General Biblical Reference Sites

Biblical Weblinks

****From Tyndale House Cambridge, UK. This metasite contains bibles in 100+ modern translations, ancient versions, lexicons, maps, pseudepigraph, background material for the ancient Near East, Greek, Roman and Jewish worlds, early church history, theology, patristics and other religions, online books, articles, abstracts, bibliographic help and links for free access, and bible software for different platforms and the web, unicode fonts and keyboards. Registered users can update or supplement links.Excellent site.

The UnBound Bible

* * * Bible text and reference site posted by Biola University in California. Includes a substantial collection of biblical texts in several languages (its strongest feature), allows word and reference searches, as well as lexical searches (by Strong's number). Also includes some public domain reference tools.

The World of Biblical Studies

* * General Bible reference tools and resources collected by Ralph W. Klein, Professor of Old Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.


***Designed for finding quotes and allusions.


***Makes it easy to read Greek and Hebrew. Its Reader App provides needed help.


***Allows for analysis of NT text. For the OT, use the Tanak Analyser and turn the Masoretic punctuation into a visual structure. Not free.


***Has some very useful tools. See its multi-version concordance and the Greek/Hebrew interlinear versions linked to lexicons.


Provides the best access to all free resources including for example the OT in parallel Greek, Hebrew, and English. It has the NT in parallel Greek and English, with linked parsing.

Second Temple Synagogues

**Site developed by Donald Binder ands devoted to the study of Second Temple Synagogues that is, synagogues which existed prior to the Jerusalem Temple's destruction in year 70 AD. A companion to his book Into the Temple Courts: The Place of the Synagogues in the Second Temple Period (Atlanta: SBL, 1999).

Bible Gateway

* * * Bible texts searchable by word or reference; users can search any of 17 English translations or translations in any of 29 other languages.

* * Contains a variety of Bible study tools, including some current translations. Many of the other study tools are old, public domain materials.

Parallel Study Bible

**Allows you to view two different translations, if present, of a particular language. Has word and phrase search capability as well as verse display.

NET Bible: The Biblical Studies Foundation

* The NET Bible is a new translation produced by the Biblical Studies Foundation; it is available as an online text complete with footnotes or can be downloaded for free in HTML format. Valuable for translation notes, interlinear, and other tools.

Bible Research by Michael Marlowe

* * Internet Bible research tools by Michael Marlowe, a moderately opinionated Calvinist free-lance writer and editor with a M.A. in biblical studies from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (a Presbyterian school).

Interlinear Bible

**Searchable within whole Bible or by Testament, category (e.g. Law, Gospels, Epistles) in Strong's version (KJV or NAS).

* Bible search utility, as well as reference tools, devotional and apologetic aids, Bible studies, quizzes, Christian history resources, and sermon aids. On the Christianity Today site.

Blue Letter Bible

* Site containing searchable Bible text and study tools. Bible searches must, however, be performed on KJV text, but this text does contain inline links to other translations and tools. Helpful for easily accessing Greek and Hebrew. Online Bible Study

* Clearing house site containing bibles, reference tools, classic devotional material, autobiographies of George Fox, Charles Finney, and John Bunyan, and a few other primary source documents.

NewTestament Gateway

* * * Award winning web directory of internet resources on the New Testament. Browse or search annotated links on everything from the Greek New Testament to Jesus in Film. Comprehensive, well organized, and searchable site maintained by Mark Goodacre, Duke University.

Bible King James Version

* Searchable by word, phrase, proximity operators.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

*From W.E. Vine, Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words (1940) with search page and hyperlinked, alphabetical listing of words.

Biblical Studies on the Web

*Search index, commentaries, electronic journals,libraries, and more.

Resources for Biblical Studies

***Scholarly studies of the early Christian writings and their social world including bible texts, translations, Mediterranean social world, and Philo of Alexandria.

Scripture in Early Judaism and the NT

*Bibliographies and articles (Bock, Blomberg, Moyise).

N.T. Wright

***Site for the eminent and prolific New Testament scholar.Has extensive list of articles, papers, audio/video resources on Paul, Jesus, and a range of other subject areas including Anglican Church debates, works in translation, interviews, newspaper articles, reviews, and works about NTW.

The Paul Page

**The Paul Page is devoted to the new scholarship of James P. Dunn, N.T. Wright and others who have revolutionized the study of Paul in the last three decades. Has articles, reviews, discussion forums, links, and conference announcements.

Holman Bible Dictionary

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Bibles Dictionaries

Biblical Texts


* * Searchable English and non-English Bible texts, as well as dictionaries, commentaries, and devotional materials. Relatively good collection of resources, but cumbersome interface.