Additional Study Tools

I am a fan of Logos Bible Software–you can see my review here.

But here are a few other simple resources for Bible study.

But don’t let what others have studied be your first line of study, make it the final stage of your study.

First, my simple outline. I use the acronym ROADS as a reminder of the 5 steps of Bible Study–
Read Observe Analyse Do Share.
(Click on the image to the right to see my summary sheet).

Second, while I encourage you to spend most of your time in the biblical text, there are a few simple electronic resources that you might find helpful.

Bible Study Tools

This is tied to Logos but deserves attention as its own tool as well.

Faithlife1 The web version of the Faithlife Study Bible, see also instructions on downloading the apps.  This is the only Bible Study tool I have found that allows you to mark/highlight and add notes to specific word not just verses.

logo-betaThis resource is free (you can purchase the ESV for $5)–good study Bible, and great graphics–my app of choice for all my mobile study and teaching (simple tutorial to get started)

     Get the iOS app         Get the Android app     Get the Kindle Fire app 

Or register online at

net   Originally called The Net Bible ™ Study Environment offers the most comprehensive set of free resources available online, including commentaries, articles, word studies, original biblical languages and cross-references all integrated into a system that empowers you to carefully study the Word of God and to prepare your teaching lessons quickly.

(In the right panel click on the tap “Grk/Heb” and then move your mouse over any word in English (left) and watch.  Easy way to get a definition–hover over a Greek or Hebrew word and watch how fast the definition shows up.)

Another very quick tool is the Biblewebapp by John Dyer  Bible study tools including a Bible concordance, a Biblebiblestudytools dictionary, 20 Bible versions, commentaries, and much more. Great for copying the text to a word processor so you can do your own structural rewrite.  A tool for reading and researching Scripture online — Biblegatewayall in the language or translation of your choice. It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture references. Includes resources in Spanish.

youversion_logoMore reading options than I could count.   Youversion iconApps for virtually every device.

Bible Study Resources
netBiblical Studies Foundation:
Biblical Studies Foundation website with many articles and Bible book studies (some scholarly works), along with a helpful Bible translation, the NET Bible which has great translator notes.

They also have an app for iOS. For those whose heart language is Spanish.

Holy Land Photos
Free, hi-resolution images of the Holy Land

Additional Suggestions
English Standard Version Read, Listen, Take Notes

Please note: These sites are provided for your benefit, but this does not constitute an endorsement of all the material that might be found on these sites.

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