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Finding things and understanding words in the Bible: Concordances and Lexicons

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Concordances A concordance is simply an alphabetic list of all the different words that occur in a book and where they are found. For many years, Bible students have used Bible concordances. These large books are invaluable for serious study. With an exhaustive concordance to the Bible version you read, it is possible to locate […]

Bible Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases

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Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Bible dictionaries are very practical and useful reference tools that give information about a wide range of Bible subjects arranged alphabetically. They generally provide definitions and proper names. This reference tool can greatly aid your understanding and add to your Bible study. Suppose you just read about King Darius in the […]

All about online Bible software

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Online Bible Software allows you to download Bibles, different versions of Bibles, Bible reading plans, dictionaries, commentaries, lexicons, maps, atlases, and other Bible products to your desktop or mobile device. This makes Bible reading and Bible study very convenient. There are many free software applications, which include the text of the entire Bible, often in several […]

Jesus in all

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Jesus is found everywhere in the Bible – from the New Testament which tells about him, and the Old Testament which prophesies of him. The table below shows just how much there is in the Old Testament about him. He could not have arranged to have these prophecies fulfilled concerning himself. It would also be […]

The Different Genres of the Bible

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We may tend to think of the Bible as one book, but actually it is made of 66 different ones, which are as diverse as the number of writers of God’s message, or the number of centuries which the books span. As a result there a number of genres, or literary styles, contained within the […]

What you need to know to choose between Bible translations

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There are many different translations of the Bible available, and it can be overwhelming trying to choose between them. This post will discuss the four main types of Bible translation: word for word (literal), thought for thought (dynamic equivalence), a blend of word for word and thought for thought, and paraphrase. Word for word This […]

The first step is to open your Bible

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Have you read this book? Although many people may have more than one Bible in their homes, and it has been translated completely into 554 languages, allowing many people the opportunity to read it, it is probably not the most widely read book in the world today. It can be a little intimidating, or maybe […]

Inspiration

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Inspiration, in short, is the motivation of a person’s heart and desires and is usually the catalyst for or the fuel behind the accomplishment of a goal, task, or other endeavor. In the case of the Bible, though written by human authors over multiple generations, the inspiration came from God. God had a goal, and […]

I Believe the Bible is the Word of God

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The Bible is God’s inspired Word given by the power of His Holy Spirit as we read in the 2 Peter 1:19-21 – We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day […]

Plans for Bible Reading

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Looking for a plan to read through the Bible this year? Here are two to consider: The 20 Day Challenge is more of an introduction to the Bible. It does not attempt to read every chapter of the Bible, but instead focuses on providing an overview of the Bible message. It is divided into six […]