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Lexham Bible Dictionary
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Get the most advanced Bible dictionary in existence. The Lexham Bible Dictionary spans more than 6,000 articles, with contributions from hundreds of top scholars from around the world. Designed as a digital resource, it integrates seamlessly with the rest of your Logos library. And regular updates are applied automatically, ensuring that it never goes out of date. A recent major update significantly expanded its total content, and we expect it to span 3.7 million words by the end of 2014.

The Lexham Bible Dictionary is an academic resource—but we made it accessible for everyone. In print, it would take up thousands of pages in multiple large volumes, but you can easily carry this digital format anywhere on a tablet or other mobile device. Many of our readers even use it for quick reference during Sunday-morning services. Because we wanted this dictionary to supplement the biblical text, we placed the most relevant information at the top of each article. This makes it a great tool for Bible studies, Sunday school classes, small groups, and of course your own personal study.

Articles are divided into specific subjects, making the entire dictionary more useable. You get the information you need, when you need it. Hand-curated links between articles aid your research, helping you naturally move through related topics. The Lexham Bible Dictionary will answer your questions as they arise and expand your knowledge of the Bible.

The Lexham Bible Dictionary and Connect the Testaments are a major part of the Faithlife Study Bible experience, which is free for the first million downloads!

Key Features

  • More than 6,000 articles and growing
  • Over 3.2 million words
  • Contributions from hundreds of premier Bible scholars from around the world
  • Academic content made accessible for everyone
  • Complete integration into Logos Bible Software for easy and thorough research
  • Regular updates so that it never goes out of date

Some of Our Contributors

  • Emanuel Tov, PhD, J. L. Magnes Professor of Bible Emeritus, Hebrew University, and Editor in Chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project
  • Mark Goodacre, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke University, Editor of, and Editor of Library of New Testament Studies
  • Leonard Greenspoon, PhD, Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and of Theology, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, Creighton University, and Editor of The FORUM (Society of Biblical Literature)
  • Daniel B. Wallace, PhD, Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Executive Director, Center for Study of New Testament Manuscripts
  • Walter C. Kaiser Jr, PhD, President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Michael S. Heiser, PhD, Academic Editor, Logos Bible Software, and Academic Editor of Bible Study Magazine
  • William C. Varner, EdD, Professor of Bible and Greek, The Master’s College
  • Gary Yates, PhD, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School
  • Nijay Gupta, PhD, Instructor of Biblical Studies, Seattle Pacific University
  • Patrick Hartin, Two Doctorates, Ordained Priest, Professor of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University
  • David T. Lamb, DPhil, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Seminary
  • David M. May, PhD, Professor of New Testament, Central Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Steven Runge, DLitt, Scholar-in-Residence, Logos Bible Software
  • Scott Hahn, PhD, Professor of Theology and Scripture, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Founder and Director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary
  • Andreas J. Köstenberger, PhD, Director of PhD Studies and Professor of New Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
  • Urban von Wahlde, PhD, Professor, Loyola University in Chicago, and previous editor of Catholic Biblical Quarterly
  • Chris Seeman, PhD, Research Associate in Religious Studies, University of Missouri
  • Ann Graham Brock, PhD, Associate Professor of New Testament, Iliff School of Theology
  • Patricia K. Tull, PhD, A. B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary
  • Paul S. Evans, PhD, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, McMaster Divinity College
  • Paul Anderson, PhD, Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies, George Fox University
  • Abner Chou, ThD, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, The Master’s College
  • Stephen Miller, PhD, Chairman and Professor of the Department of Old Testament and Hebrew, Dean of the Doctor of Philosophy Program, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Matthew Elliot, PhD, President of Oasis International
  • Alan J. Hauser, PhD, Professor of Religious Studies and Biblical Studies, Appalachian State University
  • Norman Geisler, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary
  • Samuel Lamerson, PhD, Associate Professor, Knox Theological Seminary
  • Paul Nadim Tarazi, ThD, Very Rev, Professsor of Old Testament, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • David C. Parker, ThD, Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology, University of Birmingham, and Director of the Centre for the Editing of Texts in Religion
  • And many, many more. . .

Product Details

  • Title: Lexham Bible Dictionary
  • Editor: John D. Barry
  • Associate Editors: Lazarus Wentz, Douglas Mangum, David Bomar, Carrie Sinclair-Wolcott, and Derek R. Brown
  • Contributing Editors: Rachel Klippenstein, Elliot Ritzema, and Wendy Widder
  • Assistant Editors: Rebecca Brant, Claire Brubaker, Lynnea Fraser, Scott Hausman, Rebekah Hurst, Jake Mailhot, Justin Marr, Britt Rogers, Abby Salinger, Abigail Stocker, Jessi Strong, Rebecca Van Noord, Elizabeth Vince, and Joel Wilcox
  • Major Contributors: T. Michael W. Halcomb and Micah Wierenga
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2012, 2013, 2014

About the Editor

John D. Barry is the publisher of Lexham Press, general editor of Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary, and the previous editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine. He is the author of The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah and over 100 articles. In addition, he is the coauthor of Connect the Testaments and Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan. John is also the author of Not Your Average Bible Study volumes on Malachi, Colossians, Hebrews, James, and 1 Peter, and the coauthor of a study on 2 Peter–Jude.

About the Associate Editors

Lazarus Wentz is the associate editor of the Lexham Bible Dictionary and a contributor to the Faithlife Study Bible.

Douglas Mangum is a PhD candidate in Near Eastern studies at the University of Free State; he holds a Master of Arts in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a Lexham English Bible editor, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, a regular Bible Study Magazine contributor, and a frequently consulted specialist for the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

David Bomar is the managing copy editor for Lexham Press. He holds a BA in English and a BA in American Studies, and worked as a professional journalist for 15 years. He is also an MA Candidate in Biblical Studies.

Carrie Sinclair-Wolcott is a contributing editor for Logos Bible Software and Lexham Press. She has worked extensively on Lexham Bible Dictionary. She holds a Master of Arts in theological studies from Regent College.

Derek R. Brown is a contributing editor at Logos Bible Software. He holds a PhD in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters of Christians Studies in New Testament Studies from Regent College.

About the Contributing Editors

Rachel Klippenstein is a contributing editor for Lexham Press. She holds MAs in Linguistics from The Ohio State University and the University of Calgary. She is a Lexham Bible Dictionary contributing editor.

Elliot Ritzema is the editor of 1,500 Quotations for Preachers, 300 Quotations for Preachers, 400 Prayers for Preachers, and the Study, Apply, Share series. He is also a Lexham English Bible editor, a contributor to the Faithlife Study Bible, and a regular contributor to Bible Study Magazine. He holds an MDiv from Regent College.

Wendy Widder holds a PhD in Near Eastern studies from the University of the Free State, an MA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an MDiv from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. She is the author of Living Whole without a Better Half, A Match Made in Heaven: How Singles and the Church Can Live Happily After, and the coauthor of The Forest and the Trees: Helping Teachers Integrate a Biblical Worldview Across the Curriculum.

About the Major Contributors

T. Michael W. Halcomb is a PhD candidate at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of People of the Book: Inviting Communities into Biblical Interpretation, Entering the Fray: A Primer on New Testament Issues for the Church & Academy, and A Handbook of Ancient Greek Grammatical Terms: Greek-English and English-Greek.

Micah Wierenga is a freelance editor who has studied at Denver Seminary and formerly served as the Director of Bible Editorial at Biblica.

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