This thorough Bible dictionary by renowned nineteenth-century scholar and church historian Philip Schaff provides well-researched articles to guide you through the Bible. Schaff provides comprehensive research on each article, including cross-references across the biblical canon and modern studies in the fields of natural history, mineralogy, geography, topography, archaeology, literature, theology, biography, and history. Assisted by professionals in each of those disciplines, Schaff completed this lengthy dictionary for a diverse Christian audience in just under two years.
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“In the English Bible it is usually translated ‘Lord’ and printed in small capitals. It occurs first in the second chapter of Genesis. As distinct from Elohim, it signifies the God of revelation and redemption, the God of the Jews, while Elohim is the God of nature, the Creator and Preserver of all men.” (Page 425)
“Toward the close of his life he was carried into Egypt against his will by the Jews who remained in Judæa after the murder of Gedaliah.” (Page 429)
Philip Schaff (1819–1893) was one of the most distinguished church historians who ever lived. He was educated at Tübingen, Halle, and Berlin, and was professor of church history and biblical literature at German Reformed Theological Seminary. When the Civil War forced the seminary to close, Schaff moved to Union Theological Seminary. Schaff had an enormous influence on German Reformed churches in America, and he wrote History of the Christian Church, Creeds of Christendom, and The Principle of Protestantism.