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Q118 : Ryrie Study Bible

Andy,

I have a Ryrie study Bible and find it a very good source of information—quite encyclopedic. However, it does not seem to have much dispensational teaching (like Scofield's 1917 notes). But Ryrie is very strongly premillennial. Since you are very familiar with Ryrie I wanted to ask if I missed the boat somewhere in not seeing Ryrie's study Bible as dispensational (like Scofield's)? Of course, his strong emphasis on premillennial thinking may be considered the dispensational aspect of the bible. At any rate, I wanted to get your thoughts on this.

A118 : by Andy Woods

You are probably right on Scofield being more overt about dispensationalism in his study Bible than Ryrie. Maybe Ryrie figured since he had already emphasized Dispensationalism in the famous book that he wrote on the subject [now available as Dispensationalism Todaya] that he would do less of that in his study Bible.

Scofield's study bible is very good. However, there are a couple of things in it that I do not agree with such as a seeming openness to the gap theory (Gen 1:1-2) as well as the notion that there are two destructions of Babylon-one at the mid point of the tribulation (Rev 17) and another at the end of the tribulation (Rev 18). See Charlie Dyer's 1987 Bibsac articles for an alternative view.


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