Bible Concordances, Dictionaries & Commentaries
Bible Concordances, Dictionaries & Commentaries
“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” [Proverbs 11:14]
Suppliers Of Bible Study Books & References
- Christian Book Distributors (CBD)
- Crosswalk’s Online Bible Study Tools
- Interlinear Study Bible at Studylight.org
- Interlinear Study Bible at SearchGodsWord.org
Online Bible Dictionaries
The following links provide online access to various Bible dictionaries for several Bible versions although a majority of dictionaries pertain to the King James version.
- Biblegateway.com – Many searchable bible versions at this website.
- Preceptaustin.org – Not a modern website but lots of Bible study resources.
- Crosswalk.com – I don’t recommend the Jack Van Impe bible dictionary listed at this site but the others should be reliable.
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library – has a downloadable PDF version of Easton’s Bible dictionary
- Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
- Downloadable dictionaries & commentaries from bible support.com – for use with e-sword software
- Downloadable dictionaries, commentaries & bibles at estudysource.com – for use with e-sword software)
- Bible Web App – Read various bible versions side by side with Greek text
Regarding Christian Theology
If it’s new… it’s probably not true.
Other Christian Dictionaries & Glossaries (but not Bible dictionaries)
- Dictionary Of Theology at carm.org
- Glossary Of Christianity
- Glossary For Judaism, Christianity & Islam
- Rich Tatum’s Glossary Of Church History
- The North American Reformed Seminary Library
Greek & Hebrew Tutors:
- Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
- New Testament Greek Lexicon
- Teknia Software – Learn Biblical Greek
- Bill Mounce Greek Dictionary – Look up Greek words and their meanings
Bible Commentaries (on-line and in print)
For anyone interested in serious Bible study, good commentaries can be very helpful. They can point you to many verses related to a passage you are studying. They can help you apply a Bible verse to your life. They can also mislead you. It is best to be very careful of which commentaries you use. Not all commentators are “Reformed” and so they may have a wrong view of some very significant Bible doctrines, such as God’s sovereignty and man’s total depravity. The following commentaries are pretty reliable, yet what they write is not inspired so keep that in mind as you utilize these Bible study aids. Matthew Henry was reformed and his commentary has been popular for many years and reliable. The best and most exhaustive commentary is probably John Gill’s Exposition of the Old and New Testaments. In print it is huge and expensive. It can be found online for free and it also is available on CD.
To quote a pastor from Canada speaking about John Gill: “As a scholar of the Word, Gill has no equal today. For this reason his insights are still very often fresh and original. I have learned much from this mighty preacher, pastor and teacher! There have been times when I ended up disagreeing with a particular understanding of a verse or passage. But one had better have pretty good reasons to disagree with Gill since his grasp of the whole counsel of God was far superior to anyone I can think of living today.”.
- Matthew Henry’s Commentary For purchase
- Matthew Henry’s Commentary On-line
- Calvin’s Commentaries (22 Volumes) For purchase
- Calvin’s Commentaries On-line and in several formats for downloading at CCEL (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
- Jameison-Faucett-Brown Commentary On-line at blueletterbible.com
- John Gill Collection CD-ROM For purchase
- John Gill’s Commentary On-line At BibleStudyTools.com
- Alexander MacLaren’s Expositions of Holy Scripture at StudyLight.org
- John MacArthur Bible Commentary For purchase
- Martin Lloyd-Jones Commentaries (Ephesians) For purchase
- The Pulpit Commentary compiled by H.D.M. Spence & Joseph S. Exell
Bible Commentaries As E-Books And PDF Files To Download
- Book Of Romans & Book Of Revelation Bible Commentaries by Ken Matto
- PDF commentaries and other study tools at grace-ebooks.com
Collections Of Commentaries On-line
- Bible Commentaries at blueletterbible.com
- Bible Commentaries at biblestudytools.com
- Bible Commentaries at studylight.org
- Bible Commentaries at biblehub.com
Spurgeon’s Catalog Of Commentaries
In his publication “Commenting & Commentaries” Charles Spurgeon put together a rather vast and helpful list of commentaries by noted Bible scholars. His immediate audience for that work at that time was the students of his Pastor’s College at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.
- Commenting & Commentaries by Charles Spurgeon (HTML version)
- Commenting & Commentaries by Charles Spurgeon (HTML version, alternate source)
Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>
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