The Best Bible Commentary

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The Best Bible Commentary A Study of Bible Cross-References

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The Best Bible Commentary Commentaries composed by men may, and regularly do, contain mistake. The best editorial on the Bible is the Bible itself. Whenever possible, let the Bible remark on itself. We call this cross-referencing. The act of printing cross-references in the edge of the Bible started as ahead of schedule as 1483. Cross-references can be compelling in demonstrating the inside, interrelationship of the Bible content.

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The Best Bible Commentary "One of the central standards of Protestant scriptural elucidation is that 'Sacred text is its own best mediator.' Luther communicated this guideline with the words, Scriptura sui ipsius interpres ('Scripture is its own particular explainer'), and it was summed up by the creators of the Westminster Confession accordingly: 'The dependable administer of understanding of Scripture is the Scripture itself: and thusly, when there is a question about the genuine and full feeling of any Scripture ... it must be looked and known by different spots that talk all the more plainly'" –

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Categories of Cross-References Indirect – a similar word or expression utilized as a part of more than one verse (these cross-references might delude and temperamental in view of the distinctive settings) Example: Mt. 19:28 [today] cross-references with Mt. 25:31 [the judgment day] Direct – an immediate citation, a satisfied prescience, sorts and antitypes, a similar story or regulation retold in more than one verse, and so on

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Where Can Good Cross-References Be Found? Books of scriptures/Study Bibles Bible Software Reference Works Commentaries Online Sources

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Bibles Many Bibles contain focus or side edge cross-references American Standard Teacher's Ed. (Nelson/Star) New American Standard Reference Ed. (Lockman) English Standard Version (Crossway) Cambridge Interlinear Bible Greek New Testament (27 th NA)

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Bibles Write in your own cross-references in the edge of your Bible, or underscore the ones that are as of now there and straightforwardly relate

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Study Bibles The Companion Bible (Bullinger) Dake Annotated Reference Bible Thompson Chain Reference Bible NLT Full-Verse Cross-Reference Bible (Tyndale) NRSV Harper Study Bible (Zondervan)

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Bible Software Many Bible programming bundles permit you to seek by word or by expression Parson's QuickVerse BibleSoft Esword (free, downloadable Bible programming) Logos, Gramcord, BibleWorks, Accordance, and Pradis (these permit you to look in the first Hebrew and Greek dialect)

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Reference Works General Cross-References Bible Concordance (Young, Strong) The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (writers) Nelson's Cross-Reference Guide (J. Smith) Cross-Reference Digest of the Bible (Monser) Short Bible Reference System (Bratcher) Bible Index (Bratcher and Thompson)

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Reference Works General Cross-References Nave's Topical Bible Torrey's Topical Textbook Several "Topical Bibles" are in print

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Reference Works Cross-References from the Old Testament in the New Commentary on the NT Use of the OT (Beale and Carson) NT Fulfillment of OT Prophecies OT Quotations in the NT (Archer and Chirichigno, Bratcher) Indices in the back of the NA 27 th and UBS 4 th Greek content The Jefford Bible Handbook (C.N. Jefford)

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Reference Works Cross-References from Parallel Accounts Harmony of the Gospels (A.T. Robertson) Harmony of the Life of St. Paul (Goodwin) Harmony of Samuel, Kings, Chronicles and Psalms (Newsom, Crockett)

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Commentaries Cross-References from Commentaries Expositor's Greek Testament (W.R. Nicoll) Select analyses wherein the creator utilizes various cross-references

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Online Sources Cross-References Online The Bible Cross-Reference segment of (under "Study Resources") Cross Reference Bible

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Cross-Reference Caution Cross-references are given by men, they are not "propelled" by God … concentrate on them with alert Cross-references may mirror the convictions and religious philosophy of the compiler Example: 2 Thess. 2:3 cross-referenced with 1 Jn. 2:18,22; and 2 Jn. 7 Example: Isa. 14:12 cross-referenced with Lk. 10:18 and Rev. 12:7-9

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Rewards of Bible Cross-Referencing Bible understudies: you will keep a section in its specific circumstance and you won't get sidetracked by perusing incorrect remarks of men Bible instructors: you will have more Bible-based material to supplement your lesson Preachers: you will have guide references to support your point, as opposed to irregular, random references discovered everywhere throughout the Bible