NOTE: The numbers following "TCRB5" in the "See also:" following topical listings are from the "Condensed Cyclopedia of Topics and Texts" found in THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE, FIFTH IMPROVED EDITION, page 1359.
"Every Marginal Topic and its chain of texts is given in the Cyclopedia. As far as space would permit, selected verses from the more important chains are printed in full; in such instances the remainder of the texts of the marginal chain are found in regular order, printed in parentheses."
*Thompson, Frank Charles (editor) and Kirkbride Bible and Technology (other contributor), Thompson Chain Reference Bible, KJV, (KJV, Adult, Regular Size, Bonded Leather, Black, Indexed, Kirkbride Bible Company Item Number: 978-0-88707-527-8), 5th improved edition, leather bound (Kirkbride Bible Company, December 2005), some editions include a CD-ROM, language: English, French, and Spanish. Many editions and bindings are available.
"Dr. Frank C. Thompson, D.D., Ph.D., invested more than forty years in compiling and developing the remarkable Chain-Reference system that is the heart of the Bible that now bears his name." -- Publisher's Annotation
This is a huge body of work: the fully cross-referenced Bible, 1619 pages, plus Bible helps, 788 pages, for a total of 2417 pages. It may be used profitably in combination with THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (1680 pages), THE NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE (THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE) (2220 pages), THE GENEVA BIBLE (648 pages), THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION (1631 pages), and THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE (1114 pages).
"The topics from the TOPICAL BIBLE can easily be found in the General Index of the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. In the General Index are found the chain-reference numbers that will guide the user into the biblical context for many of the topics. The many additional resources in the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE . . . will greatly supplement any topical study." -- Introduction to the TOPICAL BIBLE
We feel that both THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE, KING JAMES VERSION, 5TH EDITION, and the THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION has a part in every reference library, particularly the libraries of Biblical Counselors.
Remember the Thompson Chain-Reference System was developed for the Authorized King James Version. It is also available in New American Standard, New King James, and the New International versions.
"A THOMPSON STUDY BIBLE will help you in ways other Bibles can't. It's the unique Chain-Reference System that allows you to follow any subject, person, place or idea, from the front of your Bible to the end. THOMPSON users say it's the best way to study your Bible. No other Bible has this superb, patented, Thompson Chain Reference System developed by Dr. Frank C. Thompson in 1890. Since that time, thousands of additional topics and links have been added. The AKJV 4th edition has been out-of-print since 1988. The 5th edition began printing in 1988. The only way to find a 4th edition would be in the secondary market. . . ' -- Publisher's Annotation
"Some Thompson Bible Features [from among 75 additional study features]:
*Thompson, Frank Charles (author), Paul M. Hillman (editor), John Stephen Jauchen (editor) The Thompson Exhaustive Topical Bible: King James Version (Indianapolis, IN: Kirkbride Bible Company, Inc., 1997). Hardcover, 1631 pages.
This is a topical Bible compiled from the Thompson Chain-Reference System.
"NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE was edited into a Study Bible format shortly after the appearance of the original THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. It is fitting for Thompson's Study Bible to be reformatted into a reference book. And where there is room in the marketplace and on every serious student's bookshelf for more than one Bible translation, so there is room for more than one Topical Bible -- and great value in the use of both Nave's and Thompson's work. . . ." -- John R. Kohlenbertger III, from the Foreword
"Now, the detailed and comprehensive topical and subject data that forms the heart of the unparalleled Thompson Chain-Reference system is offered in this -- the most exhaustive topical Bible currently available! Combining to make THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE unique are features which include:
Thompson, Frank Charles (author), Thompson Chain Reference Bible (Spanish edition), ISBN: 0829745653, leather bound (duo-tone black/brown), 1824 pages (Vida, September 1, 2005).
"Contains: * Book Analysis * Outline studies * Harmony of the Gospels * Sixteen colorful maps * Concordance * 1960 Revision * Jesus' words in red Special characteristics: * Messianic prophesies in red * Introduction to the Bible * Biblical studies * Complete index * Harmony of the gospels * Book introductions * Origin and growth of the Bible * Outline studies of Bible periods * Analysis of the Bible as a whole * Analysis of the books of the Bible * Analysis of verses * Numerical chain index system * Contrasts between Old and New Testaments * Topical study of the Bible * Graphs and charts * Tables: time, weights, measures * Bible mnemonics (helps for memorization) * Bible stories for children * Archaeological supplement * General Bible prophecies" -- Publisher's Annotation
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