Hendrickson Publishers has merged the King James Bible with my favorite commentary to create The Matthew Henry KJV Study Bible.
Completed in 1611, the King James Version has been the translation of choice among many Christians over the past 400 years. However, today’s KJV Bibles are almost exclusively the edited text of the 1769 edition of the KJV.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Overall, the Matthew Henry Study Bible has good readability. While the type isn’t large, the kerning and full justification makes each word and letter stand out crisp and clearly. At the same time, it almost spaces things out too much, which slows down quick skimming. The words of Christ are in red.
The layout features cross references in the interior margins, and the study notes’ sans serif typeface is a bold, crisp, user friendly choice that drives home the points.
The black flexisoft leather cover is soft yet firm to the touch. It is a good balance between cost and quality.
The Smyth-sewn binding is complemented by a gold ribbon marker, and the gold-gilded page edges are dotted with helpful thumb index tabs.
Book introductions, footnotes, and in-text quotations from Matthew Henry’s writings are woven throughout the Bible. It is a well-thought-out balance between study tools and portability.
Other special features include 8 pages of full-color maps and a concordance.
Translations: King James Version (KJV)
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers (2010)
Cover: Flexisoft Leather (black)
Type: black type with words of Christ in red
Dimensions: 6.5″ x 9.25″ x 2″
Special Features: Matthew Henry commentary, concordance, 8 pages of full-color maps
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