A different way to use a journaling Bible.
Journaling Bibles seem to be a hot product right now in the “devotional materials” category. My wife bought me an ESV one for Christmas the year before last. This year I am using one published by Thomas Nelson. It is a hardback, King James Version, with wide margins. As I am reading through it this year, I am using it in a slightly different way than intended.
The KJV uses rich language, and some of the words are ones I am unfamiliar with. Others are ones I know, but I am unfamiliar with their original context. Using this Journaling Bible for me is a handy way to word-study the KJV. I recommend using this in conjunction with a good concordance to help break down language and its original contexts. The wide margins are useful for notes on all sorts of things related to the the text.
Journaling Bibles have a wide range of uses. From personal devotional time, to academic uses like word study, they can be a valuable edition to the Bible scholar’s bookshelf. I recommend this one as a tool to consider adding.
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