Inside The Companion Bible

Inside The Companion Bible

By TreeMan

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.

References:

http://christianforums.net/Fellowship/index.php?threads/a-review-the-companion-bible.1142/
https://www.bibleanalyzer.com/companion.html
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/946176.The_Companion_Bible
http://www.therain.org/appendixes/
http://www.therain.org/appendixes/app30.html

Read The Companion Bible Online


https://levendwater.org/companion/index_companion.html

What is the companion bible by EW Bullinger?

What is the companion bible by EW Bullinger?

By TreeMan

Taking 13 years (1909-1922) to completely publish its entire six parts, this study bible, dubbed as The Companion Bible, was one of the world’s most popular in-depth guide that EW Bullinger primarily edited with his associates who continued the editing process even after Bullinger’s death in 1913.

Relied on for almost a century by many theological students as also a study resource to understand dispensational theology, this classic study bible contains Mr.Bullinger’s extensive analysis of the biblical structure and style of the King James Version Bible covering everything from the book of Genesis up to Revelation.

Bible students interested in using the 2,150 page companion bible as a self study bible will not only find very useful introductions and detailed outlines for each book of the scripture, but also discover insights that are historical, linguistic, and topical in nature written in parallel with each text.

Reprinted in again in 1990 and often compared to Scofield’s Reference Bible and Ryrie’s Study bible, the companion bible’s book introductions and 198 appendices are the only places where students of the word might get a limited glimpse of E.W.Bullinger’s view on dispensationalism.

As one of the most respected leader in 19th century Biblical theology, Dr.Bullinger made the companion bible to contain no commentary but rather content that are historical and factual based on the word of God. Those looking for his Biblical commentaries, can find it in his other works such as the “Commentary on Revelation”.

So, how do you use the companion bible? Read here…

References:

EW Bullinger Books – Home


http://www.inplainsite.org/html/choosing_a_study_bible.html
https://sites.google.com/site/ewbullinger/bullinger
https://www.logos.com/product/38911/the-companion-bible
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._W._Bullinger
https://www.reference.com/world-view/companion-bible-e-w-bullinger-772d17e239260ae2