A completely revised and updated version of the acclaimed classic HarperCollins Bible Dictionary.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary puts the latest and most comprehensive biblical scholarship at your fingertips. Here is everything you need to know to fully understand the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament), the Apocrypha, and the New Testament. An unparalleled resource, the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary explains every aspect of the Bible including biblical archaeology, culture, related writings such as the Dead Sea Scroll and the Nag Hammadi Scriptures, the Bible's influence on Western civilization, biblical history, theological concepts, modern biblical interpretations, flora and fauna, climate and environment, crafts and industry, the content of individual books of the Bible, the history of the English Bible, and more.
Perfect for church Bible study groups, home schools, colleges, seminary or personal study, this edition contains all the important names, places, and subjects that make Bible study come to life. From Aaron to Zurishaddai, here area ll the people, events, and ideas of biblical times -- whether it's the ages of the patriarchs, judges, kings, and prophets, or the world of the New Testament and the early church.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary includes:
- Over 4,000 lively, informative and easy to use entries
- A helpful pronunciation guide
- Over 90 detailed maps
- Informative charts, graphs and timelines
- 600 photos and illustrations
The product of dozens of this country's finest biblical scholars, The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary will become an invaluable resource to understand the Bible.