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The printed Bible I use (and Cambridge Cameos)

A very quick video, answering a very common question: “which King James Bible do you use?”

You can find the one I show here. This is a Local Church Bible Publishers 110E1B.

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19 Responses to The printed Bible I use (and Cambridge Cameos)

  1. kenparks says:

    I have seen the various KJV bible publishers that were recommended or not recommended, but nothing was said about the B.B. Kirkbride Bible Company. I have the 1964 printing have have been using this for 30 years. How would this printing compare with the Cambridge?

  2. Robert Johnson says:

    Thank you for the information shared. It is very interesting.
    I went to the bible location that was given to purchase the KJV of the bible you mentioned and it was sold out according to the site. I am still interested in purchasing the best of the KJV that can be purchased. I would also like getting a copy of the bible that you use if its’ available. The two following items were sold out that I was thinking of ordering:
    iItem # 153 Compact Bible and Item # LCBP110E1B &Cambridge Cameos and Item # 110EBRL. Your assistance for purchase will be helpful.

    Thanks,

    Robert Johnson

    • Brandon says:

      It looks like some of the variations of this model are going out of print. I’m sorry I can’t really help with that, I have no connection with LCBP. Here is a substantially similar printing from Cambridge:

      • Greg says:

        Brandon;
        I was reading on the forum about incorrect KJB having spirit with an uppercase S in 1John 5:8, but when I referenced my 400th anniversary 1611 edition facsimile and it has spirit, water and blood all uppercase.
        So my question; is this correct or a more recent edition?

        Thanks

    • Greg says:

      Robert Johnson:
      If you have not yet found the Bible you are looking for. Below is a smaller version of the LCBP110E1B that Brandon uses. It is the same as the 110 just compact. I have a paper bound Bible the same size as this one and I love the size of it. I am in to process of ordering this same Bible myself.
      Hope this helps.

      115E1B Compact Center Column Reference Black 1 Piece (Executive)

  3. Ken Parsons says:

    Thanks for that. I hadn’t thought of E-Bay.

    Of course, in the UK, we don’t have LCBP, amd I got my Cambridge from Eden publishers, a wide margin. As it weighs about 3lb I also have a small one with no centre references. I take it to Church with me, and used it when I was in hospital about 2 years ago. This I think I got from Amazon.
    I assume it’s a Cambridge, as it’s published by the Cambridge University Press.Here is a caveat. There is also another edition of the KJV, published in Oxford. Very few KJV Bibles are in the original spelling, those that are are difficult to understand. In the 18th Century a certain Dr Blayney “modernised” the spelling. He also put headnotes. Cambridge has headnotes, but there is a difference:
    Cambridge: Is 40 God’s Declaration to the people of his mercies and promises. Oxford: promulgation of the Gospel
    Cambridge Is 54: The coming glories of Jerusalem
    Oxford; The Church is comforted.
    Cambridge: Isaiah 30God’s marvelous work, Oxford: God’s mercies to his church
    Cambridge: Is 29 The enemies of Zion Oxford: God’s judgement on Jerusalem, or The deep hypocrisy of the Jews.
    Cambridge Is 59
    Cambridge, Is 60 The Lord shall redeem Zion. Oxford: The church’s glory in the access of the Gentiles.

    Cambridge on Is 54 The coming glories of Jerusalem
    Oxford.: the Church is comforted.
    this suggests Supersessionism, or replacement theology has crept in. In Oxford, all the “nice” prophecies are for the Church, all the warnings are for the Jews. (I am indebted to Ken Burnett, Why pray for Israel? where I first discovered this) For this reason alone, Cambridge is best.
    Do you have any views on this?

    • Ken Parsons says:

      In my comment just now, I meant to type Cambridge Isaiah 59, the Lord shall redeem Zion, Oxford The sins of the Jews.

      Unfortunately, Thompson’s Chain Reference Bible uses Oxford type headings.

    • Brandon says:

      Frankly, I tend to ignore the page headings. When I have paid attention to them, I have noted that they are written by someone with no ability to rightly divide. They could be useful for paging through looking for events in sequence, but I wouldn’t look at them for doctrine.

  4. Dennis Rowland says:

    Hi,the KJV Bible i use here in England is a Trinitarian Bible Society Bible(TBS) which is printed and published by Cambridge University press,it looks equal in quality to the LCBP Version you have in the video and I strongly recommend the TBS Westminster Reference edition

  5. Phil Wipperman says:

    Here’s a handy link to determine if it’s a real KJV or a counterfeit…

    http://www.biblebelievers.com/believers-org/counterfeit-kjv.html

    • Brandon says:

      Unfortunately their list isn’t correct. I’m looking at “enquire” vs “inquire.” Enquire is actually an unnecessary change you’ll find in Concord Bibles, and inquire is what exists in every single LCBP Bible I have purchased (including the one shown in this video), and is what is published in all Cambridge Bibles I have ever examined personally that are pre-1980. However many of the items on his list marked as “counterfeit” are valid complaints. Maybe the list he’s publishing could use a little more research. I have a lot of Bibles that were printed in the early 1900s and some from the 1800s and this issue is not quite as cut-and-dry as many wish it were.

      • Ken Parsons says:

        I love the King James Bible, and will use no other. But may I say a few words to Mr Wipperman, in the hope it may encourage him.
        As far as I know, the are no upper and lower case letters in Hebrew. I’ll stand corrected if I am wrong. So whether they capitalise the word Spirit is a theological decision, not a translator’s.
        Secondly, the fact the King James Bible has survived is a miracle of God. It was subject to frequent revision as it emanated from the printers’. Adam Nicolson, in Power and Glory, a secular history but apparently by a believer, tells us that it was riddled with misprints , the most notorious being the omission of the word “not” in Exodus 20;14. In the 19th Century, a scholar, Dr F. Scrivener, attempted to collate all the editions then in circulation, and found more than 24,000 variations. He adds “No one one such thing as “the King James Bible” -agreed, consistent and whole- has ever existed.” This does not matter, because we read it by faith, trusting the Holy Spirit to interpret it for us. It is the only version written for public reading and mnemotechnic. Tyndale was for private reading, indeed, reading in secret.
        On the question of capitalisation, compare Tyndale on Romans 8:14: “for as many as are ledde by the sprete off God are the sonnes of god.” even the initial of God is inconsistently in lower case, and yet the King James Version is substantially Tyndale, and it is written in the blood of martyrdom. I know of no later translation where the translators gave their life for their work as Tyndale did.

  6. Adesola Mary Adebayo says:

    Brandon,
    The help i need is a good recommendation of a study Bible that carries big bold letters printing. I can then order for it.
    Thank you for sharing the light of God with the World

    • Brandon says:

      Visit the website for LCBP that I linked above. They have sample images that show what the printing in their Bibles looks like. I think you’ll find one that suits your needs if you look around.

  7. Jim Kulka says:

    Does anyone know about the 21st Century KJV, published by Deuel Enterises, Inc.? So far I’ve read one review from the “pro” side: they’ve only changed the archaic words but have strived to preserve all of the other items. The one “con” review I’ve read is that it is “copyrighted” and that Deuel therefore is wrong in their intent (to bind-up the Word in some way and profit from it). While I’d admit it’s not a good idea to make money off God’s word, I really want to know about the truthfulness of it and the congruence to the authorized 1611….thanks for any objective information anyone could share.

    • Brandon says:

      I have one. It contains numerous pointless changes, I suppose in an effort to obtain a copyrightable result. I can’t think of any reason someone should use it.

  8. tom mitchell says:

    I just bought a new Authorized King James Bible from Church bible publishers (they are an off shoot of the LCBP I believe) and I would like to recommend it to anyone who would like a good bible to use. It is mid size, center column reference, has the translators to the reader along with the dedicatory page. Ironed calf skin, and very well made at an affordable price. This is my very first high quality KJB I ever owned and I just wanted to let others know about it. Thanks. This video shows what it looks like and all.

    https://youtu.be/JoYDnruF-o0

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