Bibliography of Biblical Resources

Some of the many Bible research resources used as a basis for webpages


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Table of Contents
0 Table of Contents & Preface to Bibliography
1 Bibles - English
2 Bibles - Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament
3 Catalogs of Bible resources
4 Commentaries - entire Bible
5 Commentaries - Old Testament

Commentaries - New Testament

Whole New Testament

Parts of the New Testament

* Acts of Jesus
* Lord's Prayer, and other prayers of Jesus
* Parables of Jesus
* Sermon on the Mount
* Other words of Jesus


New Testament Canon
Individual books of the New Testament


7 Concordances
8 Dictionaries and special indices
9 Histories - entire Bible
10 Histories - Old Testament
11 Histories - Inter-testamental period (between the Old and New Testaments)

Histories - New Testament and early Christianity

John the Baptist, James, Peter, & Paul
General histories of early Christianity
Christian healing
Ethics and morality
Ethics and business, politics, social issues, violence, and non-violence
Islam & Muslim issues
The canon: texts, manuscripts, and versions - Whole Bible
The canon: texts, manuscripts, and versions - OT
The canon: texts, manuscripts, and versions - NT
Non-canonical texts and sources
Women's roles in the early Christian church


Whole Bible
Old Testament
New Testament
Orthodoxy, heresy, controversy - issues
Orthodoxy, heresy, controversy - texts
Orthodoxy, heresy, controversy - canon

Hermeneutics: Approaches & methodologies for exploring the Bible


Preface to Bibliography

The contents of The Bible Commentary are consistent with the conclusions of the overwhelming majority of all Bible research resources available to me in my own biblical research library of well over a thousand volumes and from other resources. The textual commentary on the Old Testament is consistent with the definitive Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, and the textual commentary on the New Testament is virtually entirely consistent with the definitive Greek New Testament, Fourth Revised Edition .

In addition to other textual commentary and cross-references, this commentary points out words, phrases, or even entire verses in the King James Version that do not convey to modern readers what the original writers were trying to say. Such corrections are needed and possible, because the Hebrew or Greek texts that are now available are much more accurate than the Hebrew or Greek texts that were available to the KJV translators prior to its original publication in 1611. For more details, browse:

This bibliography lists many books and other resources, all of which are in my personal biblical research library, but this does not mean that I agree with or endorse all or even most of the views contained every one. Most of these resources do contain conclusions that I do respect as having been systematically derived and earnestly held by their authors and/or editors, whether or not I agree with those conclusions. Some of the conclusions contained therein are exceptionally thought-provoking and challenging. I also respectfully disagree with some of the conclusions in some of those works. Each of those works are included in my bibliographic listing, so their authors and/or editors can participate in a virtual dialogue in which all can be heard and all can listen.

For a good representation of "dialogue," see Acts 17:16-34, in which Luke describes Paul's involvement at the Areopagus (alias "Mars' hill") in Athens. According to verse 22 of that account, Paul even respectfully addressed the pagan and pantheistic people of Athens as being "very religious." Thus each earnest voice was worthy of being heard, including those with whose conclusions Paul fundamentally disagreed.

Even Jesus was faced with the question as to whose conclusions were correct. Rather than pointing to his words or to intellectual arguments, he pointed to his works to settle the question. "Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news brought to them." (Matthew 11:4,5, New Revised Standard Version)

The intent of the entire website is to encourage an honest understanding of the Bible that reflects the insights and inspiration of the original writers -- an honest understanding that leads each of us to a deeper, humbler, more reverent love for God and to a renewed commitment to love each other as Christ Jesus has loved us (John 13:34).

Copyright 1996-2004 Robert Nguyen Cramer