I saw this short but fascinating article about Alexander Cruden on Desiring God’s website. An Interesting story of the man who wrote the first complete concordance of the King James Bible (by himself in his spare time!)

The concordance was first published in 1737 and there are currently 18 different versions available today.

Apparently, the guy was quite a nut and thank God for him! 777,746 words later this good, insane concordance maker created a tool invaluable to all Bible students (including me) wanting to search the depths of God’s rich word.

“Beware of belittling God’s crooked sticks. With them he may write the message that that makes a thousand people glad.”

-John Piper