Q. Is there a way to access the SDA Bible Commentary online, and can I access the commentaries from my Kindle/iPad/iPhone?
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.
- Download Option 1: You may download Ellen White's comments in volumes 1-7A to your computer desktop at the EGW Writings website linked below. 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, including Kindle. 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 make an appointment with a research coach.
- 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.
- 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.
For iPhone/iPad, there is a free app called "EGW Writings" that can be downloaded from the App Store.