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Jump to: Study Bibles; ** 1Vol Commentaries; ** Bible Handbooks; ** Dictionaries; ** Classics; **
HCSB Study Bible : Holman Christian Standard Bible (2010) 2360 pages.
Life Application Study Bible: Old Testament and New Testament: New Living Translation.
NIV Study Bible (1995) 2250 pages. This is the first edition, not the 2020 revision.
NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible (formerly “The Nelson Study Bible – NKJV”) (1997, 2007);
The Apologetics Study Bible Understand Why You Believe by Norman Geisler
The David Jeremiah Study Bible – (2013) 2208 pages.
The Defender’s Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M.
The Hebrew-Greek key study Bible : New American standard study by Strong, James, 1822-1894.
The Jewish Study Bible – Only OT
The King James Study Bible Second Edition (2013) (Thomas Nelson)
The Living Insights Study Bible : New International Version – Charles Swindoll.
The MacArthur study Bible – John MacArthur.
Ryrie Study Bible – Charles Ryrie (1978) 2142 pages.
Ryrie Study Bible Expanded Edition (1994) 2232 pages
Zondervan NIV Study Bible – (2011) 2570 pages
One Volume Commentaries
Believer’s Bible Commentary – MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages.
Compact Bible commentary by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H Wayne, et al – 954 pages.
Evangelical Commentary on the Bible – (1989) 1239 pages.
Key Word Commentary : Thoughts on Every Chapter of the Bible by Water, Mark
KJV Bible Commentary – Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael.
New Bible Commentary (1994)
Unger’s Commentary on the Old Testament (Volume 2 – Isaiah – Malachi) (1981) 972 pages.
With the Word – Devotional Commentary – Warren Wiersbe
Wycliffe Bible Commentary (1962) Charles Pfeiffer – 1560 pages
Zondervan King James Version Commentary – New Testament
Eerdmans’ Family Encyclopedia of the Bible (1978) 344 pages
Eerdmans’ Handbook to the Bible (1983) 688 pages
Halley’s Bible Handbook Henry H. Halley (2000) 2720 pages
Halley’s Bible handbook : an abbreviated Bible commentary (1965) 872 pages
Nelson’s Expository Dictionary of the Old Testament by Unger, Merrill
Nelson’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Bible facts by Packer, J. I. (James Innell); Tenney, Merrill C.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Manners & Customs : How the People of the Bible Really Lived by Vos, Howard Frederic
New Testament Words – William Barclay
The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary : Matthew-Luke by Evans, Craig A
The Illustrated Guide to Bible Customs & Curiosities by Knight, George W.
The Lion Handbook to the Bible (1999) 822 pages.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary by Unger, Merrill Frederick, 1909-
The Shaw Pocket Bible Handbook (1984) 408 pages.
Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W
Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the Old Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W
J.Sidlow Baxter: Explore The Book Vol. 1 Genesis to Joshua
J.Sidlow Baxter: Explore The Book Vol. 3 Job to Lamentations
J.Sidlow Baxter: Explore The Book Vol. 4 Ezekiel to Malachi
J.Sidlow Baxter: Explore The Book Vol. 5 The Gospels
J.Sidlow Baxter: Explore The Book Vol. 6 Acts to Revelation
The Hodder Bible handbook by Unger, Merrill
The Parallel New Testament and Unger’s Bible handbook : produced for Moody monthly by Unger, Merrill (1975) 744 pages
Today’s Handbook of Bible Times & Customs by Coleman, William L
Tyndale Handbook of Bible charts & maps by Wilson, Neil
The New Encyclopedia of Christian quotations by Water, Mark
Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary – Matthew, Mark, Luke – 552 pages. (2002)
Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel
Dictionary of New Testament background IVP Series
Dictionary of Paul and his letters IVP Series
Dictionary of deities and demons in the Bible (DDD) – 950 pages (1995) .