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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised | ISBE, 1979–1995 (4 vols.)

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, 1979–1988
ISBN: 9780802837851
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Overview

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is the most up-to-date multivolume Bible encyclopedia written by conservative scholars. It's characterized by careful and contemporary scholarship and a wealth of illustrations—nearly 1,500 photos (many in color), plus 342 maps.

A must have for any biblical scholar, this resource contains over 9,000 topics and 3,500 cross-references, including: an article on every name of a person or place mentioned in the Bible and all the terms in the Bible that have theological or ethical meaning. ISBE is also an exegetical tool as it provides brief discussions of problem texts under the English keywords and guides the exegete to more information that can found in other scholarly resources. Each entry provides a maximum amount of information in compact form, including pronunciation, etymology, and variant renderings. The original Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek words are transliterated aiding those with limited or no knowledge of the original languages of the Bible. Major articles are subdivided, with a helpful outline provided at the beginning of the entry. Major Bible doctrines are also examined and given opposing articles on controversial topics to ensure a rounded explanation and description. Hundreds of evangelical contributors from many fields of biblical research make this encyclopedia a well-rounded resource.

Winner of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Gold Medallion Award for Bible Study/Theology (1980) and the Gold Medallion Award for a Reference Work (1983, 1987).

Please note: these volumes will display as a single resource in your digital library.

This is the four-volume, 1979-1995, revised International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE) from Eerdmans. It only shares the name with the former edition. For those interested in the original 1915 edition, Logos Bible Software also carries the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • Four-volumes
  • 4,561 total pages
  • Nearly 1,500 photos (many in color), plus 342 maps
  • 9,000 topics and 3,500 cross-references
The four volume ISBE is beyond compare to any other Bible study tool.

—Dr. Jeff Crawford, pastor of Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith and author of Image of God–From Who You Are to Who You can Become

The best set available, both for breadth and depth of coverage as well as theological perspective. It is something of a one-stop reference for many items and topics connected with biblical studies.

Ministry Magazine

I use this set more than any other reference work I own. Great articles on every major doctrine, person, place, and event in the Bible. This one. ... is indispensable!

—Dr. Kim Riddlebarger

This is an incredible resource for any serious student of the Word of God. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE DIGITAL VERSION. The folks at Logos really got it right. As a seminary student, I like the electronic version because when I quote from the book and copy and paste it to my paper, it carries over the footnotes for me. What a Godsend.

—Bura L. Robinson

  • Title: International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE) (1979–1995)
  • Editor: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 4
  • Resources: 1
  • Pages: 4,561
  • Format: Digital > Logos Research Edition
  • Resource ID: LLS:14.0.24
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In the Logos edition, these digital volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English Bible translations, and important terms link to a wealth of other resources in your digital library, including tools for original languages, dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume I: A–D

  • Editor: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1979
  • Pages: 1,058

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume II: E–J

  • Editor: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Pages: 1,194

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume III: K–P

  • Editor: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 1,079

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume IV: Q–Z

  • Editor: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 1,230

Geoffrey W. Bromiley (1915–2009) was professor emeritus of church history and historical theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is best known as the translator of numerous theology texts, including The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume (TDNTA). He is also the editor of International Standard Bible Encyclopedia and coeditor of Barth’s Church Dogmatics.

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  1. Max H. Normanns
  2. Robert Polahar

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  3. Andrew W.L. Lau
    I have the ISBE of 1915 edition. Is there no update or link from other resources to the older edition of ISBE?
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  4. luke

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    1/28/2019

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    Great
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    esta español?
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  17. Allen Browne

    Allen Browne

    6/17/2016

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    One of the most useful Bible Dictionaries for background on people, places, things, and books of the Bible.
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  18. Henry Lara

    Henry Lara

    6/14/2016

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    Excellent resource.
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  20. Gregorio Billikopf
    I am not sure if I can make a comment without rating the revised ISBE. A warning to those who dislike the replacement of Hebrew text with transliterations. I made a comparison of both the earlier edition and this revised one and both have transliterated Hebrew, but the former one also has the words in Hebrew, which I prefer to the extent, that this would keep me from purchasing this encyclopedia regardless of the quality of the rest of the work.
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  21. Randall Shanks
    Love it.
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  25. Michael Herbert, M.Div., Pastor
    This is probably the best Bible Encyclopedia set!
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  35. James H. Schafer
    Has anyone done a comparison of the Revised and the 1915 versions? I have the 1915 in Logos, got it from the folks at E4 when they were producing a lot of resources for Logos. I'm just not sure I would benefit that much upgrading.
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  38. Chris Stevens
    This is an exceptional resource. It is thorough, well written, and academically reliable.
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    The ISBE is an essential tool for the academic Theologian. Hundreds of articles on almost every topic imaginable can be found. I would have given it five stars except there are a few articles that I find a little off-base due to my conservative Theology.
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  50. Scott E. Johnson
    Excellent
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  51. R. Troy Woolery
    Indispensable Resource for research work.
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  52. Lee Baggs

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    8/27/2014

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    An established very good resource.--A must have for me.
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    Great resource
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  78. Mark Allen Grubbs
    I'm wondering if a new edition is coming out soon.
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  79. Lonnie Harris

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    It is a 5-star resource with a 3-star rating. This is a wonderful resource, but I'm wondering why it costs so much when you can use it online for free?
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  81. Todd Phillips

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    I think the ISBE is the best all around Bible encyclopedia you can buy. It is a definite upgrade from the info you would find in a one volume Bible dictionary. Compared to other multi-volume works, I find that ISBE has the most breadth of topic coverage (see article count at end of review). ISBE is often compared with Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (AYDB). AYDB is bigger, more scholarly/in-depth, and more diverse in viewpoints (thus requiring more discernment--you may find yourself disagreeing with the conclusions of the articles). ISBE has more topic coverage and is more conservative/evangelical in viewpoints, which makes it more useful for non-scholarly applications like sermon/bible study prep (depending on where you stand). ISBE is also cheaper than AYBD and would be the one I recommend for laymen get as the step up from a one volume dictionary. Another advantage I find for the ISBE over the AYBD is that the ISBE is more willing to discuss theology. An ISBE article will often discuss the historical theological understanding of a biblical concept while the AYDB tends to stick with analysis of the biblical and contemporary extra-biblical texts (and their contextual backgrounds). A comparison of the articles on Baptism and the Lord's Supper shows this: Baptism: the ISBE includes sections on Baptist, Reformed, and Lutheran views of baptism written by different authors (note that it only includes those three views), whereas the AYBD specifically avoids discussing various doctrinal views. Lord's Supper: the ISBE adds sections on development of Eucharistic doctrine and liturgy from the Early Church through the Reformation that the AYBD doesn't discuss. Of course if one already has a theological dictionary or encyclopedia, then the need for theological topical discussion in a bible dictionary will be lessened. But it makes the ISBE more of a one-stop resource. Other encyclopedia choices include Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible (BEB) and Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (ZEB). The BEB is both shorter and less in-depth than the ISBE. I don't have the ZEB to compare. Here's the article/page count for the three encyclopedia I own: AYBD 6000+ articles / 7200+ pages ISBE 9000+ articles / 4452 pages BEB: 5700+ articles / 2000+ pages Note that the article count on AYBD is lower than ISBE, but the page count is higher (i.e., the articles are much longer in AYBD). I'm glad to have both. I got the BEB when it was still included of Scholars Platinum and don't find myself using it.
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