Study Bibles are expensive, but they can be a super useful and engaging way to work on understanding the Bible better. This video is meant to help you get the right one.
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Any thoughts on the Fire Bible?
OMG….There are as many…" which translations….as there are " modern.." bibles…& just as confusing…hey all you Greek geek guru wannabes do a word study on 1Cor.14:33 & 1Cor.5:6-8….in English…if it isn't toooooo much trouble….why???? bc Acts 2:6-8 has never been rescinded by…..God…..in the AV/KJV….Which is the ONLY English Bible that's inspired by God….why…bc it's the best Reflection of the Original Autographs/Mss…in English…today….but you morons don't believe that or ya wouldn't be in the mess ya in….trying to take tar off one hand w/ the other…
And I thought I had a lot of Bibles!😂😂😂
How do you feel about digital Bibles such as Logos? I have a TON of things available with the packages I've bought, but I find at times it's almost information overload and analysis paralysis.
You and I could have the nerdiest conversation ever! 😂 Love your videos! I absolutely appreciate how open minded you are in that you listen to all sides and thoughts on the Bible, all while being respectful even when you disagree. It’s refreshing!
I want more than anything a Bible with the understandability of the Easy to Read Version (ERV) but with the accuracy of the highest suggested translations.
The ERV has become my go-to because it’s the only translation that my brain can parse.
Every time I ask myself which study Bible to get my brain says.. “Yes”. Over 30 study bibles in with at least 10 more in line lol
What is your opinion on expensive bibles? Like bibles made from lamb skin and whatnot?
I really appreciate your rating system!
Do you have a book you recommend that explains the same type of Cultural information of Bible times that isn't the Culteral Study Bible? My ADHD has trouble with all the info happening in study bibles. 😢
Matt – Thank you so much for what you do. I have devoured much of your YouTube content and have been steadily working my way through the back catalogue of TMBH podcast. My bible study has never been so focused, and you are an amazing teacher! Last year, I purchased the giant ESV Study Bible after watching your previous study bible video and I love it!!!! It was exactly what I needed at that point in time, and it has become my go-to bible…. BUT….as you point out, it is massive and not the easiest thing to carry around. I am wanting a 100% digital study bible. One that lives on my tablet/phone that I always have with me no matter where I am…..but that also has the same heavy nudge as my big and bulky ESV Study Bible. The ability to highlight and add my own notes would also be helpful, but not a deal killer. I know there is the Tindale bible you review in this video with the app driven notes, but I want a completely app-driven, heavy-nudge, study bible….no paper. Does such a thing exist? I have looked at several online and app driven bibles…but none I have found seem to have the level of study notes that I am seeking. Hoping you can help. Thank you in advance.
I like the Skyrim reference.
I laughed out loud when you shared the firefighter and all the catered Bibles 🤣
I like my Bible with all 73 books!
Psssttt: buy the kindle version if you're worried about the travel capabilities. I know not all study bibles are on a digital format but plenty are. Love these videos. 💜
Anyone know of a letter-sized (8.5" x 11") Bible in normal print (not large print)? Would be great to have a thinner Bible in the size of my note taking material. Not sure why it's so hard to find.
Which Study Bibles don't have paper bleed-through?
I really appreciate the fact that you monogrammed that ESV “Matt W’s Ginormous Bible.”
Matt, any thoughts on premiums from publishers like Schuyler or R.L. Allan?
What of Catholic, Orthodox study bibles? As time goes by there are more and more of them.
A little surprised the Thompson Chain wasn't included
This was a great episode! I’ve been a Bible reader for 50+ years. Actually there are another couple of categories. One is the readability of the text size. Older eyes need a clear type, sans serif, with some white space for notes. Another category you briefly touched on is the feel of the Bible in your hand. I actually prefer a hard binding.
My first bible, the one I fell in love with and keep coming back to is the NKJV 'Know the Word' Study Bible that was given to me as a gift. It was easy for me to understand and get the message even not having a regular church or christians in my life to help me. I have since then dipped my toes into other ones but I really still go back to the NKJV on a regular basis. In fact, I may need a new one soon because it's wearing down.
I have a Filament Bible and it's a very helpful Bible that is easy to take with you. I love it.
New follower of Christ here, and I must say you have really helped guide me towards Christ, thank you. I am curious what study bibke would you recommend for a new follower of Christ?
Thank you so much Matt, I love your channel!
Anyone know of any useful compilations of the Apocrypha with or without commentary and notes?
Hey Matt, why is Acts 8:37 missing in all these bibles?
But is there a good bible study course for beginners?
Matt Whitman calls the Bible stupid on video. Took an L with that one lol, I think when the books are opened at judgment that little oopsie is going in the negative column for brother Matt
Redo the Halley’s bible and the starting place bible
I have an Jeremiah study bible niv and an starting place study bible also I have an ryrie study bible niv also the starting place study bible and the niv study bible 2020 revisions
Wow, Matt! You must have spent a lot on all those Bibles.
I love the ASV. It is the most literally accurate translation. I purchased a '70s version I found in perfect internal condition and had it recovered.
The six questions:
1. Purpose: application emphasis or academic emphasis
2. Nudge: spells it out or nudges toward discovery
3. Targeting: general audiences or heavily targeted
4. Portability: big or nimble
5. Topicality: topical notes or broad use notes
6. Disclosed bias: personality/theology driven or neutral read
Buy the Orthodox Study Bible and go to your local Orthodox Church. You won't regret it.
Digging that Simms hat
Omfg really. a video about this, what's next a detailed tutorial on what toilet paper to wipe my ass with?
Can't wait for Matt to create an application that takes in all my preferences and spits out the study Bible that aligns the most to it. Cool. Preferably before Christmas.
If you haven't covered it, i'm curious what you think of Bishop Robert Barron's "Word On Fire Bible" also the "Defending The Faith" study Bible from Apologetics Press.
Love your Elden Ring analogy considering I played Elden Ring and do Bible study as well.
Thank you for taking time to do this!
Hey Matt, this video raises an interesting question that maybe you could do a video on one time. What is the difference between 'Reformed' and 'Calvinist', if there's a difference?
Please review Robert Alter Old Testament!
Keep up the good job Matt. Look forward to seeing the next video on more bible reviews!
Thanks Matt, a useful review of the range of study Bibles. There are other criteria: how comprehensive are the concordance, lexicon, maps, timeline, etc. Also don't forget your global audience – it's English, Matt, but not as we know it.
What’s some good catholic translations?
Thank you, Brother Matt 🌹🌹🌹🌹
Matt, Have you do done a “How to speak Christianese/Theology” to understand terms that aren’t in the Bible?