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This Self-Interpreting Bible ,this edition of 1831 is one of the best King James edition Bibles ever produced. This edition follows the format of the first edition of 1778 which is simlply the best format as I will explain. It has the most beautiful brown spanish marbled end papers. It has date in history marked at top of each page. It hase full cross references on the outside margins where they should be to easily check if desired, It has a full complete outline of each chapter of the bible at the biginning of the chapter,so that after reading the outline the reader is better prepared to enjoy the Word of God that follows. It has an extensive reflection of each chapter written by John Brown after every chapter in the bible to more fully illuminate and give wisdom of God's Word .These reflections are a great treasure in themselves as John Brown was such a giant in the christian faith and in his knowledge of God's Word, As well this Bible contains a wealth of notes, commentary and amplifications throughout but especially in the New Testament written by John Brown. Reading and studing this Bible will greatly increase your love for the Messiah and for the Word of God. I have found this to be true in my life and in other people who have this bible and study it. It is a treasure worth more than its weight in gold.The Self-Interpreting Bible has also been an amazing blessing to me personally in my life and so I highly recommend this Bible to all.
The self -interpreting bible was published my times by over thirty different publishers in England and America from first edition in Scotland in 1778 to about 1929. My favorite editions would be the First edition of 1778 ,the third edition first published by subscription in America in 1792 with George Washington's name ,first on the list of purchasers. The large folio edition of 1824 and the edition of 1873 .Potter's Magnificant Family Bible which to my knowledge was the most comprehensive and majestic (gold embossed cover) bible ever produced. The four volume set published from 1896 to 1929 is basicly the 1873 edition split into 4 volumes with 400 photographs taken of the Holy Land. This review written by Alan Doucette , Bible historian.