Reference books

Computer resources include:


BlueLetterBible.org ... free online Bibles, dictionaries, and more

OnLineBible.net ... online resources and inexpensive software

Logos.com ... extensive software

CBD.com ... an excellent on-line Christian bookstore 

Good commentaries listed here: (more in PDF linked below)

The Bible Knowledge Commentary
by Walvoord & Zuck (2 volumes)

New International Bible Commentary by F.F. Bruce (1 volume)

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds
(N.T.) by Clint E. Arnold

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds (O.T.) by Walton, Baker, & Block

Note: Additional very good commentaries listed in the PDF linked below


Good dictionaries include:

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
(1,700 pages)

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
(1,400 pages)

New Bible Dictionary (1,330 pages)

Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary (1120 pages)

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (1,620 pages)

Three books overviewing theology are:

Systematic Theology
by Wayne Grudem (1,250 pages)

Christian Theology
by Millard J. Erickson (1,350 pages)

Major Bible Themes
by Chafer & Walvoord (385 pages)

AND ... an exhaustive concordance for your translation of the Bible

                     Click here for printable PDF of this list.

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