Resource 7: Bible Hub

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Another resource available for students of the scriptures is the website Biblehub.com. BibleHub is a massive site with lots of resources available on it. In the upcoming October 2020 release of Scripture Notes, this will be one of the resources automatically linked to from all Bible verses so you have one-click access to a powerful tool that allows you to study Bible verses in new ways.

As a member of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints, there is doctrine on this site in sermons of others which doesn’t fully agree with the teachings of the church, but I have found great value on this site in many ways in trying to understand a particular Bible verse. Sometimes the commentary by others is very enlightening, but I particularly appreciate the parallel Bibles and Strong’s concordance information. For the most part, there is a high degree of overlapping beliefs so much of what you can find here is illuminating.

Bible Hub Menu

When you arrive at the site, at the top you’ll see quick links to get to any book, chapter, and verse in the Bible. On row 2 you can quickly type in a reference and be taken to it. Row 3 lets you get right to the text of about 30 different translations of the Bible. Rows 4 and 5 contain a lot of other powerful features which I will detail below. Some are of more value than others in understanding the scriptures. The ones I put images of are the ones I find most relevant and useful to my own study but you can click through the various features to just see what’s available.

Bible Hub Header

Row 4

Parallel Bible Verses

A parallel Bible is where you can see individual verses compared between all the versions. Here’s an example of Galatians 3:29.

Bible hub parallel verses

This is especially helpful when you encounter a verse that is challenging to understand such as Paul’s language in Romans. Sometimes reading another translation helps explain the verse better because it has clearer language or in the use of a different word it makes more sense.

Sermons

Read loads of sermons about verses from a number of ministers. I don’t personally spend time here but if there was a desire to see what other people have written in more depth you might find something useful here.

Topical

Whatever chapter and verse you are in, this will list the topics associated with it and let you dig into them.

Strong’s

Similar to the Blue Letter Bible site, this shows you the Strong’s concordance but in a different format.

Bible Hub Strong's

Comment

This section is full of commentary on verses. I find this more helpful than the sermons area mentioned above because it’s specific to understanding the verses, not a sermon weaving through the scriptures.

Interlin

Interlinear view is a presentation of Hebrew or Greek text with the English translation. As you can see here, in Hebrew, the words read from right to left so the English translation under them must be read that way as well.

Bible Hub interlinear

Hebrew (changes to Greek when viewing New Testament verses)

Another presentation in the Hebrew (or Greek) similar to Interlinear.

Lexicon

Another presentation in the Hebrew (or Greek) similar to Interlinear.

Multi

Multilingual in case you want to read in an even wider variety of languages. I know sometimes people gain insight from another language that has slightly different meanings of words than English.

Row 5

PAR-Parallel chapters

Instead of seeing verses compared alone, now you get chapters down columns to compare to each others.

TSK-Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Sort of a topical look at a verse of scripture with an outline of the chapter.

TIM-Timeline

I love the timeline feature which gives you an outline of history along with the chapters that go with that segment of history. Trying to keep track of events in Kings and Chronicles and have a semblance of the broader picture is tricky. However, one word of caution, the site seems to subscribe to the notion that the historical timeline is off and Christ was born in 5 BC and died in 30 AD. That is not the timeline used by many others including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe he was born in 1 BC and died in 33 AD.

Every book gets a timeline. Here’s an example from Numbers.

Bible Hub timeline

OUT-Outline

This is very similar to the timeline feature.

CON-Context

This shows verses of a chapter run together like a book for that style of reading. Shorter commentary is below it.

LIB-Library

Short summaries of each chapter.

BBB-Bible Book Summary by Harold Willmington, a Bible scholar

This is a nice overview of each book of the Bible (ex. Genesis). It starts off with a summary of information about the book, then lists the events of the book, a short description of the people mentioned in that book and what they did, key places mentioned in the book, things unique to that book, and a list of titles or symbols of Christ contained within that book. For example, from the book of Acts:

Bible Hub BBB 1Down to… Bible Hub BBB 2Pretty neat.

PSB-Parallel English/(Hebrew or Greek) Study Bible

This is another presentation of English with the Hebrew or Greek verses.

ABP-Apostolic Bible Polyglot

This is an all Greek version of the Bible including the Old Testament with the English under it. You can click on Strong’s reference numbers to dig in deeper to the meaning.

LXX-Swete’s Septuagint

This is strictly a Greek translation of the Bible. No English shown but if you hover your mouse on words you can see the translation and click to access the Strong’s concordance for those words.

Main Menu

Below rows 4 & 5 you will find this menu which has additional resources. The Atlas is helpful for seeing maps of Biblical areas and the measures page is a comprehensive assortment of lengths and weights mentioned in the Bible. Very helpful for getting a better visual on things that took place in the Bible.

 

Bible Hub other menu

 

BibleHub is a wonderful and comprehensive resource to the student of the Bible.

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Resource 7: Bible Hub
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