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The only way to grow in righteousness is by spending time in Yah’s word, and by faith, practicing daily what you have learned. We all have to be committed to scheduling quality time to be with our Heavenly Father. It is the only way we can truly get to know Him and his son — Yeshua, our High Priest.

If you are serious about learning more about the Gospel of the Kingdom, (and unlearning questionable church doctrine) you have come to the right place. We have curated a list of study tools designed for the serious Bible student.

In addition to dictionaries, concordances, lexicons, and encyclopedias you will find links to ancient Hebrew literature, downloadable Bible software, and Hebrew and Greek language study guides. For visual learners, we have included a list of YouTube ministries that focus on the Gospel of the Kingdom message and biblical cosmology.


Do your utmost to present yourself approved to Elohim, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the Word of Truth.

2 TIMOTHY 2:15 (The Scriptures, 2009)

Ancient Literature

Apocrypha by RH Charles

The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, Volume I

Apocrypha, by R.H. Charles (Editor) Apocryphile Press, Berkeley, CA

With introductions and critical and explanatory notes to the several books. This edition, edited by respected biblical scholar R.H. Charles, was the definitive scholarly edition for over seventy years, and is still of considerable interest to scholars and curious readers alike.

Books featured in this collection include 1 Esdras, 1,2, & 3 Maccabees, Tobit, Judity, Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon, 1 Baruch, Epistle of Jeremiah, Prayer of Manasses, Song of the Three Holy Children, Susanna, Bell & the Dragon, Additions of Esther.


Pseudepigrapha by RH Charles

 The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, Volume II

Pseudepigrapha, by R.H. Charles (Editor) Apocryphile Press, Berkeley, CA

Second only to the Apocrypha, the Pseudepigrapha is the most important body of non-canonical literature we possess from ancient Judaism. These writings shed much light upon theological development between the testaments, and provide invaluable historical, cultural, and spiritual information.

Contains the Book of Jubilees, the Letter of Aristeas, the Books of Adam and Eve, the Martyrdom of Isaiah, 1 Enoch, the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Sibylline Oracles, the Assumption of Moses, 2 Enoch, 2 Baruch, 3 Baruch, 4 Ezra, The Psalms of Solomon, 4 Maccabees, Pirke Aboth, and the Story of Ahikar.


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The New Complete Works of Josephus

William Whiston (Translator)

Amazon Book Description:

No source, other than the Bible itself, provides more relevant information on the first century than the work of Flavius Josephus. This newly edited version updates the original 18th century language; includes commentary by the award winning author and historian, Dr. Paul L. Maier; features over forty photos of ancient sites and artifacts mentioned by Josephus; cross references numbers throughout to the Greek text of Josephus in the Loeb Classical Library; and offers revised indexes of subjects and Old Testament texts.


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The Dead Sea Scrolls

Translated and with Commentary by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg Jr., and Edward Cook (Translator)

Amazon Book Description:

A fully revised and updated edition of our translation of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls, making it the definitive translation of the Scrolls in English.

With new texts, updated introductions, a glossary of terms, and other new additions, this will become the definitive translation of the Scrolls, and the lead companion to our other Dead Sea Scrolls Guides: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.


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The Biblical Calendar Then and Now

Amazon Book Description:

Bill and Karen Bishop (the authors who challenged your theological perspective with Two Trees, Two Kingdoms, Two Kings) now bring you a challenge to ascertain the specific days our heavenly Father appointed for us to commemorate with Him.

Why is there such calendar chaos among Believers? What gives? Could more insight into unbiased historical criteria bring restitution rather than division?
Are we keeping the Biblical calendar accurately, or could we unwittingly be disregarding our Creator’s divine order?

Ezekiel 22:26 indicates that Father is profaned when we mix the holy with the unholy (common). If we inadvertently observe His “holy” days on days that are actually common, (even for the sake of unity in fellowship) are we not defiling His holiness? His calendar may be very sacred to Him. Can we confidently determine the proper timing for His ordained holy days today? Please explore the evidence with us to see how this may be so!



YouTube Channel Ministries

Uncommon Ground

Hanging On His Words

Kingdom in Context

Founded Earth Brothers

Research Tools

Bible Software

Logos Bible Software




Online Bible Study

Bible Gateway

Bible Hub

Blue Letter Bible

Dictionaries – Lexicons – Enclyclopedias

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament
by R. Laird Harris, Gleason l. Archer Jr., Bruce K. Waltke
Moody Publishers

Easton’s Bible Dictionary
by M. G. Easton
Scripture Press

Nave’s Topical Bible
by Orville J. Nave
Hendrickson Publishers

The New Smith Bible Dictionary
by William Smith
Elecctronic Christian Media

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
by James Orr and John L. Nuelsen
[This is a 5 volume set and is often out of print. An online version can be accessed at]

Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary
by Roswell D. Hitchcock (Author), Derek A. Shaver (Editor)
Adansonia Publishing

Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
by W. E. Vine, Merrill F. Unger and William White, Jr.
Thomas Nelson Publishers

Brown Driver Briggs Lexicon (Hebrew & English)
by F. Brown, S. Driver and C. Briggs
Snowball Publishing

The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament 
by Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner
Brill Study Guide Edition
[Note: This two volume set may be rented, or bought new or used when purchased from Amazon.]

The Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
by Frederick William Danker and Walter Bauer
University of Chicago Press
[Note: This book may be rented, or bought new or used when purchased from Amazon.]

The New international Dictionary of New Testament Theology (Three Volume Set)
by Colin Brown
Zondervan Publishing House

The Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible: Hebrew Letters, Words and Roots Defined Within Their Ancient Cultural Context
by Jeff A. Benner Publishing


Hebrew & Greek Language Basics

Introducing Biblical Hebrew
by Allen P. Ross

Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar
by Page H. Kelley and Timothy Crawford

Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar: Second Edition
by Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt

An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax
by Bruce K. Waltke and M. O’Connor

Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar
by William D. Mounce

Fundamentals of New Testament Greek
by Stanley E. Porter, Jeffrey T. Reed and Matthew Brook O’Donnell

Learn to Read Biblical Hebrew
by Jeff A. Benner

The Ancient Hebrew Language and Alphabet
by Jeff A. Benner


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