Revell Bible Dictionary

Revell Bible Dictionary

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by Lawrence O. Richards
     
 

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Here at last is a Bible dictionary that is easy to use and easy to understand. More that a reference book, The Revell Bible Dictionary increases your understanding of the Bible with these unique helps: Personal Applications; Indentiquick for People and Places; Original full-color artwork; Reading and study guides for every book of the Bible; and Special full-color… See more details below

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Here at last is a Bible dictionary that is easy to use and easy to understand. More that a reference book, The Revell Bible Dictionary increases your understanding of the Bible with these unique helps: Personal Applications; Indentiquick for People and Places; Original full-color artwork; Reading and study guides for every book of the Bible; and Special full-color sections.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Bible dictionaries usually attempt a detached, scholarly tone. Designed as a devotional, practical guide, this one seems more friendly. The devotional dimension is evident in articles on Bible characters, which include sections on ``Learning from the person's Life.'' Among the practical features is ``A Reading and Study Guide'' for books of the Bible, which summarizes each chapter and suggests related articles. The main alphabetical listings are supplemented by two sections that list biblical people and places (some of which are treated in the main listings) and a set of maps. The book maintains a relatively high degree of accuracy, although in areas where there is critical disagreement it comes down consistently on the conservative side. It does not challenge standard Bible dictionaries, but will best serve laypersons in their devotional Bible reading; recommended for libraries that serve such readers.-- Craig W. Beard, Harding Univ. Lib., Searcy, Ark.
Booknews
A new popular dictionary from the fundamentalist branch of Protestantism. With some 6,750 entries and 1,300 illustrations it is a highly visual reference with simple phonetic pronunciation and rather detailed definitions (most are "encyclopedic"). Most entries include biblical quotations. Common objects enjoy neutral definitions (bottle, dagger, hook). The larger definitions bear a more or less heavy burden of theology; "crucifixion" ends with "This... the ultimate in shame and humiliation was what Jesus endured for our sake". Lack of page headings is annoying. Several pages of lucid maps, and 90 pages of personal names and places. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800715946
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Edition description:
Deluxe Color Edition
Pages:
1156
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.33(h) x 1.84(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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