Andrews Study Bible Goes Digital
Date: October 7, 2011
Keeping another promise made when the huge publishing project was first authorized in 2007, officials at Andrews University have announced the release of the Andrews Study Bible in a popular digital format, readily accessible for computers and mobile electronic devices.
Niels-Erik Andreasen, president, said the Study Bible is available as a digital product through a partnership between Andrews University and Logos Bible Software, the largest developer of software for the Christian market and a worldwide leader in multilingual electronic publishing.
Logos offers the largest digital library for theological and biblical study, with more than 15,000 titles from more than 100 publishers, including premiere publishing houses such as Oxford University Press, Eisenbrauns, Brill, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Thomas Nelson, Merriam Webster, T&T Clark International, Eerdmans, Moody Press and Baker.
“Andrews University Press, with the Andrews Study Bible, is now part of that impressive roster,” Andreasen said. “We’re pleased to work with Logos Bible Software, because the company has established itself as a leader in providing digital reference and resource material to the Christian world. Logos was a natural choice for helping us obtain an efficient and user-friendly way to make the Andrews Study Bible available for the new generations of Bible students who are comfortable with—and even demanding—digital resources.”
The digital edition of the Study Bible, officially released on October 10, is available for all major operating systems, making it accessible on standard desk-based and mobile computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android-based smartphones and tablets.
“We’re excited about the powerful and user-friendly functionality of this new digital edition from Logos Bible Software,” said Erno Gyeresi, associate director of Andrews University Press, and managing editor of the Andrews Study Bible product line. “We believe users will be highly impressed with how their reading experience can be customized to their preferences, the automatic tracking between the New King James Bible text and the Andrews Study Bible Notes, and the speed and specificity of search functions, Gyeresi said. “Because it operates on many platforms and has effective synchronizing functions, users can use the same purchased product on all their registered computers and devices. We’re also particularly pleased with how the software handles the unique, linked reference system in the study notes highlighting the great themes of scripture—a hallmark feature of the Andrews Study Bible.”
Gyeresi said that new Logos Bible Software customers would want to purchase the complete package of the Andrews Study Bible, along with the New King James Version of the Bible. The package retails for $39.95. Current Logos customers who may already have the New King James Version from Logos in their digital library will only need to buy the Andrews Study Bible Notes product, which includes all original content in the Andrews Study Bible. That retails for $29.95.
“Getting the Andrews Study Bible from Logos Bible Software is an easy process,” Gyeresi said. “All you have to do is connect with Logos on the web (www.Logos.com/AndrewsStudyBible) from a desk-based computer or download an app for a mobile device, register as a customer, and purchase the product.”
The retail print edition of the Andrews Study Bible was released in June 2010, and has been widely well-received. A less expensive outreach edition for free distribution in evangelism was released in July 2011. It is the official Bible for the North American Division Net 2011 Prophecies Decoded satellite seminar being broadcast during October.
“At the beginning of the Andrews Study Bible project, we promised Adventist church leaders, who helped make it all happen, that we would produce a retail edition, an outreach edition and a digital edition,” Andreasen said. "We’re pleased to report that with the release of this digital edition we have delivered on all three promises."