International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
This encyclopedia, written in 1915, was published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Hailed for its authoritative explanation of every significant word, person and place, it is the standard by which all other biblical encyclopedias are measured.
- Webster's 1828 Bible Dictionary:
The 1828 Webster's Dictionary of the English language is based upon God's written word. Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.
- Easton's Bible Dictionary:
The Third Edition of The Illustrated Bible Dictionary by Matthew George Easton, M.A., D.D. (1823-1894), was published in 1897 (three years after Easton's death) by Thomas Nelson. It contains 4,000 entries relating to the Bible, from a 19th century Christian viewpoint.
- Smith's Bible Dictionary:
The original dictionary was published as a three volume set in 1863. The dictionary was named after its editor, William Smith. It was so popular that a condensed version was produced soon after.
King James Dictionary
The King James Bible has stood its ground for nearly 400 years. However, during that time the English language has changed, and with it the meanings of some words it used. Here are more than 6,500 words whose definitions have changed since 1611.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Despite a stated reliance on the plain meaning of the Bible and the dictates of common sense, Buck's Theological Dictionary, first published in London in 1802, seeks to provide a textual basis for the evangelical community. By combining brief essays on orthodox belief and practice with historical entries on various denominations, Buck provided an interpretive lens that allowed antebellum Protestants to see Christianity's almost two millennia as their own history.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
With over 3,400 entries, this timeless classic is THE reference guide to New Testament Greek words for English readers. It explains the meaning of the original Greek with the added dimension of the context of the Greek word.
Nave's Topical Bible
Nave's topics were produced by Orville J. Nave while serving as a U.S. Army chaplain after years of "delightful and untiring study of the Word of God." His topics were first published in the early 1900s, and consist of more than 20,000 topics and subtopics and 100,000 references to the Scriptures.
Thompson Chain Reference
Drawn from over 30 years of Bible study, Dr. Thompson examined every verse of the Bible to determine their exact meaning. He then arranged topical chains from the verses for easier, more in-depth study.