Described thus -“Modern scholarship makes this the Vine’s for the 21st Century.” Utilises over six decades of new understanding on the use of biblical Greek and Hebrew.
26+1,316 pages in double columns. English listings for Hebrew and Greek words, where they exist, are shown together in one alphabetical sequence. Full Scripture Index. The Hebrew-English Dictionary is in Goodrich-Kohlenberger number order, with Strong’s number too, and listing some words not found in main text. Likewise the Greek-English Dictionary.
This work will not completely replace Vine’s, but for most words it is more accurate. For example, ‘Hades’ and ‘Hell’ are still not totally correct, but better.
There is a slight leaning toward trinity aspects, notably under ‘I Am’. However, this will be a very helpful extra tool for research.
For years, Vine’s Expository Dictionary has been the standard word study tool for pastors and laypeople. However, the 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 expository dictionary, edited by William Mounce, is ideal for those with little or no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew who want greater insight into the meaning of biblical words to enhance their Bible study. It is also the perfect reference for busy pastors needing to quickly get at the heart of a word’s meaning without wading through more technical studies. This dictionary:
- contains accurate, in-depth definitions based on the best of modern evangelical scholarship
- is keyed to several translations, ranging from the KJV to present-day translations
- each English entry discusses both Old Testament (Hebrew) and New Testament (Greek) words (as applicable)
- uses both Strong’s and G/K numbering systems. The G/K numbers ties in Mounce’s Expository Dictionary with many of the best study tools