I like it because it is easy to use as further explanation on such a wide variedly of topics as I am studying the bible. It presents the prevailing thinking on a topic and helps clarify my thinking on a parable, or verse, or subject.
This dictionary is everything it was meant to be. A complete reference book to Jesus & the Gospels. It has helped immensely for writing seminary assignments and will no doubt help in sermon preparation. I am very pleased with the purchase!
I was looking for a reference work to help me understand the Gospels, and boy, was this ever it! You can read about just one item or browse your way through and always come out better educated, informed, and strengthened in faith. You won't ever regret this purchase.
This volume is a welcome companion to the one by James Hastings Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels; but if one does not have Hastings, this is as good. The articles cover everything in the life and surrounding of Jesus Christ, and also includes those from the Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic literature, revolutionary movements and the Old Testament. I found the articles very helpful in my New Testament study. This volume is a welcome addition to the study on the Gospels of Jesus Christ, and I highly recommend it to all.