I love reading the Bible.
Even more than reading it – I love when I find that little treasure that expands it to life. Like the first time you go to the zoo and see how massive the elephants are or how the giraffes would be great at playing basketball if they had hands. That is how I feel when I look up a word in its original text like Hebrew or Greek, a whole new life opens up to me.
I usually will use The Strong’s Concordance of the Bible.
But for some words I don’t have to look up the Hebrew or Greek, sometimes I just need to know the English definition or need a cool photograph to explain what I am reading.
That is why I was stoked when I got a chance to review the Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary: New and Enhanced Edition.
At first it looked like a huge book that would be nice to add to a shelf for decoration, which will also be an asset. But, then we opened it.
I love that it is full color! Full of wonderful photographs that even the kids will be excited to look up a word or a place out of their Bible lessons. Who doesn’t like seeing photographs of things that were pertinent to what you are studying? It makes it come alive! I did see a review that mentioned some nudity. I would highly suggest looking at the dictionary beside your children – I didn’t see any photos that were provoking (I could have missed them) but each family is different and have to make decisions based on their own convictions.
If one has never studied the Bible before, it gives you an easy plan called Five Easy Better Bible Study Steps using the Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary. This would be great for those high school students who might need another way to learn.
Then there is the maps. Gorgeous! Full of color and great for researching Biblical times.
I use maps every time we study something new or need to go over where something happened in the Bible. It just makes sense to show the students or myself when and where a story took place.
Overall, I would highly recommend this Great Resource for Home Bible Studies.
Blessings to you! You are loved!
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