Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance

0310262852The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance
Published at Zondervan

About the Book

This is the only exhaustive concordance based on the New International Version of the Bible; it gives complete access to every word of the NIV text as well as to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek from which the NIV was translated.

Only one New International Version concordance provides an exhaustive indexing of every appearance of every word in the NIV Bible: The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance. It also offers complete access to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek from which the NIV was translated. Feature for feature, this Gold Medallion Award-winning volume is by far the most powerful NIV concordance available.


•Complete alphabetical listings for every word in the NIV
•Thorough dictionary-indexes define every Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek word in the Bible, including the possible meaning of every proper name
•Exhaustive listing of every NIV translation for a given word; all related words shown in the original languages
•All references listed in biblical order
•All words cross-referenced to spelling variations and variant forms
•More than 2,000 key words from the KJV cross-referenced to their NIV equivalents
•Special typefaces indicate the word or words used in the NIV translation for all Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek terms
•Unique numbering system developed by Goodrick and Kohlenberger (G/K) eliminates the inherent gaps, flaws, and inaccuracies of the old Strong’s numbering system
•Special indexes allow for easy cross-referencing between the G/K numbering system for those using reference books keyed to Strong’s numbers

My Thoughts

I always wanted to have an exhaustive concordance – one that can provide more verses on a specific subject like wisdom or love for example.   So when I got the news that I could review the Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance I was delighted.

When the package arrived the first reaction of my husband was “In this time and age, you don’t need this.   I have everything on my iPhone.”   He is right… partly.   Personally I prefer flipping through a book but he do have a good point.

Being an homeschooler, I want my kids to be able to use both ways of searching for Scriptures.   So this marvelous tool will find its way in our homeschool when my kids have to do some research for Awana or simply for devotional time.

With more than 1600 pages, the book contains different sections:

  • the NIV Exhaustive Concordance
  • an index of articles, conjunctions, particles, prepositions, and pronouns
  • a Hebrew to English dictionary and index to the NIV Old Testament
  • an Aramaic to Englihs dictionary and index to the NIV Old Testament
  • a Greek to English dictionary and index to the NIV New Testament
  • an index of Strong –> Goodrick/Kohlenberger numbers
  • an index of Goodrick/Kohlenberger –> Strong’s numbers

Most people will probably be contented to have the concordance in the back of their Bible (when there is one…) but I have experience times when the word I was looking for wasn’t listed.  So having the Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance is beneficial when you are looking for more references on a specific theme.   For example, since February is the month where Valentine is celebrated I will look into the word LOVE.   The word love itself has 551 scriptures references in this book and then you can also found other words based on love like loved, lovely, lover, lover’s, lovers, loves, loving as well as loving-kindness, lovingkindness and lovingly.   With so many option, it is easy for a student to concentrate his/her research on a specific aspect of love and discover what God has to say on it.

A student can also study a specific character of the Bible by using the Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance.   It will allow him to learn more about characters frequently encountered like Joshua or Joseph and even the ones that are mentioned infrequently like Jabez or Cornelius.   I find this book to be a great addition in anyone’s personal library.   It will help you to acquire a better devotional time and get closer to God.

The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance is available at your favorite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to Zondervan for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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