The four pieces of front matter here would be very nice to have added to the module:
The Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible is the fruit of many years of loving labour. No pains have been spared to make it in all respects reliable and complete. The author has sought to embody in the work, in as compact a form as possible, the results the most recent research in all departments of Biblical literature—doctrinal, historical, biographical, archaeological, and geographical.
Tho learned research and criticism which resulted in the Revised Version of the Scriptures have, probably for the first time, been here utilized in a systematic way in a Bible Dictionary.
The abundant use of illustrations and sketch-maps, and the introduction of chronological and other tables, will, it is believed, be found to add greatly to the value of the book.
The author offers this work to the public in the hope that it may prove to be worthy of a place on the table of all students of the Bible, and particularly of those who are engaged in the religious instruction of the young in Sabbath schools, and he helpful as a convenient and trustworthy book of reference on Biblical subjects. He has taken cognizance of modern controversies bearing on the character and claims of the Word of God and on the doctrines of the gospel, and, while avoiding everything of a sectarian character, has freely stated the conclusions he has reached, under the deep impression that further study and research will only the more fully confirm the truth of “those things which are most surely believed among us.”
May the Lord, whose Word this book is intended to elucidate, graciously vouchsafe His blessing with it, to His own glory !
M. G. E.
LIST OF BOOKS CONSULTED.
The books the author has had occasion to consult in the preparation of this Dictionary have been very numerous. Besides those quoted or referred to in the work itself, the following may be mentioned :—
The Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly Statements.
The Memoirs of the Survey of Western Palestine.
The Memoirs of the Egypt Exploration Fund. .
The Negeb or South Country of Scripture, by Rev. E. Wilton, M.A.
The Desert of the Exodus, by E. H. Palmer, M.A..
Durch Gosen zum Sinai, von Dr. Georg Ebers.
Ægypten und die Bücher Mose’s, von Dr. Georg Ebers.
Zeitschrit des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins.
Die Keilinschriften u. das Alte Testament, 2te A., von Eberhard Schrader.
Zeitschrit für Assyriologie u. Verwandte Gebiete.
Keilinschriften und Geschichtsforschung : Ein Beitrag zur Monumentalen Geographie der Assyrer, von Eberhard Schrader.
Die bibl. Altertümer, von Kinzler.
Die bibl. Natuurgeschichte u. die bibl. Geographie, Herausg. von dem Calwer Verlagsverein.
Bibel-Atlas u. bibl. Geographie, von Dr. R. v. Riess.
Handwörterbuch des bibl. Alterthums. von E. C. H. Riehm; 2te Auﬂage. von Dr. F. Baethgen.
Realencyclopädie für Protest. Theol. u. Kirche, Von Herzog, PLlitt, u. Hauck. 2te Auﬂage.
La Trouvaille de Deir-eI-Behari, vingt Photographies, par M. E. Brugsch, Texte par G. Maspero.
Hist. Ancienne de l’Orient, par M. Lenormant.
The Hibbert Lectures. Lectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by the religion of the ancient Babylonians. By A. H. Sayce.
A Manual of Ancient History; by George Rawlinson, M.A.
The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern WorId, by George Rawlinson, M.A.
History of Ancient Egypt, by George Rawlinson, M.A.
A History of Art in Chaldea and Assyria, by George Perrot and Charles Clupiez.
The Bible and Modern Discovery, by Harper.
The Holy Land and the Bible, by Geikie.
The Students Edition of the Speaker’s Commentary, by Fuller. M.A., Professor of Ecclesiastical History, King's College, London.
Biblischer Commentar u. d. A. T., von Keil u. Delitzsch.
The By-Paths of Bible Knowledge.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Calmet’s Dictionary of the Bible.
Schaff’s Bible Dictionary.
Fausset’s CriticaI aand Expository Bible Cyclopædia.
Edersheim’s Bible History.
M’Clintock and Strongs Cyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature.
ARABIC WORDS USED IN THE MODERN NAMES OF PLACES. ETC.
Ab, father. Abu, father of.
‘Ain: or en, a well; lit. the “eye” of the desert. ‘Ayûn (pl.) wells.
Amîr or ameer, prince.
Beni, sons of. Ibn, son.
Bar or beer, fountain; an artificially sunk and enclosed well, as distinguished from ‘ain.
Kalat, castle or fort.
Kasr, palace; pl. kǔsûr.
Râs. headland ; cape: summit.
Tell, mound ; hill.
Wâdy, rain stream, or the channel through which it flows.
A.V. ……… . Authorized Vernon of the Bible.
R.V. ……… . Revised Version of the Bible.
LXX. ……… Septuagint Version of the Bible.
Lat. ……… Latin.
Gr. ……… Greek.
Heb. ……… Hebrew.
Arab. ……… Arabic.
Aram. ……… Aramaic or Chaldee.
N.T. ……… New Testament.
O.T. ……… Old Testament
n.p. ……… proper name.
cf. ……… compare.
i.e. ……… that is.
ibid. ……… the same.
q.v. ……… which see.
l.c. ……… in the passage quoted.
e.g. ……… for example.
PS: Does anyone know for sure the meaning of 2te is it a short form for second edition much like english 2nd?