Using Cross References

A cross reference is a verse that has a similar theme or topic as the verse you are reading. They help us to provide better interpretations of the Bible text. 

If you haven't downloaded your Cross References yet, you will find the download steps for your device(s) in this Help article

In this article, we will go through two options for using cross references within the Olive Tree Bible App. In these examples, we are using an iPad, though the functionality will be similar in all of our app variations.

Option 1: The Resource Guide

Cross References can be found within the Resource Guide under Related Verses. First, open the Study Center by tapping "Open Study Center" in the green bar at the bottom of the screen. 

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Next, select "Resource Guide" to view content from your Library related to the Bible verses you are viewing in the main window. 

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Under the “Related Verses” section you will find a list of all the resources that include cross references in your library.

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Here you will find all the cross references related to the Bible text you have open in the main window. 

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To read one of the cross references, tap on a Bible verse to view the Bible text in a pop-up window.

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Option 2: Parallel Window

First, open the Study Center as shown in the first screenshot above. Next, select "Parallel" at the bottom of the Study Center to locate and select your cross reference title to open it.

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The Parallel window will display cross references related to the Bible text you are viewing in the main window. 

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To read one of the cross references, tap on a Bible verse to view the Bible text in a pop-up window.

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Conclusion

We hope this article has been helpful for you. You can find all of our Cross Reference titles on our website!

If you have any further questions about using your cross reference set, please submit a ticket. We’ll be happy to help you!

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