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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible (2 vols.)

, 1988
ISBN: 9781441254245


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Evangelicalism's most eminent scholars have labored to make the Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible a comprehensive and reliable tool for all who study Scripture. The encyclopedia contains more than 5,700 articles by over 175 leading evangelical scholars from around the world, including Colin Brown, Frederic Bush, Andrew Hill, Howard Marshall, Grant Osborne, Moisés Silva, Willem Van Gemeren, Gordan Wenham, Edwin Yamauchi, and Robert Yarbrough.

The Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible provides anyone studying the Bible with clear, accurate, and useful articles covering archaeology, history, chronology, social customs, persons, places, religious practices, biblical theology, current scholarly methods and opinions, on each book of the Bible.

Among the features in this reference work are select biographies, an extensive system of cross-references, more than thirty general articles treating cultural aspects of Bible times, over 600 photos, maps, and illustrations, and an easy-to-read style that is accessible to pastors and laypeople alike.

"To many people the Bible is just too hard to understand," writes general editor Walter Elwell. "This Bible encyclopedia is an attempt to solve that problem. It is designed to be a bridge between the past and the present, a mine, a source of information about those days long past that opens them up to us. It is not meant to replace the Bible; far from it. It is meant to be read alongside the Bible to clarify and illuminate the text of Scripture for the modern reader, so that its truths can be assimiliated by the people of today."

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Resource Experts
If you are looking for a comprehensive, thoroughly reliable, and up-to-date Bible encyclopedia to use as a foundation for a good resource library, look no further. The …Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible fill[s] the bill perfectly.

—William D. Buursma, The Banner

"[The Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible] is both high-quality and innovative, moderately meaty in content, yet eminently readable and usable from a stylistic standpoint. BEB is deserving of a spot on the bookshelf of many exegetes and expositors (preferebly a high-traffic spot).

—A. Boyd Luter, Jr., Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

"Though based on the latest quality evangelical scholarship, the work is primarily intended for the use of the average evangelical layperson; for such persons, the work will be a precious addition to the tools available for understanding and comprehending the Bible."

ADRIS Newsletter

"The [Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible] should prove to be a helpful reference work for popular audiences. Its clear organization and attention to biblical theology will make it especially useful for pastors and teachers."

—Gary N. Knoppers, Calvin Theological Journal

"The primary intent of the [Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible] is simplicity and clarity combined with scholarly accuracy. In this, it succeeds admirably."

—Jon Paulien, Andrews University Seminary Studies

Baker Book House deserves immense credit for sensing and serving the needs of teachers and preachers. This encyclopedia is one of Baker's crowning achievements.

—Al Fasol, Southwestern Journal of Theology

  • Title: Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
  • Author: Walter A. Elwell
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Print Publication Date: 1988
  • Logos Release Date: 2004
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Dictionaries
  • ISBN: 9781441254245
  • Resource ID: LLS:14.0.40
  • Resource Type: Encyclopedia
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-11-22T18:15:54Z

The Logos edition of the Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible gives you instant access to clear, well-written articles on important biblical figures, places, events, and topics. The hyperlinked table of contents and full-text search capability of Logos Bible Software gets you there faster, while unique features such as the topic browser and reference browser enable you to find additional information tucked away in articles you wouldn't have thought to consult.

Walter A. Elwell, born 1937 in Florida, is an evangelical theologian and noted editor of several evangelical standard reference works. He is professor emeritus of Bible and Theology at Wheaton College where he taught from 1975 to 2003.


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  1. William Delgado Heidinger
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    I cannot tell you how many times I have used this for study. Invaluable for exegesis.

  3. JR



  4. Aaron Baldridge
    Indispensable for biblical studies.

  5. John McDaniel
  6. Ronald Stidham

    Ronald Stidham


    Along with ISBE this set is indispensible


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