When you buy a paper study Bible, you have the text and you have the notes. Since there is just one Bible text, you are limited to that one translation if you want to refer to those notes. Here are some problems that may arise:

1. You want to use a different translation. 

Paper solution? Open another Bible. Now you have two books open: twice the flipping, twice the confusion, and twice the time.

2. You want to look at two sets of study Bible notes.

Paper solution? Same as above. Now you have THREE books open! And that’s just the beginning.

There is another way.

With digital study Bibles at Olive Tree, we give you two resources: the Bible text and the study notes. This way you can mix and match translations and study notes as often as you’d like. The options are ENDLESS.

Study Bible Example 1

Also, if you take advantage of the Parallel tab, you can have two resources open in the Study Center. That means double the notes or even creating your own parallel Bible.

You’ll never need to spread out a bunch of books on a table ever again… unless you get a thrill from that kind of thing. Then I suppose we wouldn’t stop you!

An Example

New Scofield Study Bible Notes

The New Scofield Study Bible Notes were based on the KJV translation. But with Olive Tree, you really can read these notes with any translation. Here is a screenshot of the NIV open with the Scofield notes. Even though it is a different translation, the Resource Guide will still know that Scofield’s notes have related content.

New Scofield Study Bible Notes split tab

Or, if you want to get even crazier, try mixing the NIV Study Bible Notes with the NKJV text.

NIV study bible notes nkjv

When the study Bible notes quote Scripture, there might be some discrepancies. But if you don’t mind, we don’t either! Mix and match notes and translations to your heart’s content.


Ready to start mixing and matching your favorite translations and notes? Head on over to olivetree.com.

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