A Dictionary of the Bible: Volume I (Part I: A -- Cyrus)
For over a century the ten-volume Dictionary of the Bible has been
the definitive reference. "It is a Dictionary of the Old and
New Testaments, together with the Old Testament Apocrypha,
according to the Authorized and Revised English Versions, and with
constant reference to the original tongues. ... Articles have been
written on the names of all Persons and Places, on the Antiquities
and Archaeology of the Bible, on its Ethnology, Geology, and
Natural History, on Biblical Theology and Ethic, and even on the
obsolete or archaic words occurring in the English Versions."
James Hastings (1852-1922) was a distinguished scholar and pastor.
He was founder and editor of the Expository Times and is also well
known for editing the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, the
Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and the Dictionary of the