My favorite single-volume Bible dictionary

Since I started with a small single-volume Smith’s Bible Dictionary more than 60 years ago, I have collected dozens of dictionary volumes on my library shelf and on the computer. My favorite single-volume Bible dictionary has been the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Premier Reference Series), edited by Merrill C. Tenney. The work has been revised by J. D. Douglas, and is now edited by Moisés Silva. The most recent copyright is 2011.


Amazon has this $39.99 volume today (or, at least this hour) for the Kindle priced at $4.99. Dictionaries are more difficult to use on the Kindle than some books, but it is helpful to have some info available when you are away from your home materials.

The hardcover volume of Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Premier Reference Series) is available for $23.18.

Note: Pat, in Kentucky, tells me that this book is available for the Nook also.

HT on the price cut: Brooks Cochran

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