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BIBLE REFERENCES

Need to look up something to understand your Bible better? We have assembled a wide range of reference books about Bible Backgrounds, Languages, and Word studies for you to choose from. We even have colorfully illustrated, easy to understand Handbooks to the Bible that quickly put you in touch with who, why, when and where Bible books were written. Try one. You'll like it! 

 

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BIBLE BACKGROUNDS

Biblical Archaeology (Softcover)

Biblical Archaeology by John H. Sailhamer, Softcover

Simple - Accurate - Informative

  • By John H. Sailhamer
  • ISBN: 0310203937 | EAN: 9780310203933
  • Softcover
  • $6.99
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Covering the basics of the faith and Bible knowledge in an easy-to-use format, this series helps new Christians and seasoned believers find answers to their questions about Christianity and the Bible. Information is presented in units of one or two pages, so that each section can be read in a few minutes. This makes important knowledge affordable, accessible, and easy to understand for busy people who don't have a lot of time to read or study.

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InterVarsity Press Bible Background Commentary, 2 vols. (Hardcover)

InterVarsity Press Bible Background Commentary, 2 vols., Hardcover

Actual - Factual - Convenient

  • By Craig S. Keener
  • ISBN: 0830814191 | EAN: 9780830814190 /Old Test.
  • ISBN: 0830814051 | EAN: 9780830814053 /New Test.
  • Hardcovers, 800 pages each vol.
  • $70.00 (Both Volumes)
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You wouldn't expect Abraham to fathom Watergate, or Paul to understand fax machines. Similarly, contemporary Bible readers often stumble over obscure and obsolete references from ancient times. With this valuable resource, you'll grasp biblical authors' original concerns. Old and New Testament volumes provide historical, social, and cultural contexts in a handy verse-by-verse format.

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InterVarsity Press Bible Background Commentary, New Test. (Hardcover)

InterVarsity Press Bible Background Commentary, New Test., Hardcover

Actual - Factual - Convenient

  • By Craig S. Keener
  • ISBN: 0830814051 | EAN: 9780830814053
  • Hardcover, 800 pages, New Testament
  • $35.00
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You wouldn't expect Abraham to fathom Watergate, or Paul to understand fax machines. Similarly, contemporary Bible readers often stumble over obscure and obsolete references from ancient times. With this valuable resource, you'll grasp biblical authors' original concerns. This New Testament volume provides historical, social, and cultural contexts in a handy verse-by-verse format.

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InterVarsity Press Bible Background Commentary, Old Test. (Hardcover)

InterVarsity Press Bible Background Commentary, Old Test., Hardcover

Actual - Factual - Convenient

  • By John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews, Mark W. Chavalas
  • ISBN: 0830814191 | EAN: 9780830814190
  • Hardcover, 800 pages, Old Testament
  • $35.00
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You wouldn't expect Abraham to fathom Watergate, or Paul to understand fax machines. Similarly, contemporary Bible readers often stumble over obscure and obsolete references from ancient times. With this valuable resource, you'll grasp biblical authors' original concerns. This Old Testament volume provides historical, social, and cultural contexts in a handy verse-by-verse format.

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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Old Testament, 5 Vols. (Hardcovers)

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary OT, 5 Vols., Hardcover

Comprehensive - Packed - Stunning

  • By John H. Walton
  • ISBN: 0310255724 | EAN: 9780310255727
  • Hardcovers, 5 Vols., Old Testament
  • $179.95
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This behind-the-scenes perspective will open your eyes to the historical and cultural background of these cherished writings. Filled with photographs, maps, drawings, and charts, it offers passage-by-passage commentary; explanations of archaeological findings, historical observations, geographical insights, and customs; and an analysis of ancient Near Eastern literature.

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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary New Testament, 4 Vols. (Softcovers)

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary New Testament, 4 Vols., Softcover

Comprehensive - Packed - Stunning

  • By Clinton E. Arnold
  • ISBN: 0310255724 | EAN: 9780310255727
  • Softcovers, 4 Vols., New Testament
  • $159.99
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Evangelical scholars offer background information from relevant papyrii, inscrip- tions, archaeological discoveries, and the study of Judaism, Roman culture, Hellenism, and other features of the New Testament world, supplemented by stunning photographs, maps, and diagrams, which combine to offer one of the most visually appealing commentaries on the market.

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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Old and New Testament, 9 Vols. (5 Hardcovers and 4 Softcovers)

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary

Comprehensive - Packed - Stunning

  • By John H. Walton + Clinton E. Arnold
  • ISBN: See above | EAN: See above
  • 5 Hardcovers, 4 Softcovers, 9 Vols., Old and New Testaments
  • $339.94
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Open your eyes to the historical and cultural background of the Old and New Testaments. Offering an accessible behind-the-scenes perspective, these volumes are filled with photo-graphs, maps, and charts; passage-by-passage commentary; explanations of archaeological findings, historical observations, geographical insights, and customs; and more.

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BIBLE HANDBOOKS

Halley's Bible Handbook (Hardcover)

Halley's Bible Handbook, Hardcover

Classic - Commentary - Almanac

  • By Henry H. Halley
  • ISBN: 10: 0310257204 | EAN: 13: 978-0310257202
  • Hardcover
  • $15.99
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This classic layperson's companion includes a concise Bible commentary, important discoveries in archaeology, related historical data, church history, maps, and more. Born from the conviction of Henry H. Halley that everyone ought to read the Bible daily. From its first edition, a small give-away booklet of 16 pages, it has grown into an 864-page "almanac" of biblical information, used regularly by hundreds of thousands of laymen, teachers, and ministers.

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Holman Bible Handbook (Hardcover)

Holman Bible Handbook, Hardcover

Comprehensive - Up to date - Practical

  • By Holman
  • ISBN: 10: 1558193324 | EAN: 13: 978-1558193321
  • Hardcover
  • $26.99
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Here's a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the Bible and its significance for your life. User-friendly and geared to all levels of Bible knowledge, five sections offer practical study helps on all aspects of the Bible---its backgrounds, themes, and applications.

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The New Unger's Bible Handbook (Hardcover)

Unger's Bible Handbook, Hardcover

Complete - Easy to read - Informative

  • By Merrill F. Unger | Revised by Gary N. Larson
  • ISBN: 10: 0802490565 | EAN: 13: 978-0802490568
  • Hardcover, 720 pages
  • $39.99
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Updated to reflect the most recent scholarship, this easy-to-read edition features a complete commentary on the entire Bible; book introductions that include current information on biblical history, geography, and archaeology; hundreds of full-color illustrations, photographs, maps, diagrams, and charts; and more. Indispensable! 720 pages.

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Zondervan Handbook to the Bible (Hardcover)

Zondervan Handbook to the Bible, Hardcover

Durable - Colorful - Accurate

  • By Zondervan
  • ISBN: 10: 0310230950 | EAN: 13: 978-0310230953
  • Hardcover, 720 pages
  • $29.99
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This new fourth edition has been revised to include new and updated articles and images. From the history and design of the temple in Jerusalem to God's relationship to the universe, you'll find it here. The land, cultures, battles, feast days, heroes, and villains of Scripture come alive through spectacular color-filled articles and images of meticulous clarity and detail. It is one of the most important Bible resources a Christian can own.

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BIBLE LANGUAGES

Greek for the Rest of Us (Hardcover)

Greek for the Rest of Us, Hardcover

Simple - Practical - To the Point

  • By William D. Mounce
  • ISBN: 0310282896 | EAN: 9780310282891
  • Hardcover
  • $24.99
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You don't have to be a Greek student to understand biblical Greek. If you'd love to learn Greek so you can study your Bible better, but you can't spare two years for college or seminary courses, then Greek for the Rest of Us is for you. This revolutionary crash-course on 'baby Greek' will acquaint you with the essentials of the language and teach you how to use tools that will add muscle to your Bible studies.

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Hebrew for the Rest of Us (Softcover)

Hebrew for the Rest of Us, Softcover

Simple - Practical - To the Point

  • By Lee M. Fields
  • ISBN: 0310277094 | EAN: 9780310277095
  • Softcover, 304 pages
  • $29.99
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You don't have to be a scholar to understand the language of the Old Testament! Designed specifically for English-only readers, this guide helps students and pastors understand why translations differ; perform word studies; master the basics of Hebrew exegesis; and read more advanced commentaries with greater comprehension. Features a workbook format. 304 pages.

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WORD STUDIES

Biblical Language Library, 4 vols. (Hardcover)

Biblical Language Library, 4 vols., Hardcover

Classic - Complete - Coded

  • Published By Hendrickson
  • ISBN: N/A | EAN: N/A
  • Hardcover
  • $144.99
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If you're serious about studying Scripture in its original language, then this is the resource you need! Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon, Englishman's Hebrew Concordance, Englishman's Greek Concordance, and Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon are coded to Strong's numbering system, so you don't have to know Hebrew or Greek.

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Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary (Hardcover)

Complete Expository Dictionary, Hardcover

Simple - Scholarly - Strong

  • By William D. Mounce
  • ISBN: 0310248787 | EAN: 9780310248781
  • Hardcover
  • $29.99
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Years of scholarship since Vine's was published have shed extensive new light on the use of biblical Greek and Hebrew, creating the need for a new, more accurate dictionary of Bible words. This new dictionary is ideal for those with little or no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew who want greater insight into the meaning of biblical words and for busy pastors needing to quickly get at the heart of a word's meaning without wading through more technical studies.

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Complete Word Study NT (Hardcover)

Complete Word Study NT, Hardcover

Comprehensive - Detailed - Understandable

  • Edited By Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D.
  • ISBN: 0899576516 | EAN: 9780899576510
  • Hardcover, 1356 pages, New Testament
  • $44.99
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Now you can dig into the original language of the New Testament without becoming a Greek scholar! This enriching resource assigns a Strong's reference number to every word in the KJV text, provides grammatical information about each word, and parses each verb. Strong's Dictionary of the New Testament * Greek concordance * and more! * 1356 pages.

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Complete Word Study OT (Hardcover)

Complete Word Study OT, Hardcover

Comprehensive - Detailed - Understandable

  • Edited By Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D.
  • ISBN: 0899576656 | EAN: 9780899576657
  • Hardcover, Old Testament
  • $44.99
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Every word in the Old Testament has its Strong's number and a grammatical code printed above the English text. Strong's Dictionary of the Hebrew Bible is included in the Study Helps section along with detailed definitions of key words, grammatical notations which explain the codes, and a translational reference index which links each English word of the KJV to all the Hebrew words it represents.

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Complete Word Study Dictionary OT (Hardcover)

Complete Word Study Dictionary OT, Hardcover

Comprehensive - Effective - Easy to read

  • By Warren Baker, D.R.E. and Eugene Carpenter, Ph.D.
  • ISBN: 0899576672 | EAN: 9780899576671
  • Hardcover, Old Testament
  • $44.99
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This dictionary allows the person with no prior knowledge of Hebrew or Aramaic to complete an effective Old Testament word study. The book lists each Old Testament word numerically, by its Strong's reference number. It also includes a guide to transliteration, a translational reference index, and is written in an easy to read format. This dictionary is the perfect companion to The Complete Word Study Old Testament.

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Complete Word Study Dictionary NT (Hardcover)

Complete Word Study Dictionary NT, Hardcover

Comprehensive - Effective - Easy to read

  • Edited By Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D.
  • ISBN: 089957663X | EAN: 9780899576633
  • Hardcover, 1505 pages, New Testament
  • $44.99
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Explore the idioms and nuances of the original text of the New Testament without learning Greek! This detailed study tool arranges every word by Strong's numbering system. Each entry gives the word's derivation; history and etymology; an exegetical commentary; and synonyms and antonyms. Includes an English word index. This dictionary is the perfect companion to The Complete Word Study Old Testament. 1505 pages.

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Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (Hardcover)

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, Hardcover

Extensive - Scholarly - Detailed

  • By R. Laird Harris, Gleason L. Archer, Jr., Bruce K. Waltke
  • ISBN: 0802486495 | EAN: 9780802486493
  • Hardcover, Old Testament
  • $72.99
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This extensive, scholarly work includes discussions of every Hebrew and Aramaic word of theological significance in the Old Testament, plus brief definitions of all other words found in Brown, Driver and Briggs Hebrew Lexicon. Keyed to Strong's Concordance, this book has been a longtime favorite of Bible students.

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Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Hardcover)

Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary, Hardcover

Comprehensive - Effective - Easy to read

  • By W. E. Vine
  • ISBN: 0785211608 | EAN: 9780785211600
  • Hardcover, Old Testament
  • $39.99
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This convenient single volume combines Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words and Unger and White's Expository Dictionary of the Old Testament. The most significant biblical words are illustrated by Scripture passages, comments, cross-references, ancient and modern meanings, precise etymologies, historical notes, and clearly defined technical information. Keyed to Strong's and topically indexed.

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Wilson's Old Testament Word Studies (Hardcover)

Wilson's Old Testament Word Studies, Hardcover

Simple - Easy to use - Exhaustive

  • By William Wilson
  • ISBN: 0917006275 | EAN: 9780917006272
  • Hardcover, Old Testament
  • $17.97
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Gain a better understanding of word meanings in the Old Testament with Wilson's Old Testament Word Studies. Hebrew students and those who do not have a working knowledge of the language will find this simply formatted and easy to use exhaustive dictionary and concordance a valuable tool for any level of Bible study.

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