I have a friend named Mike. Mike is a bible scholar. Big Time. In our 20-plus years of friendship, I have always thought he has a billiant mind. And whenever I have a question about the bible, I ask him.
A couple of years ago, I asked him what I thought was a simple question.
What’s the best bible to use?
He shrugged his shoulders and looked at me very matter of factly and simply said, “The one you have.”
No. Just no. Where was the deep and profound analysis of all of the bibles in the world? Where was the recommendation of the specific bible that I just have to have? Where was the validation that I needed to buy a shiny, new bible to get my Jesus on? So I rephrased the question.
Based on your studies as a bible scholar, and based on your teaching of bible to the masses, what’s the best bible to use?
“The one you have. But since you obviously don’t like that answer, any study bible should work for your needs.” Continue reading