am greatly pleased with it so far. It has a very readable text type, great articles, and plenty of concise but thoroughly reformed study notes. Love it! :up:
  26. JOwen

    JOwen Puritan Board Junior

    They keep spelling my name wrong. There goes my legacy...;)
  27. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    Legacy? Pretty cool to be asked to contribute! I'm guessing that the gazillions of dollars that you received (NOT) for your labors did not compensate you for the misspelling?
  28. JOwen

    JOwen Puritan Board Junior

    The legacy part was tongue'n cheek :) All proceeds belong to RHB and the furtherance of Reformed material. It was a great honor to be involved.
  29. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    I note that the website says that the study bible includes: "Ancient creeds, confessions, and catechisms with introductions." What are the creeds/confessions/chatechisms included???

  30. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    The Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasasian Creed, Belgic Confession, The Heidelberg Catechism, The Canons Of Dort, Westminster Confession Of Faith (1647), Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647) Westminster Larger Catechism (1648)

    Robert Murray M' Cheyne's 'Read the Bible in a Year Plan'

    How To Live As A Christian

    Twenty Centuries Of Church History

    Table Of Weights And Measures, Concordance

    That's all folks ........ :cool:
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