STRONGEST STRONGS EXHAUSTIVE CONCORDANCE: 21st Century Edition (Strongest Strongs Concordance) Hardcover – 8 Apr 2008
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From the Back Cover
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 --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
For those still using the AV Stongest Strongs is certainly an improvement over the original Strongs in that the dictionary definitions have been improved. However the paper quality is abyssmal - so thin it is difficult not to damage pages, print shows through the paper from the opposite side, and any annotations show right through.
Users of other versions should use the appropriate Exhaustive Concordance for their versions - I know ones exist for NASB, NIV, and NKJV. Kohlenberger seems to start work as soon as a new version appears!
I use the website Blueletterbible as an online concordance and dictionary but also wanted a "traditional" way of looking up Bible words. This book is a 3 in one: Concordance, Greek dictionary and Hebrew dictionary. Although it has a further addition the "Nave's Topical Bible Reference System".
I have posted some photos which show how big the book is, the paper quality is similar to that of a telephone directory.
A guide to the use of the concordance eases you in although this section could be expanded.
Generally excellent value for money and a must for any serious Bible student.
1. For £9.99, you can't go wrong.
2. Ever thought 'I know it comes in the Bible somewhere, but I can't remember where?' If so, then you need this book.
3. Need Biblical maps? They are in this book.
4. Need to know about the Hebrew calendar, or weights and measures? There is a section.
5. Not quite au fait with the chronology? Strong's has it covered.
In short, a Biblical concordance is for anyone who wants to do self-directed Bible study - not just the professionals - and this is a good one.
As others have said, Strong's is based on the King James Version of the Bible, so works best when used with that version. However, my primary Bible is The NKJV Study Bible: Second Edition and that works just fine for my purposes.
Strongs is widely respected, and although his interpretations of some of the original Greek and Hebrew words may be less than perfect, the discrepancies are well known and documented, and people who take their Bible seriously do tend to stick with Strong's numbering system, which has always worked well.
If you need a printed concordance, this is it. Don't waste your money on inferior competitors. But do consider MySword for Android on your phone, which has much of the functionality of Strong's built in, if you need portability.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It changes the whole dynamics of understanding the scriptures.Published 19 days ago by George Nyagota
Print is still very small and the book is really heavy. I sent it back.Published 11 months ago by janharr
I would recomend this book as an aid to study your BiblePublished 12 months ago by Michelle Conradie