Type in a New Testament reference (like: 1 Jn 1:3) in the Search box. All four HELPS-windows interact with each other.
Upper left window:The NASB Discovery Bible with a "toggle option" for the KJV Discovery Bible
Upper right window:The Discovery Bible Interlinear NT with a fresh root-based gloss (English translation). The HELPS markings are embedded in the text for your convenience. The Greek text automatically switches from the Westcott-Hort (WH, Critical text) for the NAS Discovery Bible to the Textus Receptus (TR) for the KJV Discovery Bible. Strong’s numbers (top line) are interactive with the HELPS word-studies in the bottom left window and HELPS symbols (emphasis and verb tenses) are explained in the bottom right window.
Bottom left window: The HELPS word studies (over 5,000 pages) link to over 2,200 concept words of the New Testament like faith, hope and love. For helpful information on how to best utilize the HELPS word-studies, see Table of Contents (bottom right window).
To see which words are included in the HELPS word-studies, click on the "Golden concept words" button at the top. This highlights words in the Scripture text (NAS and KJV) which are discussed "in plain English" (in the bottom left window) – showing terms with fuller meanings difficult to reproduce with a one word translation.
Bottom right window: Observe the 3 distinct buttons (left to right).
Introduction – Essays giving examples and explanations on all the HELPS color-encodings (symbols and underlines, etc.).
Concordances – Both versions (NASB, KJV) of the Englishman’s Greek Concordance include the HELPS color-encodings ("Discovery Bible text") by clicking on the blue Scripture reference. The concordances automatically switch – going to the NASB Englishman’s Greek Concordance when this translation is the preference, or to the KJV when it is selected.
Topical – This search feature allows users to begin with a topic (word, idea) of their choice. Over 2,000 subjects (like abortion, marriage, etc.) link to Strong’s numbers, pulling up relevant information from the HELPS word-studies - and Nave’s Topical Bible, Torrey’s, etc., etc. via the supplied link to the extraordinary Bible website, biblos.com. All blue markings in the Topical are interactive, opening a world of resources to the user (OT, NT).
Three common questions about using
The digital Discovery Bible NT
The Discovery Bible applies the HELPS color-encodings to an unaltered NASB and KJV – "next-step Bible reading," by an easy-to-follow translation-enhancement system (not a new Bible translation).
Why are symbols placed at the upper right hand corner of verbs?
The eight HELPS verb-symbols express (directly correspond to) distinct "kinds-of-action" communicated by the original verbs, impulsing the text with full-orbed meanings that are often obscured or lost in translation.
What do the highlighted, underlined words signify, and why two types?
Words in the russet discovery color identify words originally emphasized by the Scripture writers – a literary feature of the sacred originals rarely brought out in any Bible translation.
[Emphasis is often conveyed through special word order of the original (Hebrew, Greek) text.]
The two distinct underlines reflect the two rhetorical purposes of emphasizing words in any language: directing added attention to the emphatic word ("focus-emphasis"); or re-direct attention to an opposite meaning which is implied, but not usually stated ("contrast-emphasis").
[Both functions simultaneously apply when indicated by the context.]
What do the superscript ● and † mean?
The "raised" bullet (●) means "emphatic in the original text because of its special form, not by word order."
The "raised" cross (†) means "very likely emphatic, but not explicitly demonstrable" (generally because without the usual level of grammatical detail in the original text).
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