An episode dedicated to introducing various tools that can help in Bible study. We discuss study Bibles, dictionaries, atlases, commentaries, and Bible software.
Here are some resources that we recommend. This list is far from exhaustive.
- Single volume dictionaries
- IVP dictionaries
- Bible background commentaries
- Encountering the Old Testament series
- Encountering the New Testament series
- Exploring the Old Testament series
- Exploring the New Testament series
- Teach the Text series
- The New International Commentary on the Old Testament
- The New International Commentary on the New Testament
- Pillar commentary series
- Baker Exegetical Commentaries on the New Testament
- Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation series
- Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament
- Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
- Old Testament Introductions
- New Testament Introductions
- Story of God Bible Commentary
- Logos Bible Software
Some of the above links (e.g., Bible dictionaries, OT and NT Introductions, commentary series) connect to a whole host of books. If you’re lost when going to these links and would like specific recommendations, please contact us and we will be happy to offer suggestions on resources we have found helpful.
We have reviewed several resources (including commentaries) on our respective websites.