This is the premium edition of this famous Bible study classic. It includes not only Vine’s famous New Testament dictionary, but an extensive Old Testament counterpart as well, edited by Merrill F. Unger, the famous Old Testament scholar. All entries in both OT and NT dictionaries are organized alphabetically in English, along with the Hebrew or Greek words from which they are translated. Vine’s famous insights into the various shades of meaning, plus related Scripture references are included. Keyed throughout to Strong’s numbering system. Warren Wiersbe says: “. . . one of my favorite tools . . . a great time-saver for the busy student.”
“This verb occurs about 1,040 times (995 in Hebrew and 47 in Aramaic) in the Bible. Essentially yada˓ means: (1) to know by observing and reflecting (thinking), and (2) to know by experiencing.” (Volume 1, Page 130)
“Basically this verb is equivalent to the English ‘to love’ in the sense of having a strong emotional attachment to and desire either to possess or to be in the presence of the object.” (Volume 1, Page 141)
“The significance of rhema (as distinct from logos) is exemplified in the injunction to take ‘the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,’ Eph. 6:17; here the reference is not to the whole Bible as such, but to the individual scripture which the Spirit brings to our remembrance for use in time of need, a prerequisite being the regular storing of the mind with Scripture.” (Volume 2, Page 683)
“The Bible also refers to the heavenly court as the ‘sons of God’ (Job 1:6). God called the elders of Israel the ‘sons [kjv, ‘children’] of the Most High’ (Ps. 82:6). In Gen. 6:2, the phrase ‘sons of God’ is variously understood as members of the heavenly court, the spiritual disciples of God (the sons of Seth), and the boastful among mankind.” (Volume 1, Page 26)
“Matt. 11:29; here the contrast seems to be to the burdens imposed by the Pharisees. Christ’s ‘rest’ is not a ‘rest’ from work, but in work, ‘not the rest of inactivity but of the harmonious working of all the faculties and affections—of will, heart, imagination, conscience—because each has found in God the ideal sphere for its satisfaction and development’ (J. Patrick, in Hastings Bib. Dic.” (Volume 2, Page 529)
William Edwy Vine (1873–1949) was an English Biblical scholar, theologian, and writer, most famous for his Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words. He is also the author of You Can Learn New Testament Greek. His writings are collected in Collected Writings of W.E. Vine (5 vols.).
Dr. Steven R. Cook