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Happy birthday, Scofield!

By Kate Pais

Cyrus Ingerson ScofieldBest known for its cross referencing system, helpful commentary in the margins, and highlighting quotations from Jesus in red, the Scofield Study Bible provides many resources for modern readers of various backgrounds. The Scofield Reference Bible, as it is also known, is used by millions of readers around the world from numerous denominations of Christianity and academic fields. Where did this version of the Bible come from? Now with nearly a hundred years of prestige and popularity behind it, we can look back and learn about the creator of this format, American Cyrus I. Scofield. For the anniversary of his birthday, test out your knowledge about the man behind the Bible with this quiz!

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Kate Pais joined Oxford University Press in April 2013. She works as a marketing assistant for the history, religion and theology, and bibles lists.

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Image credit: Photograph of Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, Bible teacher and creator of the Scofield Reference Bible, c. 1920. Author unknown. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Recent Comments

  1. Josh

    I never knew about Scofield and the work he did. I’ll have to go and read up especially on the bible he wrote if I understand correctly. Thanks for the quick article.


  2. peter helland

    Do you approximately know how many scofield bibles have been published by oxford university press or anybody else?

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