Reference Bibles help the reader find more information and see how the verse or passage relates to another verse or passage of scripture. A reference Bible allows for a more encyclopedic approach to the text, as well as a narrative approach.
They differ from Study Bibles in that they don’t include commentary, articles, or other study material. Reference editions do include short book introductions, translation footnotes, concordance and maps. They are valuable resources for individuals who wish to delve deeper into the richness of the Bible's teachings.