The Andrews Study Bible notes and articles were commissioned to be academically credible, theologically sound, and practically useful. To be academically credible means that the writers who provided the study notes and articles are qualified Bible scholars. They have the ability to present what they know in a way that stands the highest test of Bible scholarship. To be theologically sound means that all the study helps must be true to the whole message of the Bible itself. The study materials in this Bible are designed to keep our attention focused on what the Bible says by following the important practice of comparing scripture with scripture. To be practically useful means that the study Bible is easy to understand and easy to use. The study notes provide comment on what is most necessary for immediate understanding and leave other things to Bible commentaries and other resources.