Bible Study Resources

Resources with an asterisk (*) are ones I have used personally and found helpful. Click here to download this lists as a Word document you can edit, email, or do whatever you wish with.

The resources are grouped under the following headings: Bible Reading, Introductions and Overviews, Commentaries and other Christian Writings, Courses/Lectures, Academic Articles, Original Languages, and Miscellaneous (some resources may appear more than once).

Bible Reading

BibleGateway.com

This website is most useful for comparing various translations of the Bible. However, it also has dictionaries and commentaries. Most notable is that it has all the IVP New Testament Commentary series online for free.

*BibleHub.com

Similar to Bible gateway, this website lets you compare multiple translations. It’s most helpful feature is that you can compare all the major English translations of a verse at the same time. It also has online commentaries, a lexicon, and other resources.

Blue Letter Bible

This website has many of the same resources as the previous two but allows a bit more in depth use. Blue Letter Bible also has an Institute where you can take courses for free on topics such as, the attributes of God, soteriology, Christology, the Holy Spirit, and the authenticity and historicity of the Bible.

*NET Bible

The New English Translation of the Bible is a very useful modern translation. It has the most extensive list of translational notes out of any version I know of. They discuss textual critical, grammatical, and lexical issues, etc.

*The Word Bible Software

Probably the best free Bible software, the Word allows you to compare multiple translations, do word searches, and read commentaries all in one place. It also downloads completely onto your computer so you don’t need internet access to use it.

*Look at the Book

This resource doesn’t quite fit here, as it is not strictly speaking a place where you would read the Bible, but it is an amazing resource for learning how to read the Bible. It’s an ongoing series of 8-12 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher. You will hear John Piper’s voice and watch his pen underline, circle, make connections, and scribble notes — all to help you learn to read God’s word for yourself.

Introductions and Overviews

*The Bible Project

This is a very helpful introductory resource. It has well-made videos for every book of the Bible, introducing the historical context as well as an overview of the structure and content of the book.

*Help Me Teach the Bible

Somewhat different from the other resources on this page, this is a podcast in which Nancy Guthrie talks to some of the best Bible teachers and preachers of our day in hopes of equipping Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, youth leaders, children’s leaders, men’s and women’s Bible study teachers—anyone who seeks to open up the Bible and teach—to rightly, effectively, and creatively teach through specific books of the Bible.

George H. Guthrie

This is the personal website of New Testament scholar George Guthrie. His aim with this website is to help you read the Bible better. It contains a number of his own writings and is geared toward helping lay members teach the Bible. It combines the academic expertise with introductory level material.

Michael Kruger

This is the personal website of New Testament scholar and president of Reformed Theological Seminary, in Charlotte, NC. Aptly named “Canon Fodder,” Kruger’s website contains many resources on the canon of Scripture, including resources on authorship, criteria of authenticity, the early church, textual criticism, etc.

Commentaries and other Christian Writings

BibleGateway.com

This website is most useful for comparing various translations of the Bible. However, it also has dictionaries and commentaries. Most notable is that it has all the IVP New Testament Commentary series online for free.

*Christian Classics Ethereal Library

CCEL is probably the largest online library of Christian works. It contains thousands of off copyright Christian books. From the writings of the church fathers to the sermons of Jonathan Edwards – it’s all there. Notable are John Calvin’s commentaries, which can be read online or downloaded.

BibleStudyTools.com

This website has many resources for Bible study. While many of the resources it contains are hit or miss, it is probably the easiest way to read the commentaries of Matthew Henry and John Gill. It also has dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and more.

*Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics

This website is most useful for its collection of the churches historic creeds and confessions. It also has collections of resources on other topics, such as, Apologetics, Calvinism, Science, Worship, and Ethics.

*Monergism.com

This website is a directory/library consisting of free resources aggregated from around the world on the Bible and Reformed theology. It contains a vast number of lectures, articles, and books which you can browse by topic, author, or Scripture reference – all for free.

*Keil and Delitzsch

The famous Old Testament commentaries by K. C. Keil and F. Delitzsch are available in full here. While somewhat dated, they are still a standard in Old Testament studies and the best technical OT commentaries online.

Courses/Lectures

*BiblicalTraining.org

This website has a vast amount of free resources, on a wide array of topics, ranging from introductory to advanced. In addition to numerous articles, they have classes by top Christian scholars on a wide array of topics. They classes are grouped into various sections: Foundations (appropriate for all followers of Jesus. It does not assume you know anything about the Bible and will teach you basic Bible content and beliefs), Academy (these intermediate classes will teach you about the structure, content, and themes of the Old and New Testament, and introduce you to intermediate Bible study methods), and Institute (this program is designed specifically for pastors and those wanting a graduate-level education).

Westminster Theological Seminary Faculty Website

This website contains many articles, sermons, and lectures by the premier faculty at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.

Reformed Theological Seminary iTunesU

Reformed Theological Seminary has perhaps the most full, online, free classes of any seminary. Unfortunately Apple has just change how iTunesU works so now they are only available if you have an apple device.

Third Millennium Ministries

This ministry offers full video courses for free, as well as books, sermons, lectures, and specialized studies.

Being Taught That We May Teach

This website contains many classes taught by Rev. Al Martin, longtime pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, NJ. It covers topics such as Justification, Sanctification, Regeneration, Calling, and Marriage, as well as introductory courses in Greek and Hebrew.

*Monergism.com

This website is a directory/library consisting of free resources aggregated from around the world on the Bible and Reformed theology. It contains a vast number of lectures, articles, and books which you can browse by topic, author, or Scripture reference – all for free.

Academic Articles

Biblical Foundations

This is a resource that really could go under either general or technical. It is the website of well-known New Testament scholar Dr. Andreas Köstenberger and contains much of his work.

*BiblicalStudies.org

This website is a goldmine of free academic resources in the field of biblical studies. Arranged by genre and then by book, it contains many free articles from academic journals. For those without access to academic journals online through a theological library, this and the next website are incredibly valuable.

*TheologicalStudies.org

This sister website of BiblicalStudies.org, is a goldmine of free academic resources in the field of theological studies. Arranged by topic, this website contains resources on various subject, such as, Ethics, Politics, Creation, Ecology, Eschatology, Covenant, etc.

Evangelical Textual Criticism

This website is a great free resource on textual criticism, dealing with many of the major textual variants in the New Testament.

*Douglas Moo

This is the website of the respected New Testament scholar Douglas Moo. Under “Articles and Essays” he has links to many of his published articles online for free.

Bible Research

This website is a collection of resources put together by Michael Marlowe a writer and editor from northeast Ohio. It contains an impressive collection of resources on many topics.

*Meredith Kline

This is the website of the late Old Testament scholar Meredith Kline. It contains most of his published articles online for free and is invaluable for anyone working in the Old Testament.

Tom Schreiner

Many of New Testament scholar Tom Schreiner’s articles can be found online at his faculty page.

James Anderson

James Anderson is a scholar and professor of Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

Resources for New Testament Exegesis

This website is a large list of online resources put together by Dr. Roy E. Ciampa, professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. It contains a lot of scholarly resources which will be helpful to those doing academic work in biblical studies.

Original Languages

*BibleArc.com

This website is probably the best free resource for original language work. Containing the full WLC for Hebrew and NA28 for Greek, it also allows you to perform complex searches in both original languages as well as English. It contains modules for exegesis as well, focusing on grammatical and conceptual analysis of the text. Bible Arc also has online classes on Arcing and Bracketing, which are only $10 to audit.

DA Tool

This is a downloadable discourse analysis tool that runs on Java. While it is somewhat clumsier than BibleArc’s DA module, the advantage is that you do not need internet access to use it and you can save your work for free on your own computer.

Scholars Gateway

This website is slightly harder to navigate than BibleArc.com and can do less with the original languages, but its advantage is that it contains full parsing for every word in the WLC.

BiblicalGreek.org

This website is devoted to the study of Koine Greek. In addition to its own resources, it has a serious collection of other free online resources for the use and study of Greek.

NTGreek.net

This website is great for brushing up on your Greek or reviewing specific aspects of grammar and syntax you might not be comfortable with yet – and it’s free.

Tyndale Greek New Testament

This website contains the full online text of the Tyndale Greek New Testament for free. It can be viewed with just the Greek text or as an interlinear. The editors of this edition of the GNT have a helpful website where they discuss textual variants and the methodology of textual criticism.

Bill Mounce

This website contains many resources from Greek scholar Bill Mounce. From introductory courses, to alphabet songs, this website covers it. Most useful is introduction to the idea of phrasing as a way of analyzing the grammatical structure of a passage.

*Daily Dose of Greek

This website is devoted to helping students and pastors keep up on their Greek. You can view videos to refresh your grammar skills as well as subscribe to get a two-minute video emailed to you every day, in which Dr. Rob Plummer translates and comments on a verse of Scripture.

*Daily Dose of Hebrew

This website is devoted to helping students and pastors keep up on their Hebrew. You can view videos to refresh your grammar skills as well as subscribe to get a two-minute video emailed to you every day, in which Dr. Mark Futato translates and comments on a verse of Scripture.

Resources for New Testament Exegesis

This website is a large list of online resources put together by Dr. Roy E. Ciampa, professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. It contains a lot of scholarly resources which will be helpful to those doing academic work in biblical studies.

Miscellaneous

Biblical Web Links

This website is a repository that has initially been populated by scholars. It aims to provide a comprehensive listing of bona fide sources on the web, relevant for biblical studies.

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