English Bible Dictionary
Contains all 27 books of the New Testament and is keyed to the Old Testament. Same format as the individual dictionaries which are easier to use if studying a specific book of the Bible. The description below applies to both.
English Bible Dictionaries
The foundation of these dictionaries is the New Testament Database, which is keyed to the Old Testament Database. There is no New Testament without the Old Testament. The 8,674 identified word meanings of the original text of the Old Testament are directly linked by the JSEC (James Strong Exhaustive Concordance) numbering system to the 5,624 identified word meanings of the New Testament. Just because the English word was spelled/transliterated differently does not change the original meaning of the authors who wrote the documents thousands of years prior to the English language being created.
The Databases give the entire word structure and all of the identifying numbers that connect them. The dictionaries do not give you as much detail. However, the word meanings remain the same. CAUTION Sometimes, actually quite often the JSEC has a word meaning, per the interpreters, that does not match what the parts add up to. True meaning is only identified by looking at the parts themselves; not the conclusion drawn by interpreters. If the ingredients for a chocolate cake does include chocolate then the cake will come out white.
Example N1478 Ezekias. HOW DOES “EXISTENT PLUS FASTEN = STRENGTHENED OF YAH????
|<O-2396||“strengthed of Yah”||Hezekiah, Hizkiah,Hizkijah|
The database gives all the numbers and the entire trail of word structure (not all 7#s are given in above example). NOTE The existent from exist is actually one of the God recipes cited many places on this website. Watch the God Recipe You tube video series.
In the dictionary Ezekias would look like this:
- N-1478 Ezekias<fasten+existent<exist (without all 7 JSEC#s).
- So what does this mean to you?
- Is there any part that means strengthen?
- What did the original author mean by existent + fasten?
- Would it mean to establish something? If so, what?
- Would it mean to place something somewhere? If so, what would that be? ….and where?
Primary root words
In the example given above O-1961 is a primary/primitive root word. That means it is the lowest, the main root, the tap root. When we look at all the words that grown from that primary/primitive root word, much is learned about decoding the English Bible. This is a significant tool in the Decoding the English Bible toolbox.
I developed tables of all of these primary/primitive root words. Some of which may or may not be on the website. O-1961 has several pages of what we think, are proper names of male persons; according to English teachings. Are they? Everyone of them is based on a God recipe “existent” <“to exist”. That makes a lot of Gods. Question is who are these Gods? Are they the same “plural deities” of Genesis 1:1? Or different Gods?
Understanding primary root words is not the only Decoding the Bible tool, that reveals a huge amount of information regarding the original word meanings.
Ur and u#w
These symbols represent unused root words (ur) of the Old Testament and unnumbered words (u#w) of the New Testament. They are the same type of word. These words were not assigned a JSEC# number themselves. However, they are identified in the JSEC within other numbered words. The meaning of those ur/u#w is always given; but there are almost a hundred of them. While we see no English words in the Bible, we do have their meaning. And when we look at all the other words that are formed from or connected to these ur/u#w words, we have another tool to put in the Decoding the English Bible toolbox.
The dictionaries are the primary tool, but these 2 particular tools, primary/primitive root words and ur/u#w words and what grows from them, are a world of unexplored information in the usual type of Bible studies.