Authentic Gifts for Bible Scholars
Bible scholars are persons who have done advanced studies of the Bible. These are not necessarily Pastors who tend to focus the theological applications of the Bible, or whose responsibility it is to “shepherd” the flock.
Bible scholars tend to focus on the Bible as a book and usually seek to interpret scripture within its original historical context, by using available information to reconstruct that setting.
In light of that, authentic gifts for Bible scholars will definitely include actual Bibles but can also extend to wide range of supportive tools that will support their research and provide context for their studies. So in addition, to getting them a personalized Bible in different languages as needed, you may also want to add a Book of Biblical maps, a Concordance which will help them with cross-referencing and a Bible Commentary which can provide historical background and even perspective on language usage and symbolism.
Other authentic gifts can be more practical ones that help them to recreate historical context such as a clay oil lamp, a gold plated Ark of the Covenant or even a DIY Tabernacle in the Wilderness kit.
These are all thoughtful and very meaningful gifts that a Biblical scholar will definitely appreciate, as they seek to delve deeper into scriptures to ascertain the context in which the ancient Words were composed.