Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words is an invaluable resource for your personal Bible study and can go a long way in illuminating God’s word. Here are three ways you can use it in the app to aid you in your study.
The first way you can utilize Mounce’s Dictionary is just as you would a traditional dictionary.
Select the dictionary from your library and use the verse chooser to look through the resource as you would a hard-copy dictionary. Mounce’s dictionary allows you to look up words in English, Greek or Hebrew.
The second way is to use the Lookup Feature.
Tap and hold a word in the Bible text and an option menu bar will pop up. If you tap the Lookup button you’ll get hits from your resources on just that specific word. If there is an entry for that word in the English Dictionary you’ll be able to select Mounce’s Dictionary and read more about that word and the Greek or Hebrew that it was translated from.
But what if there’s no entry on the English word? This is where a strong’s tagged Bible and Mounce’s Dictionary work so well together.
The third way is with a Strong’s tagged Bible or similar resource like the NIV Word Study Bible.
With a Strong’s tagged Bible you can easily access Mounce’s Dictionary by searching on the Hebrew or Greek word that you’ve just tapped. In the screen shot below I’ve just tapped the word Scriptures and with one more tap I can tap lookup to read about the Greek word in Mounce’s Dictionary