I occasionally borrowed my associates copies of this encyclopedia and am now glad to have my own set. I find the articles very thorough and helpful for personal study and sermon preparation. The specific details provided help to beef up sermons and presentations. This is simply a good tool to have in your study if you deliver the Word of God to people. I hope to use well and enjoy fully this set.
Get ready for a serious Bible study tool when you buy this. This is a cream of crop Bible dictionary. It is jam packed with exegetical information such as language & historical meaning. If you want the cadillac of Bible dictionaries this is the one to get...however this is text heavy with some pictures...this is exegetical meat.
Without hesitation, this set gets five stars. First, the volumes are attractively presented, better than in the product photo. Second, the articles that I have thus far read are written with more respect for the sanctity of Scripture than those in the much more expensive and, to my mind, inferior six-volume 'Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary'. Third, the photographic content is far superior to the miserable effort made by the 'Anchor' publishers, with many colour photos. Fourth, this set is heavily underpriced. Once again, CBD make a wonderful resource available at a giveaway price. My recommendation: if you're in the market for an encyclopedia, ignore the overpriced 'Anchor' set. Do not hesitate to buy this product. Fantastic value for money!!!