Inside The Companion Bible
As a great study tool for scripture students at any level, the companion bible contains useful appendices and side notes to help you comprehend as you read. The appendixes are columns accompanying alongside the bible text which have suggestive, explanatory, and critical notes.
The compilation of these notes and appendices uses footnotes that are based upon Ginzberg’s Massorah which are tiny writings within the margins of Hebrew texts, making the companion bible the very first bible to do so.
The Massorah gives readers a better comprehension of the Hebrew language and serves to lock all the words and letters in their places used as a safeguard to the sacred text of the Hebrew Bible and prevent any loss or misplacement of a single letter or word.
In the Companion Bible there are 198 appendixes, notes that explain Hebrew words and their usage, maps, parallel passages, calendars, charts, timelines, and lists of proper names; which makes it a very helpful self-study bible.
As there are so many notes inside the also dubbed “Bullinger Bible”, the print is very small. There are also big print versions that are easy on the eyes but unfortunately they don’t include the infamous appendices. Another alternative would be to download digital PDF versions of the companion bible that is readily available online.
Treat this Bible as you would any other study bible but keep in mind that Dr. Bullinger’s view is from a hyper-dispensational one which of course affects the theological system in his notes.