The Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary is an unparalleled tool for word studies in both the Hebrew and Greek of the biblical text. The advantage of Wordsearch’s electronic version is that the Expository Dictionary is separated and synchronized with the supplementary Hebrew and Greek Dictionary. This allows for a greater range of functionality. By having these two separate volumes open simultaneously in the Wordsearch program, the user acquires quick visibility of an Expository entry and its corresponding Hebrew or Greek Dictionary entry.
In addition, the electronic version of Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary is fully indexed and searchable by both Goodrick/Kohlenberger number and Strong’s Concordance number, as well as Hebrew, Greek, or English Dictionary entry. This creates an easily navigable electronic Dictionary that allows the user to freely focus in on a specific word and synthesize its related material in little time.
For years, Vine’s Expository Dictionary has been the standard word study tool for pastors and laypeople, selling millions of copies. But sixty-plus years of scholarship have shed extensive new light on the use of biblical Greek and Hebrew, creating the need for a new, more accurate, more thorough dictionary of Bible words. William Mounce, whose Greek grammar has been used by more than 100,000 college and seminary students, is the editor of this dictionary, which will become the layperson’s gold standard for biblical word studies. Mounce’s is ideal for the reader with limited or no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew who wants greater insight into the meanings of biblical words to enhance Bible study. It is also the perfect reference for busy pastors needing to quickly get at the heart of a word’s meaning without wading through more technical studies. What makes Mounce’s superior to Vine’s?
- The most accurate, in-depth definitions based on the best of modern evangelical scholarship
- Both Greek and Hebrew words are found under each English entry (Vine’s separates them)
- Employs both Strong’s and G/K numbering systems (Vine’s only uses Strong’s)
- Mounce’s accuracy is endorsed by leading scholars
About the Author
William D. Mounce, PhD, Aberdeen University, lives as a writer in Washougal, Washington. He is the president of BiblicalTraining.org, a non-profit organization offering world-class education resources for discipleship in the local church. Formerly he was a preaching pastor, and prior to that a professor of New Testament and director of the Greek Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of the best-selling Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other resources. He was the New Testament chair of the English Standard version translation of the Bible, and is serving on the NIV translation committee.