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KJV Thompson Chain Reference Regular Blue Bonded Leather

KJV Thompson Chain Reference Regular Blue Bonded Leather
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KJV Thompson Chain Reference Bible

The picture is of the presentation box. The Bible has a plain lightly grained, blue bonded leather, cover with silver spine printing and page edge gilding.

Publisher: Kirkbride Bible Company

  • Binding: Blue Bonded Leather
  • Words of Jesus in Red
  • Color: Blue
  • Reference: Side-Column Chain References
  • Version: King James Version (KJV)
  • Concordance
  • Size: 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches
  • Font Size: 9pt.

ISBN 10: 0887075347

ISBN 13: 9780887075346

The Thompson Chain Reference Bible History

Dr. Frank Charles Thompson was a young preacher in the late 1800s when he became disappointed with the reference Bibles being sold to preachers. Dr. Thompson believed the Bible should be presented in a simple, but scholarly way. He saw the need for a well-organized reference Bible that would be of practical use to the layman as well as a minister.

In 1890, Dr. Thompson began the work he would continue for the rest of his life. He completed the "thought suggestions" opposite the verses throughout the Bible. These are what became the "chain-links" that are the heart of the Thompson system. Some of the men in Dr. Thompson's church saw his Bible and told him this would be a great help to them in their Bible study too. They encouraged Dr. Thompson to have his Bible, with marginal references, published so that everyone could enjoy the blessing of this helpful study tool.

In 1908, the first edition of the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible® was printed by Methodists Book Concern of Dobbs Ferry, New York. It became known as the most helpful, trustworthy and unbiased study Bible available. The Thompson® Bible continues to have that reputation today.

In 1913, Dr. Thompson joined with B.B. Kirkbride in Indianapolis, Indiana to form the Kirkbride Bible Company. This was to assure the constant improvement of this remarkable study tool, and the widest distribution possible.

Today, the Thompson® Chain-Reference® Study System offers you a complete study library in one volume. With over 78 practical features for in depth Scriptural appreciation and understanding, nothing can match what the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible® offers:

* Over 100,000 topical references
* Over 8,000 Chain Topics
* Updated Archaeological Supplement with photos and maps
* Outline studies of each book of the Bible
* Journey maps and Bible harmonies
* Biblical Atlas
* Bible Book Outlines
* Over 4,000,000 Thompson Chain-Reference® Bibles sold!

The Thompson Difference

Thompson® Bibles are unique. Each Thompson® Bible is carefully hand-crafted, one at a time, using the finest Bible paper, leathers and craftsmanship.

Thompson® Bibles are made for those who use their Bibles every day. A Thompson® study Bible will help you in ways other Bibles can't. It's the unique Chain-Reference® System that allows you to follow any subject, person, place or idea, from the front of your Bible to the end. Thompson® users say it's the best way to study your Bible. No other Bible has this superb, patented, "Chain-Reference® System" developed by Dr. Frank C. Thompson in 1890. Since that time, Kirkbride Bible Company has been adding thousands of additional topics and links. The Thompson you buy today has over 100,000 links covering over 7,000 topics. Every page is stuffed with treasure. Your Thompson® Bible will become a trusted friend.

Your Thompson® Bible comes with extras, found only in premium study Bibles, like gold-foil gilded pages and double-sided real silk ribbon bookmarks.

How to Use a Thompson Chain Reference Bible

The Thompson® Chain-Reference® Study Bible is fully self-directed. You choose what and how to study the Bible in ways that will best meet your own personal needs and interests.

The Thompson® Study System is easy to use. You'll quickly feel at ease with the powerful Bible study tools unique to the Thompson® Study System.

Here is what you'll find in the margins of your Thompson® Bible:

A. Keys for studying each Bible book. Key Verses and Key thoughts provide basic information you can use to develop your own study.
B. Chapter Analysis for every chapter of the Bible.
C. The Topical Guide Number allows you to identify and locate every verse in the Bible on more than 7,000 biblical topics. Use this number to find the first reference in the Bible for the topic you are studying.
D. Chain-Reference
®-This unique Thompson® feature points you directly to the next verse in the Bible for the topic you are studying.
E. Complete Verse Analysis shows the topics and themes of every verse of the Bible and provides easy reference to every other verse on the same theme or topic.
F. Parallel Passages (p.p) lists other Bible passages that cover the same topic.

Two important Indexes provide immediate links and guides to every topic, theme, person, place and event wherever it is mentioned anywhere in Scripture.

Alphabetical Index (It may be called "General Index" in your particular Bible-depending on the actual edition you have purchased.)

  • Alphabetically lists every significant topic, theme, person, place, and event in the Bible
  • Includes items found in the maps, charts, databases, and special Thompson materials as well as the Bible text itself
  • Every listing includes the Topical Guide Number tied to the Numerical Index where you will find the complete listing for the topic, its contents, and all of its locations in the Bible.

Numerical Index (It may be called "Index to Chain Topics" or "The Condensed Cyclopedia of Topics and Texts" in your particular Bible-depending on the actual edition you have purchased.)

  • Numerically lists every topic, theme, person, place, or event in the Thompson® Study System according to its Topical Guide Number.
  • Gives the first biblical reference in each Chain-Reference®-so you can go to that reference and follow the topic step-by-step through the entire Bible.
  • Lists all verses on each topic so you can find a specific verse on the topic your are studying.

By using this exhaustive Index to find the specific areas you wish to study, you can develop your own study program and see how each related verse and its context add to your understanding and personal spiritual growth.

Comprehensive Informational Databases

Extensive helps. Aside from the incredible Thompson® Chain-Reference System®, the biggest thing that makes the Thompson® stand out is its extensive helps section. Useful and practical tables, charts and illustrations, comprise over 75 features arranged in 10 departments. On-the-spot help for nearly any Bible study question you may encounter.

The Chain-Reference® System is found only in Thompson® Bibles. It is the most helpful study tool ever assembled. Every important verse of the New and Old Testaments has been analyzed into topics which help to open up the meaning of the verses and stimulates Bible study. Start with any verse of Scripture and follow thousands of topics all the way through your Bible.

Forward Chain-Reference®. These chain links are found on every page of your Thompson® Bible. They will lead you to the next Scripture verse in the chain, helping you follow any topic from Genesis through Revelation.

New Topics. These marginal references direct you to a new topic in this verse. You simply go to the Index of Topics you'll find a wealth of information and the first place in Scripture to begin the 'chain' for this topic.

Better than a Concordance. You'll find related topics not mentioned by word in the Bible Text. This helps you to expand the scope of your study in a way that goes beyond what a complete concordance can do.

Analysis of Each Chapter. Each Chapter of your Bible has been thoroughly analyzed into the main divisions and printed in bold-face type, presenting a digest of the teachings of the Chapter.

Index of Topics

At the back of each Thompson® Bible are 2 important Topical Indices: The Numerical Index of Topics and the Alphabetical Index of Topics.

These Indices help you quickly locate any Suject, Theme, Bible Character or Thompson® Study Tool to begin a new study. Key Scripture verses in each chain are printed out in the Numerical Index, saving you hours of page-turning. Related Topics are cross-referenced withing the Index, leading you to additional discoveries.