Dake Publishing, Inc.
764 Martins Chapel Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
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General History

Dake Publishing, Inc. has been family-owned and operated since its inception in 1961. We are a Christian publishing company, boldly proclaiming Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Birthed by the publication of The Dake Annotated Reference Bible, the company has grown out of the writing ministry of Rev. Finis Jennings Dake.
Dake was born in Iberia, Missouri, in 1902 - just four years before the famous Azuza Street Revival which became the foundation for modern Pentecostalism. He was the eighth of eleven children. Throughout his eighty-four years he pastored several churches, started a Bible school, and held numerous evangelistic meetings and lectures. His God-given ability to quote Scripture flawlessly without memorizing it earned him a reputation as the "Walking Bible" (see A True Story for Dake's testimony). He hosted a radio broadcast twice daily for thirteen years, answering any Scriptural question posed to him. In the midst of all this activity (which included over 100,000 hours of intensive Bible study), Dake raised a family with his wife, Dorothy, and wrote several books, as well as the huge volume of commentary notes in The Dake Annotated Reference Bible.
The New Testament portion of the Dake Bible (which included Psalms, Proverbs, and the book of Daniel) was first published in 1961. The complete Dake Bible became available in 1963.

Dake's Perspective

Throughout his writings, Dake was consistent in his interpretation. He took the Bible literally where at all possible, especially where statements of fact or history were concerned. If symbolic, figurative, or typical language was used, then he looked for the literal truth intended.
Dake was Pentecostal in terms of his spiritual experience and beliefs, and The Dake Annotated Reference Bible has been dubbed "The Pentecostal Study Bible." While such a label accurately assesses Dake's position when dealing with relevant portions of Scripture, it is somewhat limiting as well. Dake's true passion was providing a dispensationally systematic perspective on biblical prophecy. Such teaching was at the heart of many of his lectures where he taught from a massive chart (4 ft. by 18 ft.) entitled "The Plan of the Ages." It was also the basis for such books as God's Plan for Man.
Basically, Finis Jennings Dake was committed to providing a doctrinally sound, literal interpretation of whatever was contained in the Word of God. In an effort to carry on his ministry, Dake Publishing has described its mission as one of "preserving the truth."

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