06/06/2016 in: Look Insideon
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible includes more than 7,500 articles, hundreds of full-color and black-and-white illustrations, charts, graphs and maps from 238 contributors from around the world.
With this much content, how can you sort it all out to see what’s relevant for your Bible study?
Here are three ways the Olive Tree Bible App makes the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible even more powerful (screenshots are from an Android tablet):
Open your favorite Bible in the main window. (I’ve got the NIV open in this example.) Tap the split window and drag it to a width or height you like. As I scroll through the Bible text, the resource guide keeps up with me and searches through all the books in my library for content related to the Scripture passage in the main window.
If you scroll down the resource guide results, you will see the section headings “People,” “Places,” and “Topics.”
Tap or click on the person/place/topic you want to learn more about. I chose “Altar” in this example. The Bible Study App then brings you results from within the resources you have on your device. This is where you will find results from the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible.
You’ll see that the resource has the words “Article on ALTAR” underneath the book cover. Tap/Click on the book cover and the App will take you directly to the article within the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible. After you’ve tapped on the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, you can scroll down and read the entire article without having to leave your Bible text.
If there are scripture references in the article, just tap the verse and it will appear in a pop-up window.
You can also utilize the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible as a traditional encyclopedia in The Bible Study App. Just Tap/Click the “Go-To” button and scroll through just as you would a hard-copy encyclopedia.
The Bible Study App Search feature takes the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible to another level. Tap/Click the “Search” icon (magnifying glass icon) and type the word you’re looking for to find all the references of that word in the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible.