Thursday, November 19, 2015

National Bible Week: Thursday's Question

For National Bible Week, I will be proposing a question each day for you to consider.  Let's take this week to consider the great gift that is the Holy Scriptures.

Today's Question:
What are your favorite Bible study tools?

16 comments:

citizen DAK said...

* TheSacredPage.com for weekly Lectionary reflection,
* ICSB & DIDACHE-RSV2C (with the CCC),
* Verbum and "Lighthouse's Catholic Study Bible" apps

citizen DAK said...

Also these ;)
http://saintpriscilla.org/resource-links

citizen DAK said...

& CBSmich.org (I'm enrolled in year-A now)

Timothy said...

What location are you at? I teach A Year C class.

citizen DAK said...

& "The Great Adventure"
& (etc, etc...!)

citizen DAK said...

I'm in Dcn Jack's section @ SaintAidanLivonia

Timothy said...

Great! He is excellent for Year A.

Steve Molitor said...

I need to find more study tools so I'm looking forward to the answers.

I used the NOAB 2nd and 4th edition notes, mostly the 2nd edition but the 4th is helpful also. I have the Ignatius NT study bible, and I find it helpful at times, but honestly I don't read it much. I find it a little dry. I want something a little more penetrating and inspiring. I probably need to start read commentaries by the church fathers.

I do plan on getting the Didache study bible at some point. I haven't decided on whether I want to get the NABRE or RSV-CE2 edition. I'll probably get the latter as I read the RSV mostly. I already own the NABRE so I have access to its notes.

rolf said...

The 'Truth and Life' audio NT with the Study Bible, Didache and Catholic Study Bibles, Navarre Bible commentary, The Catholic Bible Concordance and Olive Tree Bible Study app.

Christopher Buckley said...

Didache NABRE with the Catechism in hand to look up references

Anonymous said...

Lots of help available to us all these days, but in reaching for the commentaries or whatever let us also have an open heart and mind to hear the Spirit's
leading.There is information and revelation available if we are prepared to look and listen.
E.C.

Anonymous said...

I use the NABRE notes and the notes in my Harper Collins study bible as well as the timelines and charts in my Catholic Youth Bible published by St. Mary's press.

---Emilia V.

Jason Engel said...

Olive Tree, with it's app on my Mac as well as iPad and iPhone. I have at the moment just under 20 English translations, and the study notes/articles/commentaries from multiple study Bible (Catholic Study Bible, HarperCollins Study Bible, Lutheran Study Bible, NIV Study Bible, Archeological Study Bible, New Interpreter's Study Bible, Matthew Henry's Commentary, JFB Commentary, a couple other collections). The app is great, I love having all of this content and more in sync and ready for me to use across three platforms.

In print, I supplement app and it's content with the NOAB 3 & 4 (both NRSV), an Oxford Study Bible using the REB, the 5-volume New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, and the 12-volume New Interpreter's Bible, and the New Collegeville Bible Commentary (so far I only have the New Testament edition and none of the books they have lately published for the Old Testament).

Daniel said...

Thomas Aquinas biblical commentary online.
http://dhspriory.org/thomas/

Anonymous said...


I would second all those who've mention the Olive Tree app. I've managed to cobble together quite a substantial library of study materials on that app and what I love is how easy it is to use. For example, I have the NABRE, DR, RSV w/Deuterocanon, KJV w/Strong's, ESV, JPS 17 & the Nets Septuagint. Plus, the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scriptue and the Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity. I also have 6 other commentaries, two dictionaries and a host of maps. Not to mention the free stuff like the writings of Josephus and Philo of Alexandria. And all of it is linked and just a fingers touch away and a pleasure to use. And for those of us who are getting older, you can also set the fonts to whatever size you want.

If I have one complaint, it's that they - being and Evangelical organization - don't have as much Catholic material as I would like. But it's a small complaint and you can still do quite well there.

Pax,
John

Eric Barczak said...

1. Didache Bible RSV paralleled with the Lighthouse Study Bible notes.
2. Little Rock Study Bible
3. Haydock commentary via Verbum app