The Orthodox Study Bible, eBook
By Thomas Nelson
- Release Date: 2008-02-26
- Genre: Bible Studies
The Orthodox Study Bible, eBook Thomas Nelson Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The FIRST EVER Orthodox Study Bible presents the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible.
Orthodox Christianity is the face of ancient Christianity to the modern world and embraces the second largest body of Christians in the world. In this first-of-its-kind study Bible, the Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith.
Old Testament newly translated from the Greek text of the Septuagint, including the DeuterocanonNew Testament from the New King James VersionCommentary drawn from the early Church ChristiansEasy-to-Locate liturgical readingsBook Introductions and OutlinesSubject IndexFull-color IconsFull-color Maps
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Nice to have an e-book version , BUT ...
I have a hard copy of The Orthodox Study Bible , but thought it would be nice to have an e-book version on my computer . I assumed when I purchased it that the iBook version would be the same as the hard copy version with the Footnotes included , but the iBook version of OSB does NOT have the study footnotes. For that reason I can’t recommend this . I hope that the publishers will update the iBook version to include the full footnotes as in the printed version of OSB.
currently not buying
This is my favorite bible for daily reading, entirely because of the footnotes.
By the way, my 5 star rating is for the content of the book, no this e-book. In fact, I can't even buy this book unless I can get an opportunity to try it out.
This is the exact dilemma created by the iTunes no refund store policy. The fact is that this book sample does not include the footnotes.
Does the purchased full book include footnotes, and are they formatted in a helpful or time wasting way.
I currently use the kindle version and the footnotes are included, but they jump around a bit more than necessary. If this were footnoted better than the kindle, I might be willing to buy it once OS X gets an ereader in Maverick.
Apple, please change your store policy to allow buyers a remorse period to get a refund.
Hoping that someday there will be an update to make the iPad version more in line with the printed version. Two important things missing from this digital version:
1) Footnotes: as you read, many passages, will be footnoted to clarify meaning, historical context and other helpful insights. The footnotes will amplify the biblical text itself and its interpretation, Orthodox theology, liturgical use of passage, people in the passage and how the passage applies to our lives.
Since the footnotes are missing, one also misses the opportunity to experience what the printed version has...footnotes!
2) While deep into a chapter, one can get lost as to what book they are actually in and sometimes what chapter because there is no heading to refer to, like there is in the printed version, which is printed at the top of every page.
Bought the digital version so I could keep notes with certain verses. Then I'm able ask my priest about those I don't quite understand the meaning of. So the iPad version does make that very convenient.
The printed version just seems much better organized.
Like it but...
Great bible, but the iBook has two flaws - it needs the name of the book you are in on each page, like hard cover bibles have. You have no clue where you are. Also, when going to the bookmark page, the individual bookmarks are not labeled, showing what book/chapter/verse each bookmark is. If you have several bookmarks, you could spend 10 minutes guessing which one is what. I would rate this a 5-star if this was corrected.
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