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The Scofield Reference Bible

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This Bible was first published in 1909 and is said to be one of the most influential publications of the century. It was the first annotated Bible.

"Although many Bible scholars quarreled with nuances of the theology, the Scofield Bible got Christians studying the Word of God as never before and gave them handles on which to hang their beliefs" (Petersen & Petersen, 10
Hardcover, 1362 pages
Published 1945 by Oxford University Press (first published January 1st 1920)
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Fred Kohn
My rating reflects only the notes and the dates, and not the Biblical text itself (which I did not read). I got this book mainly to check out how closely the incredible Scofield and his book followed Bishop Ussher's chronology, which I am currently studying. Answer: very closely, even when they are problematic. The only dates that I "caught" Scofield changing were the dates of Artaxerxes' rule. I am certain that this was done because of Scofield's premillennialism, and his great concern for the ...more
Mackenzie Dare
Feb 21, 2013 Mackenzie Dare rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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No greater book in the world to read! The light to our path. The instruction book of life. The book to remove all fear and give an everlasting hope. Our letter from God. The map to heaven. The recipes for love, joy, peace, faith, endurance, and strength. It tells us how to live and how to make life work. It's the only book any person really needs, and everyone really needs it! The Bible is the most special treasure any person can ever own!
Jun 02, 2012 HELLO rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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i am not particularly religious but i keep this bible as a reference. scofield's notes and date markings make this bible an exceptional reference. it is affordable as well. my only beef is that these bibles are not made to the same standard of quality as they once were. mine came with slightly crumpled pages and was printed in korea
April Carter
Nov 06, 2011 April Carter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this bible! KJV is the only version worth reading. The other bibles are human based, being made and constantly changed to suit peoples desires and sin. Satan is trying to mar KJV but, thankfully, there are many KJV bibles that are untouched!
Milly Hunter
This book wan not like reading a newspaper, it became if the words were reading me "just where I was at." This is the greatest of all books, and it brought me to a LIVING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH THE HIS SON AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

However, I recommend that before reading you get to know this Eternal Author of LIFE, made flesh through Jesus Christ, WHO DIED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD), the great mediator between God and man).

This book reflects the image and the purpose of man, c
Kathleen Dixon
It's interesting to try to put oneself back a century ago. I'm wondering what it could have been like to be the ordinary bloke?blokess who didn't have access to scholarship but who had an enquiring mind. I can see that this annotated bible would have been a remarkable and e3xciting study guide for many, many people.

I came to a study of Christianity off the stgreet, not through academia originally, and I was very fortunate to discover, almost immediately, some modern (metaphorical, etc.) thinkers
I have read several editions of the Bible, including Thomas Chain Reference, Ryrie Study Bible, the Message (interpretation), Interlinear. I have read the most in the following translations: NIV, KJV, direct literal, NKJV.

The Scofield, in my opinion, has the best balance of helpful objective notes and commentary. I have found problematic subjective interpretation in many other editions of the Bible. Sometimes it isn't in the footnotes but rather in the 100 or so extra pages after the book of Re
Living life as a Christian and a Leader is challenging, but we are called to where we are, to live passionately, honestly with love - to this time & place
Jun 30, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mine is an old copy that my uncle gave to me years ago. It's falling apart. Years ago, my first bible was an NIV and I memorized quite a bit of scripture out of that, but I've found the KJV to be the one English translation that should serve as the foundation of my scripture reading and memory work and the others as reference. This Old Scofield version has a lot of helpful analysis and notes. It's not as busy as the Thompson Chain Reference, which I like as well.
Apr 14, 2009 Stephen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bible, the Scriptures of the Old Testament and the New Testament, preserved for us in the Masoretic text (Old Testament) Textus Receptus (New Testament) and in the King James Bible, is verbally and plenarily inspired of God. It is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and altogether authentic, accurate and authoritative Word of God, therefore the supreme and final authority in all things (II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; Rev. 22:18-19).
Amanda Fate
Jun 12, 2012 Amanda Fate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1917 edition means in some cases notes could be updated, as in scofield bible III. That being said I just love this bible. It is a fantastic reference bible with great insights into each chapter of the bible. On the nook the notes follow each short section very handy. I don't however always agree with Scofield's conclusions. My first bible was a scofield bible so I may have a preference for it partly because of that.
Jan 12, 2009 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed this bible more than any I have ever had.
My reading it @ 50 years old was the most spiritual and clear experience that I have ever felt. You will learn the difference between knowledge, wisdom, hearing and understanding. There is no way to rate thid book.
Barry Whitaker
May 19, 2012 Barry Whitaker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Word of God is inspired not the words of Cyrus I. Scofield. Mr. Scofield fell short in his notes to the reader which forced me to return to my old worn King James and this book back in its box.
Judy Berisford
Study Bible in the trusted King James Version.Be sure to read the Introductions as I(personally) felt a bit confused on how to read this particular study Bible.That is my only criticism.
Jan 22, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
Aug 09, 2008 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
I have read the Bible 5 times through. I am now reading it for the 6th time. I daily read it, through God's Word, I can be helped each day!
Sep 28, 2013 Jerel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great study Bible! As a Pastor, I'm a Bible lover/collector and this is one of my fave's.
Michelle R.
I used this bible to study "The Excellent Wife" and "The Seer".
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This is my weekly reader, and one that I have owned since 1978!
May 16, 2008 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
how to live my life more and more like Jesus Christ.
Mar 12, 2008 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Definitely the best study Bible available.

Nothing is better than reading Gods' Word
Julie Unruh
May 04, 2013 Julie Unruh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many times, many times I have read it
Rhonda Jones
The Bible is the Best book to read.
This Bible is great for studying the Bible. Scofield and the other authors have done a great job with explaining certain terms, traditions, and verses of which I agree with the majority of. I love my Bible!
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