Online Bible Study Tool: MyStudyBible.com

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MyStudyBible.com is a free, robust online Bible study tool with lots of solid features and good looks!

Basic Features

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:

  • ESV
  • KJV
  • NASB
  • ASV
  • Reina-Valera 1960
  • Chinese Standard Bible
  • Chinese Union Version with Modern Punctuation

Word Study Tool

This isn’t a glorified Websters’ Dictionary.

It includes:

  • Transliteration
  • Phonetic Pronunciation
  • Definition
  • Hebrew/Greek Word
  • Root
  • Part of Speech
  • Usage notes

This is intense! All of this is available with your mouse, not page turning.

Dictionary Tool

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.

Dictionaries include:

  • 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)

Commentary Tool

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

Footnotes Tool

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.

Options

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

Library

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!

Bookstore!

You can add some awesome titles and tools to your MyStudyBible.com experience!

Store

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
  • Dictionaries
  • Commentaries
  • Study Bible Notes
  • General Reference
  • Devotionals
  • Christian Living
  • Academic

By using MyStudyBible.com, think of all the bookshelf space you’ll save!

Purchase Options

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.

Wow!

Conclusion

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.

Giveaway!

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:

  • Spread the Word
    Share this post on either Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Plus, Stumble or email – pick your favorite, and share it!
  • Leave a Comment
    Tell us what you like about MyStudyBible.com in the comment section below.

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.

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Eric Dye

I am a blogger, business owner and lover of coffee. I spend most of my time as writer and editor for ChurchMag, but you can also find me working on Live Theme and ChurchMag Press. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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  1. says

    Wow! that sounds awesome. Trying to store all those commentaries is quite a challenge! I generally use Youversion as well, but this looks awesome!

    Thanks for sharing! @adam_e_parker

  2. Tim Graves says

    Honestly, my favorite feature is the free part, with the option to ‘rent’ or buy specific resources being available. Second favorite would have to be the ability to read two translations in parallel, as well as additional translations/resources in extra tabs.

    @TimGraves

  3. Kris says

    I love that you can hover over a word and you see its original language. This will be a great new, fast tool for studying!

  4. says

    I would LOVE to win this! I think the people at MyStudyBible.com have done a fantastic job of creating a user-friendly envoirnment that is both functional, comprehensive, and pretty! Not an easy thing to do.

  5. says

    I preach from the HCSB every week and have enjoyed the website lately. I like having the study notes and cross references online since I use Google Docs to type up my messages. Great tool! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. says

    Glad everyone is enjoying the site!

    First, let me say a huge thank you to Eric for this post; it is incredibly humbling to hear such nice words about our site.

    I’m one of the leads on the MyStudyBible.com site and just wanted say hi to all the commenters here. I would absolutely LOVE to get your thoughts and opinions on the site once you’ve used it for a few days. Please don’t hesitate to send ideas, suggestions or – if you find any – issues to my email: [email protected]

    Thanks, and enjoy the site!

  7. Peter S says

    I appreciate that I can see this through a browser and also the real-time original word meanings. Add in the different translations and it’s a pretty powerful Bible reader.

  8. Michael A says

    I love the HCSB! I wish it got the same regonition as the ESV as a great translation of the Bible. The website is amazing and FREE! Need I say more???

  9. says

    The first purchase I made when I started working with youth was to buy a Holman Dictionary and Handbook. Unfortunately, my dog liked it more than I did and chewed it up :-(

    I would really love to have access to their great commentary set. From what I’ve seen, they do a great job mixing theological truth with practical application. Thanks for the opportunity

  10. says

    Sweet collection. I’ve been in the process of collecting titles digitally – I don’t think I can pack up and move all my books, ever, again. What a headache!

  11. Daniel Ashworth, Jr. says

    Thanks for offering the HCSB up free online. It looks like an excellent study tool. I just discovered it because of a blog post sharing this giveaway and I plan to be a regular visitor for future studies.

  12. says

    Very beautiful. I have been trying to decide on a new commentary and saw the physical version and I am impressed on how well done the digital one is. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Megin says

    I like the fact that it seems very comprehensive and in-depth yet easily accessible and user friendly. Looking forward to checking it out.

  14. says

    I’ve been using MyStudyBible.com for several months now, and have been pretty impressed at how the site continues to grow! It’s a tremendously useful online application, a definite competitor for the ESV Study Bible Online.

  15. says

    man, I love MyStudyBible.com! This could allow me to do a lot of Bible study and research after we move to Germany to be missionaries without having to ship over my commentary sets. This would be awesome!

  16. Naomi Sills says

    I manage the bookstore in our church. Our pastor recentley made the decision to change our pew bibles to hcsb. I have 18 yrs experience in the christian book stores, and sold many bibles during those years. The NIV translation was by far the most popular until , I added the HCSB bible to my inventory.I have really studied about this bible, and studied in it as well. Very impressed and the ease of the print makes for easy reading. It is now the most popular sold bible in my store. I thank God and his scholars for this wonderful bible!!!!!

  17. John Miller says

    Eric,

    Your web site is broken. The Become a Member links to the sign-on page for registered users. I am unable to sign up to become a member…

    John

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