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#9 - Bibles, commentaries, and software

by Robert Nguyen Cramer

This BibleTexts website administrator has very much enjoyed questions and insights that have been emailed to him ever since this site was launched in September of 1996. On this page I share with BibleTexts browsers a few of the questions, insights, and responses, so that we all can further learn from and with each other.


Question/insight #9: "I have been reviewing the translations of the Bible and Commentaries you use... I am looking for Bible software for translations of Today's English Version and New Revised Standard Version, which I note you use most frequently. I would also like a Bible commentary other than Dummelow and Abingdon which I have in book form. The only software I have for Bible study is Concord." (3/26/98)

Response #9:

If you are looking for all of these on a single software program, Logos Software Systems has the widest range of materials available, including both the Today's English Version (TEV) and the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). For more information on Logos, browse my description of resources that utilize Strong's number system at:

Depending upon which level and options you choose of Logos, you can use a variety of other popular Bibles (NIV, NASV, and others), good quality Bible dictionaries (including Harpers Bible Dictionary, Vines Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, Kittel's abridged Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, and others), modern Bible commentaries (including Harper's Bible Commentary, Jerome Biblical Commentary, and others), maps, and other study aids, such as Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (a biblical cross-reference resource), New Nave's Topical Bible, Bible maps, and Hebrew and Greek texts and other study aids. (Note: Mary Baker Eddy had and used several copies of the original Nave's Topical Bible. For more info on Bible versions used by Mrs. Eddy and The Church of Christ, Scientist, you can browse

I believe that you were asking about software study aids, but if you are looking for hardbound Bibles, I have over 25 different English language Bible versions, including 7 of the modern versions that Mrs. Eddy had in her own library. Each has its own flavor and strengths. One modern Bible that gets very little attention but that is very attentive to the nuances of the original texts is the Revised English Bible, which is the 1996 revision of the New English Bible.

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