Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

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James Hastings
Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated, Jan 1, 1989 - Religion - 1008 pages
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Complete, trustworthy, and portable, "Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible "is an indispensable reference for all readers of the Bible. For nearly a century, lay people and scholars alike have valued both the authoritative contents and the convenient format of this one-volume work.

Here are just a few reasons "Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible" has generally been considered the best single-volume Bible dictionary:
- Important events, biblical doctrines, and theological concepts are treated completely and concisely
- Bold-faced cross references point the reader easily to related articles
- Accessible to all, the articles are comprehensive but non-technical
- Explains all the proper names mentioned in the Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocrypha

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User Review  - Juanita L Wilson-winston - Christianbook.com

This dictionary is concise in all it's theologial information; however most of the definitions I needed were not avaliable. It will however be useful for other uses I may have need of. The Print is ideal for me. Read full review

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This volume is a dated source and some of the theology is less than conservative. The e-book edition (which I have) is not very useful. The person who scanned the pages did not go back and correct the page definitions and there are many spelling mistakes, some of which it is hard to discipher.

About the author (1989)

James Hastings (1852" 1922) was a distinguished scholar and pastor. He was founder and editor of the "Expository Times" and is also well known for editing the five-volume "Dictionary of the Bible," as well as the "Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics," the "Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels," and the "Dictionary of the Apostolic Church.

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