The New Strong’s Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible provides readers of the Bible a definition for each Greek or Hebrew word—the same words behind Strong’s Concordance. James Strong is best known for his Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, which introduced a numbering system—one number assigned to each word in the original language. This companion volume to Strong’s Concordance treats these words in their Greek order, numbered from first to last. The numbering system renders easy reference without the use of Greek characters. For each word in Strong’s Concise Dictionary, the translation, pronunciation, etymology, meaning, and significance of the word are given. Strong’s unique numbering system makes the meaning of the Greek words available for English-only Bible study.
James Strong (1822–1894) was an American Methodist biblical scholar and educator, and creator of Strong’s Concordance. Strong was born in New York City and graduated at valedictorian from Wesleyan University.
Strong became a professor of ancient languages at Troy University, and published multiple works on the harmony of the Gospels and on the Greek text of the New Testament. In 1861, he became Professor of Exegetical Theology at Drew University, where he remained for twenty-seven years.