For me, studying Scripture is a treasure hunt! It is an amzing journey each time I open God’s Word and seek His will and His wisdom. Below are some excellent links to tools that will help you find treasure:
Commentaries (A scholarly collection of explanatory notes and interpretations on the text of a particular Bible book or section.)
Interlinear Bible (A Greek and Hebrew Study Bible with Strongs Concordence, or index of words)
Parallel Bible (Allows you to view two different translations side by side of the text you request)
Concordances and Topical Bibles (Allows you to cross reference words and topics throughout the Bible)
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias (Explains many of the words, topics, customs, and traditions in the Bible as well as giving historical, geographical, cultural, and archeological information)
Lexicons (Greek and Hebrew dictionaries for word study)
What the Bible Says About is a topical Bible index. It’s designed to direct you to the passages in the Bible that deal with the topics you’re interested in.
The most practical manual that I have found to help unlock the truths of Sripture is written by Pastor Rick Warren. I highly suggest “Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods” to help you develop a customized, personal approach to studying, understanding, and applying the Bible. This easy-to-understand book shows you simple step-by-step instructions and how-to’s that guide you through twelve different methods of study. These methods help you explor the riches of God’s Word. At least one of them is exactly what you’re looking for—an approach that’s right for you, right where you’re at. Use one, use two or a combination! Highly recommended!
List price $16.99, can easily be found for $10-$12