Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Semi-Regular Weekly Poll

5 comments:

Chrysostom said...

No, although I could see them being useful on a cheap Bible when a man is first starting to learn it. After that, you shouldn't need tabs or thumb indexing, you should know where your books are. I can open any standard Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish Bible and find whatever book I'm looking for on the first try (with the occasional exception of the LXX-Orthodox Bibles, as the Psalms and Prophets are reversed, whereas for Jewish Bibles, it's easy to remember, "Torah, Prophets, Writings").

Colleague said...

Contrary to what Chrysostom says, I not only know the order of the books but I have also used tabs on premium calfskin leather Bibles. I not only like the look of them but, for me, it's the difference between spending that extra time locating 2 Peter or 2 John.

For Father's Day I gave my Dad the New Cambridge Paragraph Bible in premium leather and attached the tabs for him. Even though he's read the Bible more years than I've been alive, he still loves their utility.

stitchinrose said...

I have used them in the past and I think they are very useful, especially for finding those teeny tiny books that are like one page long. Right now using old bible that I don't want to risk putting them on. To me if they help someone read the bible that is the thing, be awful for someone to stop reading because they were having trouble finding what book they were looking for.

rolf said...

Yes, I use them on most my Bible, except the most expensive ones.

Jonny said...

I like the novelty and the convenience of tabs, but I like the factory cut-out dictionary style tabs better. Unfortunately, very few Catholic Bibles offer these.

I have not considered putting tabs on some of my favorite Bibles that I have purchased recently because of my previous bad experiences with them. I am such a perfectionist about my Bibles and it is hard to get them all lined up perfectly. It is also difficult to figure out how to space them so they all look good and balanced when you are done, but this is also not impossible. I had one Bible that the tab attachment covered up the text at certain places and that really spoiled the book for me. It is difficult to remove the tabs without messing up the paper at least a little.

If I decided to put tabs in another Bible, I think I would spend at least an agonizing hour planning it out. And then it would have to be the sleek transparent plastic kind, and not the boxy glossy paper ones.