General References to the Bible

B&H Editorial Staff. Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. B&H, 2018.

*Brand, Chad, Trent Butler, and Charles Draper, eds. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Revised and Expanded edition. B&H, 2015.

CSB Study Bible. Holman Bible Pub., 2017.

CSB Christ Chronological. Holman Bible Pub., 2017

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

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

ESV Study Bible. Crossway Bibles, 2008.

Hays, J. Daniel, and J. Scott Duvall, eds. The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook. Baker, 2011.

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

*Ryken, Leland, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III, eds. Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. IVP, 1998.

Ryken, Leland. Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible. Crossway, 2015.

Smith, Marsha Ellis. The Holman Book of Biblical Charts, Maps, and Reconstructions. B&H, 1993.

*Tenney, Merrill, and Moisés Silva. The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Encyclopedia. 5 Vols. Rev. ed. 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), Christian Standard Bible (Holman), The New American Standard Version (Nelson), or The New King James Version (Zondervan). It is best to use multiple translations for serious biblical study.