The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary  -     By: Tremper Longman
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The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary

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The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary is an informative, colorful, and easy-to-understand comprehensive reference resource that is indispensible for pastoral study, personal study or as a teacher's aide or guide.

The dictionary helps readers understand the Bible more clearly and therefore read it with more confidence. It contains articles on every significant topics as well as places and people--even if they only appear in a single verse in the Bible. Its articles cover theological topics in-depth, biblical words with competence, biblical imagery with cultural appreciation, and historical topics with acute accuracy. This A to Z dictionary includes more than
  • 1,700 full-color pages
  • 400 color illustrations, maps, and photos
  • 5,000 articles by leading evangelical scholars
Please Note:
This dictionary is pinned to the NIV Bible. However, it incorporates information that references and explains obscure words, passages, and textual issues from multiple other versions including the KJV.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1,792
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.375 (inches)
ISBN: 080101297X
ISBN-13: 9780801012976
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Publisher's Description

In the pages of the Bible, we come to know God through Jesus Christ. Thus the importance of the Bible for our spiritual formation cannot be overstated. If we are honest, though, the Bible is not always easy to understand. For example, the places named in the Bible can seem strange, and the number of people mentioned is virtually countless.

This comprehensive dictionary intends to help people read the Bible with increased understanding and confidence. It contains articles on major topics as well as places and people, even if they just appear in a single verse in the Bible. Its articles cover theological topics, biblical words, biblical imagery, and historical topics. This A to Z dictionary includes more than

•1,700 full-color pages
•400 color illustrations, maps, and photos
•5,000 articles by leading evangelical scholars

The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary is an informative, colorful, and easy-to-understand resource that will be an indispensable reference for your own personal study or in preparation for teaching.

Author Bio

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He has authored or coauthored numerous books and commentaries, including the volumes on Job and Proverbs in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms, the NIV Application Commentary on Daniel, and Introduction to the Old Testament.

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    incredible and exhaustive resource!
    February 26, 2015
    Jim Nasium
    California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 5
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    This book is amazing! This is my newest companion to the other Baker publication that i value and use daily (The illustrated bible commentary). Like Baker's Commemtary book, this one also is a behemoth. It is the BEST bible dictionary i own and i own three of them now. The paper quality and binding is superb. The weight alone like the Commemtary book, is really solid and heavy. Its an excellent desk reference that should sit alongside any bible of all Christian bible students. Each word is backed by not only a definition of the word, but its Hebrew and/or Greek orgin; it's history pertaining to biblical context and overall biblical scholarship. One can not beat the price of this rich resource from Christianbook.com. If You're one that would rather look up information from the web, then I suppose that this book wouldnt be for you. However, if you're like me and prefer to physically hold something in your hand as a resource to our Christian core values, a well-bound heavy "book" like this one, is the only way to go! This book (as well as the Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary) is an invaluable resource, compacted into one simple desk reference book. These Baker books do NOT replace the Holy Scriptures, instead they enhance one to fully grasp certain technical aspects of the bible. These Baker resources only help to further one to dig deeper into the Holy bible itself and to "mine" it for all of it's worth. This dictionary is easy to understand and read and covers every single topic that i have tested (looked up) so far. The reader gets a clearer understanding of a person, place or thing, as well as People of the bible. This is another book that will be a joy and a blessing to hand down to my Children, as a reference for their own Christian study and love of "The Word." This bible "help" would make an excellent gift as well!
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent quality and features for price.
    September 12, 2013
    CarolinaCrazy
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    Quality: 5
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    I was absolutely blown away by the quality of this book when I received it. It has a quality hard cover and the pages are very high quality. The type face is easy to read and it has excellent, high quality color pictures. It has been helpful in my studies. For the price that I paid at Christianbook.com the quality is outstanding and beyond compare.
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    July 19, 2013
    Ron Thomas
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    Of the few occasions wherein I have used the dictionary, I am pleased. I am multi-volume, but it is a desk one that I want to pull down (initially).
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