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A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible

A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible

James Strong

| Faithlife | 2009

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Strong’s Concise Dictionary of the Words of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Testament 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.

Author Bio

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 as valedictorian from Wesleyan University.

In 1856, Wesleyan University granted him the degree of Doctor of Divinity, and from 1858 until 1861, he served as both professor of Biblical Literature and acting president of Troy University. In 1868 he became professor of Exegetical Theology at Drew Theological Seminary, where he remained for twenty-seven yearss. In 1881 Wesleyan honored Strong again, this time with the degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).

Strong’s famous Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible first appeared in 1890, of which new editions are still in print today, including New Strong's Dictionary of Hebrew and Greek Words and New Strong's Guide to Bible Words. The numbering system he devised made original language study widely available to English-only Bible readers. Strong also edited the volumes on Daniel and Esther in Lange’s Commentary, and served on the American Bible Revision Committee.