Sir William Smith's A Dictionary of the Bible provides a truly comprehensive companion to the Bible.
Its 5,000 entries and more than 3,000 pages offer detailed authoritative accounts of the people, places, cities, customs, plants and animals in the Bible and of the books that make up the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Apocrypha.
Entries range from shorter accounts to major essays and provide a wealth of historical, cultural and etymological insight.
The dictionary contains a complete listing of every name in the Bible, including the minor names that are not to be found in other reference works.
Entries are cross-referenced to passages in the Bible.
Among the leading contributors are George Grove, who collaborated with Smith on the subsequent Atlas of Ancient Geography, Biblical and Classical, and E.
Stanley Poole, the noted Arabist. Illustrated and with a new introduction by leading contemporary scholar, Michael Ledger-Lomas, these handsome volumes form a unique and valuable resource.