The Baker Compact Bible Dictionary

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More than 1,000 clear and accurate entries for biblical terms, people, and places

The Baker Compact Bible Dictionary provides access to the essential information and key Scripture references needed to read the Bible with increased understanding. Its A-to-Z entries succinctly define biblical terms, events, people, and places.

Carefully selected and abridged from The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, this dictionary is truly portable, yet packed with more than one thousand clear and accurate entries that draw upon up-to-date evangelical scholarship in biblical studies, archaeology, geography, history, and theology. For anyone who studies the Bible, this compact dictionary will prove to be a trove of information to aid in personal study and in preparation for teaching.


Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in California. He has authored or coauthored numerous books and commentaries, including Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind, An Introduction to the Old Testament, the NIV Application Commentary on Daniel, and the volumes on Job and Proverbs in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms.


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    Tremper Longman III

    Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where he was the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies for nineteen years before his...

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