Have you ever heard a pastor say something like “In the original Greek, this word means ABC” or “The people Paul was writing to would have understood this phrase to mean XYZ?” How does he know that? Is my pastor fluent in Greek and Hebrew? Is there some trick he knows that I don’t?
The truth is, it wasn’t too long ago that you would either need a fairly extensive library – or be fluent in Greek and Hebrew – to understand what the original hearers would have known intuitively.
Now, doing a word study is incredibly simple and the tools are free.
There are two, super-simple online tools for doing word studies. They’re actually features of two of the websites I highlight in my new eBook – My Top 10 Online Bible Study Tools (and they’re all FREE).
The screencast below will show you step-by-step how to do a word study using each of them. Since I explain the tools and actually do a word study using each (all in under six minutes) it should give you a pretty good idea of how simple these tools really are!