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Easton's Bible Dictionary (formerly known as the Illustrated Bible Dictionary) is a classic source for Bible scholars. It was published in 1897, three years after the author's death. Easton was a Scottish Presbyterian minister who is known primarily for his masterful reference work. Easton's contains both short, dictionary-like entries on words, people, and places, as well as longer, encyclopedia-esque accounts. The entries are based on 19th century Christian thought, and so are not without bias - Easton's theology is decidedly Protestant - but the Dictionary is, according to reviewers, still useful and relevant for everyone. This dictionary provides excellent background information on a variety of Biblical topics, and is also available through for the Kindle, something many users find helpful for their e-Bible reading.

Abby Zwart
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About M. G. Easton
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Born: 1823
Died: 1894
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Basic information: Matthew George Easton (1823-1894) was a Scottish Presbyterian preacher and writer. His most known work is the Easton's Bible Dictionary, published three years after his death. The English translations of two of Franz Delitzsch's commentaries are among his other works.
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Easton's Bible Dictionary provides informative explanations of histories, people and customs of the Bible. It is an excellent and readily understandable source of information for the student and layperson and one of Matthew George Easton's most significant literary achievements.

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  • Third and final edition of one of the world's most trusted Bible dictionaries, published over a century ago
  • Contains strong explanations of almost 4,000 bible words
  • All Scripture references appear on mouse-over

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  • Title: Easton's Bible Dictionary
  • Author: Matthew George Easton, M.A., D.D.
  • Publisher: Easton
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 755

About Matthew George Easton

Matthew George Easton was a Scottish Presbyterian preacher and writer. His most notable work was the Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, better known as Easton's Bible Dictionary. Among his other works are the English translations of two commentaries by Franz Delitzsch, a German Lutheran theologian.

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