TSK Inline For TheWord
Most Bible students for the last 50 years or more are familiar with The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. It’s practically been a required reference text by all Bible believing Christians of any denominational stripe. As far as reference materials go, TSK is one of the two most important books ever written for Bible study (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance is the other, in case you were wondering).
For years, TSK has been one of the most important commentaries available for Bible study software. Bring up the commentary window, and all of those beautiful cross references are just one mouseover away. So, we’re used to seeing it like this:
The downside to this is you lose all of the precious screen space that could be taken over by another reference type (dictionaries and ebooks primarily), or other commentaries (Constable’s Notes, IVP Background Commentary, etc.) Ah, the tradeoffs involved in limited monitor space!
But... What if there was a way to view all of the TSK cross references (340,000 of them!) inline with the text of your favorite Bible? If that could happen, it would look like this, right?
Look at those beautifully clickable inline links right in the Bible view! And with
those links there, guess what commentary doesn’t have to be in the commentary window?
Yep! The TSK commentary no longer needs to be shown. So, there’s room for something
It’s not a dream. Not anymore, anyway!
Thanks to Costas’ right-
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge Inline Cross References -
And extract it as you would any non-
Here are the settings that I use. Notice that “Cross-
Back in the Bible window, you can simply toggle the TSK on and off with one key -
A FEW TECHNICAL NOTES ABOUT THIS MODULE
Inline cross reference files are called “*.xrefs.twm.” So, this file is “TSK Xrefs.xrefs.twm.”
Make sure you don’t confuse that with the Official Commentary -
Also, this TSK Xrefs module is a user module; as such, it is editable. So, you can modify it by adding or deleting verses from it. I only mention this by way of caution. Feel free to make any changes you like; just be aware that if you choose “add a cross reference” from the Bible window, you may easily change the content of this file.
TECHNICAL NOTES ON ALL .XREFS
The *.xrefs.twm modules may be installed to multiple folders. For ease of use, I
recommend simply installing any .xrefs.twm file to the same folder where all of your
ebooks are installed (typically “C:\Program Data\TheWord\Books”). However, the default.xrefs.twm
One more note: you can overlay multiple .xrefs modules. So, any .xrefs module can be used in conjunction with the default .xrefs, or any other .xrefs you may have installed or created.
Don’t you just love this software?!