The VERY best pens for marking your Bible

Marking key words is a fundamental component of inductive Bible study. I have been studying the Bible inductively for almost 20 years. As a result, I have marked a lot of words and have tried a multitude of different pens to do the marking. Thus far, the best pens that I have found for the job have been the Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel Pens. The gel ink is almost like a color pencil; it has a flat finish instead of shiny like most gel inks. And it is erasable. This is its most outstanding quality. There is also minimal bleedthrough on the thin paper that most Bibles have.

These pens are now available in Precept Camden’s store in the right sidebar.

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7 thoughts on “The VERY best pens for marking your Bible

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  3. The eraser isn’t really an eraser like on a regular pen or pencil. It works through friction. So you can rub lightly but quickly and it will remove the ink. I always test the products on the pages of my Bible before I recommend them. These pens have worked great for me. Many of my Bible study students have purchased them as well and they love them, too. Also, there is no bleedthrough on thin pages. They really are great pens to use for Bible study. Give them a try and let me know what you think.

  4. I have a question after reading your reviews on the Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pens that you recommend so highly. Can you please let me know if you recommend the FriXion Gel Ink Pens over the Pilot FriXion Color-Pencil-Like Erasable Gel Ink Pens or are they both the same? Thank you for all your wonderful information!!!

  5. Lynne,
    Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. As far as I can tell by trying them out myself, they seem to be the same pens – just packaged for different markets.

  6. I have the original Pilot FriXion pens in the .7mm. They are wonderful. I bought the 12 piece pen set and then bought two additional colors. I have used them in two different bibles and there is absolutely no bleed thru. I used in my Inductive Study Bible and my ESV Study Bible. Both have different types of paper and these pens work great. As for erasing, it worked well, without upsetting the integrity of the paper. There is a trick to smooth erasing. On the area that you want to erase, put you index finger and your middle finger on either side of what you want to erase, pull the paper with your fingers so that it is taught and then you don’t have to put as much pressure on what you are erasing. I love these pens, but I also love using my colored pencils. The best ones are Faber Castell Polychoromos. Nice bright/sharp colors and they keep their points for clear marking. Happy Bible Studying everyone!

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