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Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary

Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary. You may find online version of this Bible dictionary at:

Language: English

No. of terms: 2,600

Description: The Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary is originally part of “Hitchcock’s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible” published in the late 1800s and edited by Roswell D. Hitchcock, Washburn Professor of Church History in the Union Theological Seminary, New York City. With more than 2,600 entries, it comprises virtually all Bible and Bible-related proper names and their meanings. In the version made available to you here you may not only look up the names, but also do a reversed search on the definitions. [Description by, another site with an online version…]

Example Term 1: Jubal
he that runs; a trumpet

Example Term 2: Eladah
the eternity of God

Example Term 3: Asaph
who gathers together

Remark: The above examples are the roots of the names of my three sons 🙂

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Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Easton’s Bible Dictionary. Also this Bible dictionary can be accessed through several Websites. Here is a short selection:

Language: English

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]

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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Nave’s Topical Bible Dictionary

Nave’s Topical Bible Dictionary. You may find versions of this Bible dictionary on these following sites:

Language: English

No. of terms: 5,320

Description: This dictionary actually is a Bible concordance, written by Orville James Nave (1841-1917), a Biblical scholar and chaplain in the United States Army. “Nave’s Topical Bible” is the result of fourteen years of study and is unsurpassed by its exhaustive classification of the topics in the Bible. Still today “Nave’s Topical Bible” stands out as an invaluable Bible-study tool.

“A topical concordance is a list of subjects that a book (usually The Bible) covers, with the immediate context of the coverage of those subjects. Unlike a traditional concordance, the indexed word does not have to appear in the verse. The most well known topical concordance is Nave’s Topical Bible.” [Quote by Wikipedia]

Example Term: REDEMPTION

• Of persons or property Le 25:25-34; 27:2-13,14-33; Ru 4:3-10

• Redemption money paid to priests Nu 3:46-51

• Of the firstborn

• Of land

• OF OUR SOULS Ps 111:9; 130:7; Mt 20:28; Mr 10:45; Lu 2:38; Ac 20:28; Ro 3:24-26; 1Co 1:30; 6:20; 7:23; Ga 1:4; 2:20; 4:4,5; Eph 1:7; 5:2; Col 1:14,20-22; 1Ti 2:6; Tit 2:14; Heb 9:12,15; 1Pe 1:18,19; Re 5:9,10

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Smith’s Bible Dictionary

Smith’s Bible Dictionary can be found on several pages. These are my recommendation for an online lookup:

Language: English

No. of terms: 4,562

Description: Smith’s Bible Dictionary is a Bible dictionary from the 19th century named after its editor, William Smith (1813-1893), a renowned English theologian and scholar. Smith’s Bible Dictionary is an authentic and reliable classic of Bible studies. It is an indispensable reference book for studying the topics and themes of the Scripture. It gives you important information about the main Bible characters and locations, and background articles on biblical life. Smith’s Bible Dictionary still remains one of the most popular Bible dictionaries.

Example Term: Palace
Palace in the Bible, in the singular and plural, is the rendering of several words of diverse meaning. (1 Chronicles 29:1; Ezra 4:14; Amos 4:3) etc. It often designates the royal residence, and usually suggests a fortress or battlemented house. The word occasionally included the whole city as in (Esther 9:12) and again, as in (1 Kings 16:18 ) it is restricted to a part of the royal apartments. It is applied, as in (1 Chronicles 29:1) to the temple in Jerusalem. The site of the palace of Solomon was almost certainly in the city itself on the brow opposite to the temple, and overlooking it and the whole city of David. It is impossible, of course, to be at all certain what was either the form or the exact disposition of such a palace; but, as we have the dimensions of the three principal buildings given in the book of Kings and confirmed by Josephus, we may, by taking these as a scale, ascertain pretty nearly that the building covered somewhere about 150,000 or 160,000 square feet. Whether it was a square of 400 feet each way, or an oblong of about 550 feet by 300, must always be more or less a matter of conjecture. The principal building situated within the palace was, as in all eastern palaces, the great hall of state and audience, called “the house of the forest of Lebanon,” apparently from the four rows of cedar pillars by which it was supported. It was 100 cubits (175 feet) long, 50 (88 feet) wide, and 30 (52 feet) high. Next in importance was the hall or “porch of judgment,” a quadrangular building supported by columns, as we learn front Josephus, which apparently stood on the other side of the great court, opposite the house of the forest of Lebanon. The third edifice is merely called a “porch of pillars.” Its dimensions were 50 by 30 cubits. Its use cannot be considered as doubtful, as it was an indispensable adjunct to an eastern palace. It was the ordinary place of business of the palace, and the reception-room when the king received ordinary visitors, and sat, except on great state occasions, to transact the business of the kingdom. Behind this, we are told, was the inner court, adorned with gardens and fountains, and surrounded by cloisters for shade; and there were other courts for the residence of the attendants and guards, and for the women of the harem. Apart from this palace, but attached, as Josephus tells us, to the hall of judgment, was the palace of Pharaoh’s daughter-too proud and important a personage to be grouped with the ladies of the harem, and requiring a residence of her own. The recent discoveries at Nineveh have enabled us to understand many of the architectural details of this palace, which before they were made were nearly wholly inexplicable. Solomon constructed an ascent from his own house to the temple, “the house of Jehovah,” (1 Kings 10:5) which was a subterranean passage 250 feet long by 42 feet wide, of which the remains may still be traced.

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Languages: English

Smith’s Bible Dictionary (4562 entries)
Easton’s Bible Dictionary (3719 entries)
Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary (2624 entries)

Description: Combined lookup on the three Bible dictionaries mentioned above. You can learn a lot on the Bible and on hundreds of Biblical topics using these dictionaries. Nice, clean site, could use more content though.

Example term: Abagtha

  • Smith’s Bible Dictionary

(God-given), one of the seven eunuchs in the Persian court of Ahasuerus. (Esther 1:10)

  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary

one of the seven eunuchs in Ahasuerus’s court (Esther 1:10; 2:21).
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  • Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary

father of the wine-press

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