Spirit of the Reformation vs Reformation Study Bible vs ESV Study Bible

Discussion in 'Calvinism & The Doctrines of Grace' started by jpfrench81, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible

  2. Reformation Study Bible

  3. ESV Study Bible

  4. Other

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  1. jpfrench81

    jpfrench81 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Just curious which study Bible you prefer based on the NOTES not on the translation? Why?
  2. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Geneva: Only because I'm not buying anymore hardcopy Bibles. I'm considering getting Accordance when the cashflow improves here, but for now I'll stick with what I have and use on-line libraries. The Geneva Bible has stood the test of time, with it's notes, and was found worthy to be reprinted to keep the spirit of the Reformation alive almost 500 years on. I'm in no way considering these other works inferior, just stating an opinion.
  3. Grimmson

    Grimmson Puritan Board Sophomore

    I had not heard of the Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible, then again I do not need another study Bible so am not looking for another to hear of it. Two study bible, both being a different translation, is good enough for me.
  4. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

    I'm generally a fan of Pratt's work, but I've never seen a Spirit of the Reformation since I steer clear of anything NIV related these days. I clicked on Reformation, since those are essentially the same notes as can be found in my New Geneva. I gave my Reformation Study Bible to my daughter.
  5. dudley

    dudley Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I have the KJV and the Geneva Bible and use those two regularly.
  6. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Senior

    I checked Reformation because that is the only study Bible I use. However, I rarely use even that. I find that the online resources far surpass anything I can get from a study Bible. In fact, I usually just take my ESV slimline (no notes) to church and I do my personal devotions and studies using Bible software.
  7. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    I selected the SOTR realizing that the notes are almost identical to the RSB, but the scale tipper is the doctrinal articles in the SOTR that greatly exceed the depth of those in the RSB versions.

    If anyone has a genuine leather SOTR and wants to part with it, I'm your $ huckleberry! ;)
    I need an extra copy or two and they are hard to find online anymore at reasonable costs.

  8. CPI1943

    CPI1943 Puritan Board Freshman

    I actually use all three and i try to balance the views a little bit with the fourth edition Oxford Annotated Bible. I also have a few other study bibles: The Lutheran Study Bible, The Concordia Self Study bible, The Wesley Bible and the Interpreter's Study Bible. However, being of the reformed persuasion, I tend to spend more time on the Reformed study bibles. and of course I only use the interpreter's Bible and Oxford Annotated Bible for background information, since I do not share the humanistic beliefs of many of the editors of those Bibles.
    Having some vision problems, I also tend to use the three that do have electronic versions, namely SOTR, ESV and RSB.
    I am a "layman" but I do spend a fair amount of time in study both for personal use as well as for teaching classes for adults in our church.
  9. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    Who offers the SOTR version electronically?

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