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Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

, 2006
ISBN: 9780310591504
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For years, Vine’s Expository Dictionary has been the standard word study tool for pastors and laypeople, selling millions of copies. But sixty-plus years of scholarship has shed extensive new light on the use of biblical Greek and Hebrew, creating the need for a new, more accurate, more thorough dictionary of Bible words. William Mounce, whose Greek grammar has been used by more than 100,000 college and seminary students, is the editor of this new dictionary, which will become the layperson’s gold standard for biblical word studies.

Mounce's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words is ideal for readers with limited or no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew who want greater insight into the meanings of biblical words to enhance Bible study. It is also the perfect reference guide for busy pastors needing to quickly get at the heart of a word’s meaning without wading through more technical studies.

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  • The most accurate, in-depth definitions based on the best of modern evangelical scholarship
  • Both Greek and Hebrew words are found under each English entry
  • Employs Strong’s numbering system
  • Endorsed by leading scholars

Top Highlights

“When it comes to defining these Greek words in the NT, it is the word’s background in the OT via the Septuagint that is the most important background in defining the Greek word, not its general usage in the first century.” (Page xxi)

“agapē encompasses the mind, emotions, and will of the individual because it comes from God.” (Page 429)

“To make firm distinctions between phileō love and agapaō love is incorrect, for the meanings of the two words overlap. The word can also mean ‘kiss.’” (Page 428)

“eleos occurs often in connection with ‘grace’ and/or ‘peace” (Page 448)

“You will excuse me if I am a little biased, but my favorite is a book I wrote, The Interlinear for the Rest of Us (Zondervan, 2006, originally entitled, The NIV English-Greek New Testament: A Reverse Interlinear, Zondervan, 2000). The whole point behind this book is to give people who do not know Greek access to the Greek words behind the English, the Greek word’s parsing, and its GK number.” (Page xv)

Far more complete, decades more contemporary, vastly superior in content…

—John Kohlenberger III

At last! A word study book which I can unhesitatingly recommend to those who are not proficient in the original languages. I plan to purchase several copies for my colleagues.

—Ajith Fernando

Anagke is the Greek word for ‘that which is necessary.’ It is comprehensively defined by this entire work, which is an indispensable aid for anyone serious about understanding or teaching the words of the Word.

—John Ortberg

For all of us who believe in the power of ‘the text,’ this resource will prove to be indispensable. A big thanks to Bill Mounce for helping us dig a little deeper

—Joe Stowell

  • Title: Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
  • Author: William D. Mounce
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2006
  • Logos Release Date: 2010
  • Pages: 1344
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Dictionaries; Greek language, Biblical › Dictionaries--English; Hebrew language › Dictionaries--English
  • ISBNs: 9780310591504, 9780310248781, 0310591503, 0310248787
  • Resource Type: Lexicon
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-02-10T17:29:24Z
William D. Mounce

William D Mounce (PhD, Aberdeen University) lives as a writer in Washougal, Washington. He is the President of BiblicalTraining.org, a non-profit organization offering world-class educational resources for discipleship in the local church. See www.BillMounce.com for more information. Formerly he was a preaching pastor, and prior to that a professor of New Testament and director of the Greek Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of the bestselling Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other resources. He was the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version translation of the Bible, and is serving on the NIV translation committee.


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