Biblical Research Tools

Here are the tools I used to do almost every study I do in regards to the Bible. Rest assured, even if I don’t use information from the source, I most likely consulted it.

  • One extremely valuable tool is Esword. And if you are an Android user, get mysword. MUST MUST MUST have. These are both much more than just a Bible. Take time to explore all the features they each offer.
  • Logos free Bible app, it’s available for all kinds of platforms.
  • Lots of Bible Translations, I don’t use just one, I like the different perspectives. Never know what word or phrase from which version is going to jump out at you.
    • My favorite for study AMP: Amplified Bible(R)
      Copyright (C) 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by
      The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631
      All rights reserved. http://www.lockman.org
    • ASV American Standard Version
    • BBE 1949/1964 Bible In Basic English
    • My favorite for reading ESV: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ©2001 Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. All rights reserved.
    • Must have for true study KJV+: This is the 1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible (also known as the Authorized Version).  Includes Strong’s numbers for looking up the original Hebrew or Greek word in a lexicon.
    • LITV: Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, copyright © 1976-2000 by Jay P. Green, Sr.  All rights reserved.
    • YLT: Young’s Literal Translation of the Holy Bible by J.N. Young, 1862, 1898 (Author of the Young’s Analytical Concordance)
    • And my favorite for pleasure reading: MSG Message Version
  • Commentaries
    • Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible – Albert Barnes (1798-1870)
    • Synopsis of the Old and New Testaments – John Nelson Darby (1800 – 1882)
    • John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible – Dr. John Gill (1690-1771)
    • Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible – Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714
    • WORD PICTURES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT – by Archibald Thomas Robertson
    • Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition) by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield (1843-1921)
    • Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge by Canne, Browne, Blayney, Scott, and others about 1880, with introduction by R. A. Torrey.
    • Vincent’s Word Studies Marvin R. Vincent, D.D. Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature in Union Theological Seminary New York.
    • John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible
  • Dictionaries
    • John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible
    • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia James Orr, M.A., D.D., General Editor
    • Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries Dictionaries of Hebrew and Greek Words taken from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance by James Strong, S.T.D., LL.D., 1890.
    • Thayer’s Greek Definitions – a really valuable site is on StudyLight.org
    • Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of American English
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