The Complete Word Study Bible and Dictionary Pack, 5 Volumes
Conservative definitions based on usage
Like the Vine's dictionary, these dictionaries develop the definition of words based on how the words are used in the text. This approach requires a clear understanding and interpretation of contexts. I have been impressed with the conservative approach to interpretation - not your typical liberal scholarly approach - similar to the approach in the Vine's dictionary.
The difference between this work and Vine's is their method of cataloguing the words. Vine's lists words alphabetically according to English. CWS list their words by Strong's numbers, and as far as I can tell, they provide a definition for every word used in the Bible. It is like an expanded and enlarged Vine's dictionary.
I highly recommend this work as an invaluable resource for word studies to those who do not know the original languages (like myself).
May 14, 2013
The best study aides
These are the best study aides I have in my collection. I have two copies of each set. One in my home office and the other in the church office. I recommend them to the ministers in training in the church.
December 18, 2010
Great reference set to get you going in a hurry or in depth study. I used the strongs but I get more out of this set. It is better than the commentaries that are from the authors perspective. Let the Holy Spirit teach what the Bible says.
June 22, 2008
These books alone have revolutionized my ability to understand the deep truths of God's Word. Truely, life changing materials.
October 3, 2007