- The Anchor Bible Dictionary, vols. I-VI, ed. David Noel Freedman (New York: Doubleday, 1992) [on CD-Rom with Logos or Accordance];
- The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, vols. 1-5, ed. Katherine Doob Sakenfeld (Nashville: Abingdon, 2006) [available also in CD-Rom edition];
- Handbook of Biblical Criticism, 4th ed., ed. Richard N. Soulen & R. Kendall Soulen (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011).
Let’s see, you are reading the Study Bible of your choice and following up your reading with a favorite commentary. You encounter a word, a place, a name, an idea, etc. which your Bible and commentary notes do not treat adequately or at all. The reference tools listed above are where you go to continue your study.