What does Concordances mean in the Bible?


1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Bible, Concordances of the
It is often useful or even necessary for scholars, preachers, and others to locate a given text in the Scripture, that is, to know in which book of the Bible it occurs, and in what chapter and verse it will be found. Or there may be question of ascertaining the instances in which a given word or phrase occurs. These purposes are served by a concordance, which is an alphabetic list of the words in the Bible, an indication (by book, chapter, and verse) as to where each word occurs, and a short passage including the given word. Thus, by recalling one word of a passage, it is possible to locate the passage quickly. There are complete and abridged concordances of the Hebrew Old Testament, the Greek New Testament, as also of many versions. For the Authorized Version there are four well-known Concordances composed respectively by Cruden, Strong, Walker, and Young. There is a complete concordance to the American Revised Version (called the American Standard Bible) by Hazard. For the Catholic Bible (Douay Version), we have a "Concordance of the Proper Names in the Holy Scriptures," by Williams, Saint Louis, 1923, and a "Verbal Concordance to the New Testament" by Thompson, London, 1928. The word "concordance" is sometimes, but incorrectly, used for a collection of Scripture texts arranged according to subject matter. Such are Vaughan's "Divine Armory" and Williams's "Textual Concordance" (New Testament).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Concordances
CONCORDANCES . The Latin word concordantiœ , for an alphabetical list of the words of Scripture drawn up for purposes of reference to the places where they occur, was first used by Hugo de Sancto Caro, who compiled a Concordance to the Vulgate in 1244. This was revised by Arbottus (1290), and became the basis of a Hebrew Concordance by Isaac Nathan (1437 45). Nathan’s work was revised and enlarged by John Buxtorf, the elder, whose Concordantiœ Bibliorum Hebraicœ (1632) held the place of standard Concordance for two centuries, and served as the model for many others. John Taylor’s Hebrew Concordance adapted to the English Bible, disposed after the manner of Buxtorf (2 vols. folio, Norwich, 1754 57), is another link in the succession. The first Concordance to the English Bible is that of John Marbeck (folio, London, 1550). The earliest Concordance to the Septuagint is Conrad Kircher’s (1607). The first Greek NT Concordance was published at Basle anonymously in 1546. In the use of the following lists it will be understood that, while the most recent works, other things being equal, are to be preferred, there is so much common material that many of the older works are by no means obsolete.
1. Hebrew . Fuerst, Libr. Sacrorum Vet. Test. Concordantiœ Heb. atque Chald . (1840); The Englishman’s Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of OT (2 vols., Bagster); B. Davidson, A Concordance of the Heb. and Chaldee Scriptures (Bagster, 1876); Bagster’s Handy Hebrew Concordance [1]; Mandelkern, Vet. Test. Concordantiœ (folio, Leipzig, 1896), and a smaller edition without quotations (Leipzig, 1897).
2. Greek
( a ) The Septuagint. Bagster’s Handy Concordance of the Septuagint ; Hatch-Redpath’s Concordance of the Septuagint and other Greek Versions of the OT , with two supplemental fasciculi (Clarendon Press, 1892 97). This is the standard work, replacing Trommius’ Concordantiœ Grœcœ Versionis vulgo dictœ LXX [2] Interpretum (2 vols. Amst. 1718).
( b ) The NT. The Englishman’s Greek Concordance of the NT (Bagster); C. F. Hudson, Greek Concordance to NT , revised by Ezra Abbot (do.); Schmoller, Concordantiœ manuales NT grœci (1890); Bruder, Concordantiœ omnium vocum NT grœci 4 (1888). All these works are now superseded by Moulton-Geden’s Concordance to the Greek Testament (Edinburgh, T. & T. Clark, 1897).
3. English . Until recent times the standard work was Cruden’s Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures (1st ed. 1738. Cruden’s is truly a marvellous work, and was frequently copied, without acknowledgment, in subsequent productions. It was even issued in abridgment the most useless and provoking of all literary products). More recent works are Eadie’s Analytical Concordance ; Young’s Analytical Bible Concordance (Edin. 1879 84), with supplem. vol. by W. B. Stevenson; Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance (Hodder & Stoughton, 1894); Thoms’s Concordance to RV [3] of NT (1882).
W. F. Adeney and J. S. Banks.

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Bible, Concordances of the - There are complete and abridged Concordances of the Hebrew Old Testament, the Greek New Testament, as also of many versions. For the Authorized Version there are four well-known Concordances composed respectively by Cruden, Strong, Walker, and Young
Concordance - Calasius, an Italian cordelier, has given us Concordances of the Hebrew, Latin, and Greek, in two columns: the first, which is Hebrew, is that of rabbi Mordecai Nathan verbatim, and according to the order of the books and chapters: in the other column is a Latin interpretation of each passage of Scripture quoted by R. The Greek Concordances are only for the New Testament, except one by Conrad Kircher on the Old, containing all the Hebrew words in alphabetical order; and underneath, all the interpretations of them in the LXX, and in each interpretation all the places where they occur in that version. We have several Concordances in English, as Fisher's, Butterworth's, Newman's, Brown's; but the best esteemed is that in 4to
Concordances - Concordances
Names - proper names, with their significations, have been given in Concordances, etc
Restore, Renew - The older popular Concordances (e. The Bible student now needs several Concordances for careful study due to the proliferation of English versions (e
Bible, Methods of Study - Are there any quotations or allusions? Bible Concordances and dictionaries are the best help at this point, not to forget a sound Bible knowledge