General References to the Bible

*Brand, Chad, Trent Butler, and Charles Draper, eds. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Nashville: B&H, 2003.

Crossway Bibles. ESV Study Bible. Wheaton: Crossway Bibles, 2008.

*Currid, John D., and David P. Barrett. Crossway ESV Bible Atlas. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.

Dockery, David, ed. The Holman Bible Handbook. Nashville: B&H, 1992.

Douglas, J. D., ed. The Illustrated Bible Dictionary. 3 vols. repr. Downers Grove: IVP, 1994.

Hays, J. Daniel, and J. Scott Duvall, eds. The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2011.

Holman Bible Editorial Staff. HSCB Study Bible. Nashville: B&H, 2010.

MacArthur, John. The MacArthur Study Bible. Nashville: Word, 1997.

*Ryken, Leland, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III, eds. Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1998.

Smith, Marsha Ellis. The Holman Book of Biblical Charts, Maps, and Reconstructions. Nashville: B&H, 1993. *Tenney, Merrill, and Moisés Silva.

The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Encyclopedia. 5 vols. rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

General Resources

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus. 2nd ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam Webster, 2010.

New Oxford American Dictionary. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, USA, 2010.

Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations. 8th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.


My preferred Bible translations would be the following: English Standard Version, (Crossway) Holman Christian Standard Bible (B&H), The New American Standard Version (Nelson), or The New King James Version (Zondervan). It is best to use multiple translations for serious biblical study.