“Hidden” features of the Cross Reference Guide

There are some otherwise “hidden” features of the Cross Reference Guide, hidden because most users will never discover most of them on their own.

The Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible is a Bible study resource you can never exhaust! The more you use it to study the Bible, the better it gets. I spent over 26 years doing the research for this book, followed by five years to type it up, and two more years to put it in this format after 15 more years of research. I spent seven more years (2010-2016) full time, seven days a week, expanding the cross references in my first book, The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge and my second book, Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible, to create my third Bible study resource, The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury. My third resource (it will not be published in book form but is available digitally as a “Premium Module” commentary exclusively in the free eSword Bible software) contains more than 900,000 cross references. The “hidden” features listed below are accessible in all three of my cross reference resources though the page numbers are given only for Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible.

To use the book, look up a favorite verse, or select a verse you want to understand better, and look up its references. Favorite verses of mine include 2 Timothy 1:7; Colossians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Hebrews 6:9, 10; Psalm 34:4; 40:17; 1 Peter 3:15; Romans 15:7.

Don’t miss the following special notes and references on:

Guidance, 1 Kings 12:7, 10. 13:9, 18, pages 339, 341;

Prophecy Index, Isaiah 11:11, pages 725, 726;

Bible study methods (cause/effect relationships), Psalm 9:10, pages 535, 536;

Special note on the use of “all” in the Bible, Genesis 41:56, page 59;

The use of “soul,” Genesis 2:7, page 4;

The use of “spirit,” Genesis 6:3, page 11;

Significant references to “If,” Genesis 4:7, page 8;

Four kinds of “if” in the New Testament, Matthew 4:9, pages 1017, 1018;

Attributes of God prove the Trinity, Matthew 28:19, pages 1075, 1076.

“Jehovah” of Old Testament passages applied to Jesus in the NT, 1 Peter 2:3, pages 1457, 1458.

Jehovah titles of the Old Testament, Exodus 15:26, page 87.

Prayer, major key reference to, Luke 11:9, pages 1129, 1130.

Reasons behind unanswered prayer, Psalm 66:18, page 583.

Instances of answered prayer, Psalm 99:6, page 611.

Healing, major key references to, Psalm 103:3

God punishes evil now, Genesis 6:13, key word destroy, page 12.

Imprecatory prayer, Jeremiah 10:25, page 807.

Receive one another, Romans 15:7, page 1298.

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3 Responses to “Hidden” features of the Cross Reference Guide

  1. ChristinaG says:

    Thank you so much for this helpful article Jerry. I just loooove your Ultimate Cross Reference Guide, recently available through e-Sword. I’ve owned the book Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible for quite some time and so was delighted to come across your Ultimate in e-Sword. Whenever I discover your extensive Notes such as above I’ve slowly added them to my Bible Study software for closer study as separate “subjects”. But now I can go back to my book referencing those page numbers as well, I somehow thought the Notes in the Ultimate was a newer addition, having not spotted them in the book before. So win win for me. Thank you again and for your Blog, it’s such a blessing to me.

  2. ken sagely says:

    jerry thank you for sharing cross reference guide its been a great boost to my bible study over the years
    its the best bible study guide i have ever used . and also for sharing favorite

  3. Jerry says:

    Thank you, Christina, for writing such a kind and interesting comment here!

    There are some things I know I placed in the Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury but I can’t find them so far. I finally went to a more than 600 page record of daily progress that I kept as I developed the UCRT. I’ve gone through 200 pages so far and not found what I’m looking for yet. I know it is there. It is either a list or a notation of Bible passages that I noticed are now very encouraging or inspirational now that I added many new cross references for those verses.

    But I did discover a note that I forgot I had written at Jeremiah 37:14. I think it fits certain aspects of current events that I had not imagined would have come about when I wrote it. I plan to post that note as a Daily Bible Nugget next on this site.

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