bible dictionary, geographical, archaeological
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
In his De doctrina Christiana St. Augustine wrote: Certain scholars have rendered great service by providing the student of the Sacred Scriptures with interpretations of all Hebrew, Syrian, Egyptian, and other foreign expressions and names that are introduced without further explanation by the sacred writers. Eusebius through his historical investigations developing out of a concern for the divine books has also left us an indispensable tool. These men have done their work so that Christians need not search through many authors for information on some small point. But there is further need of someone with the proper qualifications to produce, in the interests of his fellow Christians, what would properly be called a labor of love. What I have in mind is a work which would carefully classify and accord individual treatment to the geographical locations, the flora and fauna, and the stones and unknown metals of Scripture (Bk. II, 39).
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Danker, Frederick W.
"Aids to Bible Study: Bible Dictionaries,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 30, Article 48.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol30/iss1/48