Q. Is there a way to access the SDA Bible Commentary online, and can I access the commentaries from my Kindle/iPad/iPhone?

Answer

The SDA Bible commentaries are a twelve volume set. Volumes 1-7 contain verse-by-verse commentary and volumes 8-12 are reference material: Dictionary, Students’ Source Book, Encyclopedia, and the Handbook of SDA Theology.  The twelve volume set is not available online for free.  The only free portion of the set available online is Ellen G. White's comments in the first seven volumes, as well as volume 7A, which is Ellen White’s comments collected into one book.  There are three options for downloading the SDA Bible Commentary. See Download Option 3 for the full twelve volume set of commentaries.

  1. Download Option 1: You may download Ellen White's comments in volumes 1-7A to your computer desktop at the EGW Writings website https://egwwritings.org/.  Once you are at the website, the middle option at the top of the website is “ebooks.”  After clicking on ”ebooks,” you will see several selections on the left side of the screen-- choose "Bible History.”  After making that selection, you will see a group of publications listed in the center of the screen.  Scroll to page six to see the Commentaries.  After selecting each volume separately, you will be provided with a list of four download options.  Choose the option that works best for you.  If you are having a difficult time finding the commentaries with these instructions, see more information below or click here.
  1. Download Option 2: You can separately purchase the first seven volumes of the Commentaries at https://amzn.com/B004G8OYVS and they will download to your desktop computer Kindle app.  Amazon.com allows you to download a free Kindle app for your PC at https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download.  After you have installed that reader and opened it, you will be able to register with Amazon.com, so that your Kindle ebook purchases are sent to this desktop PC Kindle app.  If you need additional help with downloading, installing, and accessing ebooks on the Kindle app, contact Amazon support by clicking here
  1. Download Option 3: Logos Bible software sells the commentaries for Windows, Mac, and mobile devices at https://www.logos.com/product/38875/seventh-day-adventist-bible-commentary-standard-edition.  This is the full twelve volume set.  

 

More about EGW's comments in the SDA commentaries, which can be accessed online

You can access Ellen White's comments in the SDA Bible Commentaries online via the Ellen G. White website (https://egwwritings.org/). Click on "eBooks" at the top of the page, then choose Bible History on the left side bar under "browse". The Bible Commentaries will be in that list, and you can choose the format in which you would like to view them.

You can also use the following links to access Volumes 1-7A (please note that these links worked as of the drafting of this answer--if you have any trouble with them, follow the above instructions to access the desired information).

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6

Volume 7

Volume 7A

Kindle Instructions

There are two options to choose from for obtaining copies of the SDA Bible Commentary for your Kindle.  You can purchase the electronic volumes (Volumes 1-7A) as a Kindle purchase from Amazon.com.  Each volume is purchased separately.  Here is a link to volume one http://amzn.com/B004G8OYVS. Alternatively, you may download volumes 1-7A to your Kindle through the EGW Writings website at https://egwwritings.org/#.  Once you are at the website, the middle option at the top of the website is ebooks.  After clicking on ebooks, you will see several selections on the left-- choose "Bible History."  After making that selection, you will see a group of publications listed in the center of the screen.  After selecting each volume separately, you will be provided with a list of options.  Choose the Kindle/Mobi option to begin the file download to your computer.  You can either load the file on your Kindle through USB, or you can email the file to your Kindle email address and it will appear in your Kindle collection.  If you don't know your Kindle email address, contact Amazon support.  

iPad/iPhone Instructions

For iPhone/iPad, there is a free app called "EGW Writings" that can be downloaded from the App Store.

  • Last Updated Oct 03, 2016
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