The Thompson Chain-Reference Study Bible allows you to choose
what and how to study the Bible in ways that will best meet your own personal
needs and interests. You will quickly feel at ease with the powerful Bible study
tools unique to the Thompson Study System.
Keys for studying each Bible book. Key Verses and Key thoughts provide basic
information you can use to develop your own study.
B. Chapter Analysis for every chapter of the Bible.
C. The Topical Guide Number allows you to identify and
locate every verse in the Bible on more than 7,000 biblical topics. Use this
number to find the first reference in the Bible for the topic you are studying.
D. Chain-Reference - his unique Thompson® feature
points you directly to the next verse in the Bible for the topic you are
E. Complete Verse Analysis shows the topics and themes
of every verse of the Bible and provides easy reference to every other verse on
the same theme or topic.
F. Parallel Passages (p.p) lists other Bible passages
that cover the same topic.
Two important indexes provide immediate links and guides to
every topic, theme, person, place and event wherever it is mentioned anywhere in
Alphabetical Index (It may be called "General Index"
in your particular Bible—depending on the actual edition you have purchased.)
Alphabetically lists every significant topic, theme,
person, place, and event in the Bible
Includes items found in the maps, charts, databases, and
special Thompson materials as well as the Bible text itself
Every listing includes the Topical Guide Number tied to
the Numerical Index where you will find the complete listing for the topic,
its contents, and all of its locations in the Bible.
Numerical Index (It may be called "Index to Chain
Topics" or "The Condensed Cyclopedia of Topics and Texts" in your particular
Bible—depending on the actual edition you have purchased.)
Numerically lists every topic, theme, person, place, or
event in the Thompson Study System according to its Topical Guide Number.
Gives the first biblical reference in each
Chain-Reference—so you can go to that reference and follow the topic
step-by-step through the entire Bible.
Lists all verses on each topic so you can find a specific
verse on the topic your are studying.
By using this exhaustive Index to find the specific areas you
wish to study, you can develop your own study program and see how each related
verse and its context add to your understanding and personal spiritual growth.
Comprehensive Informational Databases
Extensive helps. Aside from the incredible Thompson
Chain-Reference System, the biggest thing that makes the Thompson stand out is
its extensive helps section. Useful and practical tables, charts and
illustrations, comprise over 75 features arranged in 10 departments. On-the-spot
help for nearly any Bible study question you may encounter.
Most study Bibles fill their margins with another person's
commentary. These are notes from a knowledgeable author who tries to explain the
text to you. Commentaries can be useful, but every author has his or her own
view and biased agenda. Commentaries offer wide and often opposing influence.
The Thompson Bible is "influence-free," because instead of commentary, our
margins are filled with thousands of chain-references that propel you ahead into
Scripture. Scholars agree that the Bible is its own best commentary, and no
other study Bible helps you go deeper into the Scriptures than a Thompson
Chain-Reference Study Bible.
Thompson Bibles include hundreds of pages of additional study
tools, many of which are available in no other Bible. These 75 extra tools make
your study easier and more enjoyable, sparing you from needing many other
Thousands of additional chain-references have been added over
the decades. Study any Bible verse and you'll always know where to go next.
Here are some helps that are included:
Index of Chain Topics - Complete listing of
over 7,000 marginal topics and reference chains. Most verses are printed out in
Selected Bible Readings - An arrangement by subject
matter of Bible verses suitable for private devotions or public services. Listed
are such topics as Death, Gifts from God, Unbelievers, and more.
Revised Concordance - This will help you find any
verse, even if you only know a few words. Alphabetical listing of English words
found in your Thompson® Bible with help numbers linking you to other help
sections in your Bible.
Bible Harmonies & Illustrated Studies - Biographical
harmonies of Moses, Jesus, and Paul by means of pictorial maps, charts, and
outlines. Follow their footprints with Journey Maps, a feature found only in
Thompson Chain-Reference Bibles.
Extensive Archaeology Section - Ties modern
discoveries to real verses. Contains much factual information on people, places,
and things as found in modern excavations.
Bible Marking Guide - Offers you time-tested secrets
for keeping your discoveries fresh.
Bible Atlas - Puts you right there, in the holy land,
during every biblical period. A series of extremely detailed, color maps,
showing Archaeological sites in the holy land, Journeys of the Apostle Paul, the
ancient World, Palestine, Jerusalem and others.
Outline Studies of Each Book - Go here first to find
out who, what, when, where and why. Devoted to a study of the Bible as a whole,
from its earliest beginnings through modern translation and also a complete
outline of each Book of the Bible, giving author, theme, and key words. A
must-have feature for those involved in teaching.
Dozens of helpful charts - Illustrated with delightful
artwork you can study for hours.
Bible Character Studies - Biographical sketches and
outline studies of all the major characters of the Bible. Includes early life,
divine call, and biblical history.
Bible Glossary - Helps you pronounce and understand
General Index - An alphabetical listing of all topics
with connecting numbers.
Harmony of the Gospels - A side-by-side listing of
Messianic Prophecies - Prophecies concerning Jesus and
Portraits of Christ - Christ's character and work as
seen by Isaiah, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, and Revelation.
Topical Treasury - Contains practical helps for
Christian workers. Suggests topics to be used at prayer meetings and devotional
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