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Cyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature, Vols. XI & XII, Supplement—A–Z

Cyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature, Vols. XI & XII, Supplement—A–Z

John M’Clintock, James Strong

| Harper & Brothers | 1894

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From the author of Strong’s Concordance and the result of the culminating efforts of two hundred editors, Logos is pleased to offer the 12-volume Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature—one of the largest Bible reference works ever published in the English language. Begun in 1853 under the editorship of James Strong and John M’Clintock, this massive reference work contains more than 31,000 articles and 17,000,000 words, along with hundreds of pages of bibliographic material and thousands of illustrations.

Described as the most gigantic literary enterprise of its age, the Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature aims to put into a single reference work the accumulated knowledge of all previous biblical scholarship. It quickly became the one of the best-selling Bible reference works of all time, and remains one of the largest reference works ever published. These volumes contain detailed articles on biblical, historical, and theological topics, including sixteen pages on the Tower of Babel, fifteen pages on David, thirty-three pages on marriage, and the longest article on Mormonism ever to appear in a reference work—before or since.

The Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature also includes thousands of bibliographic articles on individuals whose lives appear in no other reference work and nowhere else in print. That makes the Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature a vital tool for historians of American Christianity, as well as for scholars attempting to understand the nineteenth century origins of current topics in biblical and theological studies.

Author Bio

James Strong (1822–1894) was an American Methodist biblical scholar and educator, and creator of Strong’s Concordance. Strong was born in New York City and graduated as valedictorian from Wesleyan University.

In 1856, Wesleyan University granted him the degree of Doctor of Divinity, and from 1858 until 1861, he served as both professor of Biblical Literature and acting president of Troy University. In 1868 he became professor of Exegetical Theology at Drew Theological Seminary, where he remained for twenty-seven yearss. In 1881 Wesleyan honored Strong again, this time with the degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).

Strong’s famous Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible first appeared in 1890, of which new editions are still in print today, including New Strong's Dictionary of Hebrew and Greek Words and New Strong's Guide to Bible Words. The numbering system he devised made original language study widely available to English-only Bible readers. Strong also edited the volumes on Daniel and Esther in Lange’s Commentary, and served on the American Bible Revision Committee.