The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible has been a classic Bible study resource for more than thirty years. Now thoroughly revised, this new five-volume edition provides up-to-date entries based on the latest scholarship. Beautiful full-color pictures supplement the text, which includes new articles in addition to thorough updates and improvements of existing topics. Different viewpoints of scholarship permit a well-rounded perspective on significant issues relating to doctrines, themes, and biblical interpretation. The goal remains the same in the new edition: to provide pastors, teachers, students, and devoted Bible readers a comprehensive and reliable library of information.
Pastors or Teachers will be hard-pressed to find a topic that is not covered in The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible. It can save a thoughtful pastor and teacher many hours of work in their study of the Scriptures.
—Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
The newly released Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible is a comprehensive study tool to be considered a core reference work of value to families, college and lay students, as well as pastors and more serious scholars. Clearly written in a contemporary style and presented in a user-friendly format, this updated version of a classic reference work is an excellent resource for homeschool study. Presenting information on both the biblical text and historical context of Scripture, the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible clearly articulates the vast gamut of knowledge foundational to a study of Scripture.
—Shelly Beach, award-winning author
Lavishly illustrated and in readable English, the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible is more accessible for non-scholars than comparable Bible encyclopedias. The new articles reflect the great advances made since this useful work's first appearance.
For preachers and teachers of the Bible, few things are more important than being able to speak with authority and confidence. Where does that come from? In part from knowing things as detailed as how to pronounce a strange name correctly, as overarching as what we learn in a theological article, or as comprehensive as a character biography. All are here. The original edition of this encyclopedia has helped me preach more confidently for decades, and so I look forward to using the new and improved edition.
—Craig Brian Larson, co-editor of The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching
Merrill C. Tenney was professor of theological studies and dean of the Graduate school of Theology at Wheaton College.
Moisés Silva taught biblical studies at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Seminary.