Library Online Resources

Biblical Study Online Resources

Bible Gateway – Read, hear, and study the Bible with numerous Bible study tools. Study Bible passages side-by-side using multiple Bible translations. Locate ‘More Resources’ under the ‘Study’ menu to explore Bible commentaries such as the IVP New Testament Commentaries and discover other Bible study tools such as Easton’s Bible Dictionary and the Encyclopedia of the Bible.

Bible Hub – Bible Hub features parallel Bible readings, dictionary of Bible themes, topical, Greek and Hebrew study tools plus Strong’s lexicon and concordance, commentaries, and sermons.

Bible Study Tools – Select from several Bible translations and versions to read the Bible and easily compare Bible passages against different versions and obtain cross-references. Study materials include commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and Hebrew and Greek lexicons.  You can also listen to audio Bibles and read from several daily devotionals. Site is made available by Salem Media Group.

Biblia – Biblia is an online Bible study tool with several Bibles–including the Faithlife Study Bible. Signing up for a free account provides access to Bible reading plans. It is a service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software.

Biblical Training Library – On this site you can search the 14,000 professionally written and edited encyclopedia articles by subject. You can also access lecture transcripts from some of the Biblical Training courses. Biblical Training, founded by Dr. Bill Mounce, seeks to provide a comprehensive Biblical and theological education from professors to encourage spiritual growth and equip leaders in the church.

Blue Letter Bible – A rich resource of Bible tools including several Bibles you can search by Scripture passage, words, topics, and Hebrew and Greek lexicons. Bible study resources include commentaries, dictionaries, encyclopedias, difficult texts explained, maps, and charts. You can also select from a variety of devotionals and daily Bible reading plans.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library – Access Christian classical works across the centuries. This extensive collection can be browsed by author, title, or subject. Subjects include philosophy, ethics, doctrinal and practical theology, Christian history, creeds, and denominations, sermons, and Christian classic literature from the early church to the 20th century. Bible study tools include Bible commentaries, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Read on a computer or download as a PDF. Some titles may be read on a mobile device or listened to in audio format.

ESV Bible – Create a free account to access helpful Bible study tools when reading the ESV Bible on a computer or download the app for iPhone, iPad, or Android. Once logged in, you can access features including highlighting, annotating, and bookmarking Bible passages. Access the ESV Global Study Bible with introductory material to books of the Bible, author profiles, charts, maps, and cross-references. The Greek New Testament (Tyndale House, Cambridge) offers a customizable Greek/English interlinear Bible with Greek contextual and lexical forms and includes Strong’s concordance numbering. Several Bible reading plans are also available.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society – The JETS PDF Archive is open to the public. Visitors to the Evangelical Theological Society website can access all but the most recent two full years of JETS.

New Testament Gateway – The New Testament Gateway is a directory of internet resources for the academic study of the New Testament and Christian origins. Research New Testament books, the life of Jesus, Paul the Apostle, Biblical archaeology, manuscripts, maps, and the early church. Under Tools and Resources, select Journals to read journal excerpts and full-text open access journals. The site is hosted by Logos Bible Software and edited by Mark Goodacre, Religion Studies Professor at Duke University.

Online Christian Library of Virtual Theological Resources –  Select from a variety of topics to download books in PDF format. Locate Bible study resources under Christian References and Theology. Under Philosophers and Theologians, locate works by St. Augustine and other early church fathers, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, and more.

Princeton Theological Seminary Theological Commons – The Princeton Theological Commons is a digital library of over 120,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books and also includes periodicals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscript collections, and other formats. You can search across all the digital collections by subject (e.g. Old Testament, New Testament, theology, church history, preaching, missions).

Project Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg offers over 59,000 free ebooks to read in a variety of formats and on several devices (see FAQ). The collection focuses primarily on older works no longer protected by U.S. copyright. Search the catalog by author, title, or subject or search the bookshelves. 

STEP Bible – STEP stands for Scripture Tools for Every Person. It is easy to build searches to study Bible passages available in more than 400 translations in several languages. It is a powerful tool for conducting word studies, discovering the original Hebrew and Greek word meanings and related words, and viewing Scripture passages containing the word and related words. The site also provides access to 27 commentaries for further study. This resource is made possible through the researchers at Tyndale House Cambridge UK.

StudyLight – Under Bible Study Tools, access concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and commentaries. Under Original Language Tools, you can perform a Strong’s Interlinear Bible search which provides original language word meanings, definitions, and a list of Scripture passages containing the original word and related words. From the verses listed in search results, you can select one of the many available commentaries, including the Chuck Smith Bible Commentary.   Although most of the tools it offers are older and some are out of date, many tools remain very helpful.

Themelios – This international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. The online Themelios journal archive makes available issues spanning from its first publication in 1975 to the current issue. The journal is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition website and may be accessed for free in PDF and HTML formats.

University of Calgary Religious Studies Web Guide – This web guide provides links to several websites for the study of the Bible, Christianity, and world religions. Under Biblical Studies, access Bible translations and commentaries. You can also find links to works on the early church fathers, Quakers, Arminians, Calvinists, Lutherans, Wesleyans, and more. Note: The term “Christian” is used loosely and access to this resource does not reflect an endorsement of religious views represented; it is available for research purposes.

Websites on Religion (ATLA) – The American Theological Library Association provides this selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion. Resources include websites, syllabi, texts, journals, bibliographies, liturgies, and reference resources. Note: This resource has not been consistently maintained since 2014.

Yale Divinity Library Guide to Free Resources on Religion – This Library Guide contains links to free web resources on religion.  Under the Yale University Library Research Guides for Religion, you can access guides on Biblical Studies, Theology, Early Christianity, History of Christianity and more. Within the guides, look for a tab labeled websites or online resources to locate sources for free online content.