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Posted: 11/30/2007 5:11:06 PM EDT
I'm trying to get a sense of how holy the average ARFCOMMER is. I've found this metric to be the simplest and most accurate over time.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:12:28 PM EDT
none that i'm aware of.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:12:29 PM EDT
Family has three. I have none.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:12:38 PM EDT
Own: ZERO

Have in House: ZERO

Allow in House: ZERO.

That about covers it.

Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:13:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 5:13:55 PM EDT by Towely]

Originally Posted By Stormbringer2:
Own: ZERO

Have in House: ZERO

Allow in House: ZERO.

That about covers it.



Are you a different religion or are you just afraid of it?

I think we have about 6 between the four of us.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:14:39 PM EDT
One, King James - old and new testaments.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:14:55 PM EDT
4. One was my Grandmothers Russian Orthodox prayer Bible.

Funny thing... I'm pretty much an agnostic heathen.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:15:31 PM EDT

Me personally? probably about 6 or 7

In the house? probably a dozen or more

+1 at work

Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:15:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 5:15:52 PM EDT by Towely]

Originally Posted By RevDeadCorpse:
4. One was my Grandmothers Russian Orthodox prayer Bible.

Funny thing... I'm pretty much an agnostic heathen.


They still look good on the shelf. To be honest it's not like most believers use theirs for anything more than decoration anyways.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:18:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Towely:

Originally Posted By RevDeadCorpse:
4. One was my Grandmothers Russian Orthodox prayer Bible.

Funny thing... I'm pretty much an agnostic heathen.


They still look good on the shelf. To be honest it's not like most believers use theirs for anything more than decoration anyways.


I've actually read mine. More than once. It's how I ended up an agnostic...
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:19:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Towely:

Originally Posted By RevDeadCorpse:
4. One was my Grandmothers Russian Orthodox prayer Bible.

Funny thing... I'm pretty much an agnostic heathen.


They still look good on the shelf. To be honest it's not like most believers use theirs for anything more than decoration anyways.


I guess I'd have to agree with you.
Even though I have one on my great room library shelf I haven't read a page in years....
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:19:49 PM EDT
I've got the bible I received at my baptism right here on the computer desk. It's the one I use.

I have another in the bookcase in my bedroom and in one of my dresser drawers I have grandma's bible from when she was a child. She was born in 1898. I don't use it but very infrequently as it's rather fragile.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:20:06 PM EDT
9 or 10 scattered between work, home, and my car. Various translations (someday I'll get a Geneva Bible). How many does a Parallel Bible count for (it has 4 translations). Sometimes I even read them.

I think I'm overcompensating for a mis-spent yoot.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:21:40 PM EDT
0
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:22:08 PM EDT
None, don't care to have one either.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:22:57 PM EDT
counting the one in front of me....................None
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:23:27 PM EDT
Nada
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:24:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 5:31:55 PM EDT by BaxterStockman]
In English, ~6. Counting other languages, >10. But I study biblical & parabiblical texts for my degree program, it's not only a hobby for me.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:24:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 5:37:43 PM EDT by Bladeswitcher]
I have five or six KJVs, a couple of other versions for reference, a parallel Bible, a "harmony" NT and a few other specialized versions. THere was a time that I spent anywhere from an hour to four or five hours a day reading and studying. Haven't read a passage in a year or two other than to look something up to post a response here (and for that I usually use a computer version).

Great book. Lots to learn from it. But once you "get it", you sort of lose the need to hang on every word . . . or at least I did.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:25:01 PM EDT
None.

I've always wanted to read it, but, damn, that is a dry read.

It needs some zazz.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:26:28 PM EDT
A few New International Versions

Two King James Version,

Two Torah,

One Koran,
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:27:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
None.

I've always wanted to read it, but, damn, that is a dry read.

It needs some zazz.


Try starting with Genesis, Judges, Proverbs, Mark, James, and Revelation.

They're pretty zazzy.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:27:43 PM EDT
I'm waiting for the movie as directed by F.F. Copala
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:30:17 PM EDT
ZERO

Bet you weren't expecting this many zero's, huh?
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:30:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 5:34:10 PM EDT by 5subslr5]
I don't own any Bibles.

Which version would be the one to buy ?? To the best of my knowledge, the Anchor Bible is the most complete and consists of MANY volumes*.

I fear people still read the King James 'version' and believe those "the's" and "thou's" were the way people spoke in Biblical times as opposed to the English of the period when the King James version was translated and published.



5sub

*The Anchor Bible consists of 120+ volumes as of 2005.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:30:18 PM EDT
Bladeswitcher wrote:

But once you "get it", you sort of loose the need to hang on every word . . .


That is a very perceptive and accurate statement and I agree with you.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:31:21 PM EDT
A Bunch, plus your pages two.

They are all King James, of course.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:32:19 PM EDT
I have a real old mini one around here somewhere. it measures about 1.25 inch X .75 inch. U can read it too. I will ahve to find it and take a pic of it. It is about 60 years old.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:36:18 PM EDT
I study from an ESV bible, with a NASB, HCSB, and Amplified Bible on hand. I count four.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:37:17 PM EDT
I have several as well as old family Bibles.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:39:03 PM EDT
I have the NIV on audiobook
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:39:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fast_Jimmy:
I'm trying to get a sense of how holy the average ARFCOMMER is. I've found this metric to be the simplest and most accurate over time.


You can own 100, but what good are they if you don't read them and live by them? I have quite a few, but don't read them enough.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:39:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:41:17 PM EDT
None - All forms of Religion have long been banned in my home.



For the Record, all forms of Politics have been banned as well.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:45:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
I don't own any Bibles.

Which version would be the one to buy ?? To the best of my knowledge, the Anchor Bible is the most complete and consists of MANY volumes*.

I fear people still read the King James 'version' and believe those "the's" and "thou's" were the way people spoke in Biblical times as opposed to the English of the period when the King James version was translated and published.



5sub

*The Anchor Bible consists of 120+ volumes as of 2005.


Here ya go:



The Anchor Bible Project, consisting of the Anchor Bible Commentary Series, Anchor Bible Dictionary and Anchor Bible Reference Library is a scholarly and commercial co-venture that began in 1956, when individual volumes in the commentary series began production. Having initiated a new era of cooperation among scholars in biblical research, over 1,000 scholars—representing Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, secular, and other traditions—have now contributed to the project. Their works offer discussions that reflect a range of viewpoints across a wide theological spectrum. The Anchor Bible Project continues to produce volumes that keep readers current on recent scholarship and are grounded in analysis. The works bring advances in science and technology to bear on biblical materials, making historical and linguistic knowledge related to the interpretation of the biblical record available to experts and students alike. As of 2005, more than 120 volumes have been published, each edited by David Noel Freedman, General Editor and published by Doubleday (Random House).


Anchor Bible Commentary Series
The Anchor Bible Commentary Series, created under the guidance of William Foxwell Albright (1891–1971), comprises a book by book translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Intertestamental Books (Apocrypha). For each biblical book, the series includes an original translation (with annotations, including alternative translations) of ancient texts, using modern knowledge of the ancient languages; overviews of the historical, critical, and literary evolution of the text; an outline of major themes and topics; a verse-by-verse commentary; treatment of competing scholarly theories; historical background; and photographs, illustrations, and maps of artifacts and places associated with biblical figures and sites. Lengthy or complex biblical books are covered in more than one volume.

A work in progress, as of 2006, the series has produced over 80 volumes, some of which are updates of earlier works. The series is 99% complete; the second half of Exodus was released in early December 2006, and the remaining volumes (e.g., Nahum) are in production. Additionally, many new volumes, such as Proverbs 10-31 and Mark 9-16, are in the final stages of production. Others such as II Chronicles and Revelation are under contract.


Anchor Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Bible Dictionary contains more than 6,000 entries from 800 international scholars. It has illustrations and line-art throughout, and is also available on CD-ROM. The "Dictionary" includes articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls, early Jewish-Christian relations, the historical Jesus, sociological and literary methods of biblical criticism, feminist hermeneutics, and numerous entries on archaeological sites, as well as bibliographies with citations listed individually at the end of each article.


Anchor Bible Reference Library
The Anchor Bible Reference Library is an open-ended series composed of more than thirty separate volumes with information about anthropology, archaeology, ecology, geography, history, languages, literature, philosophy, religions, and theology, among others.


Works in the Anchor Bible Commentary Series
Works in the Anchor Bible Commentary Series include:


Tanakh ~ Old Testament ~ Hebrew Bible
Genesis, E. A. Speiser, 1964
Genesis, Ronald S. Hendel (in production)
Exodus 1–18, William H. Propp, 1999
Exodus 19-40, William H. Propp, 2006
Leviticus 1–16, Jacob Milgrom, 1998
Leviticus 17–22, Jacob Milgrom, 2000
Leviticus 23–27, Jacob Milgrom, 2001
Numbers 1–20, Baruch A. Levine, 1993
Numbers 21–36, Baruch A. Levine, 2000
Deuteronomy 1-11, Moshe Weinfeld, 1991
Deuteronomy 12-34, Moshe Weinfeld (in production, expected to be two more volumes)
Joshua, Robert G. Boling and G. Ernest Wright, 1982
Judges, Robert G. Boling, 1974
Judges, Jack Sasson, (in production)
Ruth, Edward F. Campbell Jr., 1975
1 Samuel, P. Kyle McCarter Jr., 1980
2 Samuel, P. Kyle McCarter Jr., 1984
1 Kings, Mordechai Cogan, 2001
2 Kings, Mordechai Cogan and Hayim Tadmor, 1988
1 Chronicles, Jacob M. Myers, 1965
1 Chronicles 1–9, Gary Knoppers, 2004
1 Chronicles 10–29, Gary Knoppers, 2004
2 Chronicles, Jacob M. Myers, 1965
2 Chronicles, Gary Knoppers (in production)
Ezra-Nehemiah, Jacob M. Myers, 1965
Ezra-Nehemiah, Tamara Cohn Eskenazi (in production)
Esther, Carey A. Moore, 1971
Job, Marvin H. Pope, 1965
Psalms I 1–50, Mitchell Dahood, 1966
Psalms II 51–100, Mitchell Dahood, 1968
Psalms III 101–150, Mitchell Dahood, 1970
Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, R.B.Y. Scott, 1965
Proverbs 1–9, Michael V. Fox, 2000
Proverbs 10–31, Michael V. Fox, (in production)
Ecclesiastes, Choon-Leong Seow, 1997
Songs of Songs, Marvin H. Pope, 1977
Isaiah 34–35,40–66, John L. McKenzie (1969)
Isaiah 1–39, Joseph Blenkinsopp, 2000
Isaiah 40–55, Joseph Blenkinsopp, 2002
Isaiah 56–66, Joseph Blenkinsopp, 2003
Jeremiah, John Bright, 1965
Jeremiah 1–20, Jack R. Lundbom, 1999
Jeremiah 21–36, Jack R. Lundbom, 2004
Jeremiah 37–52, Jack R. Lundbom, 2004
Lamentations, Delbert R. Hillers, 1972
Lamentations, 2nd ed., Delbert R. Hillers, 1992
Ezekiel 1–20, Moshe Greenberg, 1983
Ezekiel 21–37, Moshe Greenberg, 1997
Ezekiel 38-48, Jacob Milgrom (in production)
Daniel, Louis F. Hartman and Alexander A. DiLella, 1978
Hosea, Francis I. Andersen and David Noel Freedman, 1980
Joel, James L. Crenshaw, 1995
Amos, Francis I. Andersen and David Noel Freedman, 1989
Obadiah, Paul Raabe,1996
Jonah, Jack M. Sasson, 1990
Micah, Francis Andersen and David Noel Freedman, 2000
Nahum, Duane Christensen (in production)
Habakkuk, Francis I. Andersen, 2001
Zephaniah, Adele Berlin, 1994
Haggai and Zechariah 1–8, Carol L. Meyers and Eric M. Meyers, 1987
Zechariah 9–14, Carol L. Meyers and Eric M. Meyers, 1992
Malachi, Andrew E. Hill, 1998

New Testament
Matthew, W. F. Albright & C. S. Mann, 1971
Matthew, John P. Meier (in production)
Mark, C.S. Mann, 1986
Mark 1–8, Joel Marcus, 2000
Mark 8-16, Joel Marcus, (in production)
Luke 1–9, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, 1982
Luke 10–24, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, 1985
John 1–12, Raymond E. Brown, 1966
John 13–21, Raymond E. Brown, 1970
Acts of the Apostles, Johannes Munck, 1967
Acts of the Apostles, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J, 1998
Romans, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J, 1993
1 Corinthians, William F. Orr and James Arthur Walther, 1976
2 Corinthians, Victor P. Furnish, 1984
Galatians, J. Louis Martyn, 1997
Ephesians 1–3, Markus Barth, 1974
Ephesians 4–6, Markus Barth, 1974
Philippians, J. Reumann, 2007
Colossians, Markus Barth and Helmut Blankes, 1995
Letters to the Thessalonians, Abraham J. Malherbe, 2000
First and Second Letters to Timothy, Luke Timothy Johnson, 2001
Letter to Titus, Jerome D. Quinn, 1990
Letter to Philemon, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, 2001
Hebrews, George Wesley Buchanan, 1972
Hebrews, Craig Koester, 2001
The Epistles of James, Peter, and Jude, Bo Reicke,1964
Letter of James, Luke Timothy Johnson, 1995
1 Peter, John H. Elliott, 2001
2 Peter and Jude, Jerome H. Neyrey, 1993
The Epistles of John, Raymond E. Brown, 1982
Revelation, J. Massyngberde Ford, 1975
Revelation, Craig Koester (in production)

Intertestamental Books ~ Apocrypha ~ (most of which are also Deuterocanonical)
Daniel, Esther and Jeremiah: The Additions, Carey A. Moore, 1977
Tobit, Carey A. Moore, 1996
Judith, Carey A. Moore, 1985
The Wisdom of Solomon, David Winston, 1979
Wisdom of Ben Sira, Patrick W. Skehan and Alexander A. DiLella, 1995
1 and 2 Esdras,Jacob M. Myers, 1974
1 Maccabees, Jonathan A. Goldstein, 1976
2 Maccabees, Jonathan A. Goldstein, 1983


There's much more of course.

5sub
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:45:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 5:48:06 PM EDT by 5subslr5]


There is NO 'THE' Bible.



5sub
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:46:06 PM EDT
I have dozens of them, everytime I go to a hotel it seems like someone left theirs behind in the nightstand so I grab it.

Pretty unpopular book as far as I can tell .




Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:47:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Towely:

Originally Posted By Stormbringer2:
Own: ZERO

Have in House: ZERO

Allow in House: ZERO.

That about covers it.



Are you a different religion or are you just afraid of it?

I think we have about 6 between the four of us.


Afraid of religion?

nope...

Despise Religion...
Yeppers...

I do have some other nice science fiction novels that fill that void so I have no need for a bible.

Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:49:23 PM EDT
None, and I plan on keeping it that way.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:49:31 PM EDT
No Bibles. Got rid of 'em years ago.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:54:01 PM EDT
I have 2, and I'm not even Christian.

To all you people who 'despise' religion or won't let it into your household, What are you afraid of?
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:57:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beefypeanut:
I have 2, and I'm not even Christian.

To all you people who 'despise' religion or won't let it into your household, What are you afraid of?
I don't despise it or exclude it from my home,I know right from wrong, I just don't need it is all..
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:00:12 PM EDT
I've got three.

One is the "field Bible" that I was issued in the Danish army (primarily NT). I still have it, and it's a nice small convenient form. Here's a pic:



The second is an annotated Oxford Bible (including Apocrypha), that is a fantastic resource for looking stuff up.

The third is the nicest - and has a real leather binding - and was given to me as a very generous gift by a fellow arfcommer!
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:02:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 6:11:06 PM EDT by MagKnightX]
Three.

One full King James Version, two miniature Gideon New Testaments.

I also have two Qur`ans and a copy of the Dhammapadda.

Edit: as an agnostic leaning more and more to atheist each day, I think it's silly to not allow bibles in your house. If you mean you don't have one and will never buy one for yourself or others, that's one thing entirely and a perfectly fine position. But to say you don't allow bibles in your house, what, do you tell family and friends who visit that they can't bring 'em for themselves? Do you search them or something?
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:04:05 PM EDT
I actually have a protestant "children's" bible (despite being an adult Catholic). I honostly have no idea where I got it, but I keep it around because it's one of the few where the language used doesn't make me want to gouge my eyes out.

Need to pick up a Catholic version at some point or another.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:04:34 PM EDT
Define "Bible"? I have scriptures, probably not the same as most Arfcommers, but I have them. They do include much of what you probably consider a Bible.

-Ben
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:04:54 PM EDT
None.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:05:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 6:05:54 PM EDT by GA-Dawg]
I think a great question would be... Who wants one? Let's start an exchange for those who would genuinely like one! People who have extras can send those to others who would like one!
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:09:08 PM EDT
"Seven or more."

Sorry to disappoint though, bud.

At least for me, there is zero bearing on my "holiness".

<------- mondo-flawed human being.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:09:09 PM EDT
Have OT in Hebrew & Greek
Have NT in Greek
Have Whole Bible in Spanish, French & German
Have CEV, KJVx2, NASBx2, NIVx2, LB, NLT, Jerusalem Bible, New World Translation, a translation for the deaf and a couple of others.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:12:14 PM EDT
No bibles at all. I am not religious at all. I have thought about picking up Book of Exalted Deeds for my D&D collection. It would be to offset the Book of Vile Darkness and the Fiendish Codexes, full of demons and devils.


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