Thursday, September 16, 2010


I usually have a four step approach to “commentaries.” I start with linguistics and cross references and work my way down until I am out of time or have enough. has lots links to resources in all catagories and information about how to study the Bible.
This is all free stuff online or downloadable. I put links on here because it is a helpful resource for me, not because I endorse the organization that makes it available.  Check out the web site (doctrinal statement, links, sponsoring person or organization) or Google the person to find out more about them. The important thing is that you understand the perspective and orientation of the source. Be aware of who you are using.

Versions, many with audio
NET Bible, I’m not a big fan of the translation but love the copious translation notes 
Blue Letter Bible has good word study and grammar identifications/explanations 
Download Greek / Hebrew interlinear Bible Software
Online study tools with helpful Greek and Hebrew concordance feature
Tons of cross-references in the Treasure of Scripture Knowledge 
Vine’s Expository Dictionary of the New Testament 
Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament 
Vincent’s Word Studies 
E-Sword has Keil and Delitzsch, 10 volume commentary on the OT which deals with a lot of OT textual issues, as a free module 

Alfred Edersheim is good on OT Bible history and the Gospels
Locations by Bible chapter with Google maps and ISBE articles
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia 1915 
Web Bible Encyclopedia is a good place to look up names, etc..
BlueLetter Bible multiple dictionary look up page

I recommend Dr. Constable's Expository (Bible Study) Notes
Lots of articles and commentaries, most scholarly
Barne's Notes on the New Testament
Charismatic, but still very good David Guzik's Enduring Commentaries on the Bible
Dispensational general commentaries, misc.
Lots of old and ancient resources
Classics: Calvin, Darby, Geneva, Gill, Jamieson-Faussett-Brown, Matthew Henry, Wesley
Lots of stuff on David Cox's Online Religious Library
2,800 word vocabulary commentaries that have all the cookies on the lowest shelf

Paul Apple details lesson notes with good insights
Matthew Henry is not dispensational, but has tons of good applications.
Spurgeon sermons are helpful for developing a homiletic strategies for your text  has a wealth of popular teachers and preachers (living and dead) from a variety of backgrounds
Skeptic’s Annotated Bible helps to anticipate criticisms of the Bible text

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