Description of Feature
Dictionary Lookup Popup. When you setup this feature of the word, you can quickly lookup the definition of a Bible word in various commentaries completely AUTOMATICALLY with just passing the mouse over the word in a Bible.
Note that TheWord will put as many or as few Bible Dictionaries (optionally any module will work) into the mix to search, and when the popup shows, YOU HOLD DOWN SHIFT and click in the popup window, and you can then scroll down the window to see the different dictionary definitions.
This Bible Dictionary feature is extremely powerful and useful, and you can use it to quickly (almost instantaneously) see many definitions of a word. See below at the bottom of this post for more uses of this feature.
(Note that in the illustrations below, I am highlighting the word I am mousing over in the image so you will see where my mouse is, but in TheWord, the word stays the same color.)
How to set up the Feature
To active it:
1) Click in the BibleView Window pane.
3) click in left side, Word Lookup Dictionaries.
4) Click the checkbox “Word Lookup when mouse over”.
5) Select Dictionaries to lookup.
6) To Set delay time: (Ctrl+O ->> left side General Options, set delay to pop up, and note, 2-second delay is 200 milliseconds.)
When and where to use the feature
This feature would be best used when you want to explore all the dictionary definitions of a set of words in a Bible text, and here I am thinking of like the list of words in Romans 1.
What this feature does is let you quickly lookup a word in the Bible in many different commentaries instantly. This is extremely powerful if you have a good set of Bible dictionaries to use it with, otherwise, it is pretty useless.
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
or like in Galatians 5 or 6 (works of the flesh and fruit of the Spirit).
It could also be used with say a Bible Atlas setup, and going through a list of places, or a set of Bible character books for a list of people (the “dictionaries” don’t have to be real dictionaries, any Book Module that has the person’s name in the chapter/topic title will work).
Download free Bible Dictionaries
This is an index page with some 35 different kinds of dictionaries for TheWord program.