Review by Choice Review
Most concordances merely list the words of the Bible as they appear in a translation of the text showing the verse and chapter in which they occur. An analytical concordance tries to match up the English words with their Hebrew originals for the Old Testament and their Greek counterparts for the New. This concordance does that for the whole Bible and is based on what is probably the most widely used modern English translation, the Revised Standard version. Clinton Morrison produced An Analytical Concordance to the Revised Standard Version of the New Testament (CH, Oct. '79) but this is the first such tool issued for the whole Revised Standard Bible. Though this is mostly a word-for-word analysis of the text, many listings involve phrases of two or more words simply because the equivalance between English and the original languages demands such a treatment. There is a stop list of most frequently used words, mostly articles, conjunctions, etc. There are separate listings of proper names and of numbers (it is interesting to note that the largest number in the Bible is 1,100,000--used in I Chronicles 21:5). There are indexes of all of the Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and Greek words translated in the Revised Standard version with their English equivalents. This book is highly recommended as a reference tool for everyone who studies and deals with the Scripture. If a new concordance needs to be purchased for any library, this should be it. -H. T. Hutchinson, Duquesne University
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