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The Baker Compact Dictionary of Biblical Studies

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When it comes to the realm of biblical studies, students of the Bible are often overwhelmed, both with the sheer volume of information and with all of the unfamiliar terms, concepts, and topics. Like any other field of study, the serious study of the Bible has developed a specialized vocabulary. The key terms in this important field are defined in The Compact Dictionary of ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 20th 2018 by Baker Books
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Joanne Viola
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Baker Compact Dictionary of Biblical Studies by Tremper Longman III & Mark L. Strauss an informative read and a great resource for anyone serious about Bible Study.

This is a dictionary with varied entries which will give depth to historical and cultural meanings hidden in Scripture. Written to be helpful to pastors, scholars, and laypeople, I found it easy to comprehend. This is a resource to keep handy as it covers so many topics.

It has been written by well respected scholars so the inf
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Nay Denise
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Received a copy for review.

This was something that sparked my interest because I saw the word dictionary without really paying attention to it also including biblical studies. This is a dictionary that's best used for theological or seminary students. This isn't the best for those who are just reading the Word for personal understanding. However, even so, I did enjoy flipping through here and picking it up when I did my personal studies. This has information on different tribes, locations, terms
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Nay Denise
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was something that sparked my interest because I saw the word dictionary without really paying attention to it also including biblical studies. This is a dictionary that's best used for theological or seminary students. This isn't the best for those who are just reading the Word for personal understanding. However, even so, I did enjoy flipping through here and picking it up when I did my personal studies. This has information on different tribes, locations, terms, people and more. This is ...more
Sarah
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Baker Compact Dictionary of Biblical Studies is a dictionary that seeks to provide definitions and explanations for words that you will find in many books and articles that delve into the study of the text of the Bible. It gives definitions and brief overviews of places, scholarly terminology, prominent people whose works are mentioned in theological books.

It was pretty interesting to just sit and read through a lot of the information in the book, to learn a lot of new things and even to gle
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Todd Bergman
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Academic through the Baker Academic Bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/wa....



I love Bible study. It is the favorite part of my Christian development and maturity. I always find new insights and revelations of something deep and meaningful. In seminary,
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Michael Harshman
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who is a Bible scholar? Or maybe you are a beginning Bible scholar. Maybe you are just wanting to learn more about terms that are used in some of the books you read or talks you have heard.

The Baker Compact Dictionary of Biblical Studies is an excellent, one volume, compact reference book that will help you immensely. It is very concise which makes it an excellent tool that you will want to add to your library.

If you are not interested in underst
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Becky Van Daniker
May 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I took several Biblical Studies courses while I was in college so “The Baker Compact Dictionary of Biblical Studies” was an interest of mine to check out. The dictionary is small and compact so it makes toting it around quite easy.

The authors are well-known professors who teach Biblical studies so they put this little dictionary together of topics that they expect their students to learn. This is a useful tool for academics, pastors, scholars, and laypeople who wish to know more.

Sometimes when I
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Rosalyn
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This a helpful tool for Bible studies. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first got it, but found that it is full of information. However, it wasn't really quite what I expected, so I haven't utilized it much yet. (It's just a little above my head, not quite along the lines of most of my Bible studies, but I do think I will use it at some point...)It has 209 pages, and includes definitions on all kinds of Biblical topics. You can find information on anything from "allegories" to "existent ...more
Michelle Jinnette
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you want to learn more about the bible but are intimidated with all the resources out there and the sizes of the books available (some of them are HUGE!!!), this might be the book for you. The authors have defined common, and not so common words, used by Christian theologians, pastors and bible studies leaders. Scholars of the Old and New Testaments and other men and women who have shaped how we study and interpret scripture are noted along with their contributions to the study and understan ...more
Evelyn  Fonseca
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am pleased with this little book! Though small in size (about pocket size) it contains a good amount of word/phrase definitions. Apart from biblical terms, it also contains the names of significant Biblical scholars and people, places and items that are relevant to Bible studies.

I was surprised to find words in here that I couldn't find in my bigger, main Bible dictionary I use frequently, so this is a big plus. This small dictionary is a great supplement to your Bible Studies whether you're
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Sarah
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This small handy book is the perfect pocket size book that contains a significant amount of words/ definitions and phrases about the Bible. Aside from Biblical terms, it also notes people, geographic locations and items that are relevant to Bible studies. I love that this book is written to help pastors, scholars and laypeople or even those of us who want to learn more. This is a great resource to keep handy, especially since it cover a wide variety of topics. This is just valuable tool to have ...more
Oak
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Baker Compact Dictionary of Biblical Studies by Tremper Longman III and Mark L. Strauss is a nice (and conscise) dictionary of terms related to Biblical studies. I love how the book covers people (e.g. Charles Kinglsey Barrett), places (e.g. Ekron), and things (e.g. Dead Sea Scrolls) – with the majority of the dictionary focusing on things rather than people and places. The dictionary is both helpful and interesting, and would make a good gift for a theological student or anyone interested i ...more
Nicole Senft
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a wonderful resource to have for a variety of different people. It is good for the novel Bible scholar, but it is also beneficial for those who desire to go deeper with their bible study. This is not your average bible dictionary but goes well beyond. There are a variety of different entries that can be found throughout this book. This book is very accessible to the pastor but just as accessible to the lay leader. You can find a variety of different entries throughout this dictionar ...more
victoria
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
This compact dictionary was easy to understand, carefully writing and compelling to read with that also can be help to all the beginning students and other as well, particularly pastor and laypeople who want to read and benefit from biblical scholarship to used this as a quick reference guide to various topics from this like “abomination of desolation “. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this dictionary. “I received complimentary a copy of this book from Baker Books Bloggers for this r ...more
Lovely Loveday
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Baker Compact Dictionary of Biblical Studies is a very informative read. The perfect companion for anyone who wants to learn and understand scripture. This is not the typical bible dictionary and goes way beyond other bible dictionaries. A must have for anyone who wants to learn more!
Joan
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very helpful. Highly recommended!!
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Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for eighteen years. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, and commentaries on Daniel, ...more