I have been so blessed to have a dad with a seminary education and a husband who is in seminary – because it means I get to pick their brains with my theological questions! Not only that, but I have access to an incredible library of books and resources because of those two. However, I realize that this is not the case for most of you. Most of you, I assume, have a few books and the internet to help aid you in your study.
Today I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite resources for studying the Bible. They are free tools and are online, so you can access them anywhere!
If you take away nothing else, I hope that you take away this resource and use it. It is by far my favorite. You can search particular verses and read what four or five different commentaries say on that passage. It also makes it super easy to look at what the Greek words are. You don’t even have to know Greek! You simply hit the Greek tab at the top of the page and it gives you every word in the passage in the Greek. You can then select the Strong’s Concordance tab and it tells you the definition for the word. This resource is perfect for those of us who want to get a little deeper, but don’t have a seminary education.
This website allows you to search for a certain word or topic and it will pull up references relating to that topic. It is basically an online concordance. It is perfect for doing word studies.
Another concordance of sorts, Bible Gateway makes it easy to search the Bible for words or phrases. It also makes it easy to read different translations of the Bible. I like to read the passage in one translation and then use the drop-down menu to switch translations and read what another version has to say.
These are just a couple resources that I use often. What tools do you use to study the Bible?
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