Note-Takers from Local Church Bible Publishers. This Bible has the most space in the margin (2.5 inches), a nice 9-point font, thick paper, and one of the softest and most flexible covers I’ve ever seen. All for $57. LCBP sales their Bibles at cost. Buy one. Tell them Randy sent you.
Cambridge Concord Wide Margin from Baker Publishing (published by Cambridge in the UK). Nice 1.5 inch margins, thick paper, bold 8-point text, center-column references, a large concordance, a glossary, 15 maps, and plenty of paper in the back to write on- 26 blank pages and 56 ruled pages. This is an awesome study and carry Bible because the paper allows you to have your notes with you without carrying a separate notebook.
Thompson Chain Reference from Kirkbride. The Thompson is a very good topical study Bible, but isn’t perfect. It doesn’t include the Rapture and several other doctrines, but what it does have makes it my favorite topical study Bible. It places the topics in the margin with a link to the next verse in the chain. Many times, when I go to write a topic in the margin the Thompson already has it. Topical study is what I do the most and I wouldn’t want to be without this Bible.
KJV Archaeological Study Bible from Zondervan. I love archaeology and the study of the Biblical texts. This Bible has that and more. It covers archaeology, the canon of Scripture, customs, cultures, ancient writers and more. The concordance isn’t as nice as the NIV edition but it’s better than many KJVs. You don’t get many choices for covers (Bonded leather and hardcover only), but the content is so amazing that I simply can’t do without it.
Life in the Spirit Study Bible from Zondervan. This Bible is Pentecostal and has a strong focus on Holiness standards. It includes many articles that cover Pentecostal studies, healing, faith, Creation, the end times, word studies in Hebrew and Greek, and so much more.
Hebrew Greek Keyword Study Bible from AMG. This Bible is the work of Spiros Zodhiates. It includes word studies in both Hebrew and Greek and includes both a Hebrew and Greek dictionary. It includes definitions, parts of speech, word usage, and more. It is a must-have for students of the original Biblical languages.
There are many more, but this will do as my top six. I know I’m leaving out many Bibles and publishers. I haven’t even touched on software and audio. I will save those, as well as other KJVs in print, for other articles.
Do you have a favorite KJV?