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Module type: Commentary
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The first Scofield Study Bible, published in 1909 and revised in 1917, is one of the most influential theological works of the early 20th century.
Edited by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, the Scofield Reference Bible was published by the Oxford University Press and became known to many as a handbook of fundamental theology.
The Scofield Reference Bible contains very brief commentary, often consisting of no more than a few sentences and several cross-references. The brevity of the notes allowed Scofield's commentary to be included in the margins and footnotes in study Bibles, which countless Christians use as their primary study Bible.
A modern version of the Reference Notes (called the New Scofield Reference Bible) exists, but is a 1967 revision bearing no real relation to C. I. Scofield.
The SwordSearcher Scofield commentary module contains the reference notes, commentary, introductory text, and margin references from the original 1917 edition, often called the "Old Scofield Bible."