The Dake Bible is unique. No other
study Bible in the world comes close to it. And while it
may not be for everyone, we're convinced that there are
a lot of people in the world who would be blessed by it.
They just don't know it yet!
Dake Publishing, Inc. has been family-owned and operated since its
inception in 1961. It is a Christian publishing company, boldly
proclaiming Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Birthed by the
publication of The Dake Annotated Reference Bible, the company has grown
out of the writing ministry of Rev. Finis Jennings Dake.
Dake was born in Iberia, Missouri, in 1902 - just four years before the
famous Azuza Street Revival which became the foundation for modern
Pentecostalism. He was the eighth of eleven children. Throughout his
eighty-four years he pastored several churches, started a Bible school,
and held numerous evangelistic meetings and lectures. His God-given
ability to quote Scripture flawlessly without memorizing it earned him a
reputation as the "Walking Bible" (see A True Story for Dake's
testimony). He hosted a radio broadcast twice daily for thirteen years,
answering any Scriptural question posed to him. In the midst of all this
activity (which included over 100,000 hours of intensive Bible study),
Dake raised a family with his wife, Dorothy, and wrote several books, as
well as the huge volume of commentary notes in The Dake Annotated
The New Testament portion of the Dake Bible (which included Psalms,
Proverbs, and the book of Daniel) was first published in 1961. The
complete Dake Bible became available in 1963
writings of Finis Jennings Dake have literally circled the
world. His books God’s Plan for Man and Revelation Expounded have become standard
reference works for Bible believers everywhere. It was
Charisma and Christian Life magazine that called his
monumental work, Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible, “The
Pentecostal Study Bible.” And yet, while Christians
everywhere enjoy his writings, benefiting from his simple
and literal approach to the Word of God, little is known
about the man himself.
In this factual and moving account of Dake’s life story,
Leon Bible walks us through the life of a man whose writings
have had a tremendous impact on the church world of our day.
1948, Finis Dake was on the radio—twice a
day, five days a week. Rev. Dake's 13-year radio ministry is
captured in these live recordings. We'll be adding a new
broadcast each week, so check back with us often! Click on
the link below to listen. (Source:
www.Dake.com ) (http://www.dake.com/dake/radio.html)
I rejected Christianity in my youth,
until I found some believers who lived the life they
professed. Faced with truth backed by Christian example, I
knew I had to make a decision. After weeks of struggling
with my conscience, I chose to serve God the rest of my life
and do His will, whatever it may be. I had the witness of
the Spirit with my spirit that I was a child of God, the
blood of Christ
having cleansed me from all unrighteousness. I was baptized
in water as an outward symbol of an inward work of Christ in
But I was more hungry for God than ever before. I cried out
for a closer walk with Him, to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
I spent hours in prayer and worship, seeking God.
After three months of wholehearted surrender, I received a
great anointing of the Spirit.
A cool and rushing wind came over me. From the depths of my
being came the “rivers of rushing water” that Jesus promised
in John 7:37-39.
Torrents of praise began to flow from my lips as I received
in measure what the disciples had on the day of Pentecost.
It was May, 1920, and I was seventeen years old. I
was immediately able to quote hundreds of Scriptures without
memorizing them. I also noticed a quickening of my mind to
know what chapters and books various verses were found in.
Before conversion, I had not read one full chapter of the
Bible. This new knowledge of Scripture
was a gift to me, for which I give God the praise.
From the time of this special anointing until now, I have
never had to memorize the thousands of scriptures I use in
teaching. I just quote a verse when I need it, by the
anointing of the Spirit.
I then began to study the Bible without ceasing, and have
now spent around a hundred thousand hours digging into the
wealth of its teachings.
From the first of my studies, I found the Bible to be simple
and clear. Daily study, coupled with my ability to quote the
Bible as I yielded to the Spirit, helped me “rightly divide
the truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
Difficult passages in prophecy and elsewhere did not seem
mystifying to me, for what was unclear in one passage was
made clear by other scriptures on the same subject. Hours of
study provided a rich storehouse to draw from as I yielded
to the Spirit. When I was eighteen I enrolled in a Bible
Institute to prepare for the ministry. I soon learned that
one must either believe what the Bible alone teaches, or
spend his life wrestling with the confusing and varied
interpretations of men. The professors did not agree among
themselves on some of the basic truths, and a number even
disagreed with what the Bible plainly stated on certain
I thus became acquainted with a perplexing array of
doctrines. Some of them were in agreement with Scripture and
could be proved when all passages dealing with the subject
were examined. But others turned out to be “hand-me-down”
theology from a former generation of preachers, many of whom
were great in spite of their doctrinal errors.
I had to decide either to respect my gift and depend on God
and the knowledge of the Word He had given me as a guide to
determining scriptural truth, or go along with the crowd.
My decision was firm. I vowed to the Lord never to teach one
thing I could not prove with two or three plain Scriptures,
agreeing with Paul that “in the mouth of two or three
witnesses shall every word be established” (2 Cor.13:1).
Believing also that “no prophecy . . . is of any private
interpretation” (to be interpreted without comparison with
other Scriptures, 2 Pet.
1:20), I reasoned that the
Bible is God’s Word in human language and means exactly what
it says. Any interpretation which is out of harmony with
what is plainly written must be rejected as the theory of
It was a big decision for a lad, and cost me a few friends
now and again - friends who preferred to listen to almost
anyone who had gray hair, rather than a youth just emerging
from his teens. But my hair is gray too now, yet my decision
remains the same. The prophecies, promises, admonitions and
doctrines are there in the Bible the same as they were when
I began quoting them years ago. They are in plain language,
understandable by anyone who can read and will take time to
look up an occasional word in the dictionary.
My early decision has paid off in many ways, one of them
being letters I receive now and again from someone who says,
“I didn’t have much use for your teaching years ago, but now
I find your writings a great help and inspiration.” Such
testimonies are my reward for carrying out my early vows to
teach exactly what the Bible says on all subjects it deals
If I have inspired you to study God’s Word with an open
mind; if I have influenced you to take Scriptures literally;
and if my testimony has made you hungry for God, His Word
and His anointing, then I have accomplished the purpose I
had in mind - that of blessing your life!
of the outstanding differences between The Dake Annotated Reference Bible
and other study Bibles is the close attention paid to the details of
Contrary to some sensationalistic approaches,
adhere to his principle of interpretation: take the Bible literally where at
all possible. When the text is obviously figurative, then look for the
literal meaning conveyed by it. Prophetic Studies
are just one of the many reasons why we think you'll agree that the Dake
Bible is the ultimate study Bible!
The Dake Annotated Reference Bible has
more commentary notes (approximately 35,000 total) than any
other study Bible on the market today. As always, Dake's
commentary follows his principle of interpretation: take the
Bible literally where at all possible. When the text is
obviously figurative, then look for the literal meaning
conveyed by it.
In the broadest sense, every note in the Dake Bible is a
commentary note. These notes contain Dake's comments. Here,
though, they have identified different types of commentary,
such as Chain Reference Studies, Biblical Context Studies,
Word Studies, Theological Studies, Prophetic Studies and
In addition to these specific categories of commentary, the
Dake Bible is filled with notes which expound on the text in
some meaningful way. To illustrate the quality of Dake's
commentary, They have created several pages which exemplify
the type of excellent study material you can find throughout
the Dake Bible.
Commentary Notes are just one of the many reasons why we
think you'll agree that the Dake Bible is the ultimate study
What format is The Interactive Dake Bible available
in? Is the Dake Bible available in a software format? Yes, it's finally
here! Click HERE to read
more about it! We have teamed up with WORD-search, makers of
WORD-search Bible Software, to produce the The Dake Reference Library . This
software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
We also have a new Macintosh package, produced for us by the folks at
Oak-soft, makers of the premium software package Accordance. This is an
amazing piece of software with incredible search capabilities and features
only available in the awesome Macintosh platform!
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