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Group Four: Bible Study Resources for Pastors and Teachers

This group of resources is aimed at those, like pastors and teachers, who require a set of tools to fully mine the Biblical text of its context and meaning. It contains:


Bibles with Strong's Number

These versions of the Bibles give you not only the biblical text but the ability to tap on a word and get the Strong's number of the Greek or Hebrew word behind the English. These are a "must" for doing word studies.

English Standard Version with Strong

English Standard Version with Strong's - ESV Strong's

The English Standard Version Bible is now available with Strong's Numbers, a powerful Bible study tool. About the ESV Bible translation: The ESV is an "essentially literal" translation that seeks to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. It aims for "word-for-word" correspondence while taking into … Read more…

New King James Version with Strong

New King James Version with Strong's - NKJV Strong's

The New King James Version is now available with Strong's numbers! About the NKJV Bible: Based on the same Hebrew and Greek texts used by the translators of the masterful and time-honored King James Version of 1611, the New King James Version, or NKJV, attempts to update the language of its predecessor while preserving its faithfulness to the truth and i… Read more…

New American Standard Bible - NASB - with Strong

New American Standard Bible - NASB - with Strong's Numbers

A modern revision of the American Standard Version of 1901, which is still respected for its accuracy, the New American Standard Bible (NASB) conforms closely to the original Greek and Hebrew but keeps the reader in mind when it comes to readability. The NASB has enjoyed wide use and honor since it first entered the public in 1971. Olive Tree’s version u… Read more…

Holman Christian Standard Bible - HCSB with Strong

Holman Christian Standard Bible - HCSB with Strong's Numbers

The popular Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) is now available with Strong's Numbers, a powerful Bible study tool. About the HCSB translation: One hundred scholars collaborated to produce this new translation, one which they envisioned not as a revision of earlier English translations, but as something completely original, derived directly… Read more…

King James Version - KJV - with Strong

King James Version - KJV - with Strong's Numbers

The King James Version (KJV) is an English translation of the Holy Bible, commissioned for the benefit of the Church of England at the behest of King James I of England. First published in 1611, it has had a profound impact not only on most English translations that have followed it, but also on English literature as a whole. The KJV with Strong's Numb… Read more…

Complete Word Study Bible - CWSB

Complete Word Study Bible - CWSB

by Eugene E. Carpenter, Warren Baker and Spiros Zodhiates

KJV with Strong's numbers, Greek and Hebrew dictionaries, and more! The Bible’s initial languages of Greek and Hebrew are available for you with the Complete Word Study Bible by AMG—a landmark work of forty six years of scholarship by its editor, Dr. Spiros Zodhiates. This set of resources equips any dedicated Bible reader to go deeper into God’s … Read more…


Greek and Hebrew Resources

Dive into the original languages with a Greek or Hebrew Bible and a bookshelf of lexicons and other helpful guides to provide insights in your word studies. We recommend:

Greek New Testament (NA27)

Greek New Testament (NA27)

NA 28 is now available! Regarded as the standard Greek text for modern scholarship, the 27th Edition of the Nestle-Aland Text of the Greek New Testament, also known as the Novum Testamentum Graece, is the most recent in a century-long succession of revisions. The work can be traced back to Eberhard Nestle, whose First Edition was published in 1898. Kurt A… Read more…

Greek New Testament (NA27) with Mounce-Koivisto Morphology and Concise Dictionary

Greek New Testament (NA27) with Mounce-Koivisto Morphology and Concise Dictionary

by William D. Mounce and Rex A. Koivisto

NA 28 is now available! Touch a word in the Greek New Testament and instantly view Mounce-Koivisto morphology and parsing information, along with links to the related entry in the Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament. This package gives you access to three critical resources, linked for a seamless study experience: The Greek N… Read more…

Analytical Greek New Testament (AGNT - Friberg) with Morphology and Lexicon

Analytical Greek New Testament (AGNT - Friberg) with Morphology and Lexicon

by Timothy Friberg and Barbara Friberg

Touch a word in the Greek New Testament and instantly view the parsing information and lexical form, along with a link to the related entry in the Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament. The Analytical Greek New Testament (AGNT) with Morphology and Lexicon includes three great resources, which together form a powerful Greek study system: The Gre… Read more…

Greek New Testament: SBL Edition

Greek New Testament: SBL Edition

The Society of Biblical Literature, in keeping with its mission to foster biblical scholarship, is pleased to sponsor, in association with Logos Bible Software, a new, critically edited edition of the Greek New Testament. The SBL Greek New Testament (SBLGNT) will be useful to students, teachers, translators, and scholars in a wide variety of settings and con… Read more…

BHS - Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia

BHS - Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia

The Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) is the most widely used scholarly text of the Hebrew Bible. This text was originally edited by Karl Elliger and Wilhelm Rudolph in cooperation with numerous other scholars, and the revised 5th edition from 1997 was prepared by Adrian Schenker. It is based on the St. Petersburg Public Library manuscript B19a (the so-c… Read more…

BHS (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia) With Westminster Morphology and BDB Lexicon

BHS (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia) With Westminster Morphology and BDB Lexicon

Touch a word in the BHS text and instantly view morphology and parsing information, along with links to the related entry in the BDB Lexicon. This package gives you access to three critical resources, linked for a seamless study experience: This mobile version of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia text of the Hebrew scriptures is the Michigan-C… Read more…

Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd. ed.  (BDAG)

Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd. ed. (BDAG)

by Frederick William Danker, Walter Bauer, William Arndt and F. Wilbur Gingrich

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature 3d ed. is generally regarded as the best lexicon of New Testament Greek currently available in English. It is sometimes referred to as the Bauer-Danker Lexicon or simply abbreviated as BDAG. It contains entries for all words occurring in the Greek New Testament as well as mos… Read more…

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT-10 vol. set)

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT-10 vol. set)

by Gerhard Kittel

This monumental reference work, complete in ten volumes, is the authorized and unabridged translation of the famous Theologisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen Testament, known commonly as "Kittel" and considered by many scholars to be the best New Testament Dictionary ever compiled. Mediating between ordinary lexicography and the specific task of exposition, TDNT t… Read more…

Greek-English Lexicon, The - by Louw & Nida

Greek-English Lexicon, The - by Louw & Nida

by Johannes P. Louw and Eugene Nida

A unique approach to the Greek language, the Greek-English Lexicon by Louw-Nida is a great tool for advanced or intermediate Greek studies. Focusing on the contextual aspect of words, Louw-Nida uses categories called “semantic domains” to navigate the dictionary. With sections such as Plants, Animals, Festivals, and Status, words in this lexicon are ar… Read more…

New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Abridged Edition

New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Abridged Edition

by Verlyn D. Verbrugge

An abridged edition of the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology—written for those with a limited knowledge of biblical Greek. This book was previously titled The NIV Theological Dictionary of New Testament Words. This abridgment of Colin Brown’s original four volume work is arranged with its entries in Greek alphabet order, which ma… Read more…

New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology

New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology

by Colin Brown

The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology is, first, a basic enlargement of the German Theologisches Begriffslexikon zum Neuen Testament. On its first publication in German it was recognized as a major reference work and has since become a more and more widely acclaimed as an important tool for understanding the theology and message of the … Read more…

Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament

Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament

by Frederick William Danker

The Concise Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament (also called the Concise Lexicon or CL for short) contains entries for every word occurring in the body of the NA-27 text of the New Testament as well as additional vocabulary from selected variants. Contrary to popular belief, this work is not an abridgement of Danker's Greek-English Lexicon of the New… Read more…

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (Abridged - Little Kittel)

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (Abridged - Little Kittel)

by Geoffrey W. Bromiley

This popular condensation of Gerhard Kittel's distinguished Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT) is commonly known as the "Little Kittel." The task of reducing Kittlel's multi-volume and highly technical work down to its essential insights was undertaken by Dr. Geoffrey W. Bromiley, Professor Emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology… Read more…

EDNT (Eerdman

EDNT (Eerdman's Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament)

For students of the Greek language, the EDNT is an excellent Greek-English dictionary. The EDNT is the English translation of the three-volume Exegetisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen Testament, and is a complete English dictionary of New Testament Greek. It serves as a guide to the usage of every New Testament word in its various contexts, has thorough, le… Read more…

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament - TWOT

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament - TWOT

The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (TWOT), by Gleason L. Archer and R. Laird Harris, is an extensive, scholarly discussion of every Hebrew word of theological significance in the Old Testament and is keyed to Strong's Concordance. TWOT includes the following features: More than 1,400 articles written by 43 Old Testament scholars 400 su… Read more…

Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek

Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek

by Matthew Demoss

This useful dictionary is an excellent companion to New Testament Greek study and exegesis. Greek lexicons, textbooks and grammars are overwhelmed with technical jargon, and this dictionary defines those terms concisely, carefully and accurately to accelerate your Biblical study. Many times in the study Greek it is possible to be bogged down in the "third … Read more…


Dictionaries

A Bible dictionary will explain terms that appear in the Bible for you. These dictionaries are informative and can help the reader gain understanding of the words used. We recommend the following:

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

by Walter A. Elwell

Fifteen years after its original publication comes a thoroughly revised edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Every article from the original edition has been revisited. With some articles being removed, others revised, and many new articles added, the result is a completely new dictionary covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theol… Read more…

Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible

Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible

by Merrill C. Tenney and Moises Silva

The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible has been a classic Bible study resource for more than thirty years. Now thoroughly revised, this new five-volume edition provides up-to-date entries based on the latest scholarship. Beautiful full-color pictures supplement the text, which includes new articles in addition to thorough updates and improvements of existin… Read more…

New Interpreter

New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, Complete Set

by Katherine Doob Sakenfeld

The New Interpreter's® Dictionary of the Bible (NIDB), complete 5-volume set, is the definitive starting point for research on any topic, place or person in the Bible, with emphasis on the crucial theological concepts. Based on the NRSV. Unparalleled quality of information Written by 900 scholars, experts in their fields, from 40 nations and a variety o… Read more…

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is a practical, authoritative, and complete classic reference encyclopedia that explains every significant word in the Bible and Apocrypha. It gives detailed information on the language and literature of Bible lands, and the historical and religious environments of the people of the Bible in articles by nearly… Read more…

Eerdman

Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible

by David Noel Freedman

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible was written by David Noel Freedman (editor-in-chief), Allen Myers (associate editor), and Astrid B. Beck (managing editor), and published in 2000. The Bible dictionary gathers nearly 5,000 alphabetically ordered articles that thoroughly and clearly explain all the books, persons, places, and significant terms found in the … Read more…

Holman Bible Atlas

Holman Bible Atlas

by Thomas V. Brisco

The Holman Bible Atlas offers a visual feast through which the reader can explore the world of the Bible. Utilizing 140 full color maps key to biblical events and 140 full color photographs illustrating the land, sites, and archaeology of the biblical world, the Atlas draws the reader into the biblical story. The Holman Bible Atlas begins with an introductio… Read more…

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary

by Chad Brand, Charles Draper and Archie England

This revised and expanded edition of the best-selling Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary is better than ever! It features 700 color photos, 80 color maps, a pronunciation guide, the latest archaeological excavation information, time lines, extensive cross-referencing, unique scale drawings, and much more.… Read more…

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit and Tremper Longman III

Who isn't familiar with the image of God as the Good Shepherd? Some of our most fundamental biblical understandings come to us in the form of images, metaphors, and symbols—pictures that are painted with words in the biblical text. So it's easy to see why an ability to recognize and decode the Bible's many verbal pictures is extremely important to ou… Read more…

Dictionary of New Testament Background

Dictionary of New Testament Background

by Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter

Cultural background is an important but often unexamined factor that shapes and influences any piece of writing. The Bible is no different. In the New Testament, gospel and epistle writers used expressions and ideas they knew would be familiar to their readers. Jesus himself spoke in parables that drew heavily on the common experiences of his audience. … Read more…


Commentaries

Commentaries will provide information, not only on what the Bible text says, but what it means. These are often more theological in nature. We recommend:

Expositor

Expositor's Bible Commentary

by Frank E. Gaebelein

The Gold Medallion Award-winning Expositor’s Bible Commentary is a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of their message, this twelve-volume reference work has become a staple of… Read more…

New American Commentary - Old Testament Set

New American Commentary - Old Testament Set

by Kenneth Matthews, Mark Rooker, Dennis Cole, Eugene Merrill, David Howard, Daniel Block, Robert Bergen, Paul House, John A. Thompson, Mervin Breneman, Robert Alden, Duane Garrett, F.B. Huey, Lamar Cooper, Stephen Miller, Billy K. Smith, Frank S. Page, Kenneth Barker and Waylon Bailey

The New American Commentary collects the best in contemporary evangelical scholarship in a series that examines the entire Bible in depth. The New American Commentary – Old Testament Set currently offers 23 volumes of commentary on the Old Testament. The volumes of this set are also available individually - see below for links to the individual titles. … Read more…

New American Commentary - New Testament Set

New American Commentary - New Testament Set

The New American Commentary collects the best in contemporary evangelical scholarship in a series that examines the entire Bible in depth. The New American Commentary – New Testament Set currently offers 15 volumes of commentary on the New Testament. The volumes of this set are also available individually - see below for links to the individual titles. … Read more…

Preaching the Word Commentary Series (29 Volume Set)

Preaching the Word Commentary Series (29 Volume Set)

The Preaching the Word Commentary Series offers unique insights into Biblical texts from the heart of a pastor. It is noted for its unqualified commitment to biblical authority and clear exposition of Scripture. Its emphasis on application and shepherding makes it a valuable asset for sermon and class preparation, as well as personal study. Volumes … Read more…

New International Commentary on the New Testament

New International Commentary on the New Testament

by Gordon D. Fee

Comprehensive and accessible, the New International Commentary on the New Testament is one of the most highly regarded resources of current scholarship. Prepared by world-renowned authorities, it reflects exacting study of the original Greek and offers careful exegesis with preachers and teachers concerns in mind. Critical comments are footnoted; grammatical… Read more…

New International Commentary on the Old Testament

New International Commentary on the Old Testament

by Robert L. Hubbard Jr.

"In the Old Testament we read God’s word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us." All of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament writers and editors share these convictions. These words capture the mission of this visionary ser… Read more…

Pillar New Testament Commentary Collection (14 Vol.)

Pillar New Testament Commentary Collection (14 Vol.)

The Pillar New Testament Commentary, designed for serious readers of the Bible, seeks above all to make clear the meaning of the text of Scripture as we have it. The scholars of the PNTC volumes interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate yet avoid undue technical detail. Their ideal is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, schola… Read more…

Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary of the Old Testament

Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary of the Old Testament

by John Walton

The Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary of the Old Testament series brings to life the world of the Old Testament through informative entries and full-color photos and graphics. Here readers find the premier commentary set for connecting with the historical and cultural context of the Old Testament. Many today find the Old Testament a closed book. Th… Read more…

Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary of the New Testament

Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary of the New Testament

by Clint Arnold

The Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary of the New Testament helps readers understand the historical and cultural background of the books of the New Testament. Discover: How the springs at Hierapolis help us understand why Jesus described the church at Laodicea as “lukewarm”. The background and circumstances of certificates of divorce in Judaism… Read more…

IVP Bible Background Commentary: Bundle

IVP Bible Background Commentary: Bundle

by Mark Chavalas, Victor Matthews, John Walton and Craig Keener

Including both the Old and New Testaments, the IVP Bible Background Commentary: Bundle is a complete resource that provides the detailed historical, archaelogical, and cultural backdrop to the Bible. Illuminating the scriptures with this background information allows for a more thorough understanding of the Bible. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: … Read more…

Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

by C.F. Keil and F. Delitzch

This is one of the most popular Old Testament commentaries available, created by two scholars who deeply respected the authority of Scripture. It examines the historical and literary aspects of the text as well as grammatical and philological issues. It also makes use of the Hebrew words and grammar; but these have been put into context, making it easy to … Read more…

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible

by Matthew Henry

From Genesis to Revelation, Matthew Henry successfully combines practical application, devotional insight, and scholarship on the entire Bible. Henry has profound insights on the content, message and nature of God's divine revelation. Perfect for all readers of the Bible who want a convenient, comprehensive commentary. Many of the Greek and Hebrew wo… Read more…

Calvin

Calvin's Commentaries

by John Calvin

Calvin's Commentaries is comprised of 22 volumes, including commentaries on 24 books of the Old Testament and all of the New Testament except for 2 & 3 John and Revelation. Calvin completed these commentaries in a 15 year span from 1540-1555. John Calvin, a prolific scholar and French theologian, was a pastor during the Protestant Reformation and a princ… Read more…


Bible Introductions and Surveys

These books will give you overview material for understanding the different books of the Bible. We recommend the following:

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

by D.A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo

An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on "special introduction" that is historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth. This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels—topics the authors don’t minimize, but inste… Read more…

Historical Survey of the Old Testament, An

Historical Survey of the Old Testament, An

by Eugene Merrill

Eugene Merrill's An Historical Survey Of The Old Testament, second edition, offers an introductory-level overview that uses the historical structure of the Old Testament as its basic framework and presents a conservative response to many critical issues. In this second edition certain sections are rewritten in light of fresh discovery and new insights. Th… Read more…

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How to Read the Bible Book by Book

How to Read the Bible Book by Book

by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart

How to Read the Bible Book by Book helps people read the Bible as a whole by showing how each book fits into the grand narrative of Scripture. Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the… Read more…


Hermeneutics: How to Study the Bible

These books will give you methods and tools for studying the Bible. We recommend:

Hermeneutical Spiral, The

Hermeneutical Spiral, The

by Grant R. Osborne

In this newly revised and expanded edition, Grant Osborne provides seminary students and working pastors with the full set of tools they need to move from sound exegesis to the development of biblical and systematic theologies and to the preparation of sound, biblical sermons. Osborne contends that hermeneutics is a spiral from text to context--a movement… Read more…

Interpreting the New Testament Text:  Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis

Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis

by Darrell L. Bock and Buist Fanning

With the explosive increase in availability of English Bible translations, the question can easily be asked, "Why bother with the hard work of biblical exegesis?" Computers can translate foreign languages and our English texts can take us very close to the original meanings, so why exegete? Answer: because the deepest truths of the Bible are found through th… Read more…

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth guides readers in understanding the literary dimensions of the Bible by incorporating techniques for interpreting Scripture, while it also maintains faithfulness to literary genres. The primary task of Bible study is to determine what the Scriptures meant at the time they were written and how that meaning applies to… Read more…

Rick Warren

Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods

by Rick Warren

Learn how to study the Bible the way Rick Warren does in Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods. With simple, step-by-step instructions, America’s pastor guides you through twelve different approaches to studying God’s Word for yourself. Doing so will help you fulfill the third purpose of The Purpose-Driven® Life: becoming more and more like Jesus. Rick War… Read more…


Theologies

These systematic theologies illuminate a host of theological topics. We recommend:

Grudem

Grudem's Systematic Theology

by Wayne Grudem

What is a systematic theology? Many different definitions have been given, but for the purposes of this book the following definition will be used: Systematic theology is any study that answers the question, "What does the whole Bible teach us today?" about any given topic. This definition indicates that systematic theology involves collecting and und… Read more…

The Doctrine of God: A Theology of Lordship

The Doctrine of God: A Theology of Lordship

by John M. Frame

Readers familiar with Frame’s analysis of historic doctrines and current questions will welcome this long- awaited second installment in the Theology of Lordship series. Here he examines the attributes, acts, and names of God in connection with a full spectrum of relevant theological, ethical, spiritual truths. The Doctrine of God received the 2003 ECPA Go… Read more…

The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God: A Theology of Lordship

The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God: A Theology of Lordship

by John M. Frame

This first volume in the Theology of Lordship series combines trenchant analysis with practical insight and counsel for living in the knowledge of God. Frame writes with the conviction that theology is the application of God's word to our lives in all situations. John M. Frame (B. D., Westminster Theological Seminary; A. M. and M. Phil., Yale University; D.… Read more…

Christian Faith:  A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way

Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way

by Michael Horton

Michael Horton’s highly anticipated The Christian Faith represents his magnum opus and will be viewed as one of—if not the—most important systematic theologies since Louis Berkhof wrote his in 1932. A prolific, award-winning author and theologian, Professor Horton views this volume as “doctrine that can be preached, experienced, and lived, as well as… Read more…

Chafer

Chafer's Systematic Theology

by Lewis Sperry Chafer

. . . the definitive statement of dispensational theology.—Walter Elwell Lewis Sperry Chafer defined systematic theology as "the collecting, systematically arranging, comparing, exhibiting and defending of all facts concerning God and His works from any and every source." He outlines the topics he feels should be included in a comprehensive and u… Read more…