International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE) Revised
By: Geoffrey W. Bromiley

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  • Completely updated in four volumes with 4,466 pages, 9,000 topics, and 3,500 cross-references
  • Covers every person and place mentioned in the Bible
  • All Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic words are transliterated
  • A wealth of illustrations, nearly 1,500 photos (many in color), plus 342 maps
  • The most up-to-date, multi-volume Bible encyclopedia written by conservative scholars
  • Based on the Revised Standard Version
  • Named as one of the 850 Books for Biblical Expositors by the Master's Seminary
  • A favorite of Pastor Chuck Smith
  • Named by the R. C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies as one of the Best Tools for Preaching and Teaching

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Representing the scholarship of hundreds of evangelical contributors from many specialized fields of biblical research, this encyclopedia includes articles on the following: every person and place mentioned in the Bible; all the terms in the Bible that have theological or ethical meaning; and the transmission, study, and interpretation of the Bible. Based on the Revised Standard Version, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia contains cross-reference entries for forms used in the King James Version and the New English Bible, making it readily accessible to a wider range of readers.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia contains over 9,000 topics and 3,500 cross-references. It examines major Bible doctrines and provides opposing articles on controversial topics to ensure a rounded explanation and description. The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Apocrypha and other extra-biblical resources are utilized and explained. A must have for any biblical scholar.


I use this set more than any other reference work I own. Great articles on every major doctrine, person, place, and event in the Bible. This one ... is indispensable!
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger