(This example uses “wisdom” from Col. 1:9)
1. Identify and document the original language word, the Strong’s number, and the transliterated form.
G4678 (Strong’s Number)
σοφία (Original Language word)
Sophia (transliterated word)
Enter Text and hit “Go”
Under Other Tools click Word Study Guide
Locate your word on the left.
Look under the Strong’ number (example: G4678) to find the Greek word (σοφία). Then look under the Greek word to find the transliterated form (sophia)
2. What is the GK# of the original language word? To find
the GK number click on the Strong’s number. This opens the Enhanced Strong’s
Lexicon. The GK number is listed with a GK prefix (example: GK5053)
The GK number can be used to access certain print sources for doing word studies, such as the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Abridged Edition and the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis.
3. Click on “Generate Englishman's Concordance” and record how many verses the original language appear in the New Testament based on the Englishman's Concordance (example 51).
4. List all the texts in which the original language word occurs in the New Testament.
5. Read every verse where the original language word occurs in its context and document your brief observations about the word's use in each instance (in your own words explain the word's "meaning"). Note especially the ideas, themes, people, or events that typically appear with the word you are studying. You may ask of each occurrence the six journalistic questions (Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?).
Go back to the Word Study Guide and perform the following:
6. Note and record the definition of the original language word according to the Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon?
7. Note and record the various definitions of the original language word offered by the Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains.
8. Note and list the various ways and the frequency the word is translated using the New American Standard Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries.
9. Write a two page essay, discussing your observations about the use of the word in the New Testament, the range of meaning for the word in the New Testament, and the specific meaning of the word in the selected passage.