Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary. Also this Bible dictionary can be accessed through several Websites. Here is a short selection:
- Eastonsbibledictionary.com: a bit slow loading, but with many additional information
- CCEL.org – online and PDF version for download
No. of terms: 3,700
Description: Easton’s Bible Dictionary is a fascinating reference work with well written descriptions of Biblical names, characters and topics. Many times the entries are encyclopedic in nature. Easton’s Bible Dictionary contains nearly 4,000 entries and casts light on Bible characters and names from a 19th century Christian point of view. Still it is considered to be one of the most popular Bible dictionaries in the world. [Description by Bible-dictionary.org]
Example Term: Temptation
(1.) Trial; a being put to the test. Thus God “tempted [Gen. 22: 1; R.V., ‘did prove’] Abraham;” and afflictions are said to tempt, i.e., to try, men (James 1:2, 12; comp. Deut. 8:2), putting their faith and patience to the test. (2.) Ordinarily, however, the word means solicitation to that which is evil, and hence Satan is called “the tempter” (Matt. 4:3). Our Lord was in this way tempted in the wilderness. That temptation was not internal, but by a real, active, subtle being. It was not self-sought. It was submitted to as an act of obedience on his part. “Christ was led, driven. An unseen personal force bore him a certain violence is implied in the words” (Matt. 4:1-11). The scene of the temptation of our Lord is generally supposed to have been the mountain of Quarantania (q.v.), “a high and precipitous wall of rock, 1,200 or 1,500 feet above the plain west of Jordan, near Jericho.” Temptation is common to all (Dan. 12:10; Zech. 13:9; Ps. 66:10; Luke 22:31, 40; Heb. 11:17; James 1:12; 1 Pet. 1:7; 4:12). We read of the temptation of Joseph (Gen. 39), of David (2 Sam. 24; 1 Chr. 21), of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 32:31), of Daniel (Dan. 6), etc. So long as we are in this world we are exposed to temptations, and need ever to be on our watch against them.
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