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Using Commentary Links

Class Objective: To study through a portion of Scripture in the BibleView Window, using commentary links popups to lookup various commentaries on specific verses.

So what we are going to do in this class is to simply go over how to use the Commentary Links in the BibleView window. To use this feature of theWord, you will first need to open a BibleView window. Another requirement here, you will need to download some commentaries to use with this feature.

Go to my module site, www.twmodules.com to the bookshelf page (http://www.twmodules.com/module-lists/), and there I have a dozen list pages with commentaries to download.

To quickly do this, in the left hand column of the BibleView Window (press F11 to open a BibleView window if one is not open), and then at the bottom of the left hand menu of icons, click on the wheel or cog (BibeView Window Options). Go down to Commentary Links, and click it.

A shortcut for this is to click in the BibleView window, and press “L” (no control, no shift, no alt keys, just “L”). This toggles the commentary links on and off.

Note: You may not see the left hand menu Icons in your BibleView. If this is the case, then press Ctrl+T to toggle it on/off or hide/show.

What you should be seeing now is your BibleView window with a bunch of links under each verse, something like this…

 


Again you will note that this doesn’t work if you don’t have commentaries installed. Moreover, it isn’t worth much if you don’t have GOOD COMMENTARIES installed, so go to my site and download some.

In the image above, you will see a passage of 1Corinthians 14 with the commentary links in yellow-grey. Passing the mouse over them will get the popup. If you have problems reading the entire contents of the popup, press shift and click in the popup window and now you can scroll it if it is more than what appears on screen.

Amplified Bible

Amplified Bible

DESCRIPTION The first complete Bible produced by The Lockman Foundation was the Amplified Bible. The Amplified Bible is a translation that, by using synonyms and definitions, both explains and expands the meaning of words in the text by placing amplification in parentheses and brackets and after key words or phrases. This unique system of translation allows the reader to more completely grasp the meaning of the words as they were understood in the original languages. Through multiple expressions, fuller and more revealing appreciation is given to the divine message as the original text legitimately permits.

The Amplified Bible is free of personal interpretation and is independent of denominational prejudice. It is a translation from the accepted Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts into literary English. It is based on the American Standard Version of 1901, Rudolph Kittel’s Biblia Hebraica, the Greek text of Westcott and Hort, and the 23rd edition of the Nestle Greek New Testament as well as the best Hebrew and Greek lexicons available at the time. Cognate languages, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other Greek works were also consulted. The Septuagint and other versions were compared for interpretation of textual differences. In completing the Amplified Bible, translators made a determined effort to keep, as far as possible, the familiar wording of the earlier versions, and especially the feeling of the ancient Book.

go to download page.

IVP Bible Background Commentary, Old Testament

IVP Bible Background Commentary, Old Testament

DESCRIPTION One-of-a-kind commentary on the cultural background of the Pentateuch, Includes a glossary of historical terms, ancient peoples, texts and inscriptions, Maps and charts of important historical resources, Expanded explanations of significant background issues, Introductory essays on each book of the Old Testament.

go to download page.

YouTube Video of this function

This video is like 1 minute long, so watch it. It is all very simple. Have fun!

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