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E. W. Bullinger (1837-1913) was an Anglican clergyman, secretary of the Trinitarian Bible Society, and editor of the monthly journal Things to Come. He wrote ten books, including A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament, and numerous booklets. Bullinger's Selected show more Writings were published in 1960. show less

Works by E. W. Bullinger

The Witness of the Stars (-0001) 224 copies
The Companion Bible (1969) 192 copies
The Book of Job (1990) 32 copies
The Spirits in Prison (2000) 5 copies
The Prayers of Ephesians (2001) 3 copies
The Knowledge of God (2004) 2 copies
Book of Job 1 copy


Common Knowledge

Legal name
Bullinger, Ethelbert William
Date of death
Burial location
Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Fordwich, City of Canterbury, Kent, England
Place of death
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Short biography
Ethelbert William Bullinger DD United Kingdom 1837-1913. Born in Canterbury, he was an Anglican clergyman, Biblical scholar, and ultradispensationalist theologian and writer. Educated at King's College, London, he became a good organist, singer, and composer. He married Emma Dobson, 13 years his senior, and they had two sons. In 1861 he began as Associate Curate to the parish of St. Mary Magdelene, Bermondsey, and was ordained as priest in the Church of England in 1862. He served as parish curate in Tittleshall until 1866, then Notting Hill until 1869, them Leytonstone to 1870, and finally Walthamstow, until becoming Vicar of the new parish of St. Stephen's in 1874. He resigned his vicarage in 1888. In 1867 he was clerical secretary of the Trinitarian Bible Society, which he held (except for illnesses) until his death. The Society completed and published a Hebrew version of the New Testament, the Tanakh (introduction to the Hebrew Bible), formation of the Brittany evangelical Mission Society under Pasteur LeCoat and translation of the Bible into Breton, also producing the first ever Protestant Portuguese reference Bible. It also distributed Spanish Bibles in Spain after the 1868 Spanish Revolution. Bullinger, a practiced musician, collected and harmonized untranscribed hymns on his visits to Tremel, Brittany. He wrote many articles, edited a monthly journal “Things to come”. He wrote 4 Biblical works (16 works). -- John Perry

Works he was known for, "A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament" (1877), "Figures of Speech Used in the Bible" (1898), and primary editor of "The Companion Bible" (completed after his death by his associates).



This book establishes the integrity and trustworthiness of Scripture based on its own internal evidence. All believers will be encouraged by discovering how to read, study, and enjoy the sacred contents of the Bible. E. W. Bullinge
phoovermt | 1 other review | May 3, 2023 |
T“The text of The Companion Bible is the Authorized Version (KJV). Bullinger's notes relied upon many sources from the biblical studies of that era, particularly the emerging archaeological and linguistic discoveries of the late 19th century.
Notes within the text of this 2,176 page, one-volume study Bible give valuable insights into the original Greek and Hebrew languages. Alternate translations, explanations of figures of speech, cross-references and an introductory detailed outline of each book and chapter are among the many features which Bible students, pastors, and seminarians will find helpful.
Study helps in The Companion Bible include: 198 appendices, keyed to the study notes, which include explanations of Greek and Hebrew words and their use Charts, parallel passages, maps, proper names and their pronunciation Timelines plus other special information and topical studies Distinguishing type for divine names and titles. Archaeological findings and historical genealogies. Figures of speech which are noted and explained. Hebrew words supplied in their root form. Emphasized pronouns in the original text given in distinguishable type. Cross-references supplied to similar words in the original text."
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salem.colorado | 4 other reviews | Dec 15, 2022 |
Have you noticed how often the English language uses figures of speech?

Imagine someone coming home from work saying, “Honey I’m home. I sure hope you don’t want to paint the town tonight because I am one whipped pup. I just want to stay around the crib this evening. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse and my feet are killing me. I want to down some groceries and hit the hay. No sheep counting for me tonight. I bet I’ll be asleep before my head hits the pillow. I’m going to sleep like a baby. Before I ‘catch some Z’s’ though, I’m going to see what’s on the tube, do a little web surfing and catch up on some email.”

Would you have any trouble understanding the meaning of the conversation? Not at all. Consider, however, someone from a different culture or time period hearing these words. I’m sure there would be no small confusion.

“Why would anyone want to paint a whole town? How can feet murder someone? Does an adult really sleep in a crib? What’s this sport web surfing? Either you have big spider webs or very small people.”

We would definitely have to translate the figures of speech for our confused visitor.

“Figures of speech” or idioms suspend the normal meaning of words to convey an emphasized message that is easily understood by people in a particular culture.

The Biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek use figures of speech just like English does. The problem is, we’re thousands of years and miles removed from the Biblical culture. We don’t always quickly identify a figure of speech. Are we really supposed to hate our parents (Luke 14:26)? Was Jesus being rude to His mother (John 2:4)? Does a camel really go through the eye of a needle (Matthew 19:24)?

We need help recognizing ancient Middle Eastern figures of speech. Bullinger’s classic Figures of Speech Used in the Bible is just that help. He describes hundreds of different types of figures of speech and then presents numerous Biblical examples of each.
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Rawderson_Rangel | 3 other reviews | Aug 24, 2022 |
E.W. Bullinger's classic work is an invaluable guide to the study of Bible Numerics. Bullinger's two-fold approach to the subject first examines the supernatural design of the Bible. He notes the amazing patterns of numbers and numerical features of the Scriptures that give evidence of their Designer. The second section highlights the spiritual significance and symbolic connotations of numbers which are repeated in different contexts throughout the Bible. An example is the number seven or the use of "666" in the book of Revelation. This study will provide a treasure trove of insights and practical applications for pastors, teachers, and Bible students.… (more)
Fellowshipwc | 4 other reviews | Sep 14, 2020 |

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