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Which Bible Should You Buy?

There are various quality bibles that you can choose from in the market today. Looking for the right bible to meet your needs to be done before you start purchasing. Here are some options from which you can choose better to help you find the right Bible to serve your spiritual needs:

The Basic Reference Bible: This one has a joint text with reference notes that refer to other scriptures verses that repeat and support what you read. Usually, they have a dictionary included with maps placed behind. This one is great for anyone looking for a no-frills, Bible reference work. Visit the official website to get biblical charts and maps online.

The Text Bible: This Bible does not include reference or map. It is commonly used as a "bench of the Bible" in the churches.

The Thin-line/ Ultra-Thin Bible: This one is like the biblical reference but usually has a thinner page and is 1 inch thick. 

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The Devotional Bible: This one has a brief devotion placed in all the chapters or segments of scripture that attract a particular verse or theme and explain the theme or paragraph. This is great for daily reflection/meditation on scripture.

The Parallel Bible: It covers more than one version/translation in it. Generally, there are only 2 translations included but can contain as many as The translations are placed side by side for easy comparison. 

The Chronological Bible: This one places where all the events are in the order in which they occur in chronological order. It allows you to see the timeline of events. This Bible does not work well as a reference or "follow-along" The Bible as books and scriptures have been taken out of their original order.


What Is The History Of The Old Testament?

The word “Testament" means an agreement between two parties. In the case of the Old Testament, the covenant was between God and Israel. Basically, the Old Testament is the Bible of the Jews, known as the "Tanakh" or "Masoretic Text". Then, God signed the "New Testament" by believing in Jesus Christ.

For Protestant Christians, the Old Testament is basically the same as the Jewish Bible but with several books and over. Catholic and Orthodox Christians use the extra books known as "Apocrypha". This is the number of books in the original Greek translation but then dropped by a Protestant church but sometimes listed in their own separate section of the Bible. Visit  to know more about the bible timeline.

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Currently, there are Christians who believe that it is necessary to study the Old Testament as it is an agreement between God and the Jews, and are not considered binding non-Jews. They believe that the New Covenant (Testament) pretty much replaced the Old Testament (Covenant) and some would even go so far as to refuse to listen to the sermon of the Old Testament.

Some believe that the word of God as written in the Old Testament is still a strong message and should be studied. In the "Experiencing God" course by Henry and Richard Blackaby, they refer much to the stories of Abraham, Moses, and others who play an important role in shaping the law of the Old Testament. Also, Jesus himself referred to often when he speaks about the law and the word of God. In John 10:35 Jesus said, " Scripture can not be broken".