Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Resources for Bible Students








Commentaries 

New Bible Commentary – A good single-volume commentary



Expositor’s Bible Commentary – NIV based 13 volume set

Expositor’s Bible Commentary – 2 volume Abridged Edition

Tyndale New/Old Testament Commentary – Good set (48 volumes), in-depth without being overwhelming, $480 from CBD

Beacon Bible Commentary – a good resource, this 10 volume set is out of print but can be found used online for $200-300. A new Beacon set is slowly coming out now. Several volumes are available already.


Counterpoints Series – these books are not traditional commentaries. They present different views on controversial topics such as: Four Views of Works at the Final Judgment, Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Show Them No Mercy: 4 Views on God and Canaanite Genocide, Five Views on Sanctification, Understanding Four Views on the Lord’s Supper, Four Views on Eternal Security, Four Views on Baptism, Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, Four Views on Hell, Four Views on Divine Providence, Three Views on the Rapture: Pre-tribulation, Pre-wrath, or Post-tribulation, etc.

Bible Dictionaries
New Bible Dictionary – Recommended

The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary

Atlases
Zondervan Atlas of the Bible



Hebrew/Greek


Online
www.biblegateway.com/resources/commentaries/  -- some excellent resources here!

Freebiblecommentary.org – these commentaries aim to help you dig into the meaning of the text

Studylight.org/com/ -- an impressive array of older commentaries

Software
IVP Essential Reference Collection – Excellent resources at an incredible price

Tyndale New/Old Testament Commentary – Good set (48 volumes), in-depth without being overwhelming

Esword – good free software. Several good and free commentaries are available with it.

Mysword – like Esword but for Android OS, free

Hermeneutics (How to read the Bible)


Hermeneutical Spiralexcellent resource (for advanced students only)