MyStudyBible.com is a free, robust online Bible study tool with lots of solid features and good looks!
Out of the box, MyStudyBible.com comes with a solid feature set.
Study Bible Notes Tool
The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) has a great deal of added content:
The HCSB Study Bible has been carefully developed and designed for study Bible readers with more than 15,000 study notes, 290 word studies, 141 photographs, 62 timelines, 59 maps, 24 articles, 16 illustrations and reconstructions, 15 charts, 3 Bible reading plans, and more.
MyStudyBible.com comes with the entire Holman Study Bible notes.
Other Bible translations include:
- Reina-Valera 1960
- Chinese Standard Bible
- Chinese Union Version with Modern Punctuation
Word Study Tool
This isn’t a glorified Websters’ Dictionary.
- Phonetic Pronunciation
- Hebrew/Greek Word
- Part of Speech
- Usage notes
This is intense! All of this is available with your mouse, not page turning.
This is better than Websters. It even has an audio player!
Each of these tools, Word Study Tool, Dictionary Tool and those to follow, can all open as a separate tab in the online reader, so you can easily switch around as you navigate the scriptures.
- Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
- Easton’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary
- Hitchcock’s Dictionary of Bible Names
- Strong’s Greek Hebrew Dictionary
- That’s Easy for You to Say (For pronunciations)
All of your commentaries are right here. MyStudyBible.com comes with a number of excellent commentary resources:
- Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary
- Holman New Testament Commentary (HNTC) Vol. 01: Matthew
- HNTC Vol. 02: Mark
- HNTC Vol. 03: Luke
- HNTC Vol. 04: John
All your footnotes give links to read more from the specified scripture, or quickly read the specific scripture verse that is displayed when you mouse-over the link.
MyStudyBible.com comes with some nice visual options, too.
- Themes (Backgrounds, etc …)
- Font Size
- Red Letter switch
- Verse mode
- Cross reference pop-up
- Bible translation selection for pop-ups
- Select dictionary for Greek/Hebrew definitions
All of your Bible translations, dictionaries, commentaries and study Bible notes, can easily be accessed and reviewed from your MyStudyBible.com Library tab:
Of course, if your MyStudyBible.com has a personal library associated with your username, you know what that means!
You can add some awesome titles and tools to your MyStudyBible.com experience!
Although MyStudyBible.com comes with a great deal of resources, they also make many more available, with some very interesting purchase options, too.
Book store categories include:
- Bible Translations
- Study Bible Notes
- General Reference
- Christian Living
By using MyStudyBible.com, think of all the bookshelf space you’ll save!
Here are the purchase options for most titles:
- $.99 – 24-hr Access
- $4.99 – 30-day Access
- Full Price – Unlimited Access
I thought this was a pretty cool feature. Perhaps you only need a reference for a day or short period of time, the 24-hour and 30-day access is a nice ‘renting’ type of option. The 30-day access is especially handy for many of the Christian Living titles.
One of the most impressive collections MyStudyBible.com has to offer is the Holman Old & New Testament Commentary Series.
The whole 32-volume set!
The Holman Old & New Testament Comentary Series is:
A respected reference that helps you learn and teach! In addition to providing a detailed interpretation based on the popular NIV text, this commentary also offers choice quotations, capsule summaries, discussion starters, illustrations for openers and closers, teaching plans, and more. Preachers, teachers, and students will appreciate the unsurpassed clarity and convenience of this affordable set. Complete series of thirty-two Old and New Testament verse-by-verse commentary volumes is great for lay teachers and pastors alike.
As much as I like YouVersion (especially with the mobile sync), I will be using this to replace my desktop Bible study software for my studying. Not quick, daily scripture reading, but the “sit-down-and-study-the-Word-of-God” kind of Bible study.
The search functions, note taking, bookmarks, resources, all of it – all under one online app – is awesome.
Goodbye desktop version.
Hello MyStudyBible.com, you’re my new Bible study tool.
We are giving away the entire 32-volume, Holman Old & New Testament Commentary Series.
One of you will receive a code that will give you unlimited access to the entire Holman Old & New Testament Commentary Series via your MyStudyBible.com account.
How to Enter:
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We will randomly select one of you from the comments below (and ask you how you shared this post) to choose the winner of the entire 32-volume, Holman Old & New Testament Commentary Series (worth $300!).
The winner is: Bryan Hill.