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 Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828 Edition
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 Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828 Edition

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Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language was produced during the years when the American home, church and school were established upon a Biblical and patriotic basis. Webster made important contributions to an American educational system which kept the nation on a Christian Constitutional course for many years.

It is not surprising, therefore, that the 1828 American Dictionary should contain the greatest number of Biblical definitions given in any reference volume. Webster considered "education useless without the Bible" and while he cautioned against too extensive use of the Bible in schools as "tending to irreverence," he reiterated, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people..."

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 2000
Vendor: F.a.c.e.
ISBN: 091249803X
ISBN-13: 9780912498034

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  1. Biblelover
    Mississippi
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The dictionary to own for the both the Bible lover and the word lover
    October 26, 2017
    Biblelover
    Mississippi
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This dictionary is a treasure-trove for those who enjoy reading their Bibles and want to understand more fully old biblical words (like in the King James), for those who want to know the meaning of old words in classic literature that are no longer used (and no longer defined in modern dictionaries of today), and for those who want to the know the very enlightening and (sometimes very inspiring) original meanings of words most of which are in common use today (and have been secularized and/or have been greatly lessened in their meanings over time).

    Noah Webster was a genius and an amazing Christian. He loved the youth and people of his day so much that he wanted them to have a reliable, exhaustive, and authentic dictionary - one that would glorify God and prevent young generations from the vulgar and erroneous use of language (some of which was happening even in his own time).

    He succeeded. He has a long and lengthy introduction in which he goes into great lengths of explanation and expository studies into the histories, origins, and meanings of several languages of the world, comparing them to the English language, showing how we got to it, its similarity to other languages and more. His knowledge and depth of understanding of various languages (including our own) is amazing. He gives particular attention to the Hebrew language (which I love) even adding the Hebraic, the Arabic, the Syriac, and the Ethiopic alphabet and letters at the end (both their original characters and their English counterparts).

    I must confess that I haven't read his entire introduction yet (it is quite extensive), but I plan on it. It is the dictionary itself and its mammoth amount of words (with their wonderful definitions) that I've been using extensively (even copying some of them down in my notebook for memorization, edification, and my own personal enjoyment).

    Let me just finish briefly by addressing a slight criticism of another customer on the site. This is an 1828 dictionary: you shouldn't expect to find many certain modern words which we use today. That's just a given. Secondly, yes, you should keep and continue using any modern dictionaries that you have to stay up to date into how certain words are used today and what they mean today.

    However, where this dictionary differs in its definitions of words with that of modern dictionaries, is (to me) rather a strength than a flaw. You get to see and learn for yourself how the English language has grown, morphed, and changed (and, in the case of some words, devolved). Sometimes the modern dictionaries are more "correct" or "clearer" in certain words only because that's how the words are wont to be used today (and because sometimes they have insights that may have not been available to Noah Webster at his time).

    So, of course, to fully enjoy, appreciate, and understand the whole English language and its words you need to use both. But there again, that still makes this 1828 dictionary an essential tool and goldmine.

    Its awesome definitions on "marriage" (like many customers have already noted) and on "grace" make this dictionary a must buy. Modern dictionaries do not have these words (and many more) as adequately, accurately, and extensively defined. Also, Noah uses and quotes profusely from the Bible, using Bible verses to further elucidate the meaning of Biblical words (a quite logical and intelligent practice in wanting to further define biblical words) and something the modern dictionaries never do.

    Also (again) for the lover of old words in general (like me), for those who read lots of classic literature (like me), you'll find many of those wonderful old words defined in Webster's 1828 dictionary whereas most of your modern dictionaries are almost always mostly lacking.
  2. Danny
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary
    June 27, 2017
    Danny
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    A great resource, excellent dictionary, very pleased
  3. Muriel
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good title!
    February 20, 2017
    Muriel
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is something I've wanted for a long time and I am not disappointed.
  4. Kerwin Cockrell
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Amazing dictionary
    April 15, 2016
    Kerwin Cockrell
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Male
    Quality: 0
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    I went through several words in Webster's dictionary and found that the explanation of the word also came with a bible reference which I found helpful. I also used the Strong's concordance to check the meaning of the word and found that the meaning was the same.

    This is a great tool to use in bible study to help you fully understand the meaning of words found in scripture.
  5. gslaugs
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Biblical fidelity restored to our English vernacular; substandard print quality, not comprehensive for teaching
    February 15, 2016
    gslaugs
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 2
    I bought this out of loyalty to 19th century Christian ideals that are largely absent from society today. It truly does help to preserve and restore biblical definitions to our venacular that are being erradicated by secularism. That said, it's a substandard fascimile copy, not a computerized reprint. My eyes tire quickly reading the small, unclear print. A lot of common words my daughter tries to look up aren't defined. It's an elegant and colorful work, reflecting a Christian American heritage, but it's not a comprehensive dictionary by any means. There's great patriotic and nostalgic value to having this on your bookshelf. But don't buy this believing this can perform as a stand-alone resource for teaching kids how to spell. I can't recommend this to any budget-conscious friends when an online edition is available. Buy it, but spend your $54.99 understanding its best applications and limitations. I'd appreciate framing a couple pages from this dictionary to remind the kids of how the English language used to be defined, and then use the free online version for definitions. Entrepenural opportunity?
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