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Easton's Bible Dictionary
generally refers to the Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
, by Matthew George Easton
Matthew George Easton was a Scottish Presbyterian preacher and writer. His most known work is the Easton's Bible Dictionary, published three years after his death. The English translations of two of Franz Delitzsch's commentaries are among his other works.-External links:* at Christian Classics...
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, D.D. (1823-1894), published in 1897 (three years after Easton's death) by Thomas Nelson
Thomas Nelson is a publishing firm that began in Scotland in 1798 as the namesake of its founder. Its former US division is currently the sixth largest American trade publisher and the world's largest Christian publisher. It is owned by the private equity firm Kohlberg & Company...
. Because of its age, it is now a public domain resource. It contains nearly 4,000 entries relating to the Bible
The Bible refers to any one of the collections of the primary religious texts of Judaism and Christianity. There is no common version of the Bible, as the individual books , their contents and their order vary among denominations...
, from a 19th century Christian
Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in canonical gospels and other New Testament writings...
viewpoint. Despite its name, many of the entries in Easton's are encyclopedic in nature, though there are also short, dictionary-like entries.