Favourite Resources

People sometimes ask me which Bible study material is best. I use the Olive Tree Bible Study resources on my tablet, phone and computer. You have to pay for the best resources but they are well worth it.

I own many resources on Olive Tree but here is my list of my current favourites. The ones marked with * are good starters!

John Robertshaw  


Bibles

My main versions to use are ESV for close study, NIV for general use, NLT for easy reading. I don't know much Greek or Hebrew but some of these versions allow you to find out which words are used, how they are used and where they are used.

ESV Strong’s Bible* - when you click or touch a word, it comes up with the original Hebrew or Greek with definition
ESV Greek-English Interlinear New Testament - see English text under the Greek text
ESV Hebrew-English Interlinear Old Testament - see English text under the Hebrew text

NIV Word Study Bible - when you click or touch a word, it comes up with the original Hebrew or Greek with definition
NIV Harmony of the Gospels - see gospel passages side by side

NLT Life Application Study Bible - practical study notes

Commentaries

You can open these in the app alongside the Bible. It is like having a Bible expert explaining everything as you read. You get different opinions from different commentaries and you may not always agree with them!

Bible Knowledge Commentary*
Expositor's Bible Commentary
Zondervan Bible Commentary
ESV Study Bible Notes*
NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible Notes
NLT Life Application Study Bible Notes

Dictionaries or Encyclopedias

There are articles to read on all sorts of biblical topics usually arranged in alphabetical order.

Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible* (5 Vols)
New International Bible Dictionary
Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament - excellent for looking up words and finding out how they are used

Theology

Grudem’s Systematic Theology* - all important doctrines explained rigorously and systematically

Last Edited: 2019-07-22   

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