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Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook You

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Bible Reference books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Nelson’s Quick Reference Chapter-by-Chapter Bible Commentary: Nelson’s Quick Reference Series (1994)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouEnd the frustration of being unable to locate a Scripture, find a biblical word definition, or get a historical fact when you need it. Within this time-saving and convenient Bible commentary, acclaimed Bible teacher Warren Wiersbe takes you through each book of the Bible, chapter by chapter, and makes it easy to: “When we read the Bible devotionally, we focus on the spiritual essentials, not the historical or geographical accidentals. God has often encouraged me from the first chapter of Joshua, but that doesn’t mean that I can walk into the Jordan…
Author(s): Warren W. Wiersbe

2. The Complete Guide to the Bible (2007)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouFor anyone who who wants to better understand the Bible Interesting to read and easy to consult, The Complete Guide to the Bible is a reliable, jargon-free handbook for average people who want to better understand the entire Bible. Captivating writing along with beautifully designed and illustrated pages entice readers into the book and keep them lingering throughout its 512 pages. INSIDE: Whether you're casually leafing through pages or systematically pursuing a study of the entire Bible, you'll find The Complete Guide to the Bible lively, informative and uplifting. This latest project from…
Author(s): Stephen M. Miller

3. ESV Omega Thinline Reference Bible (Goatskin, Black) (2018)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouIn honor of its 80th anniversary, Crossway is reintroducing the ESV Omega Thinline Reference Bible—an elegant, high-quality edition that will last a lifetime. #164,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1855 in Christian Bibles (Books) #25036 in Textbooks Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Crossway Books

4. Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible-NKJV (2013)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouNew King James Version New layout with 2 columns for NKJV text and 3 columns for study notes New Full-color maps Complete Concordance Updated commentary notes to reflect the modern language of the NKJV Symbols marking prophetic passages Symbols marking promises, commands and messages from God Bible character studies Summaries of each book of the Old and New Testaments Greek and Hebrew word studies 9 point type for NKJV 7 point type for commentary notes Bible dictionary Handbook of Bible topics Words of Christ in red Complete Bible outlines Plan of the Ages Chart 7.5″ X 9.5″…
Author(s): Finis J Dake

5. ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (TruTone, Chestnut, Leaves Design) (2014)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouThe ESV Single Column Journaling Bible is laid out in an easy-to-follow, single-column format with ruled lines in the extra-wide margins allowing readers to capture notes, prayers, or personal reflections alongside the text. #11,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #144 in Christian Bibles (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Crossway Bibles

6. ESV Wide Margin Reference Bible (TruTone, Brown) (2014)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouThe ESV Wide Margin Reference Bible is perfect for those who interact closely with the Bible text. It features generous, 1-inch margins on either side of the text, providing plenty of room for writing. #106,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1289 in Christian Bibles (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Crossway

7. ESV Reference Bible (TruTone, Coffee) (2015)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouThe ESV Reference Bible’s balance of helpful reference features and convenient size make it an ideal Bible for everyday use—at home, at church, at school, and on the road. #469,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3989 in Christian Bibles (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Crossway

8. ESV Verse-by-Verse Reference Bible (Black) (2015)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouThe ESV Verse-by-Verse Reference Bible contains the full ESV Bible text in a double-column format, each verse on its own line with bolded and indented verses and cross-references in the bottom corner of the page. #424,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3746 in Christian Bibles (Books) #70451 in Textbooks Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Crossway

9. Books of the Bible At-a-Glance: One-Page Reference Sheets for the 66 Books of the Bible (2018)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouThe Bible can be overwhelming.There are 66 books, written by over 40 different authors.It’s easy to see how children (& adults!) get confused when studying the different characters, stories, and teachings of the Bible…Imagine picking up one of Shakespeare’s books and trying to read page 200, then page 10, then page 150… It wouldn’t make any sense!Yet, this is what we do with the Bible! We hop around and go “out of order”.Abraham one day, David the next, and Jesus the following week. It can seem like these men all walked side-by-side, but in fact they lived 1,000 years apart!The two things missing from most Bible lessons are PLACEMENT &…
Author(s): Mary Kate Warner

10. The Qur’an – with References to the Bible: A Contemporary Understanding (2016)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouDrs. Kaskas’ and Hungerford’s underlying motivation for the translation and inclusion of the extensive footnotes are not intended to promote a particular school of Islam or Christian apologetics. These exist in abundance. Their goal is to build bridges of better understanding, undermine radicalism and enlighten ignorance. This powerful instrument offers Muslims and Christians a fresh insight on the “straight path” to reconciling with God and man; sorely needed and missing from other translations.  #538,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #203 in Quran…
Author(s): Safi Kaskas, David Hungerford

11. ESV Thinline Reference Bible (TruTone, Brown/Cordovan, Portfolio Design) (2018)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouThe ESV Thinline Reference Bible features the same trim size and type size of the ESV Thinline Bible as well as more than 80,000 cross-references—making it a helpful and portable resource for students of God’s Word. #661,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5121 in Christian Bibles (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Esv Crossway

12. Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) (2018)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouAt once a study of biblical theology and modern Jewish thought, this volume describes a “participatory theory of revelation” as it addresses the ways biblical authors and contemporary theologians alike understand the process of revelation and hence the authority of the law. Benjamin Sommer maintains that the Pentateuch’s authors intend not only to convey God’s will but to express Israel’s interpretation of and response to that divine will. Thus Sommer’s close readings of biblical texts bolster liberal theologies of modern Judaism, especially those of Abraham Joshua Heschel and…
Author(s): Benjamin D. Sommer, John Collins

13. ESV Study Bible, Personal Size (TruTone, Saddle, Ornament Design) (2014)

Best Bible Reference Books That Will Hook YouThe ESV Study Bible, Personal Size retains all of the internationally best-selling original’s 20,000 helpful study notes, 240 full-color maps and illustrations, charts, timelines, and introductions into a smaller size for easier transport. #28,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #382 in Christian Bibles (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Crossway Bibles

Full list order for the books of the Bible with introductions and summaries including both the Old and New Testament. Study all Bible books online in over 50 translations. Bible dictionaries are one of the most practical and useful theological reference books available. The combination of definitions and proper names for Biblical words with online verse reference, allows users to define and analyze Scripture. Discover the meaning of words and study them in context to the theological concepts of that specific Online shopping for Christian Bible Study & Reference Books in the Books Store. Online shopping for Christian Bible Study & Reference Books in the Books Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Books Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Whole Foods Today’s Deals AmazonBasics Coupons Gift Cards Customer Books shelved as bible-reference: Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words: With Topical Index by W.E. Vine, Nelson’s Complet Approach the Bible with the best study tools so that you can best understand the context, meaning, and application. Find handbooks, dictionaries, atlases, charts, concordances, and introductions.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some bible reference books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Author(s): Maren R. Niehoff
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 991 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2184661

How Old Is the Hebrew Bible? A Linguistic, Textual, and Historical Study

Author(s): Ronald Hendel; Jan Joosten
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2319071

Ultimate Papercraft Bible: A Complete Reference with Step-by-Step Techniques

Author(s): Marie Clayton
Publisher: Collins & Brown, Year: 2017, Size: 103 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2335881

Fisherman's bible : the world's most comprehensive angling reference

Author(s): Cassell, Jay
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing,Perseus Books, LLC, Year: 2015, Size: 51 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1378177

Language and Literacy in Roman Judaea: A Study of the Bar Kokhba Documents

Author(s): Michael Owen Wise
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1379622

Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition

Author(s): Benjamin D. Sommer
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1380455

Women's Divination in Biblical Literature: Prophecy, Necromancy, and Other Arts of Knowledge

Author(s): Esther J. Hamori
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1381767

The Responsive Self: Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods

Author(s): Susan Niditch
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 940 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1392078

The Coconut Bible: The Complete Coconut Reference Guide: From Ancient Mariner to Modern Miracle

Author(s): Deeter, Annie
Publisher: , Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: azw
ID: 2071749

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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