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Appendix A: Selected Reference Tools for Bible Study


1.      The NRSV Concordance Unabridged, ed. John R. Kohlenberger III. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1991.

2.      The NIV Exhaustive Concordance, ed. Edward W. Goodrick & John R. Kohlenberger III. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1990.

General Dictionary

1.      The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, 4 vols. & Supplementary, ed. George A. Buttrick. New York & Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1962, 1976

2.      The Anchor Bible Dictionary, ed. David Noel Freedman, 6 vols. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

3.      The New Unger’s Bible dictionary. Edited by M. F. Unger, R. K. Harrison. Chicago: The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. (1988).

Archaeology and Geography

1.      Aharoni, Yohanon. The Archaeology of the Land of Israel. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1982.

2.      Aharoni, Y. & Avi-Yonah. The Macmillan Bible Atlas. New York: Macmillan, 1968.

3.      Baly, Denis. The Geography of the Bible. New York: Harper & Row, 1974.

4.      Shanks, Hershel & Dan P. Cole, ed. Archaeology and the Bible, 2 vols. Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1990.

5.      May, Herbert G., ed. Oxford Bible Atlas. New York: OxfordUniversity Press, 1984.

6.      1Bimson, John J., ed. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Atlas. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1995.

7.      1The Zondervan pictorial encyclopedia of the Bible. Edited by M. C. Tenney. Grand Rapids, MI: The Zondervan Corporation. (1975).

8.      1Nelson’s illustrated encyclopedia of Bible facts. Edited by J. I. Packer, M. C. Tenney, W. White, Jr. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc. (1985).

Old Testament

1.      1Pritchard, James. Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. Princeton, NJ: PrincetonUniversity Press, 1969.

2.      Bright, John. A History of Israel. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1981.

3.      Rad, Gerhard von. Old Testament Theology, 2 vols. New York: Harper & Row, 1962, 1965.

4.      Boadt, Lawrence. Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction. New York: Paulist Press, 1984.

5.      Anderson, B. W.. Understanding the Old Testament. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1985.

6.      Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period 450 BCE to 600 CE, ed. Jacob Neusner. New York: Macmillan Library Reference USA and Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1996.

7.      The Encyclopedia of Judaism, ed. Geoffrey Wigoder. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1989.

New Testament

1.      Duling, Dennis C. & Norman Perrin. The New Testament: Proclamation and Paranesis, Myth and History. Forth Worth: HarcourtBraceCollege Publishers, 1994.

2.      Barrett, C. K., ed. The New Testament Background: Writings from Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire That Illustrate Christian Origins. SF: Harper & Row San Francisco, 1989.

3.      Kee, Howard Clark. Understanding the New Testament. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: PrenticeHall, 1997.

4.      Synopsis of the Four Gospels, ed. Kurt Aland. United Bible Society, 1985.

5.      Koester, Helmut. Introduction to the New Testament, vol. 1: History, Culture and Religion of the Hellenistic Age. NY: Walter dy Gruyter, 1995.

6.      Harrington, Daniel J.. Interpreting the New Testament. Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1979.

7.      Stephens, William H.. The New Testament World in Pictures. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1987.

8.      Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, 2 vols, ed. Everett Ferguson. NY and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997.

Bible Software

1.      CD-ROM versions are available for some of the titles listed above. Visit the CBD web site at http://www.christianbook.com

2.      For a powerful yet inexpensive piece of Bible software on CD-ROM, consider the Online Bible, available for Windows and Mac. Visit http://www.davepohl.com


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