A 17,entry general index ties together all of these features. Alternate translations and cross references are given at the end of each verse, though the space limitations of this format result in a rather small reference system. Other features include an outline harmony of the Gospels and articles on biblical backgrounds. Expanded editions in , , and have lengthened book introductions with analytical charts to illustrate their outlines, a page "Visual Survey of the Bible," and 40 pages of key word studies. Because of its variety of features and its availability in three major translations, the New Open Bible is very popular among evangelicals.
Thompson developed a "Chain Index" of more than 4, biblical subjects that forms a page "Topical Bible and Dictionary" KJV edition immediately following the biblical text. Then, rather than simply sprinkling the margins with cross-references, he lists the specific topics in each verse with their index number, and often identifies the next biblical reference in the chain.
By turning to the numbered topic in the back or following the references through the text, one is led in a well-organized thematic study. This Bible also contains more than 50 additional features in its eight "departments," including introductions and outlines of each book, character studies, dozens of historical and topical charts and diagrams, an archaeological dictionary, and a concordance, all of which are keyed by number to the text and index. Because of its valuable reference system and its availability in four of the top five translations, the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible remains a popular choice.
Subjectively Oriented Study Bibles. Each book is introduced and outlined, but each section and paragraph is also outlined in further detail in the notes that parallel the text. The notes themselves contain explanatory, topical, linguistic, and historical insights and are keyed to detailed studies in the appendices that follow the text.
The writer, E. Bullinger, is known for his ultra-dispensational teaching in other writings, but in the Companion Bible his dispensationalism is limited to the book introductions and appendices and is hardly more radical than Scofield or Ryrie. Though Ryrie is an advocate of dispensationalism like Scofield, he does not promote it as emphatically.
Notes contain explanatory, historical, and cultural information as well as doctrinal insights. The expanded editions of incorporated additional notes and many in-text graphics and maps to the classic text. Unique to this study Bible is its page "Synopsis of Bible Doctrine," which outlines major elements of theology and lists the interpretations of several major systems at each point. Available in three of the top five translations, the Ryrie Study Bible has a strong following among evangelicals.
Its wide use results from its excellent organization, its high view of the inspiration and unity of Scripture, and its interpretive scheme. The interpretive scheme, dispensationalism, has also generated most of its criticism. Critics of dispensationalism feel it cuts the Bible into too many pieces, teaches different ways of salvation, and wrongly expects a literal future fulfillment of prophecies relating to Israel. Nonetheless, Scofield retains a strong following among conservative evangelicals. Essays summarize the history of doctrines, with bibliographies for further study and an index to all the notes, and offer practical "Life Helps.
Book introductions precede the text, as do general outlines which are expanded in detail in the text itself. References are in a single side column, and explanatory, historical, and theological comments are in notes at the bottom of the page. These notes are indexed by subject.
Several key words in each verse are underlined and footnoted according to Strongs numbering system. Strongs Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are reproduced in the back of the Bible.
Zodhiates has also included three major features of his own. First, pages of similarly numbered "Lexical Aids" expand on Strongs definitions of key words. Second, he has noted key aspects of Greek grammar with a system of abbreviations. Third, he has provided explanatory notes for difficult and important passages. The NIV edition planned for will contain a more up-to-date analysis of the NIV and the original languages and completely new dictionaries.
Its materials were generated by Youth for Christ under the general editorship of Bruce B. Barton, with more than a dozen theological reviewers from well-known evangelical institutions. Because of its practical features and its availability in five of the top ten translations, the Life Application Bible is currently one of the best-selling study Bibles on the market. Track 2 samples every book of the Bible, chapters in six months. Track 3 is a three-year, whole Bible reading schedule.
Methodists on the Continent. Mark James Redfearn, "Autobiography of Mr. Charles's hymns are famous for their frequent quotations and allusions from the Bible, for their creedal orthodoxy and their subjective expression of Christian living, and for their use of some forty-five different meters, which inspired new hymn tunes in England. Adiaphora Assurance Believer's baptism Protestant ecclesiology Branch theory Priesthood of all believers.
Introductions attempt to capture the essence of each book in contemporary terms and images. Almost every page of the text has at least one boxed explanatory comment or life-related insight to give meaning and momentum to daily Bible reading. These materials are indexed in a page Subject Guide at the end of the book. Edited by Kenneth L. Barker, its 44 contributors 37 of whom were NIV translators represent a wide denominational spectrum of international evangelicalism. A unique feature of this Bible is that the contributors represent no exclusive theological alignment.
The notes often present more than one possible understanding. An example is Revelation , where three major perspectives on the millennium are summarized, as opposed to Ryrie and Scofield, which are exclusively pre-millennial. The revision enhanced the readability and graphics and added some notes. The Concordia Self-Study Bible Concordia, is a specialized edition with additional materials from a conservative Lutheran perspective. Because of the thoroughness and quality of its features, the NIV Study Bible has sold nearly three million copies and is this writers preferred choice.
Its notes are in a question-answer format. The questions were drawn from a survey of more than 1, people; the answers were provided by more than contributors under the editorship of Marshall Shelley. These notes are also indexed by subject. Key biblical and theological terms, like grace, parable, and soul are flagged with a raised D to indicate they are defined in the concise dictionary. The Quest Study Bible can be recommended to and used by Christians as well as seekers.
Its study features and the biblical text are both indexed for more systematic study. The quantity of its features and its generous type size are underlined by the fact that the NT alone fills more than 1, pages. His introduction claims , cross-references, 35, notes and comments, 8, outlines, and 2, illustrations. Many of these materials are lists of observations from the text, but much is interpretive, with emphasis on prophecy, healing, and the miraculous.
The Dakes study Bible cannot be recommended to journal readers , charismatic or not. Stamps and J. Wesley Adams, with nine editorial advisors, this study Bible represents the mainstream of modern charismatic theology. A system of icons in the margins highlights themes of interest, such as the baptism of the Holy Spirit, gifts, healing, and faith that moves mountains. Seventy-three essays expand on key concepts as well as the editors personal emphases.
For example, three of the essays argue strongly that all positive references to wine in the Bible refer to unfermented grape juice and that all Christians are required to abstain from alcohol. The Full Life Study Bible is the most moderate of the charismatic study Bibles and can be recommended to journal readers. In addition to book introductions and textual notes, "Kingdom Dynamics" discuss 22 major topics such as evangelism, seed faith, prosperity, gifts, and healing at texts. The notes and topical studies show both continuities and contrasts within charismatic theology.
At Malachi , for example, the cautious notes by John Louwerse contrast to the Kingdom Dynamics by Frederick Price, who states that if one does not tithe properly one is robbing God, and the "law of God cannot work on your behalf. Relevant verses are identified with a symbol, but have no further explanation.
All references are listed in a topical concordance. Each topic is summarized in an eight-page article by a well-known author, such as Kenneth Hagin on faith, Kenneth Copeland on prosperity, and Marilyn Hickey on victorious living.
BORN: the use of the word IN in 16 and 17 infers that first Christ was created and then out of him God drew the subsequent aspects of the created universe. Moreover, the physical renewing of earth is eliminated in 2 Pet. The God of the evolutionists is Father Time.. The implications of evolution corrupting the translation of Scripture. More to the point, as much as young earth creationists tend to focus on the ontological claims of evolutionists, quite often the metaphysical implications of evolution are inadequately addressed.
The second heaven was not created until the second day as recorded in Genesis when God made the firmament to divide the waters above from the waters below the firmament. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And the earth was without form and void.
The Sabbath is a day of rest, not a day of cease. Hebrews 4 says Jesus is our rest, not our cease. King James Bible Eph. Gary Phillips and David M. There is one known Hebrew manuscript which does so. With the possible exception of the single verse, Gen.
Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. What is missing?
Gen This is the book of the generations of Adam. Trying to change genealogies into thousands of years.
Gen When Seth had lived years, he became the father of Enosh. Genesis Father may mean ancestor; also in verses Why would anyone gopher that? A change based on ignorance weakens the Ark. Just how big IS that Ark? Gen And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. Who is the Lord Jesus Christ?
The implications of footnotes.