How To: Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Thank you for your interest in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary. In this Help article, we will go through a few ways to use this resource to get the most out of your Bible study.

Use the Dictionary in the Main Window

One way to view the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary is in the main window. This option will allow you to navigate using the Table of Contents for this resource.

Select the dictionary from your Library to open it. To access the Table of Contents, tap on the navigation menu at the top of the screen.


This will reveal the Table of Contents that you can use to navigate anywhere in the dictionary.


Use the Dictionary in the Resource Guide

Another way to view the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary is in Resource Guide in the Study Center. As you read through your Bible text, the Resource Guide searches through all the downloaded resources in your Library to find related Bible study content.

For this example, I have opened the New International Version (NIV) in the main window. You can choose any Bible from your Library. Select the green 'Open Study Center' bar at the bottom of the screen.


Next, select 'Resource Guide' to open the Resource Guide. Scroll down in the Resource Guide until you see 'People', 'Places', and 'Topics'. Tap or click on the person/place/topic you want to learn more about.


In this example, we've chosen 'GABRIEL' in the 'People' section and to access the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary entry on Gabriel.



As you are reading the article, any Scripture references become hyperlinks that you can tap on to read the Bible text in a pop-up window.


Use the Dictionary with our Lookup Tool

Tap and hold a word in the Bible text and a menu bar will appear with various options. Tap the “Lookup” button to get results from your downloaded dictionaries on the selected word. From here, you can follow the same steps as you would in the Resource Guide option above.




Ways to Purchase or Subscribe:

You can purchase the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary on our website here.

The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary is also included in our NIV Bible Study Pack! With a variety of resources, including maps, commentary and more, Study Packs are a great value for just $5.99/month. You can learn more and sign up on our website to start your 14-day free trial.

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