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Online Bible Study Helps

Postby mike » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:06 pm

Please share the online resources you have come to depend on for Bible study and sermon preparation.

These days I start with BibleGateway.com. I like being able to pull up commentaries and study tools parallel with the passage I'm studying. Parallel versions are nice also. I usually have a couple of Bible Gateway tabs open. The number of free commentaries are limited, but there are enough to get started researching.
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Re: Online Bible Study Helps

Postby MaxPC » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:18 pm

mike wrote:Please share the online resources you have come to depend on for Bible study and sermon preparation.

These days I start with BibleGateway.com. I like being able to pull up commentaries and study tools parallel with the passage I'm studying. Parallel versions are nice also. I usually have a couple of Bible Gateway tabs open. The number of free commentaries are limited, but there are enough to get started researching.

X2 for all the same reasons. In the last 6 years or so that I've used BG, they've improved their site and expanded it. They have an app but more often than not I just go to the website which is better IMO for parallels. Then I'll compare it to my hard print commentaries to give me a comprehensive conceptual schema.
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Re: Online Bible Study Helps

Postby silentreader » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:12 pm

Some of the resources on
http://www.studylight.org
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Re: Online Bible Study Helps

Postby Bootstrap » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:37 pm

Which commentaries and study tools do you use on each of these sites? I like the IVP commentaries on [url]BibleGateway.com[/url]. I use several of the commentaries on http://www.studylight.org/. Each seems to contain a lot of chaff too ... which do you consider wheat?
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Re: Online Bible Study Helps

Postby silentreader » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:51 pm

Bootstrap wrote:Which commentaries and study tools do you use on each of these sites? I like the IVP commentaries on [url]BibleGateway.com[/url]. I use several of the commentaries on http://www.studylight.org/. Each seems to contain a lot of chaff too ... which do you consider wheat?


If you're asking me about studylight, I would say the David Guzik one is the commentary I use mostly, somewhat because of the cross-referencing to other commentaries that he does.
The only other commentary I use on there to any extent is (gasp) John Calvin's.

I use the parallel Bible feature regularly, including the Peshitta quite often for NT study, and the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia I find quite useful.
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Re: Online Bible Study Helps

Postby Josh » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:31 pm

I'm looking for a really good mobile app with study resources. I really like the NET Bible online's interlinear, it's particularly useful when talking to someone who likes Strong's numbers. But it's hard to use from a mobile phone.
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Re: Online Bible Study Helps

Postby Bootstrap » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:10 am

Josh wrote:I'm looking for a really good mobile app with study resources. I really like the NET Bible online's interlinear, it's particularly useful when talking to someone who likes Strong's numbers. But it's hard to use from a mobile phone.


Android or iPhone? On Android I like MyPhone, and it does have some useful resources. A guy named Eliran Wong is working on converting a bunch of really good resources for geeks like you now, they will be available for anything that uses the e-sword module format.
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Re: Online Bible Study Helps

Postby mike » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:26 am

Bootstrap wrote:Which commentaries and study tools do you use on each of these sites? I like the IVP commentaries on [url]BibleGateway.com[/url]. I use several of the commentaries on http://www.studylight.org/. Each seems to contain a lot of chaff too ... which do you consider wheat?


I've been reading Asbury Bible Commentary on BibleGateway. If I'm desperate for more material, I will skim Matthew Henry; but as you probably know he is extremely verbose, and his commentary can seem more like "remotely correlated thoughts." I like IVP but they only have the NT. There's another interesting commentary which I first ran into when studying Isaiah, the Theology of Work project. It's linked on BibleGateway also.
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Re: Online Bible Study Helps

Postby MaxPC » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:05 am

mike wrote: There's another interesting commentary which I first ran into when studying Isaiah, the Theology of Work project. It's linked on BibleGateway also.

Thanks for the heads up. I noticed it but now I'll check into more thoroughly.

One of the most beneficial aspects of using parallels is that it helps us to see that the various translations are more in agreement than disagreement on the important teachings of the Bible. For example the Biblical teachings on marriage and divorce, homosexuality, murder, etc are in agreement in the accepted translations. Truth will out.
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