Strong’s Numbers were prepared by Dr. James Strong and a team of scholars for over 35 years. With the numbering system tied to a particular word in English, the average lay-person can easily study the meanings of the Greek and Hebrew words. First published in 1890, this tool is still used today by pastors, scholars and laymen alike for nearly a century. They have become the standard for identifying words linked to the original Greek and Hebrew words.
One of the great features in WORDsearch is the ability to easily access Strong’s Numbers from an open King James Bible (KJV), Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), English Standard Version (ESV), or New American Standard Bible (NASB). You also can hear the word pronounced.
Today’s Quick Tip is focused on searching for a specific Strong’s number that you might come across or already have in mind.
If you want to search for a Strong’s number that you have come across in the text of a book you are reading, simply turn Strong’s Numbers on and do a SpeedSearch on the number, pictured below. Using this method will let you make sure that you are searching for the exact same version of the word you want to search in other places (since in our English translation we might use the same word for multiple Greek meanings.) Then, you can see where in the Bible this specific word was used and in what contexts.
Or, if you know the number of the word you want to search, you can use the Strong’s search dialog, invoked from the Search menu (Click Search on the toolbar, then Strong’s Search), pictured below.
How does using Strong’s numbers in your study help you in your studies? Share with us in the comments below!