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The Strongest Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible Hardcover – September 4, 2001
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Like a redwood that towers above all other trees, The Strongest Strong's takes James Strong's classic concordance to unprecedented heights. Reflecting thousands of research hours, custom computer technology, and an exclusive database perfected over twenty years, The Strongest Strong's is packed with features that make it the last word in accuracy and usefulness. No other Strong's concordance can touch it. This is no mere study tool. Destined to become a foundational resource for Bible study the world over, The Strongest Strong's is a landmark in biblical reference works. What Makes This Strong's the Strongest? Rebuilding Strong's time-honored concordance from the ground up, biblical research experts John Kohlenberger and James Swanson have achieved unprecedented accuracy and clarity. Longstanding errors have been corrected. Omissions filled in. Word studies simplified. Thoroughness and ease of use have been united and maximized. Kohlenberger and Swanson have also added the Nave's Topical Bible Reference System---the world's most complete topical Bible, updated, expanded, and streamlined to meet the needs of today's Bible user. No other edition of Strong's or Nave's gives you all the information combined in The Strongest Strong's A Stunning Array of World-Class Features In order to experience all the advantages of The Strongest Strong's, you'll have to look inside. But here is a thumbnail sketch of what awaits you: - Computer-verified accuracy. For the first time ever, cutting-edge computer analysis provides unparalleled, pinpoint accuracy - Strong's numbering system speeds you through word studies, giving you clear insights into Greek and Hebrew words - Goodrick-Kohlenberger numbers in the dictionary indexes give you access to the growing library of reference tools that use these numbers---another unique feature - The most up-to-date Hebrew and Greek dictionaries ensure precise meaning in your word studies - Nave's Topical Bible Reference System supplies the complete descriptive content and references (without the Bible text) of Nave's Topical Bible, expanded to provide a total of more than 100,000 verses indexed by subject, word, phrase, synonym, and example - Cross-references to places and names used in Bible translations besides the KJV - Word counts furnish a complete accounting of every word in the Bible - Fast-Tab locators help you find your place quickly and easily - Smythe-sewn binding opens fully, lays flat, and lasts longer - Words of Christ highlighted in red - Maps - Clear, easy-to-read type PLUS: Comprehensive guidance for using The Strongest Strong's - Major Social Concerns of the Mosaic Covenant - Old Testament Sacrifices - Hebrew Calendar - Hebrew Feasts and Holy Days - Weights, Lengths, and Measures of the Bible - Kings of the Bible - Harmony of the Gospels - Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Jesus - Parables of Jesus - Miracles of Jesus - Chronology of the Bible
About the Author
Dr. James Strong (1822-1894) was formerly president of Troy University and professor of exegetical theology at Drew Theological Seminary.
John R. Kohlenberger III (MA, Western Seminary) is the author or coeditor of more than three dozen biblical reference books and study Bibles, including The Strongest Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, NIV Interlinear Hebrew-English Old Testament, NRSV Concordance Unabridged, Greek-English Concordance to the New Testament, Hebrew-English Concordance to the Old Testament, and the award-winning NIV Exhaustive Concordance and Expositor's Bible Commentary: Abridged Edition. He has taught at Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
James A. Swanson (ThM, University of South Africa) a specialist in applying database management to biblical studies, has taught at Multnomah Bible College. He is co-editor with John R. Kohlenberger III on several Old and New Testament language concordances, and author of the Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Hebrew and Aramaic.
Top Customer Reviews
A concordance is like an index; you look up a word, and it will tell you where that word can be found. For example, if you were to look up Jesus in a biblical concordance, the concordance will give you the passages (e.g. Mt 1:1) where the word can be found.
"The Strongest Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible" is a really great concordance! In the concordance, you will find many neat things; some of them include
- "A Brief History of the Strongest Strong's Exhaustive Concordance Project" in the preface
- An introduction that talks about James Strong and concordances in general; improvements made in this concordance from the previous concordance; and the features of this concordance; and a separate, but with more details than the one included in the features of the concordance included in the introduction, page on the "Features of the Main Concordance".
The book is thick and there are many passages included in the concordance. What I really like about this concordance is that the passages that contain the words of Jesus Christ are highlighted in gray. Also, the concordance has "Nave's Topical Bible Reference System" (without the biblical text).Read more ›
The concordance is the most basic tool of Bible study, aside from the Bible itself. It has two primary uses: finding verses and doing word studies.
The first use is pretty simple: you know a word or two of a verse but you can't remember where to find it. So you look up the word in the concordance, which lists the most common verses in the Bible which contain that word, and choose the right one. (A concordance which calls itself "exhaustive" lists every single verse in the Bible containing a particular word.)
The second use is more complicated. Let's say you want to know about how the Bible uses the word "song." First, take the concordance and look up the English. Under the headword "song" are three columns: the first with the book and verse number, the second with a brief excerpt from the verse, the third with a four-digit number. It looks something like this:
Ex 15:1 the children of Israel this s unto 7892
Ex 15:2 The Lord is my strength and s, and he is 2176
Rev 5:9 And they sung a new s, saying, Thou art 5603
And the list goes on. The number stands for the Hebrew or Greek word which was translated by the English word "song." In the back of your concordance are very short Hebrew and Greek dictionaries; if the verse is in the Old Testament, look it up in the Hebrew dictionary; if the verse is in the New Testament, look it up in the Greek one. Using the list above, we find that 7892 is the Hebrew word "shir"; 2176 is the Hebrew word "zimrat"; and 5603 is the Greek word "ode.Read more ›
gives you clear insights into Greek and Hebrew words. The inclusion of the Goodrick-Kohlenberger numbers in the
dictionaries and indices truly gives you access to the growing library of reference tools that use these numbers.
The most up-to-date Hebrew and Greek dictionaries ensure
precise meaning in your word studies and cross-references to places and names used in Bible translations BESIDES just theKing James Translation. Word counts furnish a complete accounting of every word in the Bible and RED, Fast-Tab locators help you find your place quickly and easily. Speaking of RED, the words of Christ are displayed in RED. This is the LARGER TYPE VERSION, so you don't have to get out your magnifying glass to use. It has very clear, easy-to-read type.
A couple of MORE extras are a comprehensive guide for using your New Strongest Strong's Concordance. The binding is quite above average for a book this size as it weighs in at over 6 lbs. It has a "lay flat" Smythe sewn in binding so you aren't fighting to keep this beast of a book open. This item is superb and I just can't say enough about it! Essential for Bible studies! Get one today!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's exactly what we needed and full of information. Design and layout are super!Published 27 days ago by Janie Shelden
It comes in handy as a supplement to the Bible dictionary as there are some words in the Bible that are not in the dictionary but all are in the Concordance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard Kennedy
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The best Bible reference there is. No Christian should be without a copy, if you want to dig into the meanings of the Bible.Published 1 month ago by RHM