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A stunning work of scholarship, the Norton Critical Edition of The English Bible, King James Version, is the most accessible edition available.
Published: Start Classics an imprint of NBN Books on Dec 31, 1953
ISBN: 9781627936545
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It's really good to read the Holy Bible.I think it's so good on the others.Actually, I already reading it in another app such as YouVersion.Reading it each day, I feel the God's love in this. So I reading it now and feel the God's love, joy, peace and etc.read more
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The Holy Bible is a compilation of the texts thought to be most relevant to the Christian faith. Authorities differ regarding the material that should be included, as well as its authorship, provenance, and interpretation. This edition is based on one of the two or three widely-accepted standards, being comprised of 66 documents thought by many to have been composed by authors with unique insight into their faith.Although some of the material suffers from the plodding pace of The Silmarillion's less interesting chapters, the Bible also contains gripping tales of love, hate, lust, heroism, folly, and sacrifice. From the arrogance of King David, to the cowardice of the prophet Jonah, to the erotic longing of the writer of The Songs of Songs, to the zealotry of a martyred carpenter and his followers, the entire gamut of human experience is contained within this single, short volume. Of course, drawing material from dozens of authors writing in several genres over a long span of time does result in inconsistencies. Some critics (e.g. G.K. Chesterton) might claim that this diversity is a strength of the work; still, one can't help wondering whether, for example, the author of Genesis might have benefitted from the guidance of a good editor, given that the book is essentially cobbled together from multiple pre-existing stories. Likewise, the main character--known variously as Jehovah, The Lord, etc.--is portrayed in a variety of inconsistent ways; and it's unclear whether we are to take this as indicative of changes in his personality or changes in the perspective of the books' authors.The "Authorized" or "King James" version is, of course, the classic translation of this text into English. Although much of the language is now archaic and difficult for the modern reader to comprehend at first glance, the sheer poetic force of its best passages have shaped English literature in the centuries since its publication. Even for those who question its relevance, it remains required reading for those who aspire to call themselves "educated".read more
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I grew up in a household in which this was the version around, and one of the few books around. So..I've read and reread. I think even if it is not to your religious taste it is an important thing to have read, to have tasted the glories of the psalms and the beauties of so many of the stories, the harshness of others, the bewildering complexity, the inspiration.read more
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It's really good to read the Holy Bible.I think it's so good on the others.Actually, I already reading it in another app such as YouVersion.Reading it each day, I feel the God's love in this. So I reading it now and feel the God's love, joy, peace and etc.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
The Holy Bible is a compilation of the texts thought to be most relevant to the Christian faith. Authorities differ regarding the material that should be included, as well as its authorship, provenance, and interpretation. This edition is based on one of the two or three widely-accepted standards, being comprised of 66 documents thought by many to have been composed by authors with unique insight into their faith.Although some of the material suffers from the plodding pace of The Silmarillion's less interesting chapters, the Bible also contains gripping tales of love, hate, lust, heroism, folly, and sacrifice. From the arrogance of King David, to the cowardice of the prophet Jonah, to the erotic longing of the writer of The Songs of Songs, to the zealotry of a martyred carpenter and his followers, the entire gamut of human experience is contained within this single, short volume. Of course, drawing material from dozens of authors writing in several genres over a long span of time does result in inconsistencies. Some critics (e.g. G.K. Chesterton) might claim that this diversity is a strength of the work; still, one can't help wondering whether, for example, the author of Genesis might have benefitted from the guidance of a good editor, given that the book is essentially cobbled together from multiple pre-existing stories. Likewise, the main character--known variously as Jehovah, The Lord, etc.--is portrayed in a variety of inconsistent ways; and it's unclear whether we are to take this as indicative of changes in his personality or changes in the perspective of the books' authors.The "Authorized" or "King James" version is, of course, the classic translation of this text into English. Although much of the language is now archaic and difficult for the modern reader to comprehend at first glance, the sheer poetic force of its best passages have shaped English literature in the centuries since its publication. Even for those who question its relevance, it remains required reading for those who aspire to call themselves "educated".
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I grew up in a household in which this was the version around, and one of the few books around. So..I've read and reread. I think even if it is not to your religious taste it is an important thing to have read, to have tasted the glories of the psalms and the beauties of so many of the stories, the harshness of others, the bewildering complexity, the inspiration.
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What can you say about one of the most boring books of all time, yet still tops the charts for best-selling fiction. Firstly the writing style is atrocious. It's like twenty guys were only given part of the story and told to make it up and make it all fit. The inconsistencies are everywhere. They really needed a better editor.

And with so many different cooks the styles are everywhere. From dry accountant listing everything person and every thing in exacting detail, to a fantasy nut who introduces magical staffs and mythical beings who communicate through burning botany.

What happened to the plot? For the first section there is this evil overlord controlling every aspect of his minions life. What they can eat, what they can wear, who they must kill and subjugate next. I kept waiting for a big rebellion and maybe a lightsaber battle but they kept praising this guy. Can't they see they are just his puppets? And it goes on and on and on and on and on and... you get the drift. But thankfully it isn't all just lists, and doom and gloom and wait yes it is. There's some comedy pieces like this guy Noah who forgot all the dinosaurs and left them to die instead of taking them on his super arc. Must have been a cold-hearted guy and let them drown like the chick in Titanic did to Leo. So did Noah paint the dinosaurs like one of his "French girls"?

But then in the second half (or sequel I'm not quite sure. Maybe there was some writers strike between them) he just changes and it's as if he isn't even there anymore. Anti-climactic or what. Now his son is here to make the world a better place. I think the writers owe George Lucas some money for stealing his idea. This guy possesses all these superpowers but never comes up with a cool costume or superhero name. He just walks around, talking and occasionally doing little magic tricks. He could have headlined in Vegas! But no, he just tours the Middle East and forgets about the rest of the world. So in retaliation for not doing a gig in the Coliseum the Romans decide he has to die. And, lo and behold, he does! On a massive cross which must have hurt. But wait! He still has a magic trick up his sleeve (or robe or toga or whatever). He was only faking it. They take his "body" and put it in a cave and he does his Houdini trick and poof, he's gone. I'm thinking he was like the invisible man and ran off and married some little Arabian hottie. And story over.

So some minor magical fantasy pieces surrounded by the dullest of historical fantasy. At over 1000 pages, mostly with pretty small print, this tome makes for one hell of a paperweight and not much else. No wonder it's always left behind in hotels because people get 5 pages in and fall asleep. Do yourself a favour and go read some much better written historical fantasy. Or maybe Harry Potter. Hell maybe even Twilight. No scratch that, Twilight is still worse. Just.
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This is an awesome book to read i have one at home i don't read it as much but it's a really good book.The book is about how magnificent God is and how he heals the sick and helps the humble.My favorite scripture is Psalms 18:1-3.
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Poor physical condition but was the personal Bible of Mrs. Laura Lola Martin Venable { My Mother's personal Bible }The Bible my mother used to read to me as a child!! Very precious indeed! The King James Version...Red Letter Edition.
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