A good Bible dictionary is a foundational tool in every Bible study library. But how do you know a good Bible dictionary when you see one?
If your idea of good is thorough, detailed articles, that may lead to a different conclusion than someone who prefers a dictionary that is brief and to-the-point. There is also publication date to consider in choosing a dictionary. Because of recent archaeological discoveries, “older” is not always “better” when it comes to Bible dictionaries.
Laridian offers five Bible dictionaries ranging in price from free to $39.99. Here is some key information on each to help you in choosing the dictionary that is right for you:
|Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary||New Bible Dictionary||Tyndale Bible Dictionary||Easton’s Bible Dictionary|
|Number of Articles||7,000||2,000||1,000||4,000|
|Sample article on Canaan (Links to PDF)||Canaan||Canaan, Canaanites||Canaan, Canaanite||Canaan|