Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary


The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary has been the go-to Bible reference resource for lay Bible students, teachers, pastors, academic courses, and libraries. It has drawn praise by those who have used it for its comprehensiveness, conciseness, and clarity. It includes over 6,500 articles (from Aaron to Zuzite) that are written to equip the reader for interpreting and understanding the Scriptures at a deeper level. Articles are structured to begin with a concise definition followed by in-depth study of the topic. The 700 full-color photos, maps, reconstructions, and charts enrich the reader’s experience. Bible readers usually feel separated from the original documents by 2,000 to 3,500 years. This dictionary helps bridge this chasm. It does so by offering the linguistic, literary, geographical, historical, and cultural information that will enrich the experience for those using this reference for personal study, academic work, or preparation for teaching and preaching the Bible. Includes up to date archaeological information that illuminates the biblical text.



About the Author

Chad Brand taught Bible, Theology, and Church History at North Greenville University for three years and at Southern Baptist Seminary for fifteen years. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Oklahoma Baptist and pastors Cumberland Homesteads Baptist Church in Crossville, TN.

Eric Mitchell is Associate Professor of Old Testament and Archaeology and Chair of the Archaeology and Biblical Backgrounds Division of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mitchell is the author of A Literary Examination of the Function of Satire in the Mišpat Hammelek of I Samuel (Mellen Press) based upon his dissertation under Daniel Block at Southern Seminary. He is also co-author of Old Testament Survey 2d edition (B & H) along with another of his doctoral professors, Paul House. Dr. Mitchell works with the SWBTS Dead Sea Scrolls project and has edited fragment FrgDSSDeut4 (Deuteronomy 12:11-14).  Dr. Mitchell also directs an archaeological project in Israel: the Tel Gezer Regional Survey and is working on publication of the results.  Dr. Mitchell has served as youth minister to two churches for seven years, as a business administrator for a discipleship ministry, and has frequently taught Bible studies in churches over the last 25 years. He currently teaches a young Adult Sunday School class at Travis Avenue Baptist Church. He was educated at Baylor University (B.B.A.), Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.).

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