Bible Word Study (English)

The Bible Word Study Guide provides detailed information about a specific word and its usage. It supports English words as well as original language Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic.


Accessing the Bible Word Study Guide

There are two main ways to generate a Bible Word Study Guide: from the Guides menu or from the Context menu.


Bible Word Study from the Guides Menu

To generate a Bible Word Study Guide from the Guides menu

  1. Click Guides > Bible Word Study.




Note: By default, the Bible Word Study Guide is pinned to the top of the Guides menu. It can also be accessed in the Guides section of the Guides menu. 


To specify the word you are interested in:

  1. Enter the word in the Search box.


  1. Choose from the drop-down list of presented options.




Bible Word Study from the Context Menu

To generate a Bible Word Study Guide from a text you are studying: 

  1. Right-click a word.


  1. Ensure the word is is selected in right pane of the Context menu.


  1. Click Bible Word Study on the left.




Note: you can do this in any resource, not just a Bible, but if the word selected doesn’t appear in the biblical text the Bible Word Study Guide won’t contain much useful information!


Using the Bible Word Study Guide

Scroll through the Bible Word Study Guide until you find a section that is relevant to your study. These might include:



This section provides one-click access to dictionaries or encyclopedias in your Library that have articles on the word you are studying. Click one of these links to open the resource to the relevant article.



Click more to see more dictionaries. Click the Topic Guide link (if present) to open a Topic Guide on that topic.


Hebrew Words

This section displays a translation ring showing the different Hebrew words that are translated by the English word you are studying.




  • Click a segment of the ring to show where that particular Hebrew word occurs when translated in this way.




  • Hover over a segment to see different ways in which a particular Hebrew word is translated.




Greek Words

This section functions in the same was as the Hebrew Words section but looks at underlying Greek terms instead.




Textual Searches

This section shows where the word occurs in your five highest prioritized Bibles (known as your Top Bibles). Click the search icon beside a version search for all occurrences of that word in that particular Bible.





Open Bible Word Study in Verbum



Additional Resources

Verbum Help: Bible Word Study



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