Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary is the most comprehensive and up-to-date Bible dictionary available. With a fresh new look and updated photographs, this new and enhanced edition is a wealth of basic study information with more than 7,000 entries plus more than 500 full-color photographs, maps, and pronunciation guides.
Features include:
  • Cross-references to major translations
  • More than 7,000 up-to-date entries
  • More than 500 full-color photographs and maps
  • Enlarged type size for easier reading
  • Visual Survey of the Bible from The Open Bible
My review:
  The first thing I noticed about this book when I took it out of the box was how big it was and how heavy it is. It comes in at 1224 pages plus maps. And it covers everything and everyone imaginable. If it is in the Bible, it is in this book, all arranged alphabetically.

  As the title suggests, this is an illustrated Bible dictionary. It has tons of pictures, along with diagrams and other illustrations and diagrams. Each book of the Bible is listed with information about it, along with a study and teaching outline.

  This is an impressive book and a useful tool for preachers, teachers, and anyone else interested in studying the Bible in more detail and learning more about what they are reading. Not every word has a lot of detail, and not every word needs it, but some of the bigger subjects do have more detail and space dedicated to them.

  I obviously did not read every word of the book before I posted this review, but I read enough of it and looked through it to be able to say it is worth having. This is a top notch book, and very well done. 

About the Editor and Contributors
Ronald F. Youngblood is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Emeritus, Bethel Seminary San Diego.
F.F. Bruce (1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis, University of Manchester in England.
R.K. Harrison (1920-1993) was Professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.
Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.
Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for the review copy.