Thursday, May 2, 2024

Five Advanced Bible Hub Tips

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Five Advanced Bible Hub Tips


Bible Hub has powerful resources that even the most advanced Bible study leader or scholar will find useful!

Most are older resources, but the cumulative scholarly and godly knowledge contained in these books, commentaries and writings for free are unparalleled.

 

1. Familiarize yourself with the Bible Hub Menus on the home page



There are many tiles here. Hover on each tile for more information. Hovering works on my computer but not on my ipad. Click on each of them. Try them out. 


A click on 3 letters at the top can take you immediately to a task you do often. Hover on the abbreviation to identify it.




2. Quick tips for moving through books of the Bible or verses


a. Start with the Bible passage at the top menu. You can choose the Bible translation from the 3rd column on top by the word “Bible.” Click on the lines for the full menu.

b. Use the blue arrows before and after a verse to move chapter to chapter or verse to verse. This is true for regular verses, commentaries on a verse, and interlinear texts.


 c. Menu at top can also quickly change book, chapter or translation.

d. Translation can quickly change using the 3 letter abbreviations.


e. For five parallel translations side by side of a chapter click on the 3rd row PCH. Parallel has single verses with many translations on the page.



3. Quick shortcuts at the top of the home page in off-white




Parallel – Done with one verse at a time. Includes multiple versions, Audio Bible, brief context, cross references, Treasury of Scripture references and commentaries for that verse.

Sermons: A list of sermons on the verse with the preacher’s name, with sermon texts.

Audio: Three different men’s voices available for audio Bible by chapter or when book.

Visual: Maps, illustrations and verse tile with various backgrounds to use.

Commentaries: 30+ commentaries available, written on each verse. The commentary page is divided with Expository commentaries on the left side using just the English Bible, and Exegetical commentaries that reference original languages.

Interlinear: The interlinear Bible is in either Hebrew (OT) or Greek (NT) with the word in the language, Strong’s concordance number and grammatical position.




Hebrew (or Greek for NT verses) Each word from the original language is charted for text analysis with Strong’s number, The Hebrew word, the English word and it’s Grammatical position.

Lexicon: Seems identical to the Hebrew or Greek table.

Strong's: A Lexicon of Strong's Exhaustive Concordance Hebrew and Greek dictionaries. Additonally Parallel Study Bibles using Strong's, Parallel Verses, Cross References and Links.

Multi: On this page you will find the Bible in multiple languages.   

For more resources in other languages follow this. 
a. Go to the home page to the Multilingual Bible iconc. 
b. Next to the map is a search with the word "Bibeln." Click on that tab which will open the Red Bible menu at the top right of the page.
c. Click on that upper right pull down menu.
d. The languages will be in red and just choose the language.  

For instances, French has the capability to use the Atlas, timeline, interlinear, Strong's numbers and Greek and Hebrew research, Parallel Bible, and the Treasury of the Knowledge of Scripture in French with some topical searches.





4. Quick 3 letter shortcuts to use


SUM - Summary: The book summary given, followed by a list of themes, topics, people, locations and Bible Study Questions

OUT - Outline: Book outline courtesy of the Berean Study Bible.

TIM – Timeline: Each book’s timeline, event and passage

QUE – Questions: Bible study questions for each chapter of the book of the Bible

TOP – Topical: Based on each verse - People, places, topics, outline, Dictionary of Bible Themes by Martin H Manser 2009.

BBB – Book by Book (Wilmington’s Bible at a Glance, by H.L. Wilmington, 2007 Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). Book’s Bottom line intro, facts about the author, key events, key people, key places, unique features, comparison with other Bible books, titles and types of Jesus

PCH – Parallel Chapters: Five Bible Versions side by side. NIV, ESV, NASB, KJV, HCSB

PSB – Parallel Study Bible: English Study Bible side by side with the Hebrew Study Bible (OT) or Greek Study Bible (NT). From the Discovery Bible team 2012.

TSK – Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Bible Verses that correspond with each verse. First published in 1830 and valued highly since then. Includes the chapter outline.

LIB – Library: Quotes from various books in Bible Hub pertaining to a single verse.

ABP – Apostolic Bible Polyglot: The Old and New Testament in Greek, translated first in 1996 by Charles VanderPool who coordinated it with Strong’s numbers.



5. Massive Online Library



Here is a sample of some interesting things in this massive library!

  • Flavius Josephus: The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem (written 75 A.D.)
  • St. Augustine: The Confessions of Saint Augustine (written around 400 A.D.)
  • Martin Luther: The 95 Theses (written 1517)
  • John Wesley: The Journal of John Wesley (first published in 1735 with last entry 1790)
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment (first published in 1866)
  • Alfred Edersheim: The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (written 1883)
  • J. Hudson Taylor: A Restrospect (written 1894)
  • G. K. Chesterton: Heretics (written 1905)

The categories are: Early Church Fathers, Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, Clementine Literature, Apocryphal Writings, Apologetics, Biblical Studies, Children and Youth, Christian Living, Church History, Commentaries, Creeds and Catechisms, Daily Devotionals, Fiction, History, Life of Christ, Ministry and Missions, Poetry, Reference, Revelation, Sermons, Songs and Hymns, Theology


The Greek and Hebrew resources for Word Studies are:

  • Englishman’s Concordance
  • Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
  • New American Standard Exhaustive Concordance
  • Brown-Driver-Briggs
  • Thayer’s Greek Lexicon


For more tutorials

An excellent illustration of how to use Bible Hub is from the Steadfast Family Blog page The ULTIMATE Guide to Using Bible Hub, especially useful on how to do word studies. 

Also if you go to YouTube in search you will find multiple videos on using Bible Hub for Word Studies.



The Word of God always comes first!

There are many great Bible tools around! Just be sure studying them does not replace the primary importance of the Bible! The Word of God always comes first! Read it today!

Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.    Proverbs 2:3-5 NLT

This series is about Bible study tools. There are many types of Bibles and helpful resources like a concordance or Bible dictionary. Information about their book and their electronic version are included. Cost and “how to use” is addressed.

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Reflect:

1. As someone who has studied the Word of God with seriousness, what has excited you most to dig into the Bible? A schedule? A method? Your findings? The result of a deeper walk with God?

2. Take a moment to thank the Lord for His Word.