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Gifts for Bible Study

10 great gifts for Bible study (1)

 

 

We all have a friend (or two!) that are difficult to buy gifts for.  You know who I’m referring to, right?  The one that is so picky that you just know she’ll exchange whatever you buy her or the one that has everything, already and just buys what he wants when he wants it.  If those friends are Christian, I’ve compiled an amazing list of unique gift ideas to help them in their study of the Bible and their walks with God. Most of these are on my own Christmas wish list!

 

  1. Bible Background Commentary

A Bible commentary is a series of notes explaining the meaning of passages of Scripture. A commentary may explain the language used in a section of text. Or it may discuss the historical background. Almost all commentaries attempt to explain the passage in terms of some system of theology. In other words, the commentary is an explanation of how the Bible fits together and what it means. Since a Bible commentary is written by human authors, it will reflect the beliefs and perspective of those writers.

 There are several great ones and you can find them in all price ranges, but here are some that come recommended by Bible scholars and a few pastors:

Moody gifts for Bible Study

henry gifts for Bible study

macarthur gifts for Bible Study

2) Bible Dictionary

BibleStudyTools.org decribes a Bible Dictionary as: Formatted like an encyclopedia with short articles arranged in alphabetical order, a Bible dictionary is good for researching historical background and cultural context. Use it to learn about people, places, and what a word or phrase meant at the time of the author. If you aren’t able to find a particular word, identify the general category to which it belongs. For example, in the parable Jesus tells in Luke 19:11-27, a nobleman gives each of ten slaves a pound. The word pound is not listed in my Bible dictionary, but it can be found in the article on “money.”

Here are some top choices:

Zondervan gifts for Bible Study

hollman gift guides for Bible Study

 

3)  Concordance

A concordance is good for finding cross-references, determining where else the author used a particular word, and for looking up the meaning of the original Hebrew or Greek. “Exhaustive” concordances list every occurrence of every word in the Bible and are arranged alphabetically. I have the Life Application Study Bible which includes a concordance, but if your Bible doesn’t have one, a concordance is a must-have.

 

strongs gifts for Bible Study

strong's concise gifts for Bible Study

4) Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

Whereas a Bible dictionary is indispensable for filling out historical and cultural context, the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery provides understanding of the connotations of biblical images. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is used to shed light on biblical images, symbols, metaphors, motifs and figures of speech. For example, the article on “water” describes both the significance of physical water in ancient Israel but also covers the various ways water is used metaphorically in both the Old and New Testaments. The resource is also an excellent tool for identifying cross-references. Arranged like an encyclopedia, it is a good companion to a Bible dictionary.

biblical imagery gifts for Bible Study

 

zon imagery gifts for Bible Study

5) Interlinear Bible

An interlinear Bible can help you determine which Hebrew or Greek word is used in a passage. It shows the original Hebrew or Greek text with the literal English translation typed below each word. 

interlinear gifts for Bible Study

 

6) Maps

While maps of the world and even US are cool gifts, a book of maps from the Bible is a wonderful resources for anyone looking for deeper context in their Bible studies.

rose maps gifts for Bible Study

 

7) Prayer or Gratitude Journals

Oh how I love my prayer journals!  I use mine everyday to write Scripture, pour out my heart to God and write all of the things that I am thankful for.  What a beautiful and thoughtful gifts for Bible Study for you or a friend!

 

8) Book Marks

Book marks are great for stocking stuffers or small gifts of appreciation.  There are tons to choose from – from ribbon-style to illustrated and from leather to cloth.  Here are a few of my favorites:

 

ribbons

9) Highlighters

For those who like to highlight passages, consider a set of Bible-safe highlighters.  This set won’t bleed through and includes six great colors. An inexpensive item on any list of gifts for Bible study!

highlighter set gifts for Bible Study

10) Scripture Cards/Memory Cards

I just love Scripture cards!  I used to keep one set in my kitchen window and another on my desk for daily reminders of His Word.  Seeing them throughout my day helped me to memorize verse and apply them to my life. They are a great, low-cost gift option for any friend. A great idea for gifts for Bible study and friendship!

 

If you are like me, you added several of these to your own Christmas wish list!  Did you find anything for that special friend or family member?

I’d love to hear your ideas, as well. Comment below and tell me your ideas for great gifts for Bible Study.

Because of Him,

Sue

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10 Great gifts

10 Great gifts for bible study

Susan is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women live a Proverbs 31 life in today’s world. The Lord laid upon her heart to serve women to grow in Christ, improve their marriages and manage their homes stress-free. She provides tools and resources on her website for Christian women to grow in their faith, deepen their relationship with their husbands and manage their homes well.

She lives in rural North Central Missouri with her handsome and hilarious husband and a myriad of dogs, cats and chickens.

Susan runs on Jesus, coffee and not enough sleep.
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