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The Westminster Bible Dictionary


The late nineteenth century saw a boom in biblical studies and publications, growing everything from archaeology and natural history to theology and interpretation. Simultaneously, Bible education for the layperson grew in leaps and bounds, as Sunday schools abounded and books flew off the press aimed at the everyday Christian. Developed by the Presbyterian Board of Publications to provide a reliable reference work for the latest topics related to Bible interpretation, geography, and linguistics, The Westminster Bible Dictionary is the one-stop reference book for all terms biblical, ecclesial, and theological.

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  • Discusses ecclesial and theological terms, such as “Bishop,” “Election,” and “Predestination”
  • Provides linguistic meanings of Hebrew and Greek words
  • Contains hundreds of illustrations and images
  • Title: The Westminster Bible Dictionary
  • Editor: Thomas J. Shepherd
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 544

Thomas J. Shepherd had his doctorate of divinity and was secretary of the Presbyterian House and ordained in the Presbyterian Church of America.