Release on 2009-08-30 | by J. D. Douglas,C. Merrill
Author: J. D. Douglas,C. Merrill
Who were the Pharisees? What did Samson and John the Baptist have in common? Does an altar really have "horns?" Turn to the Zondervan Bible Dictionary and find out. It has the answers to these and hundreds of other questions you're likely to wonder about as you read the Bible. Condensed from the New International Bible Dictionary, this unique volume actually offers three books in one: • A Dictionary—for easy-to-find, practical information on thousands of topics • A Topical Index—for detailed study of nearly 150 larger topics, listing all articles in the dictionary that relate to a given topic • A Survey—providing an introductory overview of the Bible, biblical history, and biblical culture. Concise, readable, and informative, the Zondervan Bible Dictionary is ideal for use at home, in study groups, and in schools. It will help you clear up the who, what, where, why, and how of the Bible so you can better appreciate the depth of its wisdom and its relevance for you today.
This Bible dictionary is a readable fact and picture-filled guide to the arts, cultures, geography, geology, theologies, philosophies and life styles of Biblical times. It also vividly illuminates and enriches individual understanding of the greatest stories ever told.
Hundreds of fun facts, quizzels, and other Bible trivia!
Author: American Bible Society
Pubpsher: Time Home Entertainment
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
What better way to present the fascinating facts, trivia, lessons, and really cool stuff hidden in the pages of the Bible than through a new almanac-style full-color book? This highly designed, colorful reference book will engage kids with hundreds of lists, timelines, quizzes, maps, and other captivating details about Biblical times and the people and stories of the Bible itself.
Release on 2011-05-03 | by J. D. Douglas,Merrill C. Tenney
Author: J. D. Douglas,Merrill C. Tenney
The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary provides a visually stimulating journey for anyone interested in learning more about the world of the Bible. Through the articles, sidebars, charts, maps, and full-color images included in this volume, the text of the Old and New Testaments will come alive for you as never before. As a condensation of the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, the information contained within this reference work is solid and biblically sound. The material is based completely on the NIV and cross-referenced to the King James Version, and it contains over 7,200 entries, 500 four-color photographs, charts, and illustrations, 75 four-color maps, and a Scripture index ... making this wonderful Bible study resource a must-have whether you’re a general reader of the Bible, a pastor, or a student.
A comprehensive verse-by-verse commentary for lay Bible students, fully highlighted by articles, maps, charts, and illustrations-all in one volume. Clear and Comprehensive: Annotations by leading evangelical scholars don't dodge tough issues; alternative views are presented fairly, but commentators make their positions clear. Attractively Designed: Graphics appeal to the sound-bite generation and others who aren't traditional commentary readers. Interesting and Revealing: Hundreds of feature articles that provide additional information or new perspectives on a topic related to Bible background. Visually Appealing: Maps, drawings, and photos illuminate the commentary and visualize important information.
This book is devoted to the description of typical trends in development, formation and the present state of English Author Lexicography, the roots of which go back to concordances to the Bible and glossaries of the complete works of Chaucer (xvi c.). Part I, “Linguistic Dictionaries to English Writers,” presents lexicographic analysis of old and new concordances, indices, glossaries and lexicons of famous English writers with special reference to Chaucer, Milton, Shakespeare, and Dickens. It presents a modern scene of author glossaries for unfamiliar words, terms and other groups of writers’ vocabulary (e.g. Shakespeare’s insults and his erotic language). The reader is offered a detailed review of author concordances, glossaries and lexicons on the Internet, along with criticism of printed dictionaries. Part II, “Encyclopedic Reference Works to English Writers,” deals with English author encyclopedic reference books, i.e. encyclopedias, guides and companions; dictionaries of characters and place names; quotations and proverbs, and Internet encyclopedic resources. The book also provides a comprehensive list of references on author lexicography and an Index of Dictionaries to the English Writers (xvi–xxi cc.), including 300 titles of linguistic and encyclopedic dictionaries, which is a reliable user guide in the world of English author lexicography.
PACKED WITH RESOURCES YOU’LL FIND NOWHERE ELSE. Only the Zondervan Bible Study Library is built on today’s most used, most trusted Bible translation, the New International Version (NIV). This is the only software that is a completely NIV-based reference system. It gives you the exact relationship of the NIV word to the Greek or Hebrew, allowing you to conduct thorough original language studies. But don’t think its powerful advantages are only available to NIV users. You’ll find a broad selection of Bible translations and classic study resources—all in an intuitive format that’s designed to make you feel instantly at home, so you can spend your time studying God’s Word, not the owner’s manual.STUDY TOOLS AS IN-DEPTH AS THE DEMANDS OF YOUR PROFESSION When your professional needs require a far-reaching grasp of the Bible, turn to the Zondervan Bible Study Library Professional Edition. All the help and information you need and more is right here at your fingertips. Whether you’re preparing a sermon, writing a term paper, or researching for a book, this powerful software takes your work as seriously as you do. § Gain essential insights on Christian doctrines and creeds, Bible difficulties, and cults and religions. § Conduct topical studies and obtain verse-by-verse commentary—25 volumes worth! § Acquire an essential grasp of biblical Greek and Hebrew/Aramaic grammar and vocabulary. § Bookmark any verse or topic to recall instantly when you need it. § Print any verse, chapter, topic, image, or search result.NIV-BASED. MULTI-TRANSLATIONAL. INTUITIVE. Study multiple resources simultaneously, including the complete NIV, eight other translations, textbooks, commentaries, Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, original languages, and much more.TRANSPARENT Conduct complex searches without understanding computer-ese. Designed similar to many sophisticated web search engines you’re familiar with so you can focus on the content, not learning computer language.POWERFUL More powerful than a print interlinear! The translation view provides everything you need to understand the relationship between the English word in the NIV and the original biblical language.USER-DRIVEN Write as many personal notes as you need and link them to verses or topics.INTUITIVE When conducting an English language word search, the software automatically points out all the words used to translate the Greek or Hebrew. Words in green are aids in translation, words in red combine to translate the Greek word.FLEXIBLE Many features are easy to use because they’re designed like programs you frequently use.Decide how you want to view your search results: § Concordance view § Book-chapter-verse or a topic § In context of full verse or topic § In context of entire bookContent You’ll Really Use. Value You’ll Truly Appreciate.BIBLE TRANSLATIONS The Holy Bible, New International Version The Holy Bible, New International Reader’s Version King James Version with Apocrypha New American Standard Bible Updated The Amplified Bible New Revised Standard Version American Standard Version Darby Bible Holy Bible, New Living TranslationSPECIALTY BIBLES NIV Study Bible The New Student Bible, New International Version KJV/Amplified Parallel Bible* NIV/KJV Parallel Bible NASB/NIV Parallel Bible Comparative Study Bible The NIV Thematic Reference Bible Today’s Parallel Bible KJV/NLT Parallel BibleSTUDY RESOURCES Zondervan NIV Exhaustive Concordance Second Edition NIV Unabridged Concordance* NIrV Unabridged Concordance KJV Unabridged Concordance NASB Updated Unabridged Concordance Amplified Unabridged Concordance Zondervan NIV Nave’s Topical Bible Zondervan Study Bible Cross Reference System Zondervan Study Bible Maps, Charts, Full-Color Photographs ASV Unabridged Concordance Darby Bible Unabridged Concordance NRSV Unabridged Concordance The Exhaustive Concordance to the Greek New Testament The Greek-English Concordance to the New Testament The Hebrew-English Concordance to the Old Testament All the Men of the Bible All the Women of the Bible Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies: Joy, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Kindness, Love, Patience, Peace, Self-Control Discipleship Bible Studies: Basic Beliefs, Building Character, Effective Prayer, Knowing Scripture, New Life in Christ, Sharing Your Faith, Spiritual Disciplines, Spiritual Warfare New Living Translation Unabridged ConcordanceDEVOTIONALS Streams in the Desert Inspirational ReadingsDICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS The NIV Compact Dictionary of the Bible New International Bible Dictionary New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the OccultBIBLICAL LANGUAGES Hebrew Old Testament BHS Hebrew text behind the NIV Greek New Testament UBS4 Greek text behind the NIV The Greek New Testament UBS4 with NRSV & NIV Hebrew-English Reader’s Lexicon of the Old Testament Greek-English Reader’s Lexicon of the New Testament Basics of Biblical Greek GrammarCOMMENTARIES Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary (2 volumes) Matthew Henry’s Commentary (6 volumes) New International Bible Commentary Asbury Bible Commentary Eadie: Colossians, Commentary on Galatians, Commentary on Philippians Godet: Commentary on 1 Corinthians, Commentary on John (2 volumes), Commentary on Luke (2 volumes), Commentary on Romans Lightfoot: St. Paul’s Epistles to the Colossians & Philemon, St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, Notes on the Epistles, Philippians Westcott: Gospel According to St. John, St. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians, Epistle to the Hebrews, Epistle of St. JohnBIBLE INTRODUCTION & CREEDS Zondervan Quick Reference Series: The Life of Christ, Christian Theology, How We Got the Bible, The Books of the Bible, Early Church History Understanding the Bible, Revised Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion Westminster Confession of Faith Nicene; Apostles; and other creeds An Introduction to the Old Testament Introduction to the New Testament* All parallel Bibles and unabridged concordances result from the linking and search capabilities of this software. The ones shown are representative of the many options available to you as you customize your studies.For the latest information and program updates regularly visit www.zondervan.com/interactive.System Requirements: Pentium 166 MHz or higher processor Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP or Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6) 32 MB Ram 52 MB of hard disk space minimum (295 MB for a full installation of all books) CD-ROM Drive VGA or higher resolution monitor Windows compatible
If you are looking for a Bible study tool that is compact, easy to understand, and does not require a Bible degree to use, then the Essential Bible Dictionary is for you. In addition to defining words, places, people, and the many themes of the Bible, this concise reference work is: -Visually stimulating, with full-color images and illustrations. -Ideal for use in devotions or personal Bible study -A storehouse of information, providing essential information regarding the world of the Bible. -Organized A - Z -Filled with charts, maps, and sidebars that bring the everyday world of the Bible to life. At a special value price, the Essential Bible Dictionary makes a wonderful gift for all ages that will provide insights into the world of the Bible for years to come. For use with any translation of the Bible, and presented in full-color, this is the most up-to-date, trusted resource for devotions, personal Bible study, and teaching.
The year was 1931, and in a farmhouse in Grandville, Michigan, brothers Pat and Bernie Zondervan were quietly making publishing history. They started by purchasing and reselling some “remaindered” book from Harper & Brothers, then quickly moved into a publishing operation of their own, which, thanks to faith, industriousness, business savvy, and the right people, prospered in the midst of the Depression. It has been flourishing ever since. What began as Pat and Bernie’s vision has become today’s premier Christian communications company, meeting the needs of people across the world with resources that glorify Jesus Christ and promote biblical principles. This is the story of how it all happened. The House of Zondervan is a fascinating, richly human look at the people and the relationships, the faith and the labor, the struggles and heartbreaks as well as the triumphs, the accomplishments of yesterday and the challenges and opportunities of today, that both make up our heritage and point toward our future. Here are authors who have shaped the face of evangelicalism and helped people across the world experience the power and grace of God’s kingdom. Here too are editors and marketers who have brought to light some of Christianity’s most gifted and important voices. And here are leaders who have not only defined the course of our company but embodied its character and instilled it in those they have led. The story of Zondervan is also the story of its enterprises past and present—a story of retail stores; record and music publishing; bestselling Bibles and Bible translations such as the New International Version; rich and diverse partnerships; constantly shifting relationships in the publishing and bookselling industry; and innovations in marketing, research, product development, and author care that have earned us our place at the vanguard of Christian communications. Above all, the history of Zondervan is the story of lives reached and transformed by the grace and power of God. And it is a testimony to Jesus Christ, the Lord we love and serve, who has been faithful to us as we have strived to be faithful to him. Welcome to The House of Zondervan. We hope you enjoy your stay!