I’m a sucker for a good deal. I have two in Spanish, one of them being a mid-60s Papal Edition. The rest are all in English, ranging from an 1845 KJV that was given to me, a late 1800s KJV with family history, to the Catholic Edition of the New Living Translation, printed last month. I just love the scriptures and to see a nice used bible languishing on a bookshelf doesn’t sit well with me. Some I have bought for the purpose of giving them away.
I have numerous translations, as I believe that each comes close to the bulls eye. By reading several translations, I can ‘bracket’ the bulls eye and perhaps get a better feeling for a particular book, letter or passage. Even DW agrees that there are far worse hobbies to have.
Tuesday at a local Goodwill store, I found a leather-bound 1914 Douay-Rheims in unbelievably well preserved condition. Gold embossed cover with a painting of our Lord, and gilt-edged pages. i was prepared to pay as much as the usual $2 but the cashier said “99 cents” AYKM?
Yeah, I’m hooked.