Figures of Speech: Figures of Speech Used in the
Bible is an extensive reference book and study guide for serious Bible students.
Written by famous theologian E.W. Bullinger, this dictionary of phrases
classifies them into three distinct divisions: figures involving omission,
addition, and change. He further breaks down whether figures affect the words
themselves, the sense, meaning, order, or application of words. It includes
both Greek and English translations of the figures in question, examples and
illustrations, a detailed table of contents, appendices, and several indexes,
including indexes of figures in both Greek and English, of subjects,
structures, and texts, and of Hebrew and Greek words explained. This
comprehensive study tool should be considered necessary for any serious Bible
student or theologian.
Figures of Speech features
- An extensive content outline makes finding figures of speech in various categories a snap to find
- Thousands of Bible verses used to illustrate various figures are linked which makes Figures of Speech a first-rate word study commentary.
- Many of the articles contain outline diagrams to clearly illustrate form usages as they occur in a particular figure of speech.
- Numerous topics are cross referenced for further study
- All figures included are categorized by their topical link under the Topics menu.
Trench's Synonyms of the New Testament: This work was first published in 1854 by Trench,
an Anglican archbishop at Dublin. It has been in print nearly all the time
since. Trench had a genius for understanding Biblical
Greek, and the proper synonyms of the same. He was able to express himself in a way that is easily understood and this shows through the pages of this work which compares well to modern-day word study references.
A thorough discussion is given of the meaning and
use of each of 117 sets of Greek word synonyms. Comparisons between words are detailed and explanations given as to why they are used
in various parts of the Bible.The Greek of the Septuagint is used to draw comparisons to Hebrew words and how their subtle meanings have been translated.
Trench's Synonyms Features
- More than 300 articles provide incredible thematic and semantic detail on an impressive array of Greek words and why understanding their synonyms is important. The presentation is similar in detail and scope to The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (Kittel) and the Louw and Nida Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.
- Keyed through Strong's numbers, this reference serves as an easy-to-use lexicon chocked full of incredible word study resource
- Old Testament and Apocrypha references are targeted to the Septuagint, NT references to the TR 1550
- The Trench's content is topically linked to references in the Church and Apostolic Fathers collections, as well as the works of classical Greco-Roman and Medieval authors.
- An alphabetical list has been included of the Greek words covered in the chapters
- Included as well, an alphabetical list of English words/topics which translate or are especially relevant to the Greek words covered
Girdlestone's Synonyms of the Old Testament is a classic reference tool which provides accurate, thorough definitions and information to enhance any word study. It covers 27 major categories and almost 300 subjects, and is designed be used by those who understand little or no Hebrew
Numerically coded to Strong's numbers for ease of use, this work is also indexed by Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words, scripture references and subjects. An essential resource for those seeking to increase their understanding of the Old Testament.
To access the Girdlestone's article, go to the Greek or Hebrew word list menu, select the "By Strong's Number" menu, "Old Testament" and finally Girdlestone's Synonyms of the Old Testament. Enter an Old Testament Strong's Number. If Girdlestone's has any information on that particular number it will light the "Okay" button. To get a picture of the expansiveness of the Girdlestone articles, you may want to open it from the Books menu above the left-hand navigation column. You may also find information quickly by searching on the Hebrew transliterations, such as korban for offering and nagash meaning to draw near.
Features included are:
- Several hundred articles provide incredible thematic and semantic detail on an impressive array of Hebrew words and their synonyms.
- Extended commentary on select passages covered in the text is available through the Additional Commentary section of Commentaries.
- Indexes include usages of both Hebrew and Greek words, as well as an English list of topics covered.
- The author's transliteration scheme is quickly and completely searchable.
- With Version 5.2 all passages, topics, Strong's Numbers and original language words contained in the PC Study Bible Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic database display when hovered over.
Grammar of the Septuagint Greek by Fredrick Conybeare and George Stock explains differences in the Koine Greek, in which the New Testament was written, and the classical Greek translation of the Old Testament which was utilized for the Septuagint. This is an ideal reader for anyone with some knowledge of Greek wishing to study the Septuagint in its original language.
Features included are:
- An extensive introduction to the origin, inspiration, date, supremacy, and Greek of the Septuagint; the grammar proper,
- Major sections covering inflectional morphology and syntax,
- Extensive selected readings which include in-depth introductions and
- Full textual and grammatical notes that are especially helpful for the student of New Testament Greek wishing to develop language skills through reading less familiar texts.
Helpful improvements include: new, updated indexes of ancient sources and significant Greek words from the readings; a convenient and complete vocabulary with definitions; and an alphabetical list of proper nouns from the readings, with translations.
The extended readings with verse-by-verse commentary, makes Grammar of Septuagint Greek a much more valuable way to learn how the underlying Hebrew was translated. Included are explanations of variant translations that differ from the Masoretic text, as well as analysis that clarifies difficult passages in the Hebrew.
All Old Testament and Apocrypha references are keyed to bring up the Septuagint text as a default. New Testament references are keyed to access the NA27. To allow for easy access to the Septuagint while in the textual commentary, every chapter and verse under discussion will be linked with the full Greek text of the verse available on hover with the Features-Plus 5.2 update add-on.
To view an introduction video and read excerpts from The Biblical Languages Study Collection, please select the product page by clicking either Old Testament or New Testament.