Edited on May 26, 2012 to say that this list is a little dated, but hopefully, it’s still helpful.
I have always been a researcher. Back in college and seminary (just before the internet became widely available), I commonly had tons of sources in my research papers and I often spent many hours/days researching before writing my paper at the last-minute. Even in seminary in the early 1990s (not so much in my doctor of ministry program!), I remember times of getting up at 3:00 am and writing a 12-15 page paper due that day around 10:00 am or later! 😯
Well, the internet brings a lot of power to research, including many Bible study tools. Every once in a while, for several years now, I do a search to see if there are any new, powerful online Bible study tools to add to my list.
Here are some of my favorite online Bible study tools that I use for sermon prep …
I use this site the most, mainly for looking up passages in different translations and for keyword searches. I also do my daily Bible reading here.
And here are some other resources that I’ve either only recently discovered or haven’t used them enough yet but they look promising …
YouVersion is interesting in that it integrates Bible study with a social networking environment. That doesn’t really appeal to me, personally, but I like the Bible reading application.
Not all sites include all (or many) translations, so you might have to use more than one site if you like certain translations.
What online Bible study tools do you use? Do you have any good resources to add to this list? Please post a comment!