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What is in the concordance of the NIV Bible?

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A concordance for the New International Version of the Bible contains an alphabetical index of all the words found within that particular translation of the Bible. This index also lists the passages where each occurrence of a given word is located.

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A concordance often contains dictionaries for the original languages of the Biblical texts, which include Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. These dictionaries are indexed in the same manner as the rest of the concordance to provide chapter-and-verse locations for each of the words. The dictionary entries typically list all the pertinent translations of those original words as well as, in the case of “The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance,” how frequently those translations appear.

To allow for easier searching and further study, a concordance may also contain several special indexes. "The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance," for example, has an index that lists each word according to its part of speech as well as an index that orders each word by its first appearance in the Bible. "The NIV Bible Concordance" has a section devoted to phrases pertaining to specific people and characters in the Bible. "Nave’s Topical Bible," on the other hand, divides its indexes by more than 20,000 topics and subtopics.

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