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Thompson Chain Reference System

For The Bible Study App

Thompson Chain Reference System

Enhanced for Bible Study using the Resource Guide

Available for: iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows Desktop and Windows Store.

Thompson Chain Reference System

For The Bible Study App

Publisher: WORDsearch


Publisher: WORDsearch

The Thompson Chain Reference System was developed by Methodist preacher Dr. Frank C. Thompson in the early 1900s, as the result of over 10 years of original research.

He began his original research in about 1890, taking extensive notes in the margins of his Bible, grouping references by topic, and creating "chains" of topical references that could be followed all the way through the Bible. Members of his church saw his Bible and told him that tools and notes like these would help them greatly in their personal Bible study. They encouraged Dr. Thompson to have his Bible, with marginal references, published so that everyone could have the advantage of these study helps.

Since that time, Kirkbride Bible Company has added thousands of additional topics and links. The Thompson Chain Reference System available today has over 100,000 links covering over 8,000 chain topics, allowing you to follow any subject, person, place or idea from the beginning of your Bible to the end.

Added to Olive Tree Bible+, the Thompson Chain Reference System works with any Bible translation in your library.

The Thompson Chain Reference System includes the following Bible study helps:

  • Thompson Chain Margin Notes
  • Thompson Chain Topical Index
  • Thompson Chain Archaeological Supplement - with photos and maps
  • Bible Harmonies and Illustrated Studies – including maps of biblical journeys
  • Thompson Chain Outlines Study Series - character analysis of biblical figures, history charts, suggested readings on many topics
  • Thompson Chain Bible Book Outlines - an outline for each book of the Bible

6.0 is Coming Soon!

This product is only available for the new 5.9 version of our apps or newer. However, if you purchase now, you will be able to download the product at no extra charge when your app is updated.

The Olive Tree team has been busy working on a major technology update to give you the best reading and studying experience possible. The Bible Study App 5.9 or 6.0 technology update is already available for our Windows Store, Android, and iOS apps. We are currently working on the 6.0 update for our Mac and Windows Desktop apps, and hope to have them released soon!

More Questions?


More 6.0 Information

Will 6.0 Be Available For My Device?
We are currently working on the 6.0 update for our Mac app. Please note that 6.0 will only be available to the Mac App Store for those running Mac OS X Yosemite or later.

When Is The 6.0 Update Expected?
The 6.0 update is our top priority. We are working hard to get the update out as soon as we can. This is a major update to our core technology that requires us to rework major sections of the app. It could still be several months before we have fully rolled out 6.0 to all platforms.

Will I Have To Purchase This Resource Again?
Nope! If you purchase this product now, you will be able to download it as soon as your app has been updated to 5.9 or above at no additional charge.