- A chapter-by-chapter commentary on the whole Bible
- 9 volumes in all
- Over 3,100 pages
- From a Dispensational perspective
- Written over a 10 year period
The Annotated Bible, though written nearly 100 years ago, is a work still recognized as a classic by biblical scholars and students all over the world. Written over a 10 year period, this work is 9 volumes and over 3,100 pages of analysis and exposition on each passage of the Bible. Author Arno Clemens Gaebelein has a gift for uncovering teachable lessons that seem obvious but are not. He has a very unique, yet accurate way of approaching passages of Bible text and will surprise you with his keen insight.
Gaebelein was one of the most prolific preachers and Bible teachers of the twentieth century. His scholarship was highly regarded, and he assisted C. I. Scofield in publishing the monumental Scofield Reference Bible. Gaebelein spent 10 years of his life working on The Annotated Bible, and this commentary covers every passage from Genesis through Revelation.
Fascinating Bible Truths That Are Hiding in Plain Sight
Gaebelein brings to light lessons that you might not have noticed before. For example, in the story of the prodigal son, he reminds us of how Jesus' description of the elder brother was an indictment of the Pharisees who were present. Also, as you read the parables of Jesus, Gaebelein patiently pauses to show us when and how the Trinity is being revealed in these stories.
As another example, in the final chapter of John’s gospel, John tells us about the disciples who went back to fishing and caught 153 fish on the Sea of Galilee. Gaebelein asks why John felt it necessary to give us that exact number. He suggests it's because, at that time, there were exactly 153 known nations in the world, all who were meant to be gathered for the kingdom. Attention to details like these make for engaging study, sermons, and lessons.
About the Author:
Arno Clemens Gaebelein (1861-1945) was born in Thuringia (Germany) and came to the United States in 1879 to avoid military conscription. He was ordained by the Methodist Episcopal church in 1886, and later, in 1893, he founded the Hope of Israel movement and a Hebrew language magazine, Tigweth Israel, which became known as Our Hope. Gaebelein personally wrote most of the copy for the magazine himself. Gaebelein also served as the co-editor of the Scofield Reference Bible with Cyrus Ingerson Scofield. Gaebelein considered his greatest published work to be this Annotated Bible, a nine-volume, three-thousand-page survey of the Scripture that took ten years to complete.
The Annotated Bible by Arno C. Gaebelein is a classic commentary work. It covers the entire Bible in a clear, concise way. You will find that the author gets to the point of the passage in a remarkable way, always paying close attention to the context. I have been blessed by using it in the hardback form for many years. I am truly looking forward to using it in Wordsearch.
Admirable analysis and clear, sane, and spiritual interpretations.
Of particular help to laymen.
Long unavailable because they were out of print, his works are now reissued for the benefit of yet another generation. They are highly recommended to Bible students for their keen insight into the books, their faithfulness in exposition of the truths of the Word, and the warmth of love for the Lord they reflect.
The Annotated Bible by A. C. Gaebelein is a great addition to the Wordsearch library. Thoroughly convinced of the inerrancy of Scripture, Gaebelein was a faithful expositor and fervent defender of the faith. Though written nearly a hundred years ago this section by section commentary is Contextual, Clear and Concise and remains a valuable Bible study tool.