Pitfalls in Using Strong’s Numbers

Many believers in our modern time don’t have a working understanding of the biblical languages. Because of this, many go to Strong’s Numbers to guide them in their studies in order to find the meaning of a given Hebrew or Greek word. Yet, is this really what Strong’s Numbers is for? In this short article, Tim Hegg looks at some of the problems that arise when using Strong’s Numbers. Many people don’t realize Strong’s Concordance was not created to be a lexicon (dictionary). In order to show the reader these differences, Hegg looks at language itself, then at what Strong’s is actually intended to help with. Hegg shows how many can, and have, gotten off track through misusing this specific tool.

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