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Enhanced For The Resource Guide: Study Bibles

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One of the most powerful features of The Bible Study App is the Resource Guide found in the Split Window. The Resource Guide is home to all of your enhanced study resources such as maps, commentaries, dictionaries, outlines, etc. An enhanced resource is a powerful study tool in that it looks to the text open in the main window and finds related entries to help you in your study.

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In the next several blog posts we’ll highlight the various types of enhanced resources and how they can help you in your study of the Bible.

Study Bibles

A study Bible in The Bible Study App is an easy to use and very powerful tool in guiding you in your understanding of the text. Many study Bibles contain resources such as maps, timelines, profiles on Biblical characters, commentaries and articles. Because study Bible’s are uniquely enhanced for the resource guide they will work with any version of the Bible that is open in the main window.

In the screenshot above (taken from The Bible Study App on Windows Desktop) I have my main Bible text open to John chapter 1. As I scroll through the Resource Guide I can see all of my enhanced resources that have an entry pertaining to the current text that I’m reading. I notice that my NLT Study Bible has entries for related verses, commentaries, maps, outlines, and introductions. The numbers indicate how many entries are available for each enhanced resource.

 

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The NLT Study Bible in the resource guide shows ten entries under the Commentary section for John 1:1-10. When I click on the NLT Study Bible it then shows me a preview of those ten entries and I can click again to read the full commentary. As I read on in the text those entries will stay in sync with my passage no matter what translation I have open in the main window.

To browse available Study Bibles for The Bible Study App go HERE.

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Free Resource Friday

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John Wesley BioThis week’s free ebook for The Bible Study App is the biography of John Wesley.

This biography of John Wesley spans his whole life, giving a sketch of his life, theology and ministry. The founder of Methodism, a prolific speaker and a man of deep faith, John Wesley comes alive in this biography. Based on Wesley’s letter and sermons as well as previous biographies, this biography aims to reveal the crucible of trials where Wesley’s faith was formed and to detail Wesley’s “evangelistic appeal to the heart and conscience.” John Wesley the Evangelist is excellent reading for all Christians.

 

Find it for free in the App store of The Bible Study App or go HERE for download instructions.

Look Inside: Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary

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The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary offers easy access to articles on people, places, things, and events in Scripture. Here are two ways you can use this comprehensive resource in the Olive Tree Bible Study App.

The first way is through the Split Window and Resource Guide.  Open your favorite Bible translation in the main window and the Resource Guide in the Split Window.  As you read through your Bible text, the Resource Guide searches through all the downloaded resources in your library to find related Bible study content.

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You’ll notice that the Resource Guide pulls related content from all of your downloaded resources.  If you scroll down the Resource Guide results, you will see the section headings “People,” “Places,” and “Topics.”  These headings give you the results of articles based on your downloaded resources.

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Tap or click on the person/place/topic you want to learn more about. I chose “Samaria” in this example.  The Bible Study App then brings you results from within the resources you have on your device.  This is where you will find the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary within the Resource Guide.

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You’ll notice that the resource has the words “Article to Samaria” underneath the book cover.  Tap/Click on the book cover and The Bible Study App will take you directly to the article within the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

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As you are reading the article, any Scripture references become hyperlinks that you can tap/click to view as a pop-out window:

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The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary is a comprehensive resource with 5,000 articles by leading evangelical scholars.  There’s also 400 color illustrations, maps, and photos.  Here’s one example from the Samaria article we’ve been reading:

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The second way you can utilize the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary is as a traditional dictionary in The Bible Study App.  Just Tap/Click the “Go-To” button and scroll through this awesome resource as you would a hard-copy dictionary.

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With our Search feature, The Bible Study App takes the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary to another level. Tap/Click the “Search” icon and type the word you are looking for to find all of the references in the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

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As you can see, the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary is a helpful resource for studying the Bible.

Click here to see all Bible dictionaries available for The Bible Study App.

Free Resource Friday

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Philo of AlexandriaThis weeks highlighted free resource for The Bible Study App is Philo of Alexandria which gives a great glimpse into the first century world of Jesus and the early church.

A contemporary of Josephus and early Christianity, the Hellenized Jewish philosopher and exegete Philo Judaeus provides a fascinating historical glimpse into the world of the apostles and early Church. Philo based his doctrines on the Hebrew Bible, and was a scholar of Jewish law. Philo considered the Bible as the source of revelation and as the repository of philosophical truth. His writings have been invaluable to Christians and scholars seeking a better understanding of the world of Jesus and the early Church. This resource was translated from the Greek by C.D. Yonge.

Find it in the Store on your app or go HERE for download instructions.

 

 

 

 

Free Resource Friday

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John Piper Biographies

This week for Free Resource Friday we highlight John Piper’s Biographies Collection for use within The Bible Study App.

John Piper, the well known preacher, has given short sermons on the lives of a number of saints at an annual conference for pastors. These sermons are now available for you to read free of charge. Get to know the lives of saints through all time, from Augustine to Spurgeon, as only John Piper can tell their stories. Each biography can be read in a short sitting, and gives you a concise picture of each man of God.

To see the list of biographies included and for download instructions go HERE.

This title can also be found on The Bible Study App’s in-app store on your device.

Free Resource Friday

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George WashingtonToday’s highlighted Free Resource for use within The Bible Study App is George Washington’s Prayer Journal.

George Washington was a man of noble character. He is remembered by many as a warrior, patriot and the first president of the United States of America. His relationship with his God undoubtedly played a big part in making him the man he was. In 1891 a manuscript of some of his favorite prayers, written in his own hand, was sold at auction. It is not known if young George (who was twenty years old at the time) authored these prayers or copied them from another source. They were eventually published in a book, George Washington: The Christian, by William J. Johnson. As you read these prayers you discover how much George was influenced by the Bible. He was clearly humble before his God and aware of how dependent he was on Him for his every breath. Today historians are trying to rewrite the history of our nation to remove any references to God. As you read these prayers, you have an opportunity to view some original documents that tell the real story, at least in the case of George Washington.

Find out how to download this title from The Bible Study App store by going HERE.

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