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How to Use the Dictionaries

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How to Use the (Dictionaries or D-Button)

1. To view the dictionary information as pertains to any passage of Scripture, first go to that portion of Scripture in the Blue Letter Bible (the easiest means to this end is to search out the verse from our home page).

2. Once on the page with the desired passage, you will notice that each verse of Scripture is prefaced by the button or an assortment of buttons (generally , , , , , and/or ). The button links to the dictionary information associated with the selected verse (hence the "D" for "dictionary"). So hover over Tools and click on the button as illustrated below.

3. This will bring you all reference works for the selected verse reference (in the example below "Gen 1:1").

4. These are the reference works we have available:

  • CBC—Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia
  • Easton's—Easton's Bible Dictionary
  • Hitchcock's Names—Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
  • ISBE—International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia
  • KJD—King James Dictionary
  • Nave's—Nave's Topical Bible
  • Subject Guide—Thematic Subject Guide
  • Torrey's—Torrey's New Topical Textbook
  • Vine's—Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
  • Smith's—Smith's Bible Dictionary

We hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and have found it helpful in understanding the ins and outs of the dictionaries tool.

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