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Expository Dictionary of Bible Words
Word Studies for Key English Bible Words Based on the Hebrew and Greek Texts
By: Stephen D. Renn
Category: Word Studies

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  • A contemporary replacement for the classic Vine's Expository Dictionary
  • Coded to the revised Strong's Numbering System

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Everyone who studies the Bible wishes at some point that he or she knew the original Hebrew or Greek in order to better understand a difficult word or passage. The Expository Dictionary of Bible Words gives readers the fruits of a working knowledge of Hebrew and Greek, without the years of language study.

The Expository Dictionary of Bible Words is more than just a handy and thorough alphabetical guide to the English translation of the Hebrew and Greek words used in both Testaments. There are thousands of articles, all arranged alphabetically by English word and coded to Strong's numbering system for ease of use. Each article is divided into two sections — Old Testament (Hebrew) Words and New Testament (Greek) Words — with an entry for the Hebrew or Greek word along with its transliteration, translation, range of meaning(s), and comments on its use in different biblical contexts. A comprehensive system of cross-references aids the reader in finding different words as well as discussions of related words and themes.

Although reference works like Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words and Englishman's Concordance have long aided Christians in understanding the nuances of different biblical words, the Expository Dictionary of Bible Words surpasses all available reference works. The "Additional Notes" to articles throughout the volume provide valuable and insightful information on the connections between Old and New Testament words and themes.

About the Editor

Stephen D. Renn has served as the Head of Biblical Studies and Academic Dean at the Sydney Missionary and Bible College, lecturing in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew (1986–2001). He was Principal of the Sutherland Shire Christian School from 2001 to 2003 and is currently Coordinator of Language Teaching at Inaburra School in Sydney, New South Wales, with additional responsibilities for the teaching of history and Bible.



In a non-technical reference for pastors, teachers, and lay students of Scripture, Renn (language teaching, Inaburra School, Sydney but until 2001 Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew, Sydney Missionary and Bible College) offers comprehensive though not exhaustive analysis and discussion of both Old Testament Hebrew and Aramaic and New Testament Greek terms. The entries are arranged alphabetically by the English word, with sections on Old Testament then New Testament occurrences and uses of various terms so translated. Additional notes explain how the theme, concept, or doctrine shaped by the Hebrew terminology is fulfilled in the Greek vocabulary of the New Testament. The Hebrew and Greek words are indexed. There is some cross-referencing. The words are coded to the Revised Strong's Numbering System.
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