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Disclosure about resources

These are the main resources I use to prepare Bible study posts. One-time quotes from an article or book won’t be on this list.

I endeavor to always reference the resource within each lesson post. If you think I’ve overlooked one, please let me know in the comments or by contacting me directly.

PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT knowingly quote from BSF notes, the lesson questions, or any other copyrighted material without permission. 

If you want more information or you are the quoted resource, email me via the “contact me” link on the right side of the screen.

Bible Gateway

This is a great website for looking up keywords, specific verses, or passages. You can switch versions of the Bible, too. Many versions are available and many languages. They also have a free app for smartphones.

Even with the free version (with ads), if you set up a login, the site saves your settings for preferred versions and anything you highlight. It also allows you to view parallel Bible versions onscreen side by side. I usually read 4 or 5 versions of the for passage and the additional references included in the lessons.

The site does have some commentaries and other resources but I haven’t found them easy to access. I prefer the way it works for passage look up.

Blue Letter Bible

I have used this much since I got WordSearch software, and discovered Bible Hub has commentaries. I may revisit it some time to see if they’ve upgraded their website look and navigation.

Bible Hub

Bible Hub is another good Bible search tool. It works differently than Bible search. It includes many tools and resources including commentaries. If you look up one specific verse, by default it gives that verse in all the many versions they have available. Unfortunately, if the reference I want to look up is more than one verse, it doesn’t work. I find it slow to navigate, but it includes vast resources.

WordSearch Software

This tool (and others similar) are used by many Bible students and pastors to prepare lessons or sermons. They now have a free version. I have the paid version with add-on reference material.

MacLaren Commentary

When one of the questions seems obscure, chances are good that the question is directly related to something MacLaren wrote on that passage of scripture. I find it challenging to read

GotQuestions.org

I find it an easy-to-read and understand resource. The material is subject to copyright.

List of prophecies Jesus fulfilled

If you are ever tempted to doubt Jesus is the son of God, this amazing list of 353 prophecies fulfilled in Jesus Christ will reassure you. This list never fails to restore a sense of awe.

Side by side chronological synopsis of the Gospels

I have a printout for one I found online. (I can’t seem to find the link now.)

I also use the one in my study Bible.

Enduring Word Commentary by David Guzik

Used by written permission

An ongoing work in progress. Free online resource. Some books remain incomplete. This commentary quotes and references other scholars, so it is a good compilation resource with his own comments included. I especially love this resource since I discovered it in March 2017. I wrote to David Guzik asked for and received permission to use quotes with attribution in my lessons. I have his email on file.

Andrew Wommack’s Living Commentary

Used by written permission

This is also a work still in progress.

Only available as a paid subscriber add-on through the paid version of Word Search software.

Updates are ongoing, updated monthly via Word Search. I obtained permission to quote his commentary as long as I use a direct quote and not my take on what he wrote.

Adam Clarke Commentaries

Available online. I access it through WordSearch Software.

Barnes Notes on the Whole Bible

Available online through various websites. I access it through WordSearch Software.

Jamieson Fausset & Brown

Available online through BlueLetterBible.org (link above) and other websites. I access it through WordSearch Software.

Strongs Exhaustive Concordance

Available online through various websites. I access it through WordSearch Software.

Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon

The link is for an archive version. It may be searchable online, but I didn’t locate a free version. I have it as an add-on through WordSearch software.

Wuest

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To my knowledge, this version is not available online. Wuest was a renowned Greek scholar and his version is considered an accurate translation. It isn’t an engaging readers version, but it is a helpful reference.

I have a hard copy and purchased as an add-on to WordSearch

Members only area for downloading lesson questions

 

BSFOnline.Org

NOT affiliated with BSF International. This site provides a free compilation of all the verses for the BSF lessons in BSF’s preferred NIV version.

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