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Companion Bible

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by ktn4eg, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

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    Does anyone know anything (good or bad) about the "Companion Bible" by Bullinger? Apparently it's some type of study Bible based on the KJV, but that's all I know about it.

    Any help/comments about it would be appreciated.
     
  2. Major B

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    The work was largely (thought not exclusively) the work of E.W. Bullinger. The Companion Bible is, therefore, an ultra-dispensationalist work.

    E.W. Bullinger (descended directly from the Bullinger that was a teacher at Calvin's academy in Geneva) was a brilliant but flawed Bible teacher. He became an ultra-dispensationalist, and held some extreme views, including the idea that baptism is not for this dispensation, and annihilationism. He was considered a brilliant linguist, but any work of his must be used carefully to avoid the errors of ultra-dispensationalism.
     
  3. Rippon

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    H. B. wasn't a teacher at Calvin's Academy

    Just a note of clarification here . Heinrich Bullinger ( 1504-1575 ) never even went to Geneva . He led the folks in Zurich after Zwingli was killed in battle ., and stayed there till his death . Bullinger rivaled Calvin as the leader of the 2nd generation of Reformers . Just this morning I was going over some of his writings called "The Decades" . He wrote more than Luther , Calvin and Zwingli combined .
     
  4. thomas15

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    ktn4eg,

    Many of you I'm sure have the Treasury of Scripture Knowedge. There is a also newer/bigger/bigger larger work titled The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge edited by Jerome H. Smith and published by Nelson.

    Jerome Smith appears to be a follower of E.W. Bullinger and his treasury has references to Bullinger's Companion Bible and another one of his books titled Figures of Speech Used in the Bible. I own the treasury but don't have either of the works by Bullinger. The introduction of the New Treasury almost emplores you to get both of these works, while the treasury also references many other standard reference books but doesn't plug them in the same way. Some people complain about Jerome Smiths theology in the Treasury (there are notes all throughout the treasury) but I haven't read anything that I disagree with (but this is Smith, not Bullinger, I digress). The mention of Bullinger in the New Treasury has made me aware of Bullinger so I googled him and found a few things on-line about him, so you might try doing that.

    E.W. Bullinger is also mentioned front and center in Charles Ryrie's landmark book Dispensationalism Today under Ultradispensationalism.

    I haven't read anything from him, only about him but I tend to agree with those who urge caution. I would like to see a copy (to satisfy my couriosity) of the Champion Bible and or Figures of Speech used in the Bible, but only if I could get a copy at very low cost. The Champion Bible last time I checked was about $50.00, too much for me to spend on another study Bible and Figures of Speech is $20.00 +shipping at CBD for a paperback which is also too much for me to spend on something I have my doubts about.
     
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  5. TCassidy

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    I have both The Companion Bible and Figures of Speech. I highly recommend both, with the caveat already mentioned that Bullinger was an Ultra Dispensationalist. But the vast majority of his notes and comments in the Companion Bible are the result of excellent research.

    Again, I highly recommend both works.
     
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    No, it's a different animal, Ed.

    My link steered you wrong, hit the catalog tag at the bottom of my link.

    Rob
     
  9. Morozoff

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    I am a librarian od Net Bible Library http://bible.zoxt.net , if you have any questions about books or CD's - I can answer.
     
  10. BobinKy

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    More information on The Companion Bible.

    ...Bob
     
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