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2 Sites That Make Word Studies Incredibly Simple! (with Video)

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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).

BibleHub and Blue Letter Bible

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!

Here are a few times when you might want to give a word study a try:

  • When a word or phrase gets repeated several times in the same chapter or book?
  • When a word seems confusing.
  • When a concept in a passage hinges on one word or phrase.

Some people hear the phrase “word study” and immediately think, “That sounds tedious. It seems too complicate. I don’t have that much time.”

With BibleHub and Blue Letter Bible – nothing could be further from the truth. Give it a shot. You’ll love it!

Question: Have you done word studies before? If not, what’s the main reason? If so, how has it benefited you?

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