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Bible Resources: Concordances

The purpose of this guide is to point the way to information sources about the Bible.


A concordance is an alphabetical arrangement of the principal words contained in a book, with citations of the passages in which they occur.  Use them to look up a word or topic and find references to occurrences of that word or topic in different verses of the Bible.

Concise Concordance to the New Revised Standard Version  Main BS 425 .C655 1993

New American Bible Revised Edition Concise Concordance   Main BS 425 .N465 2012

New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Main BS 425 .S8 2005

The most complete Biblical concordance, giving every word of the text of the Authorized Version (King James Bible).  Also has brief dictionaries of the Hebrew and Greek words of the original texts, with references to the English words.  Has cross-references from variant spellings of proper names as they appear in the Revised Standard, New International, and New American Standard versions.  A version of Strong's Concordance online.

NIV Exhaustive Concordance Main oversize BS 425 .G6 1990

Identifies the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words for which the English object words are translations and lists, in a separate sequence, with Biblical citations, the articles, conjunctions, particles, prepositions, and pronouns.  Word frequency counts.  Contains Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek concordances and indexes correlating this work to the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, just above. 

NRSV Concordance Unabridged Main BS 425 .K645 1991

Concordance to the New Revised Standard Version including the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books.  4 sections: main concordance; index of articles, conjunctions, particles, prepositions, and pronouns; index to NRSV footnotes; topical index. 

Eerdmans Analytical Concordance to the Revised Standard Version  Main oversize BS 425 .W48 1988

Richard Whitaker. The only analytical concordance of the whole Revised Standard Version, in that it indicates what word in an original language is being translated in each context.  Omits frequently used prepositions and conjunctions and all personal pronouns.  Main concordance. Concordance of proper names. Concordance of numbers.  Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin indexes at end include all words in those languages cited in the main and proper name concordances.

Analytical Concordance to the Bible Main BS 425 .Y7 1936

Robert Young's. More useful for serious word study and for when frequently occurring words are to be studied.

Complete Concordance to the Bible (Douay version) Main BS 425 .T45 1945

The Douay-Rheims Version of the Bible is translated from the Latin Vulgate, produced by St. Jerome in the 4th c.; so this is a concordance of a Catholic Bible version.  Simple concordance with a single alphabet for all English words including proper names, but with no linking to the Latin.

Nelson's Complete Concordance of the Revised Standard Version Bible  Main BS 425 .E4 1984

Best concordance produced during the primitive era of computer produced concordances.

Analytical Concordance to the Revised Standard Version of the New Testament  Main BS 2305 .M67 1979

Clinton Morrison. More sophisticated than some others, because it analyzes each English word in the RSV by relating it to the Greek original.  But, it only covers the New Testament.

Complete Concordance to the Bible, New King James Version  Main and Fine Arts-Music Reference BS 425 .C65 1983

For general readers.  Good cross-referencing, relating words to larger families, linking variant spellings of proper names, and variant names for the same persons or places.

Nelson's Complete Concordance of the New American Bible Main oversize BS 425 .N36

New American Bible is Roman Catholic. Especially helpful for clergy and students seeking a high level of accuracy.

New American Standard Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible : [including] Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries Main oversize BS 425 .N385

Exhaustive. Analytical, in that it refers the reader to the Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek word from which each word is translated.

Modern Concordance to the New Testament Main BS 2305 .M6 1976

Based on, but much modified from, a French work, this is a concordance of all English translations and at the same time of the Greek New Testament.  Arranged by thematic concept.  An English index includes every word used in contemporary translations, referring the reader to the proper thematic section.  Has a similar index of Greek words.  Has weaknesses.

Unabridged Concordance to the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha Main BS 425 .C8 1953 and SPC BS 425 .C8 1738

Alexander Cruden, 1701-1770.  First published in 1737 with many editions since. Various editions online in HathiTrust can be found by keyword search for Cruden and Bible and concordance.  Here is one!

Novae Concordantiae Bibliorum Sacrorum Iuxta Vulgatam Versionem Critice Editam  Main oversize BS 423 .F57 t. 1-5

Boniface Fisher’s computer-generated concordance to Weber’s edition of the Vulgate (Latin edition of the Bible--Main BS 75 1983 t. 1-2)

Vulsearch offers keyword searching of the text of the Clementine Vulgate.  Also provides the full text of the Clementine Vulgate with facing Rheims-Douay translation.

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