The Dictionary of Bible Themes contains over 2,000 thematic articles with an explanation of the theme, key Bible references, and cross-references to related themes. Comparable to the venerable Nave’s Topical Bible in scope, the Dictionary of Bible Themes stands apart in its unique, nine-level classification of themes that brings related biblical and theological concepts together.
Now you can access entire fields of information, saving time and increasing your thoroughness. The entire Bible is referenced for a host of themes—doctrinal, ethical, historical, and cultural—grouped under nine key categories. Produced by the outstanding editorial team of Martin Manser, Alister McGrath, J.I. Packer, and Donald Wiseman, this book provides a superb tool for topical studies.
Martin H. Manser was an honours graduate of Languages and Linguistics from New York University. Martin H. Manser has worked as a freelance reference book editor since 1980. He has compiled and edited a wide range of English language dictionaries and books of quotations, including the Lion Book of Bible Quotations, Bloomsbury’s Good Word Guide and Pan’s Dictionary of Contemporary Idioms. Martin was also Managing Editor of the NIV Thematic Study Bible published in 1996 to great acclaim and on which this dictionary is based.
Alister E. McGrath, Principal of Wycliffe Halt, Oxford and Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, has been the key influence in the editorial stage of producing the Thematic Database from which this volume was derived.
J. I. Packer Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, acted as Consultant Editor and is a great enthusiast for thematic Bible study.
Donald J. Wiseman Emeritus Professor of Assyriology, University of London, is also Consultant Editor with a vital contribution to the cultural themes.