This product is a great study tool with mass amounts of information, essential for bible study, unfortunately it is moving edition by edition towards denominational commentary. Hebrew and Greek are less accurate due to pushing of definitions of Protestant/Catholic belief.
Exhaustive concordance but incomplete dictionaries
June 10, 2011
This volume is good for having Vine's dictionary definitions included. However, this is not a complete work. The concordance might list every occurrence of every word in the KJV English text; however, not every word is given a proper dictionary entry in the Hebrew and Greek Strong's dictionaries. Many preprositions and other words (such as the word for the number "one") are relegated to an appendix, listing the chapter and verse references but not any context line, and no dictionary entry for these words. It seems that the other publisher's Strongest Strongs does include a few more of these words in the main concordance and dictionaries. For that reason I would recommend obtaining instead a Strongest Strongs and a Vines Complete Dictionary in 2 separate volumes.
I don't fully understand the 1-star reviews-here's why. I'm your average Jo' Christ-follower who loves studying her Bible. And I LOVE dissecting the Word!! So before I buy ANY concordance, I first check to see to which translation it is referring. After my purchase, THEN I make a fair review. Secondly, although I am a big fan of referring to several translations for clarification, I've noticed that some translations such as NIV and NLT omit several scriptures! Yes I said OMIT! Therefore, you would not get the intended Hebraic/Aramaic or Greek meaning if the scripture is missing! Go figure! This is why I don't fully understand those who is stuck on one particular translation of the Bible. My springboard translation remains the KJV, but I have several other translations to cross-reference. I HIGHLY recommend Strong's Concordance for this very reason; although, like others, I wouldn't mind seeing other translated concordances for the sake of exhausting translation of that word as much as possible. As for you NIV lovers, I recommend the Henry Baker's Commentary of the Bible for you. I have this one and it helps me tremendously!