Bible Resources

There are several online resources if you want to use different Bible translations and commentaries in your study.  These Bible-based websites are not produced by The Christian Science Publishing Society, but they have been recommended by Christian Science practitioners, teachers, and Bible scholars to aid in your research.

 

BibleGateway - Tool for reading and researching scripture online in the language or translation of your choice.

BibleHub - Parallel texts, cross references, and commentaries, such as Strong's.

 

BibleMaps - More than 60 Bible maps, temple layouts, and world satellite photos of biblical lands. 

 

Bible Project is a West Coast group of techies that are animating Bible stories appealing to youthful thinkers. It is not part of the Christian Science Church although there are Christian Scientists who participate. The Hebrew and Greek word studies are very helpful.

Bible Roads provides audio lectures, workbooks, Bible reading plans, and so on to help those who want to discern spiritual insights for courage and comfort today.

BibleStudyTools - Bible trivia, Bible verse of the week, study tips, Bible reading plans, online Bible dictionaries, Christian history, and commentaries.

BibleWise is an independent website by students of Christian Science with Sunday School teaching tips, parenting tips, podcasts of Bible stories, CDs for sale, and more.

 

The Blue Letter Bible is a free, searchable online Bible program providing access to many different Bible translations including: KJV, NKJV, NLT, ESV, and many others. In addition, in-depth study tools are provided on the site with access to commentaries, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other technological resources. For the young-at-heart, there are Bible study videos, word boards, and snap boards.

 

The Chosen is a free television drama based on the life of Jesus Christ. Its first season was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. It is also available on youtube.

CSBibleInsights offers a blog and conference calls with Bible-based insights on citations from the Christian Science Bible Lesson.

The Crisler Library in Oxford, England, holds the research collection of B. Cobbey Crisler, who was a Bible scholar and student of Christian Science. His books and transcripts are available for sale to support the ongoing archeological work of the Crisler Library.

Early Christian Texts explores historical and spiritual questions raised by extra-canonical books and forgotten scriptures. This website includes a monthly online discussion, podcasts, and links to online courses, such as "The Gospel of Thomas Goes Public" and “Ancient Christian Texts for Modern Healing,” taught by Dr. Shirley Paulson who was Head of Ecumenical Affairs for The Mother Church. 

 

Jesus Patterned Biblical Spirituality is a new website from the Bible and Spiritual Life Community.  Look for Bible conferences, fireside audio discussions, and an online curriculum for Bible study with an educational mission to service all faiths. Its Executive Director is a retired Christian Science US Military Chaplain, and many of the instructors are Bible scholars within the Christian Science movement.

Let in the Light Publishing Company offers language tutoring and books on Chaldean Aramaic. Its founder, Roy Gessford, is a student of Christian Science who lectures on The Lord's Prayer as examined in three different texts: the King James Version of the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy's scientific translation from Science and Health, and the original Chaldean Aramaic spoken by Jesus (Peshitta).

The One Volume Bible Commentary edited by The Rev. J. R. Dummelow 

The Septuagint is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) dating from the third century BCE.  It is also called the translation of the seventy.

 

Studylight.org has Bible commentaries, encyclopedias, dictionaries, lexicons, and original language tools. It has unusual Bible translations, such as the Peshitta - Lamsa Translation, and historical writings, such as by Josephus and by the Early Church Fathers.

Webster's 1828 - Online Edition - Readers will find it rewarding to compare Webster's definitions of such words as marriage, education, sin, law, faith, and prayer with those given in modern dictionaries. The difference offers insights into early American values.

 

WordToday - Read the Bible in a year!  Five Bible reading plans in over 50 translations. Start reading on the 1st or 15th of any month.  Mobile phone edition is included.