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HarperCollins Bible Dictionary


This is a book that puts the latest and comprehensive biblical scholarship at your fingertips. It has everything you need to know about the Old Testament, the Apocrypha and New Testament.

Author: Paul J. Achtemeier


The book explains every aspect of the Bible, including biblical archaeology, culture, related writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible’s influence on Western civilization, biblical history, theological concepts, modern biblical interpretations, flora and fauna, climate and environment, crafts and industry, the intent of individual books of the Bible, and more.

It features the following:

  • Contributions by 193 noted experts on the Bible and the ancient Near East,
  • More than 3700 entries covering the Bible from A to Z,
  • Outlines for each book of the Bible
  • 590 black-and-white photographs
  • 53 colour photographs
  • An updated pronunciation guide
  • 72 black-and-white maps
  • 18 colour maps
  • Dozens of drawings, diagrams and tables

Additional information

Dimensions 24 × 6.5 × 16 cm