Serious Bible students have been enjoying the benefits of our Study Bible in a compact and lightweight handbook since its first publication in 1991. However, various suggestions and requests have been made to enhance the readability of the Bible texts and to add more materials to the volume. So, here at last is a volume that proposes to answer that need.
The Bible text is printed large enough to aid even older Bible students to easily read. The sub-headings and titles have been coloured to distinguish them from the Bible text.
The Bible text used here is the Authorized King James Version, which is to date still the undisputed and most-loved translation by all Bible students worldwide. It is still appreciated for its trustworthiness and superiority in literary style, and is esteemed as of far more value than most modern translations of the Bible. Cross references to key Bible texts, marginal readings for obscure words and phrases, and explanations about important Hebrew and Greek words as employed in the original manuscripts, afford a thorough and systematic approach to Bible study. Biblical maps, tables and charts were added to help understand the Scriptures better.
Additional Study Aids found at the end of this volume form another important feature of this work. They include renditions such as Colour Maps, Basic Bible Study, Bible Concordance, Scripture Index to the Writings of Ellen G. White, Chronological tables and charts. There is also an important section which explains about the history of the Jews Between the Testaments, and together these all function as indispensable tools in thorough Biblical research.
This project is the result of painstaking effort of talented and dedicated believers in the Advent faith; it would also not have materialized if not for the important contributions derived from various Adventist publications mainly the SDA Bible Commentary (10 volumes).
At this time in Earth’s history we recommend to you the following two paragraphs from the Great Controversy p. 593, 594:
“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20. The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their safeguard against the influence of false teachers and the delusive power of spirits of darkness. Satan employs every possible device to prevent men from obtaining a knowledge of the Bible; for its plain utterances reveal his deceptions...The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight. So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. By their testimony every statement and every miracle must be tested.
Those who endeavor to obey all the commandments of God will be opposed and derided. They can stand only in God. In order to endure the trial before them, they must understand the will of God as revealed in His word; they can honor Him only as they have a right conception of His character, government, and purposes, and act in accordance with them. None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict. To every soul will come the searching test: Shall I obey God rather than men? The decisive hour is even now at hand. Are our feet planed on the rock of god’s immutable word? Are we prepared to stand firm in defense of the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus?”