Bible Study

Developer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.

Current Version: 6.0.8

Last Updated: 6 months ago

Download Size: 63.7 MB - Download


Designed for deeper Bible study, join over 4 million users on “The Bible Study App.” Learn from great scholars through thousands of resources including commentaries, maps, and dictionaries all available off-line. If you like to highlight Bible verses, take notes, bookmark passages and have everything sync to all your devices, then this is your Bible Study App.

"I highly recommend you give Bible+ a try." -
"I feel confident investing in Bible+." -
"I love this app! The direct linking to reference material, notes, bookmarks, etc. makes this even better than my favorite printed bible." - iPad user

Sync your Bible study resources, bookmarks, notes, Scripture verse highlights, and book ribbons between any device with Bible+.
With our one-of-a-kind Resource Guide, you can perform powerful searches through your entire Library of Bibles, Bible commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and more.

Your library, notes, highlights and all of the app features are stored on your device so that you have full functionality when you are offline or in airplane mode.

With our unique 3-touch Verse Chooser, you can navigate quickly and easily to the exact Bible verse you want.

The split-screen view allows you to open two books at once to compare Bible translations, view your study notes while you read the Bible, or follow along with a commentary while you study Scripture.

* Bookmark verses
* Highlight words and passages
* Take notes that can be tied to Bible verses (like margin notes in your paper Bible)
* Organize your Library of Bible resources
* Tag anything to find it quickly later
* Leave a book ribbon on a page in order to pick up where you left off
* Select and copy text from any Bible or book in your Library

The Olive Tree collection of Bible study resources is constantly growing and offers over a hundred FREE resources and over a thousand titles available for purchase.

* NIV, NKJV, ESV, NLT, NASB, The Message, Amplified, HCSB, NCV, Complete Jewish Bible, JPS Tanakh
* Best-selling study Bibles: ESV Study Bible, NLT Study Bible, NIV Study Notes, and more
* Bibles with deuterocanonical books: NABre, NRSV and RSV
* Non-English Bibles: Reina-Valera, Traduccion en lenguaje actual, Dios Habla Hoy , Luther Bibel 1984,
Schlachter, and Elberfelder, Louis Segond, and more.
* Original language Bibles: Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Hebrew Old Testament), Greek New
Testament (NA27), UBS-4, Septuaginta
* Strong's Dictionaries, and KJV and NASB with Strong's Numbers
* Commentaries and Study Tools: Dake’s Study Notes, Jamieson, Fausset and Brown (FREE); Matthew
Henry's Concise Commentary (FREE); Expositor’s Bible Commentary; Vine’s Expository Dictionary


Release Notes:

Thanks for using the Bible Study app for Mac!

- This update contains a fix where some users experienced a crash when searching.
- We've also added back the ability to get search results on open books.

If you enjoy using the app please leave us a review!


Most Helpful Reviews

Review by Nazpastor

SImply the best one out there - As a pastor, many people in my church have many different translations. I find it hard to follow with my favorite one sometime, so all I do is make 2 clicks and I have the one they are reading in front of me. I am also able to compare them as i prepare a sermon. I get only the ones I need and want. The other aids within this app are first rate as well! I have logos, but I find myself more and more going te Olive tree first before my overly expensive program that has all the bells and whistles I do not need or ever use. The inspirational books available are also outstanding in their selection and usefulness. I received a new touch pad for Christmas and my first concern was whether I could still have my Olive tree. I can and I installed it on that the very first thing. If anyone is considering this app; you will not be disappointed. Build your research library with the things you will need and use instead of getting a program that costs tons of money. That expensive program has way too many things you will pay for and never use. I use it all on this one!

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people
Version 5.4.2
Review by joueboy

SEARCH BUG! - After the latest update 5.4.2 the SEARCH BUG still exist! Try this yourself type 4 or more words (any words) on SEARCH bar you’ll see what happens next. The developer acknowledged that the bug exist since last year I reported it to them, couple updates later still exist!

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 6.0.8
Review by RamDos1

Wonderful Program - I have used several bible study apps. This is by far the best, so much so that the other ones are only a vague memory. Before this app I would have various books open and marked and had to have a large table to work on, so that I could have all my resources at hand. Not any more. All the resources I need are just a click away, with the multiple window feature, they are actually in sight. Easy to use, and easy to take notes, underline, and remember. Great program. Thier sales of add-ons really help me add to my library with ease. There are two drawbacks to this program, which has been vastly improved with the new version. First it would be very nice to be able to create and save various window setups so that you could have one for sermon note taking, one for different aspects of bible study. The second improvement needed is to keep track of the library so that when you browse the store it would sync with your library and tell you what books you already have. Several times I have bought a second copy of something. I tend to shop the sales and have quite an extensive library of titles

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 6.0.8
Review by datmacman

A Bible Study Tool that does not get in the way of Bible Study! - Over the past 20+ years of using electronic devices of some kind to facilitate Bible study I have found a home with “Bible Study.” I have been using it for over 6 years now. It allows me to set up my study environment the way it works best for me. It is not the dog that wags the tail; this tool serves my purposes and takes a low posture as a user interface. The learning curve is easy and fast and basically similar on all platforms. It also has enough bells and whistles to make more complex study and research a pleasure (I used it explicitly for Biblical research in pursuing my Doctoral degree and it worked like a charm). The Library offers the necessary additions for more complex study. Had I to do it again, I would buy and use this product without hesitation. If you need a Bible Study application buy Bible Study.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 6.0.8
Review by rkmartin3

Most useful tool in my Bible study toolbox - This is my “go to” app for Bible study and teaching. I have this app on my MacBook, iPad, and iPhone, and can transition seemlessly between devices without losing any of my notes, highlights, tags, etc. The very user friendly features offered by this app are too numerous to mention, but my favorite is the hyperlinks. I can create a note at the beginning of a particular passage and within that note list other scriptural references. Those references become hyperlinks within the original note, which allows me to pull up those references and read them without leaving my note or the original passage. If you are looking for the best free Bible study app on the market, then look no further.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 6.0.8
Review by Publishing consultant

Excellent Bible study resource - I highly recommend The Bible Study App. It is easy to use on my Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and the resources are excellent. I like the a la carte approach to the various resources because I prefer to build my own library based on my needs and inclinations. I’ve been using The Bible Study App for a number of years—probably close to a decade—and I’ve always received good service. I’ve been a publisher of Bible study materials as well as a pastor, and I continue in retirement to teach Bible studies and write books (six books published so far, more in process). I use the app almost daily in preparation for teaching and writing.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 6.0.8
Review by deborinquen

Much Improved - Initially, I was not very thrilled with the way the app changed from 5.4. I had a bad experience with version 5.9 a few months back and vowed to never change from version 5.4. I stayed with 5.4 until my upgrade to El Capitan which made that version a bit unsatble causing crash often. Reluctantly made the switch to version 6.0.8. Though, I believe, there is still some room for improvement, I have been surprised how great the application has been. I have contacted Olive Tree making a few requests and have received replies in less than 24 hours by a team who wants to make the experience of being part of the Olive Tree family a very plesant one. I look forward to changing my review to five stars as each update makes the app better and better.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people