Bible Study Aids

Free Online Bible Commentaries

 Biblia Clerus

This program offers Sacred Scripture, its interpretation in light of Sacred Tradition and the teachings of the Magisterium, with appropriate theological commentary and exegesis. Catholic.

Catena Aurea on the Gospels

Commentary of the Early Church Fathers on the Gospels; compiled into a superb narrative by Thomas Aquinas; translated by John Henry Newman. Catholic.

Haydock Commentary

Originally compiled by Catholic priest and biblical scholar Rev. George Leo Haydock (1774-1849); written with the Douay-Rheims Bible in view. Catholic.

Scripture Commentary by Aquinas

While St. Thomas Aquinas is well known for his Summa Theologiae, most people don’t realize that he actually wrote even more extensively on Scripture. Most NT books plus Psalms and Job. Catholic.

The Great Commentary of Corenlius à Lapide

Considered one of the most important Catholic theologians and Bible commentators, Cornelius à Lapide’s (Jesuit priest, 1567-1637) writings on the Bible have remained critical to the Catholic Church for centuries. Catholic.

Free Online Bible Studies

Agape Bible Study

This free Catholic online resource for the study of Sacred Scripture offers: * In-depth Bible studies in the living tradition of the Catholic Church * Accessing ancient and contemporary commentaries * Historical and archaeological information * Catechism of the Catholic Church references * Catholic.

St. Charles Borromeo Liturgical–Calendar–Based

According to the Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy promulgated by the Second Vatican Council, “Within the cycle of a year. . . (the Church) unfolds the whole mystery of Christ, not only from his incarnation and birth until his ascension, but also as reflected in the day of Pentecost, and the expectation of a blessed, hoped-for return of the Lord.” Catholic.

Free Online Bibles

Revised Standard Version — Catholic Edition

     From Bible Gateway.



.New American Bible, Revised Edition

Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament. Catholic.

Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible

A translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English made by members of the English College, Douai, in the service of the Catholic Church. The New Testament portion was published in Reims, France, in 1582, in one volume with extensive commentary and notes. The Old Testament portion was published in two volumes thirty years later by the University of Douai.

Free Online Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, also known as the ISBE, is an exhaustive Biblical encyclopedia that explains in detail every significant word in the Bible, and also includes historical information from the Apocrypha. It provides detailed information on the language and literature of the Bible world, their cultures and the historical and religious environments of the people of the Bible in articles by nearly 200 scholars. Protestant.

Free Online Bible Study Aids

The Interactive Bible maps

Free high resolution Bible study maps and chronology.  High precision Biblical cartography.  Bible-based satellite imagery using GPS locating which are archeologically precise.  Protestant.



Church Documents on Sacred Scripture

All official Catholic Church documents available for free online in English. Catholic.



Electronic New Testament Educational Resources

Dozens of materials by Felix Just, S.J. Catholic.



Recommended Biblical Resources (Scott Hahn)

Lists of Dr. Hahn’s recommended resources for Catholic Biblical study are categorized. Catholic.



Spring Hill College Theology Library

Spring Hill is a Jesuit college in Mobile, AL. Resources are Catholic and Protestant.



Free Downloadable Bible Study Aids


There are volumes of books available as study tools. Protestant.



Catholic Board

It is a recording of a real Bible study that took place at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Brenham, TX between the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007. Each episode/class covers one of the 30 chapters in the textbook titled â??Understanding the Scriptures,â?? by Scott Hahn, Ph.D. Each episode is about eighty minutes. Catholic.

Purchasable Bible Study Aids

Logos Catholic Library

With the cutting-edge technology of Logos, the ancient tradition of the Church is brought to life, fully integrated with the Scriptures. Logos allows you to approach the doctrines of the Faith from every angle???Scriptural, liturgical, theological, mystical, or magisterial. Catholic

Purchasable Bible Commentaries

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible

The only Catholic Study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible contains the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.

Navarre Bible

The Navarre Bible contains the text from the Revised Standard Version bible translation, with additional commentaries and explanations. This extensive project was initiated by St. Josemaria Escriva and was compiled by the University of Navarre faculty. Sources of the commentaries include: various Church documents, the writings of the Early Church Fathers and Doctors of the Church , as well as the writings from modern spiritual writers.

Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

Combines outstanding biblical scholarship with lively faith to help Catholics interpret Scripture and apply it to Christian life today. In seventeen volumes, the series aims to provide readable, informative commentary on each book of the New Testament. The CCSS responds to the desire of Catholics to study the Bible in depth and in a way that integrates Scripture with Catholic doctrine, worship, and daily life.

Catholic Scripture Study International

An inspiring Bible study that is completely faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church. The study commentaries are written by leading Scripture scholars and authors, and each study contains references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, papal encyclicals, and writings of the early Church Fathers and the saints. Additional resources are available to study leaders and students on the CSS Program Website. Our full-length program includes lectures on DVD that accompany each week’s lesson. The lectures are given by Catholic priests.

Other Bible Commentaries and Resources

Opening the Scriptures series by George Martin

A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament by John Bergsma and Brant Pitre

Catholic Bible Dictionary by Scott Hahn, Gen. Ed.

The Catholic Comparative New Testament (Oxford University Press)

The Precise Parallel New Testament (Oxford University Press)

Synopsis of the Four Gospels by Kurt Aland, Ed.

Pauline Parallels by Fred O. Francis and J. Paul Sampley