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Old 01-05-2009, 02:03 PM
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What do you think of the The Companion Bible Dr. E W Bullinger? I have been told he was a hyper dispensationalists, is this true?

I was thinking about getting The Companion Bible and want to know what bad to look for if there is any. Like the Thompson Chain has some bad references ( Methodist/Pentecostal style references ) as do all other study Bible's. Dake Study Bible ( Dake Annotated Reference Bible ) is the worst of all. Scofield is ok at best, and far better than all of the rest I have seen to date. Other than correcting the AV he is good on most things. So tell me what you know about Bullinger and his Companion Bible before I go out and get one.


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Old 01-05-2009, 02:14 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what makes you want a "study" Bible? Why not just get a Lewis Bible and then buy some good commentaries or what have you?

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Old 01-05-2009, 02:27 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what makes you want a "study" Bible?

Well here is one simple example.


1. Scofield Bible: Every Hebrew month, weight, coin, or measure has the English equivalent is in the margin. I do not want to go find some other book when I am reading the Bible to see what month it was when something happened.

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Jer. 36 22

Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.
What is the English equivalent to the " ninth month " Well December is in a note when it says " ninth month " and this is handy information. I do not want to have to look something up every time I read something in the Bible in some other book. the list of examples is endless.


May I ask what makes not you want a "study" Bible? Do you not waste time looking up thing like this all of the time?


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Old 01-05-2009, 02:35 PM
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Stephanos,

Well here is one simple example.

1. Scofield Bible: Every Hebrew month, weight, coin, or measure has the English equivalent is in the margin. I do not want to go find some other book when I am reading the Bible to see what month it was when something happened.

What is the English equivalent to the " ninth month " Well December is in a note when it says " ninth month " and this is handy information. I do not want to have to look something up every time I read something in the Bible in some other book. the list of examples is endless.

May I ask what makes not you want a "study" Bible? Do you not waste time looking up thing like this all of the time?

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Well, first I don't think it's a waste of time to look this stuff up, but yes I do look things up quite often when I'm studying (I don't when I'm reading through the Bible since I'd never get through it if I looked up everything that I didn't understand). But when I read something in a book that isn't correct then it's all good because I don't have that erroneous material in my Bible.

By the way, do you own a Lewis Bible? It was you after all that brought them to my attention, and I'd love to see some good photos of their Bible if you do have one.

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Old 01-05-2009, 02:47 PM
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Stephanos,


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Well, first I don't think it's a waste of time to look this stuff up

Here is whee we disagree. I do think it is a waste of time to look up some things. Some things are worth looking up and some are not. I own and run a company, work 70 + hours per week, go to church and have a wife to take care of. I can only read the Bible about 1 hour per day at the most and do not have time to look up every little thing. I also do most of my bible reading at night and in bed. I do not want to wake up my wife because I'm always looking up something and for the something I'm looking up not worth the time or effort to look up when I can have it right there with me. I do keep about 15 other books beside my bed to look up words and other things in. My night stand is the only part of my home that looks like a 100% mess. I'm kind of a neat freak with everything but my night stand!! My wife calls me " THE NEAT NAZI " because I demand that everything is always kept clean and neat.

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By the way, do you own a Lewis Bible?

Yes I do, but i do not have any photos of my Lewis Bible. Sorry even if I did i do not know how I could post them here.



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Old 01-05-2009, 03:43 PM
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Bummer. I use googles http://picasaweb.google.com/ to post to forums.


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Oh and you're not the only one whose bedside is a mess ^_^


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