Item description for Smiths Bible Dictionary S/S by William Smith...
Overview A revision of Smith¿s classic Bible dictionary, this edition illuminates the original work with the insights of archaeological discoveries. Smith describes the important people and places of the Bible, as well as the major teachings of Scripture. An additional section contains 4,000 questions and answers.
Publishers Description A trustworthy classic of Bible scholarship, this compact and inexpensive edition of Smith's is more than just a dictionary defining thousands of biblical words. It's a complete Bible study resource, packed with page after page of essential information like . . . - Descriptions of important Bible characters and locations - Dozens of maps and charts to deepen Old and New Testament understanding - Chronological tables of events for quick, accurate reference - 4,000 questions and answers designed to challenge and instruct - Background on biblical life including such items as weights and measures, idols, vegetation, geography, kings and queens, musical instruments, animals, traditions and customs, food, political movements and more.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.84" Width: 6.16" Height: 1.87" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1996
Publisher HENDRICKSON PUBLISHER #40
ISBN 0917006240 ISBN13 9780917006241
Availability 0 units.
More About William Smith
Sir William Smith (1813-1893) was a classical and biblical scholar who conceived, wrote, edited and contributed to many works of reference and textbooks, including the three great classical dictionaries (recently re-issued by I.B.Tauris) which made him a household name. From 1853 to 1869 he was classical examiner to the University of London, where he became a member of the Senate, and he was for twenty-five years editor of the prestigious Quarterly Review. A member of the Royal Commisssion on Copyright, he was knighted in 1892.
William Smith currently resides in Quincy, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Smiths Bible Dictionary S/S?
Smith's Bible Dictionary Nov 9, 2006
This book was not at all what I had hoped it would be. It does not contain all relevant biblical words that I need for my study.
A great resource Aug 30, 2005
Though you can find more extensive Bible dictionaries and encyclopedia's, for the size and price this one cannot be matched. It is packed with excellent information. No fluff, no wasted space, it gets right to the point. It is an obviously well researched and scholarly resource.
I have the 1 volume softcover edition. The type is so small I can barely read it, but I discovered that I used it more because it was so handy. It is easily carried when I travel and is always kept nearby even at home.
This is a serious resource. It contains information on everything. Outlines and backgrounds of the books of the Bible, Biblical cities and countries, Biblical characters, animals, trees and plants, some customs of the time (though very little compared to books written specifically for that purpose), and much more.
The sad thing is, you can probably find it for $2.00 at a used book store, when the reality is that it is worth infinitely more than many of the higher priced modern books. If you can't afford an extensive library, you can learn a whole lot by using this book in your Bible study. You can spend 10 times more money for a multi-volume set, but at best probably only gain 25% more pertinent material. I highly recommend it.
Smith's Bible dictionary Dec 28, 2001
Smith's Bible dictionary is a comprehensive and complete bible dictionary nearly any word you can find in the bible is in here. Smith's bible dictionary not only gives a basic difinition but also an indepth explanation of the usage and where appropreate an explanation of it's symbolic meaning(s). An additional plus is that nearly every page has at least one well drawn black and white illustration or diagram given further insight into the geography, characters and meaning of biblical events.
Indispensible Bible study tool Sep 25, 2001
Want to know about how Hebrews could become slaves to each other? Or exactly what the ancient Holy Days were all about? How about the various foods, plants, clothing and jewelry mentioned in the Old Testament? Smith's, the quintessential Bible dictionary, will add a context to your in depth Bible study that will cement imagery in your head that will make your studies more productive and your memories more vivid and long-lasting. And when it comes to the Bible, context is everything. We are so far removed from our religious ancestors in time and culture that to rely simply on the Bible text is to fail to understand those wonderful people.