I am starting to budget for my next purchase. It's going to be Bible Dictionary. I have been reading upon some of the choices and I know many here favor the AYBD.
Is there a good alternative to the AYBD?
If I were to purchase the AYBD, which other dictionary would you guys and gals recommend as a good compliment?
I already own the ISBE and the IVP series.
I am considering either as a alternative or/and compliment to the AYBD:
- New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology
- The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis
- The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament and New Testament
- Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible
- The New International Dictionary: Old and New Testament
If there is one I haven't consider but should let me know.
A little background:
I am looking for comprehensive tools to help me go deeper in my Bible study and to prepare to lead Bible studies, specially with people, places and things as well as background. I am not in Seminary, although I do would love to be able to attend but the cost is to high. I am taking as many free courses online as I can. Nor I am a pastor. I am Evangelical-conservative with Reformed tendencies, So I prefer tools along those lines but I don't mind study different point of views to mine.
Really appreciate your opinions.