Bible Study Tools

Bible Study Tools are set of reference books that helps you in understanding passages from the Bibles that you study.  They are Study Bibles, Concordance, Commentaries,  Topical Bibles, Bible Dictionaries, Greek and Hebrew Lexicons, etc.

This is a list of Highly Recommended Bible Study Tools that you can use for your personal library. Some of them are really quite expensive. But if you are a pastor of a big church, these tools will really be helpful to you and worth of your investment.

Or, why not give your pastor a gift? These books are definitely highly recommended gift for your pastor.

307209: NLT Life Application Study Bible, Large Print Hardcover NLT Life Application Study Bible, Large Print Hardcover

By Tyndale House

Discover how you can apply God’s truth to everyday life. Inside, you’ll find thousands of Life Application notes to help you apply Scripture to real-life experiences. It’s also packed with book introductions, in-text maps, charts, and personality profiles – a rich combination of features that has made the Life Application Study Bible today’s #1 selling study Bible.


  • Presentation Page
  • Family Record Page
  • Single column format
  • 11-point type & 9-point type notes
  • Words of Christ in Red
  • Book Introductions
  • Book Outlines
  • Side-column references
  • Learn from Their Lives: Benefit from the life experiences of the best-loved and most-despised figures in the Bible.
  • In-text Maps & Charts
  • Timelines
  • 16 Full-color maps
  • Dictionary/Concordance
  • A Christian Worker’s Resource
  • 365-Day Reading Plan
  • Master Index
  • Index to Charts
  • Index to Maps
  • Index to Personality Profiles
  • Hardcover
  • 6.75″ x 9.5″ x 2.25″
940791: Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Premium Edition, Renaissance Fine Leather, Black Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Premium Edition, Renaissance Fine Leather, Black

By Zondervan

The Zondervan NIV Study Bible is the #1 bestselling study Bible in the bestselling NIV translation. And now it includes for 2008 a 25% revision to the over 20,000 in-text study notes and a library of study resources at your fingertips. This edition also includes a 130-page topical index for more in-depth study. Excellent for home school use.

For 2008, the NIV Study Bible’s 20,000-plus study notes and other features have been updated and improved. Unmatched in any other study Bible, these notes have been crafted to reflect the most current conservative Bible scholarship. Other study features place at your fingertips a treasury of instant commentary from today’s top evangelical scholars. Icons highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Simply put, you won’t find study notes as complete, up to date, helpful, and easy to use anywhere else.

The Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Premium Edition has all the great features of the regular edition and more!

Please note: This Bible cannot be imprinted. The same natural oils that make this leather so supple also prevent foil stamping from adhering properly.

Premium features include:

  • 1.5″-wide margins for personal note taking
  • Crafted in high-quality Renaissance Fine Leather
  • Two ribbon markers makes studying your Bible easier
  • Presentation page made of fine parchment paper

Other Features include:

  • Over 20,000 in-text notes
  • 75 in-text maps and charts
  • Comprehensive book introductions
  • Icons that highlight notes concerning:
    • Archaeological information
    • Personal application
    • Characters and people groups
  • NIV comprehensive concordance
  • NIV topical index
  • Notes index
  • 9-point font size
122553: NASB MacArthur Study Bible  Black Genuine Leather NASB MacArthur Study Bible Black Genuine Leather

By World Publishing

Featuring the accuracy of the NASB, MacArthur Study Bible is perfect for serious study. MacArthur offers a study Bible designed not to “fit lifestyles,” but to transform your life through vital insights into God’s Word. Right there on the page beside the Bible text are helpful charts, and maps, along with thousands of study notes personally written by Dr. MacArthur and informed by the research of scholars at the Master’s Seminary.

Features include:

  • Center-Column References
  • 9 point text, 7.5 point notes
  • More than 20,000 Study Notes
  • Book Introductions and Outlines
  • 12-page Outline of Systematic Theology
  • 121-page Concordance
  • 9 Color Maps (plus many in-text maps)
  • Many Timelines, Charts, & Diagrams
  • Presentation Page & Family Record Section
  • Ribbon Marker
  • Black Letter
  • Black Genuine Leather
0602X: Nave"s Topical Bible Nave’s Topical Bible

By Orville Nave / Hendrickson Publishers

The best-known of all topical Bibles has been a bestseller for more than 75 years! It covers over 20,000 topics and 100,000 Scripture references, and includes the full biblical text with the most significant references so you don’t have to look up each verse separately. This edition also features a useful Scripture index. 1615 pages, hardcover from Hendrickson.

563368: The Hendrickson Topical Bible: A Survey of Essential  Christian Doctrines The Hendrickson Topical Bible: A Survey of Essential Christian Doctrines

By Edited by Walter A. Elwell / Hendrickson Publishers

Elwell’s peerless reference provides a comprehensive survey of 15 major doctrines of Scripture: God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, God’s works and providence, revelation and Scripture, supernatural beings, human beings, sin, salvation, sanctification, Christian living, the church, and last things; plus an exhaustive analysis of biblical statements regarding women. Scripture passages are quoted in full from the NIV text. 912 pages, hardcover.

36732: Expository Dictionary of Bible Words Expository Dictionary of Bible Words

By Edited by Stephen D. Renn / Hendrickson Publishers

The Expository Dictionary of Bible Words gives you the fruits of a working knowledge Hebrew and Greek without the years of language study. This book is more than just a handy alphabetical guide to the English translation of the Hebrew and Greek words used in both Testaments. There are thousands of articles, all arranged alphabetically by English word and coded to Strong’s numbering system for ease of use. Each article is divided into two sections: Old Testament (Hebrew) words and New Testament (Greek) words with an entry for the Hebrew or Greek word along with its transliteration, translation, range of meaning(s), and comments on its use in different biblical contexts. A comprehensive system of cross-references aids the reader in finding different words as well as discussions of related words and themes. The”Additional Notes” to articles throughout the volume provide valuable and insightful information on the connections between Old and New Testament words and themes.Also included is a CD-ROM containing the complete text of the Expository Dictionary in several formats for PC and PDA. In addition to providing a stand alone PDF which preserves the format of the print edition (but adds links which allow you to”jump”directly to related references) the full content is also provided in a format compatible with other titles in Hendrickson Publishers’ ScriptureLink program and fully integrates with other Bibles and a whole range of available reference works.

562750: Matthew Henry"s Commentary on the Whole Bible Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible

By Hendrickson Publishers

This one-volume edition of a beloved classic features a trimmer size, and includes everything from the original multivolume commentary! (Only the KJV text has been eliminated to save space.) Combining practical application, devotional insight, and scholarship, Henry offers profound wisdom on the content, message, and nature of God’s divine revelation in Scripture.Note: Print is very small.

46972: The Strongest Strong"s Exhaustive Concordance, Comfort-Print Edition The Strongest Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, Comfort-Print Edition

By John R. Kohlenberger III & James A. Swanson / Zondervan

This concordance is a larger print version of the the most accurate, truly exhaustive Strong’s updated by John Kohlenberger along with James Swanson and compiled and verified by computer technology. In this edition, longstanding errors from the original have been corrected and omissions filled in as well as word studies have been simplified and special care has been taken to maximize the thoroughness and ease of use. The larger type makes this concordance easy to read.Special features include:

  • Strong’s numbering system for word studies in Greek and Hebrew
  • Goodrick-Kohlenberger numbers in the dictionary indexes
  • The most up-to-date Hebrew and Greek dictionaries
  • Cross-references to places and names used in Bible translations besides the KJV
  • Word counts of every word in the Bible
  • Fast-Tab locators
  • Smythe-sewn binding that opens fully, lays flat, and lasts longer
62851: The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance

By Edward W. Goodrick & John R. Kohlenberger III / Zondervan

This is an exhaustive concordance based on the best-selling New International Version of the Bible. It gives complete access to every word of the NIV text as well as to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek from which the NIV was translated. This Gold Medallion Award-winning volume is one of the most powerful NIV concordances available today. This is a great addition to your academic library.Features:

  • Complete alphabetical listings for every word in the NIV.
  • Thorough dictionary-indexes define every Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek word in the Bible, including the possible meaning of every proper name.
  • Exhaustive listing of every NIV translation for a given word; all related words shown in the original languages.
  • Frequency counts given for each original-language word and each of its English translations.
  • Special index of articles, conjunctions, particles, prepositions, and pronouns.
  • All references listed in biblical order.
  • All words cross-referenced to spelling variations and variant forms.
  • More than 2,000 key words from the KJV cross-referenced to their NIV equivalents.
  • Each word heading lists total number of occurrences in the NIV.
  • Special typefaces indicate the word or words used in the NIV translation for all Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek terms.
  • Unique numbering system developed by Goodrick and Kohlenberger (G/K) eliminates the inherent gaps, flaws, and inaccuracies of the old Strong’s numbering system.
  • Special indexes allow for easy cross-referencing between the G/K numbering system for those using reference books keyed to Strong’s numbers
562897: Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint

By Compiled by J. Lust, E. Eynikel & K. Hauspie / Hendrickson Publishers

A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint provides a thorough research tool for the study of the Septuagint. It presents the vocabulary of the revised edition of the Septuagint, offering English equivalents and discussing special cases in which the Septuagint differs from the masoretic text.

5387XCS: Vine"s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words, Case of 12 Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words, Case of 12

By W.E. Vine / Thomas Nelson

Now you can get Vine’s Expository Dictionary of NT Words and Unger and White’s Expository Dictionary of the OT in one convenient volume! This revised edition is more comprehensive, since the original Vine’s OT Word Studies was so brief. It also codes each word to Strong’s, BDB Hebrew Lexicon, and BAGD Greek Lexicon. Words are arranged in English. 1119 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

28364: Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Revised and Expanded Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Revised and Expanded

By C. Brand, C.W. Draper & A. England / B & H Publishing Group

The Holman Bible Dictionary edited by Trent C. Butler has become one of the best-selling Bible reference tools since its publication in 1991. Now this revised, updated and expanded edition called the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary offers even greater value to Bible students and teachers with over 250 new articles, new maps and charts, and 90 new contributors. This book is designed both for those who need information quickly and those who want in depth treatments of hundreds of topics. Each entry begins with a brief definition of the word followed by more detailed information. Through its more than 700 full-color graphics, this book brings readers right into the world of the Bible and enables them to better understand the Scriptures.


  • Exhaustive definitions of people, places, things and events-dealing with every subject in the Bible
  • Over 700 full-color photos, illustrations and charts.
  • Unique scale drawings and reconstructions of biblical places and objects based on careful archaeological research.
  • Over 60 new, full-color maps with map index
  • Major articles on theological topics, collective articles on plants, animals, occupations, etc.
  • Pronunciation guide for all proper nouns and other hard-to-pronounce words.
  • Up-to-date archaeological information from excavations in Israel.
  • Timeline that compares biblical history to world history
  • Summary definitions that begin each entry for quick reference.
  • A variety of Bible translations used-the only dictionary that includes the HCSB, NIV, KJV, RSV, NRSV,REB, NASB, ESV, and TEV.
  • Many articles based on the original languages, but written in a user-friendly style. Technical language and abbreviations are avoided.
  • Extensive cross-referencing of related articles
  • “Quicktabs”: marginal alphabetical guides for quick and easy location of information
  • 2324: Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, 10 Volumes Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, 10 Volumes

    By Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

    TDNT is an authorized and unabridged translation of Theologisches Worterbuch zum Neuen Testament. This work was first published in the German edition in 1933. It is designed for the intermediate and advanced Greek student. Each significant Greek word of the New Testament is generally presented in its secular Greek background; its role in the Old Testament (both in the Hebrew and the Septuagint); its use by Philo, Josephus, the rabbinical literature; its uses in the New Testament, which is sometimes classified according to synoptic, Johannine, Petrine and Pauline usage; and sometimes the Apostolic Fathers are included as well.There were more than 100 scholars who contributed to the work, including specialists in Old Testament, Septuagint, Hellenistic, Semitic and Rabbinic studies. Substantial bibliographies and extensive footnotes supplement the articles. Volume 10 is an index volume to the entire series, compiled by Ronald Pitkin.

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