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http://www.jw.org/en/news/by-region/world/jehovahs-witnesses-release-large-size-bible/

 

This is the large-sized version of the Bible we've already received, even the exact layout and page numbers are identical.

 

According to the Annual Meeting, the study edition will be released online first, as each Bible book is finished, then in printed format when the entire Bible is complete. Since we haven't yet even received Genesis, I wouldn't count on seeing the printed study edition before the 2015 service year. (Maybe the study edition will be part of the branch visit tie-in?)

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Just received the announcements sheet from branch, it mentions we can order large nwt in Australia, also a letter will be read regarding the nwt is unrestricted, meaning the literature counter can order a modest amount for the field or for publisher use

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I hope that not everyone who thought this is the study bible will get another one once the real study bibles are available!

I'm intentionally waiting. Ordered a large print for a rv, but waiting on the reference bible release. Of course of it comes on the app or watchtower library, i might just stay with that
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I'm intentionally waiting. Ordered a large print for a rv, but waiting on the reference bible release. Of course of it comes on the app or watchtower library, i might just stay with that

Hard one. Our CO has the large one. I want one for service. But I mostly use computer for study. To wait, or not?

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I'm intentionally waiting. Ordered a large print for a rv, but waiting on the reference bible release. Of course of it comes on the app or watchtower library, i might just stay with that

The problem is that not everyone knows there is a difference. My husband tried explaining when the friends would order them, but they didn't 'get it'. So now he gave up and just orders them.

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I ordered mine. I am interested in seeing the "study" one, but I know it will be a LONG time - AND that it will be available in the wol.jw.org site well before printing of the ENTIRE thing is available.

 

Rather than wait another year or two for the "study" one, I really need a large print for these aging eyes  :wave:

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I ordered mine. I am interested in seeing the "study" one, but I know it will be a LONG time - AND that it will be available in the wol.jw.org site well before printing of the ENTIRE thing is available.

 

Rather than wait another year or two for the "study" one, I really need a large print for these aging eyes  :wave:

My issue too. I use the large bible in service. Still thinking...

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The problem is that not everyone knows there is a difference. My husband tried explaining when the friends would order them, but they didn't 'get it'. So now he gave up and just orders them.

 

How about ordering a 'display model' to keep behind the literature counter, and allowing people to see the identical pages of the small and large version side by side?

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How about ordering a 'display model' to keep behind the literature counter, and allowing people to see the identical pages of the small and large version side by side?

They will still think it's the study bible, just because it's bigger, has wider margins, and references. They don't understand that there will be another bible with additional features. I guess if we knew a few specifics about the study bible it would be easier to explain the difference. But we don't.

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I ordered mine. I am interested in seeing the "study" one, but I know it will be a LONG time - AND that it will be available in the wol.jw.org site well before printing of the ENTIRE thing is available.

 

Rather than wait another year or two for the "study" one, I really need a large print for these aging eyes   :wave:

 

Same with me.  I can't wait too long for the study bible.  The little bible bothers my eyes trying to read that small print.   I need the large one now.

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The problem is that not everyone knows there is a difference. My husband tried explaining when the friends would order them, but they didn't 'get it'. So now he gave up and just orders them.

 

 

Does it really matter?  I'm not sure how this is a problem.  If someone orders the large bible now, and then in a year or two, gets the study bible when it comes out, what's the harm?

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Does it really matter?  I'm not sure how this is a problem.  If someone orders the large bible now, and then in a year or two, gets the study bible when it comes out, what's the harm?

 

If everyone orders large print bibles just because they refuse to believe that it's not the study bible, that increased backlog means those with a legitimate need for the large text have to wait several months more to have a usable bible.

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If everyone orders large print bibles just because they refuse to believe that it's not the study bible, that increased backlog means those with a legitimate need for the large text have to wait several months more to have a usable bible.

 

I do not believe there is a backlog on the large print bibles.  From what I have heard there is more then enough to cover any orders for quite some time.  

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Does it really matter?  I'm not sure how this is a problem.  If someone orders the large bible now, and then in a year or two, gets the study bible when it comes out, what's the harm?

If they use both, then no; it does not matter.

But if they get a large print now (which is intended for people with poor eye sight) just for the sake of having a big one, and then toss it aside once they can have the real study bible, that would be a waste. And I think that does matter.

I think the friends should at least understand the difference before making the choice whether to get a large print or not.

I don't see a problem with some having both, but some having an extra large bible lying around just because they didn't understand, when they might have decided to wait for the study bible. And from what I'm observing, a lot of people want the 'new big bible'. In the end that will make a difference.

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I do not believe there is a backlog on the large print bibles.  From what I have heard there is more then enough to cover any orders for quite some time.  

 

According to the website, they've printed 424,000 copies. If each English-speaking hall in the US, Britain, and Australia received an equal allotment of bibles, that would be less than thirty bibles per hall, and that's not counting other English-speaking countries around the world, nor English-speaking halls in non-English lands.

 

Since it seems that ~50% of the friends are ordering at least one large bible each, and many are ordering two or three, it seems that a lot of friends with poor eyesight are going to have to wait until next year for a second printing, just because a million people want a shiny new shelf-stuffer that gets opened once and never touched again.

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According to the website, they've printed 424,000 copies. If each English-speaking hall in the US, Britain, and Australia received an equal allotment of bibles, that would be less than thirty bibles per hall, and that's not counting other English-speaking countries around the world, nor English-speaking halls in non-English lands.

 

Since it seems that ~50% of the friends are ordering at least one large bible each, and many are ordering two or three, it seems that a lot of friends with poor eyesight are going to have to wait until next year for a second printing, just because a million people want a shiny new shelf-stuffer that gets opened once and never touched again.

 

 

As I said, from what I have heard, there is no backlog at this time.  That number of 424,000 from what I understand was the initial printing of large bibles which I heard was done and more have been printed since.

 

Maybe this info is wrong, but it is what I have heard. 

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