Skeptic’s Annotated Study Bible Review ---

Skeptic’s Annotated Study Bible Review

 Biblebro Rating  Skeptic’s Annotated Bible  Quality 33%  Doctrine: (2/10)  Atheism  Notes: (5/10)  15,000 Notes?  References: (3/10)  KJV   The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible Author: Steve Wells, an x-Christian.  Nothing more is written about him personally in his book except “When I was a Christian, I never read the bible.  Not all the way through, anyway.  The problem was that I believed the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant word of God, yet the more I read it, the less credible the belief became.  I finally decided that to protect my faith in the Bible, I’d better quit trying to read it.”    Study Note’s Information Year published: 2012.  Website: and Versions: KJV (because he thinks old English sounds funny and makes the bible seem more...

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Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible Review ---

Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible Review

 Biblebro Rating  Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible  Quality 77%  Doctrine: (7/10)  Pentacostal  Notes: (8/10)  35,000 Notes  References: (8/10)  KJV & NKJV   Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible Author: Finis Jennings Dake, however there have been updates, and I can’t find the names of those who have added or edited the study notes.  Information on Dake’s personal life can be found at Wikipedia and   Study Note’s Information (8/10) Year published: 1963. Website: Versions: KJV, NKJV Price: $20-$100 (depending on the size of the book ordered) There are over 35,000 study notes that took 7 years to complete.  It is said that Dake spent over 100,000 hours in study for preparation for this book.  How did he calculate that, by a stop watch?  Most verses have study notes, and the study notes are longer than the bible itself.  That is good, because the explanations are usually lengthy and detailed.  On the bad side, Dake has a lot of redundant notes that only repeat what the bible has already said, like the notes for Ezra 9:5 which just restate everything the verse said and gives no more insight.  Notes for Exodus 1:7 points 2 and 3 are identical, which is something Dake overlooked.  Am I the first person to read all the study notes and find these typos?  It’s also got quite a few typos, but nothing too bad.  Overall, the notes are great...

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How I Rate Study Bibles ---

How I Rate Study Bibles

How I Rate Study Bibles It’s not the bible that I rate, it’s the actual notes that a person has made and attached to that bible that are rated here.  The bible is perfect, but the person who made the study notes for the bible may not have been guided as the writers of the bible were.  As a reviewer, I think it would be fair to first use these study bibles enough to give them an accurate rating.  Here is the information that all study bible reviews on this site will have:   Author’s Information Who wrote the book?  What did that person or team of people believe?  What was their denomination?  What was their experience, character, etc?  All of these things affect the study notes and their...

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Why Use a Study Bible? ---

Why Use a Study Bible?

Why Use a Study Bible? If you get the right study bible, you’ll learn more than you ever could have by listening to a preacher.  Reading the notes portion of a study bible is like reading the bible with a friend who helps answer your questions verse by verse, and it’s important to pick the right friend(s). I’ve compared study bibles, and it’s interesting to see that the notes of 2 different study bibles can be complete opposite in opinion.  That’s why it’s important to not just rely on one study bible for all your answers, but to compare different study notes.   How to Use a Study Bible Study notes are designed to be read from the beginning of a book/chapter, to the end of that book/chapter, with every note being read.  The author of the study notes certainly made the notes by going straight through a chapter or a book instead of hopping around, sporadically putting notes on certain verses.  This became clear to me when I was reading a study bible and saw that notes format of one book was one way, while the format changed in another book.  The author of the notes didn’t hop around from verse to verse, so we probably shouldn’t...

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