I have three study Bibles and this one is so informative I wouldn't take anything for it. Very fast learning tool for those hungry for the Word and covers so much material that others don't. Easy to study and easy to follow.
I recently purchased "The Dake Annotated Reference Bible" by Finnis Jennings Dake, and I have to object to his doctrine on the Trinity. I believe the new idea, as taught by Mr. Dake, that God exists as one person in three persons is not only unscriptural, but it is also deceptive. In view of Dake's definition of "person," he is claiming three "beings" in the Trinity which is undeniably Tritheism.....which is heresy. Similarly, Dake says: "There are over 500 plain scriptures that refer to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as being THREE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT PERSONS, each with His own personal body, soul, and spirit in the sense that all other persons have them. . . . If two or three persons are referred to in all these passages and they are called God, then we must understand them as referring to this many divine persons, as we do when the same statements are made of two or three persons of the human race." Dake's Trinity is clearly three separate, distinct Beings, each called God. Dake states that it is a "fallacy" to believe "that there is only one person or one being called God." He also claims that it is a "fallacy" to believe "that there is a difference in meaning of three human persons and three divine persons." In other words, just as each human person is a separate and distinct being, each member of the Trinity is a separate and distinct Being unified only in purpose or goal. Finis Dake's teachings on the Trinity are assuredly not considered orthodox. In fact, his dogma on the subject is ultimately cultic. His deviation from the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity stems from his perversion of the term "Person." The trouble with the Jesus of the Dake Bible begins long before His birth in Bethlehem. Dake's aberrant view of Jesus begins with an incorrect theology of the Trinity and the very nature of God. And since Jesus is the eternal Second Person of the Trinity who possesses the very nature and attributes of God, I'm certainly concerned with what Dake teaches about this subject. As a result, I cannot and will not recommend any of Dake's teachings(including this Bible) to other Christians, and will continue to condemn it as heresy
The study notes from Dake are most distinctive. His broad command of the whole of Scriptures is evident and most helpful which he brings into his study notes. While a few of his ideas may be deemed controversial by many, they are Scripturally-supported and his perspectives seem quite insightful and are incredibly thought-provoking. I greatly appreciate his perspectives and as an owner of many good study Bibles, for thought-provoking stimulation, this is my favorite. While many may prefer a different translation, such as ESV, NASB, or NIV, the study notes are sufficently distinctive to be worth the investment.