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A Dictionary of the Bible


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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.

A Dictionary of the Bible integrates completely with Logos’ features. Use it to research any English word, theological topic, person, place, or object, and compare its research with that of other dictionaries in your library. Links to relevant articles appear in Bible Facts, Bible Word Study, Guides, Information Panel, and other places throughout Logos, keeping you connected whenever you’re doing research.


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Key Features

  • Fully integrates with all of Logos Bible Software's new features
  • Contains 35 maps and over 400 illustrations
  • Provides a thorough bibliography of source texts

Product Details

  • Title: A Dictionary of the Bible
  • Editor: Philip J. Schaff
  • Publisher: American Sunday-School Union
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 958

About the Editor

Philip J. Schaff (1819–1893) was born in Chur, Switzerland. He was educated in Germany at Tübingen, Halle, and Berlin, where he studied under August Neander. In 1843, he moved to America and became a professor of church history and biblical literature at the German Reformed Theological Seminary in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

During that time, he edited a hymnal, worked on the liturgy in the German Reformed Church, and edited a translation of the Heidelberg Catechism. The English translation of his History of the Apostolic Church appeared in 1853. Schaff remained at Mercersburg until 1863, when the Civil War forced the seminary to close.

In 1870, Schaff became a professor at Union Theological Seminary. During his tenure there, he held the chair of theological encyclopedia and Christian symbolism, the chair of Hebrew and cognate languages, the chair of sacred literature, and the chair of church history. He also served on the committee that translated the American Standard Version.

Schaff also authored or edited the History of the Christian Church, Early Church Fathers, and the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. He is remembered as one of America’s foremost church historians of the nineteenth century.

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  • Title: A Dictionary of the Bible: Including Biography, Natural History, Geography, Topography, Archæology, and Literature
  • Author: Philip Schaff
  • Publisher: American Sunday-School Union
  • Print Publication Date: 1880
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Dictionaries
  • Resource Type: Encyclopedia
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-07-07T19:11:45Z
Philip Schaff

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.


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