Scofield Study Bible

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  1. Kiffin

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    Any of you use the Scofield Study Bible? I am not a dispensationalist but I still enjoy using it for study. I especially like his notes on Romans. Scofield has his flaws but I still think it is a pretty good study Bible though I don't always agree with his Dispensationalism.
     
  2. rlvaughn

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    I own one; don't use it; don't recommend it.
     
  3. Pastor Larry

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    I am a dispensationalist. I have one ... don't use it ... It is like any study Bible ... some of it is good and some of it is bad.

    [ April 14, 2002, 11:34 PM: Message edited by: Pastor Larry ]
     
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    I preach from a SRB, not because of the notes, which I largely ignore, but because it come in a large print edition which I can see from the pulpit without my reading glasses. [​IMG]
     
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    This is for information only not to start a debate but wasn't the Scofield Bible responsible for starting the dispensationalist movement and has it helpful or hurtful to the church?... Brother Glen :confused:

    [ April 15, 2002, 12:33 AM: Message edited by: tyndale1946 ]
     
  6. Forever settled in heaven

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    if u're learning the KJB verbatim by heart, don't get caught offside w the Scofield, which can happen at places where the words are "updated" but not flagged as such. cld really hurt ur grade!

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  7. Kiffin

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    Mine is the 1979 New Scofield KJV with the updated modernized KJV words in places (Not the NKJV) plus I got a 1917 Scofield. Do they still make the 1979 New Scofield KJV? Mine is about 12 years old but thought it was replaced by the NKJV (But I may be wrong)
     
  8. Chris Temple

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    That '79 edition is actually the 1967 update, which was called the New Scofield. It is no longer in print. One can now get the Old Scofield (1917 notes) or the New Scofield (1967 notes) but the only versions are the KJV or NIV. It was published for a while in the NKJV and even the NASB, though I don't believe it is anymore.

    Enough KJVOs apparently complained about the 1967 edition "changing" the KJV words, that they dropped the edition with the alternate tranlsations in the text and they went back to the standard KJV with the alternate translations in the margin.
     
  9. Chris Temple

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    Scofield did not invent dispensationalism, but he certainly fine-tuned it and brought it to the masses. it is probably safe to say that if it were not for the Scofield Bible, dispensationalism would not enjoy being the primary evangelical theological system it is today.
     
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    Chris wrote:
    Yes and no. He and Ryrie did much to popularize dispy belief, but I'd take issue with dispy being the "primary evangelical theological system" today, or at least the Ryrie-Scofield system. Is it primary or is it like the frogs on a farm pond at night? You've only got a few but they make enough noise that it sounds like a million of them :D
     
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    [​IMG] Hey, you PB's on this board. Hope one or two of you stroll in here. I wonder if there are any study Bibles you might recommend which is more or less in line with what we believe.
    I know Scoffield is out, but what about Thompson's ? Hope to hear from y'all.
     
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    Tom, I'd say the latter. When I was in seminary, we spent about fifteen minutes on dispensatinalism. It was in a systematic theology class, and essentially the professor talked for a couple of minutes about this obscure theological movement that was popularized by a couple of study Bibles and somehow made it's way into a few evangelical seminaries.

    Then we moved on.

    I was very surprised, in later conversations with fundamentalist colleagues, to learn how important dispensationalism is to their theology.

    Joshua

    [ April 15, 2002, 09:52 AM: Message edited by: Rev. Joshua Villines ]
     
  13. Kiffin

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    Personaly I find the Thompsom Chain to be the best overall Study Bible. Others that are top notch are...New Geneva, MacArthur, NIV Study Bible and the Amplified.

    The 1967 Scofield KJV I remember KJVO's didn't like it. I find it to be a interesting KJV translation.
     
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    On a related note, it is perhaps an understatement to say that the Oxford New Annotated Study Bible has become the norm in the seminaries with which I am familiar (although the Harper-Collins is making some headway). Every ordination Bible I've seen presented has been an Oxford.

    How popular is it in the fundamentalist camp?

    Joshua
     
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    My Scofield is the 1909 edition, but I have New Scofield with the word changes which was published in 1967, with a second edition in 1979. I don't believe they are still in print but CBD (http://www.christianbook.com/) carries them, but Chris is right, the word changes have been moved from the text to the margin.

    [ April 15, 2002, 01:08 PM: Message edited by: Thomas Cassidy ]
     
  16. Chris Temple

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    Need you ask?? :rolleyes:
     
  17. Chris Temple

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    There are 4 I use which I find indispensable:

    The New Open Bible (NKJV). This is my favorite. Few notes (mostly historic,geographic), good type, excellent articles and the famous bibliocyclopedia in the front.

    2) Thompson Chain Reference Bible (NASB) excellent subject chain references and archaeological helps and history helps.

    3) MAcArthur Study Bible (NKJV) Excellent. I've got the CD Rom. One of only two Reformed Study Bibles I know of. It's from MacArthur, so its solid. Odd interpretations in some passages, and dispensational, but much better than a Ryrie, for instance. Strong on election and Lordship of Christ.

    4) The New Geneva Study Bible (NKJV, now called Reformation Study Bible). The best notes and articles, hands, down. R.C. Sproul Editor. The only downside (and its important) is the miserably
    small type used (must be Times Roman 7 or 8). Also paedobaptist, though not oppressively.

    If I had top choose only one, I'd probably choose the MacArthur. Using the MacArthur along with the New Geneva allows me to compare convenantal and
    dispensational notes in key passages. I carry with me the New Open, and teach from it as well as read devotionally from it. To me, its the best design in Study Bibles (something the New Geneva should have followed).
     
  18. Marathon Man

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    Posted by Kiffin: Personaly I find the Thompsom Chain to be the best overall Study Bible.

    Agree wholeheartedly. I love the quality of Thompson bibles, as well as the reference system. Just wish they'd publish it in the ESV and/or the Updated NASB (Hey, I can dream, can't I?).
     
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    My personal favorite is the Thompson chain...I tend to prefer references to commentaries. Too often a commentary can substitute our own study or bias us before we go to the word.

    A pastor friend of mine uses the Dake. Anybody comment on that one?
     
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    PinoyBaptist here I am! I use a Thompson Chain Reference and would recommemd it. What other PBs use you would have to ask them. The best study Bible I found was Me, The Lord, and my KJV!... Brother Glen [​IMG]
     

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