Concordance Use (Revised Poll)

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by BobinKy, Dec 5, 2010.

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Concordance use -- Check all that apply

  1. Find Bible references for specific English words.

    10 vote(s)
    58.8%
  2. Identify interesting English words or topics in one or more English translations.

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  3. Identify Hebrew or Greek words underlying English renderings.

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  4. Identify Strong's or G/K numbers underlying English renderings.

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  5. Identify definitions of Hebrew or Greek words.

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  6. Prefer Strong's Concordance.

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  7. Prefer Young's Concordance.

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  8. Prefer Cruden's Concordance.

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  9. Other.

    6 vote(s)
    35.3%
  10. Do not use concordances.

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
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  1. BobinKy

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    Concordance Use (Revised Poll)

    I apologize for posting two versions of the same poll. This revised version allows for multiple answers.

    Please answer the poll and post comments about your concordance use.

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    If I am using a Bible concordance for English search in the KJB, I prefer Cruden's Complete Concordance. If I am doing English search in NIV 1984 or NRSV, I use a concordance specific to those translations. And if I am looking up Hebrew or Greek information, I use Strong's Concordance.

    And I prefer to work in paper format rather than online or software formats.

    How about you?

    ...Bob
     
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  2. Jim1999

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    There was an old saying: Cruden's for the crude; Young's for the young; and Strong's for the strong.

    I use Cruden's for a quick reference, but mostly use Strong's as a guide. Remember, that even concordances do not have all the facts correctly.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  3. John of Japan

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    I listed some searches I do and then put "other" because I strictly use software. Don't even have a concordance anymore, except for an 1876 Greek concordance that belonged to my father.

    I find my software to be much faster and more useful than any concordance I ever had! My best search program in English is "Power Bible," and in Greek Bibloi. In Japanese I use something called the J-Bible, but the much better A-Bible is out now and I plan to switch to it. In Power Bible you can do searches with single words, phrases or multiple words. In Bibloi I can search both Greek words and syntax, with multiple dictionaries (not including the way-out-of-date Strong's), and I can access loads of ancient Greek documents through the Perseus database.:type:
     
  4. Gabriel Elijah

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    Since there are 2 polls I guess I’ll give my answer twice:;)
    I’ve studied Greek for years & still am not anywhere near perfecting it! But I rarely use concordances for understanding the meaning of a specific Greek term b/c context all too often is needed to know this. However, they sure are useful for finding English verses needed for sermons.
     
  5. Winman

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    I used to own a Strong's Concordance, not really sure of what happened to it.

    I like to use Strong's at Blue Letter Bible, lots of features and easy to use. I will occasionally consult other concordances.
     
  6. Deacon

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    One of the problems with a hardbound concordance is that it is limited to a single version.
    Software allows searching multiple words and phrases in multiple versions in a fraction of the time of the hardbound concordance.

    It has eclipsed the book form.

    Rob
     
  7. menageriekeeper

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    I use E-sword or Strong's depending on which is handy. E-Sword is used the majority of the time.

    Usually I'm looking for a specific passage whose reference I can't remember. (I memorized great amounts of scripture as a child and on through the years, but except John 3;16 and Psalm 23, there are very few passages that I can match with their references.

    Occasionally, I'm looking for all the references to a particular subject, say.

    Less commonly I'm looking for the differences in translation between one passage and another similar.
     
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    I own a NASB exhaustive concordance and use it every once in a long while. Since I don't use the KJV anymore at all, I have no use for my old Strong's.
     

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