Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias



Achtemeier, Paul J., gen. ed. Harper’s Bible Dictionary. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985.#

Alexander, T. Desmond and David W. Baker, eds. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2003.*

Arnold, Bill T. and H. G. M. Williamson, eds. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2005.*

Douglas, J. D., org. ed. The Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Vols. 1-3. Wheaton: Tyndale, 1980.*

Evans, Craig A. and Stanley E. Porter, eds. Dictionary of the New Testament Background.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2000.*

Freedman, David Noel, et al. The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Vols. 1-6. NY: Doubleday, 1992.#

Gehman, Henry Snyder, ed. Westminster Aids to the Study of the Scriptures: the New Westminster Dictionary of the Bible. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1970.*

Green, Joel B. and Scot McKnight, eds. Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1992.*

Hahn, Scott, gen. ed. Catholic Bible Dictionary. NY: Doubleday, 2009.

Hartman, Louis, et al. Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Bible. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1963.

Hastings, James, ed. A Dictionary of the Bible: Dealing with its Language, Literature, and Contents, Including the Biblical Theology — Vols. I-IV. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1898-1902.*

Hawthorne, Gerald F., et al. Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1993.*

Jacobus, Melancthon W., et al. Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Bible Dictionary. Garden City: Garden City, 1936.*

Longman III, Trempor and Peter Enns, eds. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, & Writings. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2008.*

Léon-Dufour, Xavier, ed. Dictionary of Biblical Theology: Updated Second Edition. Boston: St. Paul, 1995.

Martin, Ralph P. and Peter H. Davids, eds. Dictionary of the Later New Testament and its Development. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1997.*

McKenzie, John L. Dictionary of the Bible. NY: Macmillan, 1965.

Mills, Watson E., gen. ed. Mercer Dictionary of the Bible. Macon: Mercer University, 1992.*

O’Reilly, Bernard. An Illustrated and Comprehensive Catholic Bible Dictionary and A Comprehensive History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible. Monrovia: Catholic Treasures, 1991.

Richards, Lawrence O. Zondervan Expository Dictionary of Bible Words. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991.*

Tenney, Merrill C., gen. ed. The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1967.*

Unger, Merrill F. The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary. Chicago: Moody, 1988.*

Vanhoozer, Kevin J., gen. ed. Dictionary for the Interpretation of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.#

Vine, R. E., et al. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1985.*

Youngblood, Ronald F., gen. ed. Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary: An Authoritative One-volume Reference Work on the Bible, with Full-color Illustrations. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1995.*


Bauer, Johannes B., ed. Sacramentum Verbi: An Encyclopedia of Biblical Theology, Vols. 1-3. NY: Herder, 1970.

Bromiley, Geoffrey W., gen. ed. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Fully Revised, Illustrated, in Four Volumes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979-1988.#

Kligfield, Irving, et al. The Family Bible Encyclopedia, Vols. 1-22. NY: Curtis, 1972.#

Steinmueller, John E. and Kathryn Sullivan. Catholic Biblical Encyclopedia: Old and NewTestaments. NY: Joseph F. Wagner, 1956, 1950.

Tenney, Merrill C., ed. The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible: in Five Volumes. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975-1976.*