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Biblical Studies Resources

An orientation to selected resources in Harvard Divinity School Library and in online resources licensed by the Harvard Library for the study of the Bible

Looking Up Words in Young's Concordance

Young, Robert. Analytical Concordance to the Bible on an Entirely New Plan Containing about 311,000 References, Subdivided under the Hebrew and Greek Originals, with the Literal Meaning and Pronunciation of Each . 22d American ed., rev. by Wm.B. Stevenson. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1955.

1. Locate your word in the English section and the Hebrew or Greek word word it translates.

For example (from p. 328), "fame" in 1 Kings 10:7 is listed in the third definition. The Hebrew word by that definition is transcribed as "shemuah." List of words translated as fame



2. Go to the back of the concordance to the Hebrew section (after p. 1090 of the English concordance) or the Greek section (after p. 56 of the Hebrew section) section and locate the Hebrew or Greek word to see what English words it is translated as.


Example continued: "Shemuah" (p. 46 of the Hebrew section) is translated with several English words.

List of English words used to translate shemuah

3. Look up those English words to see the other passages in which that word is used.

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