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The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3
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Overview

The Essential IVP Reference Collection 3.0 includes works from the best of today's biblical and theological scholars—including dictionaries covering biblical studies, the study of New Testament Greek, theological terms, and apologetics and the philosophy of religion.

You'll have instant access to IVP's award-winning New Testament dictionary series (Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments, Dictionary of New Testament Background), the immensely popular Bible background commentaries (IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament), and the New Bible Dictionary and New Bible Commentary, which have set the standard for Bible reference books for over a generation. And that's just the beginning!

Does a particular verse trouble you? Hard Sayings of the Bible gives in-depth explanations of over 500 of the most difficult passages in the Old and New Testaments. Are you interested in the meaning of recurring images in Scripture? The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery will aid your exploration of the themes, metaphors, imagery and patterns of Scripture. New Bible Atlas, New Dictionary of Biblical Theology and New Dictionary of Theology will help round out your study of the places, peoples, interpretations and implications of biblical teaching.

Key Features

  • Over a dozen award-winning reference books from InterVarsity Press
  • Equivalent of over 12,000 pages of printed material
  • Over 10 million words of the most up-to-date information on the Bible, Bible history, cultural background and theology
  • The authoritative work of hundreds of today's leading biblical and theological scholars from all over the world
  • A money-saving package that includes the equivalent of over $550 worth of printed books

Praise for the Print Edition

Up-to-the-minute academically, lucid, lively and sometimes provocative, it is a truly magnificent resource. And think of the money it saves—shelf space too!

—J. I. Packer

This collection is truly essential for serious students of the Old and New Testaments. It brings together a wide scope of crucial tools—maps, dictionaries, commentaries, background studies and more. Not only is it wide in its scope, its content is profound and its writing accessible. Everyone who loves the Bible should own and use this tool.

—Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

A must-have assortment of award-winning resources in the most widely used digital format. . . . Highly recommended to all serious students of Scripture

—John R. Kohlenberger III, co-editor, NIV Exhaustive Concordance

This is a preacher's dream come true. The Essential IVP Reference Collection provides instant access to a massive body of evangelical biblical scholarship that will empower a whole generation to preach and teach with greater accuracy and authority. Thanks be to God for this gift to the church!

R. Kent Hughes, pastor, College Church (Wheaton, Illinois)

Individual Titles

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels

  • Editors: Joel B. Green, Scot McKnight, and I. Howard Marshall
  • Series: The IVP Bible Dictionary Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: xxv, 934

The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels is unique among reference books on the Bible, the first volume of its kind since James Hastings published his Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels in 1909. In the more than eight decades since Hastings our understanding of Jesus, the Evangelists and their world has grown remarkably. New interpretive methods have illumined the text, the ever-changing profile of modern culture has put new questions to the Gospels, and our understanding of the Judaism of Jesus' day has advanced in ways that could not have been predicted in Hasting's day. But for many readers of the Gospels the new outlook on the Gospels remains hidden within technical journals and academic monographs.

Contemporary concerns of general interest are discussed in articles covering such topics as healing, the demonic and the historical reliability of the Gospels. And for those entrusted with communicating the message of the Gospels, there is an extensive article on preaching from the Gospels.

The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels presents the fruit of evangelical New Testament scholarship at the end of the twentieth century—committed to the authority of Scripture, utilizing the best of critical methods, and maintaining dialog with contemporary scholarship and challenges facing the church.

A splendid achievement! Thanks to some careful and innovative editorial planning and execution, this volume fills a large gap in recent literature on the Gospels and their christologies

—Ralph P. Martin, professor of biblical studies at the University of Sheffield, England

A splendid achievement! Thanks to some careful and innovative editorial planning and execution, this volume fills a large gap in recent literature on the Gospels and their christologies

—Ralph P. Martin, professor of biblical studies at the University of Sheffield, England

Joel B. Green (B.S., M.Th., Ph.D.) is Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary.

Scot McKnight (Ph.D., Nottingham) is professor of biblical and theological studies and chair of the department at North Park University in Chicago.

I. Howard Marshall (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen; D.D., Asbury) is Honorary Research Professor of New Testament at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Dictionary of Paul and His Letters

  • Editors: Gerald F. Hawthorne, Ralph P. Martin, and Daniel G. Reid
  • Series: The IVP Bible Dictionary Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: xxix, 1,038

No other single reference work presents as much information focused exclusively on Pauline theology, literature, background and scholarship. In a field that recently has undergone significant shirts in perspective, the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters offers a summa of Paul and Pauline studies. In-depth articles focus on individual theological themes (such as law, resurrection and Son of God), broad theological topics (such as Christology, eschatology and the death of Christ), methods of interpretation (such as rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches), background topics (such as apocalypticism, Hellenism and Qumran) and various other subjects specifically related to the scholarly study of Pauline theology and literature (such as early catholicism, the center of Paul's theology, and Paul and his interpreters since F. C. Baur). Separate articles are also devoted to each of the Pauline letters to hermeneutics and to preaching Paul today.

The DPL will be a great help for students of theology and men and women in ministry, as well as for academic theologians.

—Peter Stuhlmacher, Professor Emeritus, University of Tubingen

In this splendid new reference work the serious student of the Bible will find a comprehensive summary of the best of modern scholarship concerning the life, times and thought of St. Paul.

—W.Ward Gasque, President, Pacific Association for Theological Studies

Gerald F. Hawthorne (1925-2010) served as a professor of Greek for forty-two years at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, as well as chairperson of the Institute for Biblical Research, which he founded.

Daniel G. Reid (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior editor for reference and academic books at InterVarsity Press, where he has worked since 1986.

Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments

  • Editors: Ralph P. Martin and Peter H. Davids
  • Series: The IVP Bible Dictionary Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: xxx, 1,289

The third of IVP's critically acclaimed series of dictionaries of the New Testament provides focused study on the often-neglected portions of the New Testament: Acts, Hebrews, the General Epistles and Revelation. Furthermore, its scope goes beyond the life of the New Testament church to include the work of the apostolic fathers and early Christianity up through the middle of the second century.

The Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments offers a summa of New Testament studies. Designed to bring students, teachers, pastors and general readers up to date and up to speed, this one-of-a-kind reference volume presents more information than any other single work--dealing exclusively with the theology, literature, background and scholarship of the later New Testament and the apostolic church.

Its deep, detailed and rigorous coverage of every topic one can think of in the later New Testament is enhanced by taking the discussion forward well into the second century. A book no serious student will want to be without.

—N. T. Wright, Lichfield Cathedral

Named a Top 10 Book for the year 1997.

—The Academy of Parish Ministry

Written by a broad range of contributors, it covers a wide range of topics, not only on the rest of the New Testament but also on the early second-century church. The articles are of consistently high quality, with superb bibliographies that should cause them to be the first place one turns for most of the topics covered in this excellent volume.

—Gordon D. Fee, Regent College

Peter H. Davids is a professor of New Testament at St. Stephen's University in New Brunswick, Canada.

Dictionary of New Testament Background

  • Editors: Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter
  • Series: The IVP Bible Dictionary Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: xxxiv, 1,328

The Dictionary of New Testament Background takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions. Articles abound on aspects of Jewish life and thought, including family, purity, liturgy and messianism. The full scope of Greco-Roman culture is displayed in articles ranging across language and rhetoric, literacy and book culture, religion and cults, honor and shame, patronage and benefactors, travel and trade, intellectual movements and ideas, and ancient geographical perspectives.

No other reference work presents so much in one place for students of the New Testament. Here an entire library of scholarship is made available in summary form. The Dictionary of New Testament Background can stand alone or work in concert with one or more of its companion volumes in the series. Written by acknowledged experts in their fields, this wealth of knowledge of the New Testament era is carefully aimed at the needs of contemporary students of the New Testament. And its full bibliographies and cross-references to other volumes in the series will make it the first book to reach for in any investigation of the New Testament in its ancient setting.

Craig A. Evans (Ph.D., Claremont) is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Stanley E. Porter is president, dean and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament

  • Editors: John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews, and Mark W. Chavalas
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 832

The narratives, genealogies, laws, poetry, proverbs and prophecies of the Old Testament are deeply rooted in history. Archaeologists, historians and social scientists have greatly advanced our knowledge of the ancient world of the Bible. When we illuminate the stories of Abraham or David, the imagery of the Psalms or Proverbs, or the prophecies of Isaiah or Jeremiah with this backlight of culture and history, these texts spring to new life.

The unique commentary joins The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament in providing historical, social and cultural background for each passage of the Old Testament. From Genesis through Malachi, this single volume gathers and condenses an abundance of specialized knowledge—making it available and accessible to ordinary readers of the Old Testament. Expert scholars John Walton, Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas have included along with the fruits of their research and collaboration.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament is a treasure of information crucial to enriching your understanding of the Bible.

—Tremper Longman III, Westmont College

John H. Walton(Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Previously he was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.

Victor H. Matthews is dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and professor of religious studies at Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri).

Mark W. Chavalasis professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

  • Author: Craig S. Keener
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 842

To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you're reading.

Only with the background can you grasp the author's original concerns and purposes. This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible--and richer--Bible study. It includes a glossary of cultural terms and important historical figures, maps and charts, up-to-date bibliographies, and introductory essays about cultural background information for each book of the New Testament.

Craig S. Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Palmer Seminary (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania).

New Bible Dictionary

  • Editors: I. Howard Marshall, A. R. Millard, J. I. Packer, and Donald J. Wiseman
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: xix, 1,298

The New Bible Dictionary is a reference work ideally suited for people of all ages and backgrounds. This magnificent and comprehensive Bible dictionary has set the standard for evangelical Bible dictionaries for five decades. Now in its third, updated edition, it is the clear leader in its field.

The third edition is an important step forward in bringing this classic work up to date with the latest developments in biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern studies and archaeological finds. One hundred of the most important articles have been revised and rewritten. All of the bibliographies have been revised, taking into account the vast increase in publications since the second edition was released.

The third edition of the New Bible Dictionary will increase the reader's knowledge and understanding of God's Word as no other single book can do. It is an invaluable reference book for schools and colleges, theological and Bible college students, ministers and laypeople, teachers and professional scholars--everyone who wants to know and understand the Bible better.

The text is clearly written, up to date, cognizant of critical theories, yet true to the Bible as God's Word and replete with helpful information. This work is destined to become a standard that will be turned to often by students and ministers alike.

—Christianity Today

I doubt if there is any better value for the money today. As a basic book for every thinking Christian's library, it is indispensable.

—John Stott

A. R. Millard is Rankin Professor of Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages at the University of Liverpool.

J. I. Packer is Board of Governors Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also serves as contributing editor to Christianity Today.

Donald J. Wiseman is emeritus professor of Assyriology at the University of London in England.

New Bible Commentary

  • Editors: Gordon J. Wenham, J. Alec Motyer, Donald A. Carson, and R. T. France
  • Edition: 21st Century Edition
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: xiii, 1,455

For 40 years, the New Bible Commentary has set the standard for works of its kind. Now in this completely revised fourth edition (including over 80% new and updated material), the New Bible Commentary is positioned to maintain its standing as the leading one-volume commentary on the whole Bible well into the 21st century.

This readable and accessible volume brings together many of the finest scholars of our day to meet the needs of students, teachers and Bible readers. The 21st-century edition of the New Bible Commentary offers 66 solid, concise, evangelical commentaries—one on each book of the Bible. These detailed (passage-by-passage or verse-by-verse) commentaries, based on the NIV text, are accompanied by introductory material on date, authorship, purpose, key themes, outlines and discussions of recent developments in biblical scholarship. In addition seven articles overview biblical history and types of biblical literature, including the Pentateuch, poetry, the Gospels, the Epistles, and the Apocrypha and other apocalyptic writings.

For many years I recommended the old New Bible Commentary as the best of its kind on the market. I expect to find myself saying the same of this new work that replaces it.

—J. I. Packer

Gordon J. Wenhamis lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. He was formerly professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire.

J. Alec Motyerr (M.A., B.D., D.D.) was formerly principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England. He has extensive experience in parish ministry and is well known as a Bible expositor.

Donald A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

R. T. France has taught at London Bible College and was principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, from 1989 to 1995. He has also been the rector of seven Anglican parishes.

Hard Sayings of the Bible

  • Authors: Walter C. Kaiser, Peter H. Davids, F. F. Bruce, and Manfred Brauch
  • Series: The Hard Sayings Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 811

Are you grappling with a difficult verse in the Bible? And are you looking for a short, easy-to-read answer that really makes sense without explaining away the verse?

Hard Sayings of the Bible is the handy reference book you need. Here you will find explanations of over 500 of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Four seasoned scholars, all with a notable gift for communicating with people in the pew, take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to a wide variety of Bible difficulties, ranging from discrepancies about numbers to questions about God's justice.

Walter C. Kaiser is Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

F. F. Bruce(1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England.

Manfred Brauch (Ph.D., McMaster University) is retired professor of biblical theology and past president of Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

  • Editors: Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: xxi, 1,058

Every reader of the Bible has encountered the powerful, comforting and sometimes puzzling imagery of Scripture. These concrete pictures with their hidden force have struck sharp and lasting impressions on our minds. Their imprint has etched itself on the language and grammar of Christian faith and Western culture.

The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is the first contemporary reference work dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. More than that, it examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images—including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible.

This unique dictionary explores the dazzling variety in which the Word of God comes dressed in clothes of everyday life. It traces the trail of images from Eden to the New Jerusalem. It captures the plotted patterns of biblical narrative. It surveys the imaged texture of each book of the Bible. In short, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible.

The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery helps us to see the verbal pictures that we may have missed and then helps us to make sense of them.

—Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is a creative and usable reference tool that will enable a wide range of Bible students to read the Word of God with fresh insight and new understanding. This informative and imaginative dictionary—unique in its purpose and approach—will prove to be immensely helpful for scholars, pastors, teachers and laypeople alike.

—David S. Dockery, president, Union University

Leland Ryken Ph.D., University of Oregon) is Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

James C. Wilhoite is professor of Christian education at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale University) is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is also Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Mars Hill Graduate School, Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and adjunct of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary.

New Bible Atlas

  • Editors: J.J. Bimson, J.P. Kane, J.H. Paterson, D.J. Wiseman, and D.R.W. Wood
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 128

The New Bible Atlas combines the geography of the Holy land with the history of the Holy Bible in a colorful, large-format book that will delight the eye and inform the mind.

New Dictionary of Biblical Theology

  • General Editors: T. Desmond Alexander and Brian S. Rosner
  • Consulting Editors: Donald A. Carson and Graeme Goldsworthy
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: xx, 866

At the heart of this work is an A-to-Z encyclopedia of over 200 key biblical-theological themes such as atonement, creation, eschatology, Israel, Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God, redemption, suffering, wisdom and worship. Students and communicators of the Bible will be well served by articles exploring the theology of each biblical book. And for those interested in the wider discipline of biblical theology, major articles explore foundational issues such as the history of biblical theology, the challenges raised against biblical theology, and the unity and diversity of Scripture.

Over 120 contributors drawn from the front ranks of biblical scholarship in the English-speaking world make the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology a work of distinction and a benchmark of evangelical biblical theology at the turn of the twenty-first century. Bibliographies round out all articles, directing readers to research trails leading out of the Dictionary and into crucial studies on every subject. Cross-references throughout send readers through the varied maze of reading pathways, maximizing the usefulness of this volume.

Comprehensive, authoritative and easily accessible, the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology is certain to establish itself as an essential resource for students of the Bible and theology.

The New Dictionary of Biblical Theology is a valuable resource for teachers, preachers and students.

—David L. Baker, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio

It is a quality volume, which I'm sure will become a standard reference work for all serious Bible students, especially those committed to teaching and preaching the whole Bible as Christian Scripture.

—Barry G. Webb, Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia

T. Desmond Alexander is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Brian S. Rosner is senior lecturer in New Testament and ethics at Moore Theological College in Australia.

Graeme Goldsworthy was formerly lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia.

New Dictionary of Theology

  • Editors: Sinclair B. Ferguson, J. I. Packer, and David F. Wright
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1988
  • Pages: xix, 738

Since its publication, the New Dictionary of Theology has rapidly established itself as a standard, authoritative reference work in systematic and historical theology. More than 630 articles cover a variety of theological themes, thinkers and movements:

  • from creation to the millennium
  • from Abelard to Zwingli
  • from Third World liberation theology to South African Dutch Reformed theology

Firmly anchored in the evangelical tradition, the NDOT is nevertheless wide-ranging in its scope. Over 200 contributors, experts in their individual fields, offer both Western and international perspective. Concise and comprehensive, biblically grounded and historically informed, even-handed and free from unduly technical language, this dictionary has been praised by general readers, pastors and scholars.

The NDOT combines a breadth of interest with careful scholarship and readable style, making it a most valuable resource. . . . I commend it enthusiastically

—David Atkinson

This is the best one-volume dictionary of Christian theology I have read.

—DAlister McGrath

Sinclair B. Ferguson is senior minister at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and serves as professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary in Dallas, Texas.

David F. Wright(1937-2008) was professor of patristic and Reformation Christianity at New College, University of Edinburgh. He wrote a number of books on both historical and theological topics.

Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek

  • Author: Matthew S. DeMoss
  • Series: The IVP Pocket Reference Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 138

If you are beginning your study of New Testament Greek or Greek exegesis, this book is for you!

From ablative to zeugma, it defines the tangled terms that infest Greek textbooks, grammars and lexicons.

Here is the book to deliver you from late-night ponderings of the predicate and frantic fumings over the fricative. It is the indispensable lexicon to that third language that is neither Greek nor recognizable English: the technical vocabulary of grammarians, lexicographers, linguists and Greek instructors. What's more, this pocket dictionary gives you the inside edge on the terminology of exegesis, textual criticism and biblical criticism.

Matthew S. DeMoss(B.A., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is book review editor and production manager of Bibliotheca Sacra.

Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics and Philosophy of Religion

  • Author: C. Stephen Evans
  • Series: The IVP Pocket Reference Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 125

For philosophers, the pursuit of truth travels on precise definitions. For Christian apologists, the defense of the faith is founded on the defining Word. And for beginning students of either discipline, the difference between success and frustration begins with understanding the terms and ideas and identifying the thinkers and movements.

The Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion is designed to be a companion to your study of these two related disciplines. Among its 300 entries are:

  • terms, from a posteriori to worldview
  • apologists, from Abelard to Van Til
  • philosophers of religion, from Alston to Wolterstorff
  • movements, from analytic philosophy to voluntarism
  • apologetic arguments, from the cosmological to the wager
  • theologies, from Arminianism to Zoroastrianism

Here is an affordable and easily accessible "help key" for your readings, lectures, writing assignments and exam preparation. It's a must-have study aid for any student who expects to cogitate on coherentism or ruminate on Ricouer.

C. Stephen Evans(Ph.D., Yale) is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Baylor University. He previously taught in the philosophy departments at Calvin College, St. Olaf College and Wheaton College.

Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies

  • Authors: Arthur G. Patzia and Anthony J. Petrotta
  • Series: The IVP Pocket Reference Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 128

If you are puzzled by parataxis or rankled by recensions, the Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies is the companion you need. Whether you are studying Old Testament or New Testament or both at once, this little book is your private tutor, your ever-ready guide to over three hundred biblical-studies terms. Here's your glossary for reading course textbooks, your decoder for listening to lectures, your review sheet for cramming for finals and your "help" key for writing research papers.

Arthur G. Patzia (Ph.D., McMaster University) is senior professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary of Northern California.

Anthony J. Petrotta(Ph.D., University of Sheffield) teaches Old Testament at Fuller Seminary, Northern California.

Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms

  • Authors: Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki, and Cherith Fee Nordling
  • Series: The IVP Pocket Reference Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 122

Beginning to study theology is like stepping into a conversation that has been going on for two thousand years.

How do you take part in this conversation—or even make sense of it—if you don't understand the vocabulary or know the contributions made by other participants?

The Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms is the perfect companion to your theological studies. Among its three hundred-plus definitions are:

  • English terms, from accomodation to wrath of God
  • foreign terms, from a posteriori to via media
  • theological movements and traditions, from the Alexandrian School to Wesleyanism
  • theologians, from Anselm of Canterbury to Ulrich Zwingli

Stanley J. Grenz (1950-2005) earned a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1973, an M.Div. from Denver Seminary in 1976 and a D.Theol. from the University of Munich (Germany) in 1978. Ordained into the gospel ministry in 1976, Grenz worked within the local church context as a youth director and assistant pastor (Northwest Baptist Church, Denver), pastor (Rowandale Baptist Church, Winnipeg), and interim pastor.

David Guretzki (Ph.D., McGill U.) is Professor of Theology and serves as Dean at Briercrest Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Cherith Fee Nordling (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews) works with the Antioch Leadership Network in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

King James Bible

  • Publisher: Logos Bible Software

Also known as the "Authorized Version," The King James Version of the Bible is still the most widely used text in the English language. The Logos KJV includes the Strong's Numbers which allow English readers to identify and search for underlying Greek and Hebrew words in the original text.

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  • Title: The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Volumes: 18
  • Pages: 13,340