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What Is a Bible Concordance?

Learn what a Bible concordance is in this Howcast video with Reverend Dr. Timothy Coombs.


Hi, I'm Tim Coombs, co-pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Scotia, NY and a member of the network of biblical storytellers. To learn more about its mission, go to

A bible concordance is usually a large book that has every word of the bible in it and where it occurs. For instance, if one was looking up grapes, one could flip through the concordance under G, you find the word grape or grapes and see every passage in the bible where the word grape or grapes occurs, and it would be just part of the verse that the word grape or grapes occurs in, and then you can compare and contrast how this word is used in different places. It's great for word studies and saves one a lot of time in doing bible study work. So a concordance is a helpful tool to help you find things in the bible. Today you can use various internet sites that have concordances built right into them, but in the old days we used a big old book, and that's what a bible concordance is.

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