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Old 08-04-2006, 08:40 PM
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Question Ryrie Study Bible

I was browsing the Bible dept. in my local Christian book store and took a good, long look at this study Bible (the "expanded" edition). Overall I liked the quality of the manufacturing of the book, the print size was adequate for my 50 year old eyes, the margins have sufficient room for notes, the size is not objectionable, and it comes in three trusted translations (NAS, KJV & NIV). I would probably pick the NIV, but could go with one of the other two as well if the notes are directed to a certain translation.

I would like to hear from those of you who have used this study Bible - I am interested in your opinions as to how satisfactory the notes have been to you. I do own a NKJV/Baptist Study Bible from Nelson, I like it, but find the notes skimpy on some things I am interested in knowing more about. What is the Theological bent of the publisher and the author (Moody/Ryrie) of this study Bible - has it stood the test of time? I did a search here and didn't come up with much - most of the references to Ryrie were included in overall Study Bible discussions. Thanks for your consideration! Bruce
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:46 PM
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Hi Bruce, I own a Ryrie Study Bible in the NASB translation. Moody is known for being a proponant of the Dispensational viewpoint and Ryrie has been a leading dispensational theologian for many years. It was during my study of the notes in this bible that I became convinced that Dispensational theology was in error... In my opinion. It is a fine bible if you are a dispensationalist, but if you are not one you might want to look for a different study bible that presents other viewponts as well... just my opinion....please take no offense.

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Old 08-04-2006, 10:20 PM
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Charles Ryrie is past president of Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a well respected Bible Scolar.I would read the statement of faith at the DTS web site to get a picture of where he stands.
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Old 08-05-2006, 06:11 AM
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He is a well respected Bible Scolar.I would read the statement of faith at the DTS web site to get a picture of where he stands.
Good advice!!! I know he was at DTS for a long time, but I don't think he was ever there president.
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:02 AM
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Over the years I have at one time or another purchased copies of the Ryrie Study Bible in every translation that was ever available. I agree with most of Ryrie's notes - I guess that means that I am dispensational and pre-trib, too. It is sad the Ryrie Study Bible is no longer avilable in the NKJV, but it could be you would find one on E-Bay. The NKJV is the one I use most frequently (my translation of preference) but I also have the KJV, the NIV, the NASB and the NASB77. It seems the notes are geared to the specific Bible translation. If there is a note on a phrase that appears in the KJV, for example, that particular note does not appear in the other translations. But if the note is on something else, the notes are pretty much standard for all the versions.

If you're pre-trib and dispensational in your beliefs, then you should love the Ryrie Study Bible. If you're not pre-trib and dispensational, then another study Bible might be better for you.
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:32 AM
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I always liked Ryrie Study Bible;s .I have one in NAS and NIV !
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:49 AM
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Thanks to all for sharing your knowledge. 4Risen1; no offense taken - you gave me what I asked for - your point of view. Plain Old Bill (and Bob's seconding of your advice) - great advice, I took it and (although I wasn't aware of DTS or their statement of faith) I read it with great interest and found it most informative. Keith - thanks for the detailed explanation of the notes in the Ryrie Study Bible (and Tony for your endorsement). I may have to try one of these Study Bibles in the NIV. Bruce
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:28 AM
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Bruce, i pray you love your Ryrie as much as I love mine. And if the NIV is your Bible of preference, then you shouldn't go wrong getting the Ryrie in he NIV!
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:48 AM
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Bruce,

I had the Ryrie NT and study Bible for years.

And while I noticed some errors in at as studied the notes, I did really enjoy the study Bible. It was my 'first' study Bible.

But, I have not used it in 15 years and really do not miss it.

I don't know why - I didn't have a clue what dispensational was back then - but I have never really desired having a study Bible since. I think part of this is that my studies have gone much deeper than a study Bible could go. But, part was just that the Ryrie left me desiring so much more.

I can say that I finally did break down and get a Holy Bible - Baptist Study Edition - which I like. I think had I gotten this study Bible instead of the Ryrie - I might not have a distrust of study Bibles . . . .
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:35 PM
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Is that Baptist Study Edition the old Criswell Study Bible?
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