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This LibGuide is for undergraduate students in ministry disciplines. This guide is designed to help you understand the basic resources for Bible research available through the SRC and from reputable online sources.

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This LibGuide is for undergraduate students in ministry disciplines. This guide is designed to help you understand the basic resources for Bible research available through the SRC and from reputable online sources. If you need further assistance contact the library at: research@valleyforge.edu

SRC Subscription Databases

Use these subscription database to locate scholarly articles and resources. Videos for how to use most of these databases are found on the MYVALLEY Forge Library Resources page. 

What is a...

  • Lexicon: a dictionary of a particular language, especially Hebrew and Greek

  • Concordance: an alphabetical index of principle words, subjects, or topics

  • Bibliography: a list of works compiled around a subject or theme

  • Companion or Guide: a work that provides supplemental information about a given topic

Types of Translations

Scholars use two methods to translate the Bible. Often they mix the two. 

  • Formal equivalence: a word-for-word translation

  • Dynamic equivalence: a thought-for-thought translation

The New King James Version lies more toward the formal equivalence end of the scale. The New International Version is an example of a more dynamic equivalence translation.

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