This practical, authoritative, and complete classic reference dictionary explains every significant word in the Bible and Apocrypha and gives detailed information on the language and literature of Bible lands, and the historical and religious environments of the people of the Bible in articles by nearly 200 scholars. This is the original four-volume edition, which includes illustrations, maps, cross-references, and indexes.
As a pastor I have accumulated many different theological resources. Of all the books I have I consult none nearly as often as the ISBE. I find it particularly valuable for topical studies and historical backgrounds. The material is extensive yet to the point. I am fundamentalist and I have found the ISBE to be theologically sound. I highly recommend this book to any and all who desire to have a deeper understanding of God's word.