Dr. Henry M. Morris, founder of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), is considered by many to be the “father of modern creation science.” He authored over 60 books in his lifetime, the most influential of which was the 1961 magnum opus, The Genesis Flood, co-authored with Dr. John Whitcomb. In the Introduction to The Henry Morris Study Bible, he testifies that over 60 years of daily Bible study resulted in “a deep and settled conviction, stronger every year, that the Bible is indeed the very Word of the living God. Its histories are authentic, its science is accurate and far in advance of its times, its practical wisdom for daily living is unexcelled, and its insights into the human heart are profoundly perfect for every need. Furthermore, its own internal structures, as well as the claims of its authors, provide endless evidences of its divine inspiration to all who study it with open mind and heart.”
The Henry Morris Study Bible is the result of those 60-odd years of daily Bible study. This annotated Bible contains over 10,000 comprehensive study notes, an index to major topics, an introduction to each book of the Bible, full color maps, a concordance, and 22 total appendices.
The appendices are outstanding, spanning almost 100 pages and touching on such topics as Bible-Believing Scientists of the Past, Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecies, The Deity and Resurrection of Christ, The Creationist faith of Our Founding Fathers, Creation versus Evolution as Worldviews and a Creationist’s Defense of the King James Bible. The latter appendix is one of the most compelling and cordial defenses of the King James I’ve ever read and provides ample explanation as to why this study Bible is only released in the Authorized Version. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the appendices published as a stand-alone reference.
To those who own The Defender’s Study Bible and wish to know how it compares to the Henry Morris Study Bible, this work includes a new appendix, Addressing Alternate Explanations for Age of the Earth, including notes on theistic evolution, progressive creation, the day-age theory and the gap theory.
The Introduction to this study Bible gives several good reasons why you ought to use the Henry Morris Study Bible. I’ll give you an additional one. The Bible I preach from was handed down to me from my father. It’s a Schofield Reference Bible. As many of you know, the Schofield’s notes promoted the gap theory. While I like to point out that the notes and commentaries in your Bible are not inspired, only the words of Scripture are inspired and inerrant, those notes and commentaries are nonetheless influential in shaping our worldviews and our approach to Biblical interpretation. I believe The Henry Morris Study Bible provides insight that is more faithful to the original intent and meaning of Scripture and is destined to help shape, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, a worldview and exegetical approach that results in a “deep and settled conviction, stronger every year, that the Bible is indeed the very Word of the living God.”
-Rev Tony Breeden, from the Bookwyrm’s Lair
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