Textual Concordance of the Holy Scriptures
Arranged Especially for Use in Preaching.
By Rev. Thomas David Williams
From the preface:
[Pope] Leo XIII, in his encyclical, Providentissimus Deus, on the study of Holy Scripture, speaking of the life and power that the frequent use of the Sacred Text gives to the utterances of the preacher of the Divine Word, adds: “And it is this peculiar and singular power of Holy Scripture, arising from the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, which gives authority to the sacred orator, fills him with apostolic liberty of speech, and communicated force and power to his eloquence. For those who infuse into their efforts the spirit and strength of the Word of God speak not in word only, but in power also, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much fulness. Hence, those preachers are foolish and improvident who, in speaking of religion and proclaiming the things of God, use no words but those of human science and human prudence, trusting to their own reasonings rather than to those of God. Their discourses may be brilliant and fine, but they must be feeble and they must be cold, for they are without the fire of the utterance of God, and they must fall short of that mighty power which the speech of God possesses.”
To Give this power, and to place at more ready disposal the treasures of this sacred mine, the present work has been compiled, and is now offered. This work is a textual concordance of Holy Scripture, arranged especially for use in preaching.
It follows simply the alphabetical order of subjects; and is divided into two parts or books, moral and dogmatic; to which is added an appendix containing principally the miracles, prophecies, and parables of Christ.