Best Study Bibles Comparison Chart | with Video

Study bibles not only contain the inspired text of Scripture, but also include notes, commentary, timelines, charts, and illustrations that help readers understand God’s Word and apply it to their lives.

The comparison chart below is a quick-reference guide to 50 different study bibles.

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Theme
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Nature of NotesNature of IllustrationsCostBrowse
The
Amplified
Study Bible
amplified study bible- Amplified
- No
- two
enhanced
understanding
of Greek and
Hebrew
5,000+
study notes
Full-color
maps
$22-$27Amazon

CBD
The
Apologetics
Study Bible
apologetics study bible- CSB
- No
- two
helping readers
defend the faith
bottom of page;
apologetics
articles
charts and maps
defending the
Bible's credibility
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
Archaeological
Study Bible
- NIV
- Yes
- one
color pictures of
statues, artifacts,
scrolls, and more
bottom of page:
520 articles
500
four-color
photographs
$25-$35Amazon
Biblical
Theology
Study Bible
biblical theology study bible- NIV
- No
- one
tracing God’s
Redemptive Plan
in Scripture
20,000
verse-by-verse
study notes
100's of full-color
photos, 90
maps, 60 charts
$30-$35Amazon

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The
Catholic
Study Bible
catholic study bible- NABRE
- No
- two
Roman Catholic
perspectives and
interpretations
bottom of page

32
full-color
maps
$28-$32Amazon

CBD
Chronological
Life Application
Study Bible
chronological life application study bible- NLT
- No
- two
tracing 10 eras
of Bible history
in order
section intros,
timelines,
historical notes
full-color
photos
$32-$37Amazon

CBD
The
Complete Jewish
Study Bible
complete jewish study bible- original
- No
- one
seeing how
the OT points
to Jesus
145 articles;
Hebrew
Keywords
color-coded
overviews,
maps, charts
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
CSB
Ancient Faith
Study Bible
ancient faith study bible- CSB
- No
- two
study notes
from early
church fathers
feature articles,
bios of early
church fathers
decorated, styled
headings, chapter
titles, and letters
$45-$50Amazon

CBD
CSB
Study Bible
csb study bible- HCSB
- Yes
- two
16,000 study
notes based
on HCSB
translation
368 word studies
explaining Greek
and Hebrew words
94 photos, 55
maps, 21
illustrations, 61
timelines
$25-$30Amazon

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Cultural
Backgrounds
Study Bible
- NIV, NKJV
- Yes
- two
insight into the
customs, culture,
and literature
bottom of page;
300+ articles
375 full-color
photos; dozens
of charts/maps
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
Dake
Annotated
dake annotated study bible- KJV, NKJV
- Yes
- two
35,000
commentary
notes
bottom of page;
500,000 chain
references
full-color
maps
$47-$52Amazon

CBD
ESV
Archaeology
Study Bible
- ESV
- No
- two
notes written
by field-trained
archaeologists
bottom of page;
additional
articles
400+ full-color
pics; 200+
maps/diagrams
$28-$32Amazon

CBD
ESV
Study
Bible
- ESV
- Yes
- one
20,000 notes;
endorsed by
John Piper
bottom of page;
50+ articles
200+
charts
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
ESV
Systematic Theology
Study Bible
- ESV
- No
- two
showing how
Christian doctrine
arises the Bible
400+ doctrinal
summaries; 25+
longer articles
styled
headings
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
Every
Man's
Bible
every man's study bible- NLT
- No
- two
thousands of
notes on topics
related to men
explanatpory
notes on
select verses
44 charts$20-$25Amazon

CBD
Everyday
Life Bible
(Joyce Meyer)
everyday life study bible- Amplified
- No
- two
Meyer's notes,
commentary, and
application
in-text articles;
application
notes
color-shaded
articles
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
Fire Biblefire study bible- KJV, ESV
- No
- two
helps Pentecostal
pastors and
lay leaders
study notes
for select verses;
70 articles
in-text
charts
and maps
$40-$45Amazon

CBD
First-Century
Study Bible
first-century study bible- NIV
- No
- two
answers questions
about life in
Bible times
notes, articles,
word studies
full-color maps,
charts, diagrams
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
The
HarperCollins
Study Bible
- NRSV
- No
- one
based on
the latest
critical
scholarship
explanations on
difficulties in
Biblical text
maps, tables,
and charts
$20-$25Amazon

CBD
Henry Morris
Study Bible
Henry Morris study bible- KJV
- Yes
- one
apologetics
focusing on creationism
10,000
study notes
Full-color
maps
$28-$32Amazon

CBD
HCSB
Study Bible
HCSB study bible- HCSB
- No
- two
every clarifying
resource is on
the same page
15,000+ notes:
bottom of page
141 photos;
62 timelines;
16 illustrations
$32-$37Amazon

CBD
The Jeremiah
Study Bible
- NJKV
- Yes
- two
from pastor
David Jeremiah
10,000+ notes
and 55 articles
maps, charts,
and tables
are in color
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
The Jewish
Study Bible
complete jewish study bible- JPS
- Yes
- one
40 essays on
Jewish life
and worship
study notes in
right column and
bottom of page
full-color
Oxford
bible maps
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
Key Word
Study Bible
key word study bible- KJV, NIV
- Yes
- two
Greek and
Hebrew
word studies
key words,
word studies,
Strong's numbers
Table of Weights
and Measures
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
The
King James
Study Bible
king james study bible- KJV
- Yes
- two
study aids
developed
for KJV
5,700 study
notes on theology,
people, history
full-color throughout;
100's of maps
and charts
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
The
Lutheran
Study Bible
lutheran study bible- ESV
- Yes
- two
Lutheran
perspectives
and lectionary
bottom of page;
prayers
quotations
maps,
information
graphics
$40-$45Amazon

CBD
Life Application
Study Bible
- NIV
- Yes
- Single
helps bible
readers "take
it personally"
bottom of page16 full-color
maps; 400+
maps/charts
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
Life Principles
(Charles Stanley)
life principles study bible- NKJV, NIV
- Yes
- two
Charles Stanley's
study notes and
applications
bottom of page;
bios, Q & A's,
and articles
maps,
styled text
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
MacArthur
Study Bible
- NASB, NKJV
- No
- two
utilizes
MacArthur's
research
20,000+ notes;
80,000
references
full-color maps:
140+ 2-color
maps, timelines
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
The Maxwell
Leadership Bible
- NKJV
-
-
Articles on
Maxwell's
leadership
Notes connect
with leadership
principles
color-shaded
articles
$40-$45Amazon

CBD
The Nelson
Study Bible /
NKJV Study Bible
- NKJV
-
- two
"the mind of a
scholar and the
heart of a pastor"
15,000+ notes;
114 theology
articles
16
full-color
maps
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
The
New Inductive
Study Bible
new inductive study bible- NASB, ESV
- No
_ one
32-page
explanation of the
inductive study
method
step-by-step
instructions for
how to mark text
23 pages of full-
color charts,
timelines, maps
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
NIV
Study
Bible
- NIV
- Yes
- teo
NIV concordance,
subject and study
notes indexes
character studies;
archaeology, and application
16 full-color
maps; in-text maps,
charts, diagrams
$28-$33Amazon

CBD
NLT
Illustrated
NLT illustrated study bible- NLT
- Yes
- two
lots of color;
targets visual
learners
bottom of page;
articles, tables,
charts, graphics
full-color
maps, graphics
throughout
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
The
Orthodox
Study Bible
- LXX, NKJV
- No
- two
notes from
Orthodox
perspective
liturgical readings,
book intros,
outlines, index
full-color
maps and icons
$25-$35Amazon

CBD
Prophecy
Study Bible
prophecy study bible- NKJV
- No
- two
Pastor John
Haggee is the
General Editor
prophecy articles;
prophecy Q & A:
prophecy index
maps,
stylized text
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
The Pursuit
of God Bible
(A.W. Tozer)
tozer study bible- NIV
- No
- two
Tozer's
insights on
Christian living
600 readings
and teachings
from Tozer
maps,
stylized text
$28-$32Amazon

CBD
Quest
Study Bible
quest study bible- NIV
- No
- one
helps new and
young Christians
7,000
sidebar notes;
350 articles
16-page full-color
map; 150 charts,
timelines, maps
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
Rainbow
Study Bible
rainbow study bible- NIV
- No
- one
underlines all
words directly
spoken by God
color-system;
reading guide;
concordance
12 pages
of color maps
$20-$25Amazon

CBD
Reformation
Study Bible
reformation study bible- ESV, NKJV
- No
- one
team of 75 pastors
and theologians
led by R.C. Sproul
10,000+ notes,
bottom of page
8 pages of high
resolution
full-color maps
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
The Ryrie
Study Bible
charles ryrie study bible- NASB, KJV, ESV
- Yes
- two
premillennial
perspective
10,000+ notes;
articles on
theology
16 full-color
maps; 8-page
timeline
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
The Scofield
Study Bible
(New)
- NKJV
- Yes
- two
550 in-text
definitions; chain
reference system
topical articles,
charts, and lists
16 full-color
maps; 70 in-text
charts/maps
$40-$45Amazon

CBD
The Scofield
Study Bible
(Old)
scofield study bible old- KJV
- Yes
- two
premillennial
teaching from
C.I. Scofield
1917
notes
16 pages of
full color;
Oxford Bible Maps
$60-$65Amazon

CBD
Spirit-Filled
Life Bible
spirit-filled life study bible- NKJV
- Yes
- two
Jack Hayford,
General Editor
650 word studies;
192 guided prayers
full-color design
maps and charts
$20-$25Amazon

CBD
Spiritual
Warfare
Bible
spiritual warfare study bible- MEV
- Yes
- two
Spiritual Warfare
focused notes
250 prayers;
200 tips for
spiritual warfare
maps, charts,
styled texts
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
The Swindoll
Study Bible
swindoll study bible- NLT
- Yes
- two
pastoral
commentary,
application focus
bio articles,
geography articles,
written prayers
blue and gray
theme;
maps, photos
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
Thompson
Chain-Reference
theompson chain reference bible- KJV, ESV
- Yes
- two
"self-contained
library" of bible
study tools
100,000 topical
references; 8,000
chain topics
14 full-color
maps
$25-$30Amazon

CBD
The Weirsbe
Study Bible
wiersbe study bible- NKJV
- Yes
- two
teaching from
Warren Wiersbe
verse-by-verse
notes by
Dr. Wiersbe
full-color
maps
$30-$35Amazon

CBD
The Woman's
Study Bible
women's study bible- NIV
- Yes
- two
contributions
from over
80 women
300 in-text
articles, essays
for women
full-color
throughout,
charts, maps,
tables
$30-$35Amazon

CBD