Study Bibles Themed from Church History & Bible Notes


Order of Contents

Whole  1
Early & Medieval  1
Reformation  5
1700’s  2
1800’s  1



On the Whole of Church History

eds Nichols, Bray & Mathison – ESV Church History Study Bible: Voices from the Past, Wisdom for the Present  Ref  Buy  (Crossway, 2022)  2112 pp.

“Featuring Notes…  from…  Augustine, Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, and C. S. Lewis…  [and] over 300 of church history’s most prominent figures…  this Bible features 20,000+ study notes from historical figures including Athanasius of Alexandria, John Chrysostom, Martin Luther, John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, and Charles Spurgeon.

This study Bible also includes articles by trusted scholars on major aspects of church history, a glossary of historical figures, and “This Passage in History” callouts. Created for serious readers, students, and teachers of God’s Word…”



The Early & Medieval Church

The Orthodox Study Bible: New Testament & Psalms  Buy  (Thomas Nelson, 1993)  IA



The Reformation

ed. Sproul, R.C. – Reformation Study Bible  (2001)

ed. Beeke, Joel – The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible  (n.d.)

Luther, Martin – Prefaces to the Books of the Bible  Not every book is commented on.

These introductory prefaces are great for the beginner reading through the books of the Bible for the first time, to get a summary of them and to know what is important in each one.  They are also edifying to the experienced reader.

Various – The Geneva Bible Annotations  (1599)  Authors includ: John Calvin, John Knox, Theodore Beza, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, Christoper Goodman, Thomas Sampson, William Cole, William Keithe, Laurance Tomson, Franciscus Junius, John Bale, Heinrich Bullinger et al.

See the link for an introduction to these historically influential Bible notes from your favorite reformers at Geneva and other places.  The notes, intending to be only marginal notes, unfortunately are often concise and sparse.

Various – The King James Version’s Translator’s Notes  (1611)

These are the alternate translations for the Hebrew and Greek verses from the King James translators themselves.

These are reliable alternate translations from a reliable textual base, and these alternate translational readings lack the loose translation philosophy of many translational philosophies today found in many popular Bibles.




The Matthew Henry Study Bible (KJV)

This was not actually arranged by Matthew Henry, but was arranged by modern editors from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.

Edwards, Jonathan

Notes on the Bible in Select Works, vol. 2, p. 676 ff.  (d. 1758)  140 pp. double columned

These are not necessarily expositions, but meditations and thoughts on various texts throughout the Bible written in Edwards’ spare hours.

The Blank Bible  being WJE Online, Vol. 24

Sermon Index (Canonical) at Yale’s Jonathan Edwards’ Center




Spurgeon, Charles – Verse Expositions of the Bible

Spurgeon (d. 1892) was a famed, mid-1800’s, English, Reformed Baptist.

This is a collection of the brief spontaneous comments Spurgeon would give while reading a passage of Scripture before his sermons.  Not every verse is commented on.




Related Pages

Bible Commentary Series Themed from Church History

Bible Commentaries

Reformation & Puritan Bible Commentaries

The Early & Medieval Church Fathers on Scripture

Modern Whole Bible Commentaries

The Writings of the Early & Medieval Church Fathers & Further Primary Sources in Latin, Greek & Other Languages