Various resources for Bible study:
- Gospelcom.net is an alliance of Christian ministries apparently – however it’s most useful features include modern, ie new and relevant, study information and commentaries / devotionals alongside a large range of Bible translations which are also accessible as the Bible Gateway.
- World Wide Study Bible, this one is actually from CCEL but deserves a special mention. Brilliant resource for preparing Bible studies for use at your homegroup / cell group or whatever. It lists each book of the Bible, follow the link and eg. under Phillipians it list links under the headings “About, Scripture, Commentary, Sermons, Expository Outlines, Article References, More Scripture”. Just useful and not to dense to access.
- Blue Letter Bible is an interlinear bible. It’s a bit quirky in it’s presentation – there are 6 blue squares alongside a verse that allow access to the various data for each verse “C” opens the concordance view for that verse, “D” the dictionary, etc., pretty handy but a little obscure to start with. Hebrew and Greek provided, allows quick searching in bible dictionaries and location of other uses of same word. They have commentaries, daily readings and all that too. Another useful feature is a database of songs that accompany a particular Bible verse (click the musical notes alongside the verse).
- Latin Vulgate Bible for when you really don’t want to get it right, just sound like you do! Or perhaps if you’re trying to solve some cryptic riddle with Latin, I don’t know. They have a Hebrew Bible and the King James Version (KJV) too.
- ARTFL project multilingual Bible resource
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) a collection of out of copyright works including Easton’s Bible Dictionary and several commentaries. Downloads are available as PDF files, but most works can be viewed and searched online.
- TextWeek has a list including apocryphal books too: Sirach, Baruch, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon.
So there you go. I’m not about to suggest that you throw out all your books and just use these resources, far from it, but these can be great for matching up what you’ve got with the wisdom of others and more importantly with the wisdom of The Lord as expressed in the Holy Bible.
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