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Digging Tools ~ Bible Basics

June 18, 2010

Websites:

Just One Word

Many different Bible translations and simple search tools.  You can also register here which enables you to highlight and underline in passages as well as take notes just like you would in your own Bible.

Bible Study Tools

Crossway.com’s online Bible search engine.

Search God’s Word

Another online Bible search with several translations and a Bible study tools.

Bible History

Drawings, photos, timelines, archeology, calendars

www.biblegateway.com

20 English versions of the Bible with keywords and topical index; Several commentaries, dictionaries, lexicon, and more

www.crosswalk.com

Harmony of the Gospels; Easton’s Bible Dictionary; Nave’s Topical Bible; Several commentaries and dictionaries

www.bible.lightsource.com

Lots of tools. Similar to Crosswalk

www.blueletterbible.org

Outlines, charts, maps, Strong’s, Commentaries, Lots of misc.

www.christianitytoday.com/bible

11 Bible versions connected to reference tools; Lots of apologetic info; History and more

www.e-sword.net

This must be downloaded, but it is free, there is a ton of stuff on this site, it looks well worth it.

Books:

Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods: 12 Ways You Can Unlock God’s Word Rick Warren helps readers learn 12 simple, step-by-step approaches to Bible study. Each will help you grow in your understanding of God’s Word.

New International Bible Dictionary, J.D. Douglas and Merrill C. Tenney, editors. Full of information about historical, chronological, archaeological, geographical, social, and biographical aspects of the Bible

Mounce’s Compete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words, William D. Mounce, editor.  Useful tool for anyone with limited or no knowledge of Hebrew and Greek who want to do biblical word studies.

Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary, Robert B. Hughes and J. Carl Laney. Provides biblical scholarship and commentary on every passage of the Bible in a user-friendly format

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Craig S. Keener, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, Walton, Matthews & Chavalas. These companion resources help you understand the crucial cultural background of the Bible.

The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance, Goodrick & Kohlenberger III. Exhaustive index of every word in the NIV translation; includes the Strong’s numbers and definitions for every Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek word in the Bible

Ebooks:

God’s Big Story by Kristi Stephens

“God’s Truth Revealed: Session One” – Free download of the first chapter of Kathy Howard’s Bible study on the basics of the Christian faith. This first chapter deals with the existence of God, the relevance and reliability of the Bible, and the unique claims of Jesus.

Resources:

Bible reading plans & quiet time tips, free downloads here


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5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2010 11:33 am

    Such a great list of excellent resources. We are left with little excuse, aren’t we? 🙂

  2. June 21, 2010 7:03 pm

    Thanks for collecting a great list of resources in one list. Very handy and greatly appreciated.
    ~Blessings
    Marita

  3. LeAnn Hilemon permalink
    June 23, 2010 10:35 pm

    This is all excellent. Please check the link on the ebook – “God’s Big Story” – it doesn’t work for me. It appears as though a colon was left off after the “http” in the URL. THANKS so much for your effort. This is so helpful.

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