The Saint Mary's Press®: Essential Bible Dictionary offers concise definitions for the essential people, places, events, and themes of the Holy Scriptures. This resource is designed to help young people and others to deepen their understanding of the words and themes found in the Word of God. The dictionary includes enough information for a deeper understanding, but not so much that readers feel overwhelmed. Words and spellings come from the New American Bible and the New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition translations, the most commonly used translations for Catholic Bibles in the United States. Paperback.