I Think I Lost “The Bible”

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It finally happened. It is missing. The Bible I used through graduate school, studied for countless Bible classes with and took notes in from dozens of commentaries has come up missing. I cannot tell you how many useful notes, references, connecting/parallel verses, and background info/dates of historical significance were written in the margins of that Bible. I worked through Raymond Brown’s work on the Gospel of John with it, Dunn’s Galatians commentary, Jervell’s work on Luke/Acts, Blomberg on the Gospel, Metzger and Reddish on Revelation, Sarna on Genesis/Exodus, and countless others. There are only so many places it can be and it does have my name in it so maybe there is hope. I had even gotten the white edge of the pages to look dirty through the old and new testaments. The only redeeming things I can think of include the lack of maps, lack of concordance, lack of red letters, and lack of a GPS locating device.

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  1. Yikes! Sorry to hear that. I’d be pretty upset if I lost my English-language Bible, though my Portuguese one could be replaced (so far). Guess I’ll need to work on making the Portuguese Bible irreplaceable as well….

  2. What a tragedy! I truly am sorry for your loss and hope that you find your Bible soon.

    I have to let you in on a little secret, though. I have three Bibles that I’ve used over the past 28 years in ministry. I’ve made extensive notes in all of them. I was much younger when most of these notes were enscribed in the margins. Now, I can hardly read them. I may have to hand a magnifying glass around my neck just so I can read them.

    Sometimes, we just can’t win for losing, huh?


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