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Hardcover Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words Book

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ISBN13: 9780800712822

Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

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This reference makes it possible for the students with substantial, limited, or no background in Greek or Hebrew to study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages. Through the extensive use of Strong's numbering system and other references included in Vine's indexes, the student will be able to bridge Vine's entries with those of the standard technical lexicons used by Bible scholars worldwide.

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Excellent NT Greek tool for ALL believers

There are numerous Greek NT (New Testament) tools out there, but very few are helpful for lay believers who do not have the knowledge of the Greek. But Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary (VCED) is perfect for ALL believers. I have used it for 16 years thus far and still use it! Here are reasons for high recommendation:1. You do NOT need Greek knowledge to use this book. It is that simple and arranged that way, using KJV of the Bible as the main text.2. It explains KJV word in an original Greek in context. It provides the meaning of the word in a proper context of Greek background. For example: In English Bible, there is only one word for "love" but in NT Greek, there are four (two being used the mostly). Therefore VCED fills the gap between English Bible and Greek NT nicely and effectively.3. It provides the definition of a word (KJV word) more accurately than the English dictionary because it uses Greek use of the word. For example: The word, "godliness (1Tim. 2:2)" in Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary is defined as "1: Divine 2: pious, devout -" but in VCED, it defines it as " 'to be devout,' denotes that piety which characterized by a Godward attitude, does that which is well-pleasing to Him." It provides fuller meaning of the word by explaining how the word is used in the NT.4. It can be used with Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. Every word is numbered with Strong's number so you can use it more efficiently.5. This edition includes OT Dictionary as well. Although not written by Vine himself, it still is helpful, but is not as complete as Vine's NT. 6. This edition is clear in typeset (modernized). Previous editions were bad to read because of its old typeset.Some Tips: (a) If you want to use this book, you must have KJV of the Bible alongside VCED. All entries are given in KJV word. (b) To save a step, you might want to consider using, "The New Enlgishman's Greek Concordance and Lexicon (Hendrickson Publisher)." It is also coded with Strong's number and uses KJV renderings of the verse. All in all, it is an excellent tool for Bible Study. I heartily recommend it to all believers.

Accessible foundation

This is a classic, essential reference, right there with Strong's, and with good reason. If you don't have an expository dictionary of Bible words from the original languages, then you should start with this one. Some terms are discussed in depth, others more sparsely, but it gives you a good feel for the meaning of important terms. As you become more comfortable with examining the meanings of the original Hebrew or Greek words, you may find yourself wanting more, and so there are other, more in-depth dictionaries available. But this is quite accessible and an excellent starting point. Vine's is also fairly denomination-neutral, being careful not to expound too much on opinion, but sticking to the business of objectively defining the word.If you're looking for an expository dictionary and don't have one, this is the place to start.

a win-win situation

For the student who is just starting to seriously study the Word, Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary should be the next book on your list to get after you have acquired Strong's Concordance and a Bible Dictionary. With those three volumes alone, you are quite able to dig in deeper into the meanings of important or unfamiliar words and concepts, and you are well on your way to having a solid foundation for your biblical study library. This newer edition is not only re-typeset so that it looks more modern and is easier to read than older editions, but it also has a really great feature - the entires you are looking up are not written in the original languages - they are written in English! Unlike other lexicons which utilize entries only in the original tongue, Vine's does not even require you to be able to read the entry in a different language, so as soon as you get the book you can start looking up words and benefit from the wealth of information that is contained inside. The short articles give you a lot of "meaty" and useful information but do not get bogged down in a lot of technical jargon. For those who prefer looking up the original word, there is also a Greek word index (sorry no Hebrew) and several other helps, so it is really a win-win situation.

Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testame

This is an excellent resource for someone new to doing word studies. It includes Strong's Concordance numbers for each word making it easy to differentiate between various meanings. You do not need to know the original language to find the original meaning. I use it in conjunction with either Strongs Exhaustive Concordance or with Zodhiates Word Study Bible. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to do further research and get more accurate information from their Bible study.
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