"Finis J. Dake was born in 1902 . He rejected Christianity until age 17. In the spring of 1920, brother Dake received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Dake was called to the ministry and became aware of a newfound ability-he could quote hundreds of scriptures although he had only read a small portion of the Bible. Later, as Dake began to study the Bible, this spiritual total recall would make it possible for him to memorize volumes of scripture, learn Greek and Latin, and author a reference Bible titled, DAKE'S ANNOTATED REFERENCE BIBLE.
At 24 years of age, Dake completed Bible school and was ordained as a minister. After serving as an evangelist for three years, Dake became a pastor and eventually the founder and president of the Great Lakes Bible Institute in Zion, Illinois. When challenged to quote the entire New Testament, Dake quoted from Matthew through Revelation giving chapters and verses while seated in a department store window and broadcasting over a local radio station.
Dake felt that he was called and prepared by God to undertake the monumental task of annotating the Bible. Dake spent 43 years and more than 100,000 hours searching the scriptures, Bible texts, and secular history to compile a study Bible which outlines all the books in the Bible, contains a half million cross references throughout 35,000 notes and comments. During this arduous undertaking, Dakes guiding principle was to "take the Bible literally wherein it is at all possible; if symbolic, figurative or typical language is used, then look for the literal truth it tends to convey".
Having taught himself the Greek and Latin meanings of every word in the Scriptures, along with the opinions of various scholars, Dake accomplished most of his work while Pastoring a church and teaching at his Bible college. After dinner, Dake would begin work, often continuing throughout the night.
The DAKE ANNOTATED REFERENCE BIBLE-is a spirit filled great legacy that has blessed many thousands of ministers, bible students, preachers, evangelist, bible teachers and real Christians everywhere since his death in 1987!"
A Bondservant Of Christ Jesus
Bishop Of The Church
Brother Dake spent 43 years and more than 100,000 hours searching the scriptures and what
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