The New Bible Dictionary is a unique work of reference, ideally suited for people of all ages and backgrounds. An “A to Z” of Bible terms, this dictionary was written by an international team of more than 150 scholars, and includes more than 2,000 entries with notes on place-names, studies of words and doctrines, and comprehensive articles on books and people of the Bible. To help clarify the text it includes maps, family trees, line drawings, diagrams, and charts. It is a magnificent and comprehensive Bible dictionary which will greatly increase the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word. This is an invaluable reference book for schools and colleges, for theological and Bible college students, ministers and layman, teachers and professional scholars—everyone who is interested in understanding the Bible.
“rote the historical records and letters which have come down to us. Through” (Page 1251)
“Faith is the attitude whereby a man abandons all reliance in his own efforts to obtain salvation, be they deeds of piety, of ethical goodness or anything else. It is the attitude of complete trust in Christ, of reliance on him alone for all that salvation means.” (Page 358)
“In both OT and NT joy is consistently the mark both individually of the believer and corporately of the church. It is a quality, and not simply an emotion, grounded upon God himself and indeed derived from him (Ps. 16:11; Phil. 4:4; Rom. 15:13), which characterizes the Christian’s life on earth (1 Pet. 1:8), and also anticipates eschatologically the joy of being with Christ for ever in the kingdom of heaven (cf. Rev. 19:7).” (Page 615)
“Its broad meaning is the process by which an entity is brought into relationship with or attains the likeness of the holy.” (Pages 1057–1058)
“The Day of the Lord is thus the occasion when Yahweh actively intervenes to punish sin that has come to a climax.” (Page 261)
The text is clearly written, up to date, cognizant of critical theories, yet true to the Bible as God's Word and replete with helpful information. This work is destined to become a standard that will be turned to often by students and ministers alike.
I. Howard Marshall is currently Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Honorary Research Professor, University of Aberdeen, in Scotland. Formerly, Chair of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research; President of the British New Testament Society and Chair of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians. He holds a DD, from Asbury, a MA, BD, & PhD, from the University of Aberdeen, and a BA from Cambridge.