A good Bible dictionary

Posted on: July 28th, 2009 by Michelle Stramel 3 Comments

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
Price $39.99 $16.99 $14.99 Free
Publication Date 1996 1996 2001 1897
Sample article on Canaan (Links to PDF) Canaan Canaan, Canaanites Canaan, Canaanite Canaan


3 Responses

  1. Darryl says:

    I’d settle for the NET Bible, 1st Edition with all those great notes!

  2. TV says:

    Why are Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary and New Unger’s Bible Dictionary not offered for Palm OS?

  3. TV, we do plan to offer those in the future for Palm OS. We’ll announce it by email and/or on this blog.

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