Extravagant Bibles for the Holiday Season

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you're like most people, you're probably wondering what to get for all your eccentric, Bible-loving friends. Wonder no more. Behold, the Holy Bible in purple croc-print calfskin, courtesy of our friends at Aspinal:

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If purple isn't your color, they also offer this edition in Black Jewel, Smooth Ivory, and Candy Pink. Each edition will set you back just £89.00. But maybe this is a little tame. If your significant other gives you grief about your Bible-acquiring problem, why not implicate her in the excess with the orange Hip Chick Bible from Rock of Ages Press?

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These come complete with groovy end papers and four ribbon markers. Blue, white, and pink are also available. Each will set you back $198. 

If you're really feeling generous, Smythson now offers its KJV in Brown Mara calfskin, another croc-print, for $300. And while you're at it, pick up a matching Floppy Manuscript Book with elasticated closure for another $300.

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Have you spotted any other interesting gift Bibles out there? If so, feel free to post them. 

13 Comments on “Extravagant Bibles for the Holiday Season

  1. From the Aspinal website:
    “…the KJV is regarded as one of the most accurate translations of the Bible into the English language.”
    Say what? lol

  2. BTW, Smythson on Bond Street are the ones that bind the Allan bibles. They also do the Oxford Breviere Black Face and charge a pretty penny more than Allan does.

  3. Steve,
    I started out with the NIV, then went to NASB, ESV, and now I’m getting a bit of a fever for the KJV. I think there’s a lot of truth to it being regarded as one of the most accurate. I’ve actually been noticing lately how my senior pastor is correcting the ESV by using the KJV, but ESV is still the primary teaching version.
    Why is a statement about KJV being accurate laughable?

  4. Don’t get me wrong; I love to read the KJV.
    I won’t pretend that I’m an expert on this subject and instead I’ll give you this link. Scroll down to “Problems with the KJV”
    The gist of it is that the translators had vastly inferior Greek texts to work from than the ones we have today and that while they were experts in Latin they were not experts in Hebrew and Greek. It seems like a scholarly and unbiased article to me.

  5. Don’t get me wrong; I love to read the KJV.
    I won’t pretend that I’m an expert on this subject and instead I’ll give you this link. Scroll down to “Problems with the KJV”
    The gist of it is that the translators had vastly inferior Greek texts to work from than the ones we have today and that while they were experts in Latin they were not experts in Hebrew and Greek. It seems like a scholarly and unbiased article to me.

  6. Hi, i’m Smythson’s Site Editor – we also offer an Authorized Kings James Version Bible bound in a cerise Aruba leather with silver edged leaves which along with all our other books can be personalized with names, initials or dates. Visit http://www.smythson.com and have a look!

  7. I would appreciate it if someone could provide more information on the relationship between Allan’s and Smythson.

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