The Scofield Reference Bible

The Scofield Bible

The Scofield Reference Bible was first published in 1909. It is the King James version of the Bible, with annotations by Cyrus I. Scofield (a Congregationalist clergyman from Texas). Scofield's references reflect dispensational pre-millenarianism and his firm belief in the inerrancy of the Bible. They also emphasize a radical distinction between Jews and Christians. A second edition was published in 1919 and a third in 1966.

The Scofield Reference Bible is the primary text used by the Fundamentalists today. It was a driving force in the so-called "unification" of the Fundamentalists in the mid-20th century. Because everyone used the same text, they could identify more as a group than ever before.


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