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How to Get Started

  1. Choose your passage and read it through several times to determine what words and concepts you need to study in more depth.
  2. Start with word searches to determine how a specific word is used in your passage 
    1. Use a concordance to see what Hebrew or Greek word was used and what other Bible passages used the same word -- remember that different translations of the Bible use different words -- the online concordances are older and based on the King James translation.
    2. Look at the other passages that use that same Hebrew or Greek word to see if you can gain any further insight into the use and meaning of that word
    3. Look up the word in the Exhaustive Dictionary of Biblical Words for more, in-depth meaning. 
    4. Try other translations of your passage to see how the word you chose is used in those English translations.
  3. Find background information about your passage 
    1. Bible encyclopedias will give info about locations and people mentioned in a passage as well as important concepts (like Garden of Eden, Ephesus, Philippi, or books of the Bible.)
    2. Bible dictionaries will also give more info about concepts and important words in the passage (like temptation, transgression, humility)   
  4. After you have really studied the passage and developed some ideas of your own about the passage and what was being written to the audience, find the opinions of others by reading commentaries.  Consult more than one commentary as not all scholars agree on the meaning of a passage.

Interactive Tools

Searching Strongs in the Blue Letter Bible

Because Strong's Concordance is no longer under copyright protection, you'll find a number of websites that provide access to it.  Some searches will only give you the Strong's number, others will provide more information, such as the transliteration, and links to other verses using the same Greek or Hebrew word.

Remember: Strong's is a concordance to the King James Version of the Bible.  

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance - Online

Because Strong's Concordance is no longer under copyright protection, you'll find a number of websites that provide access to it.  Some searches will only give you the Strong's number, others will provide more information, such as the transliteration, and links to other verses using the same Greek or Hebrew word.

Remember: Strong's is a concordance to the King James Version of the Bible.  

Teaching Tools

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FREE Puzzle creator – (Crosswords, Matching, Word Searches)

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