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Considered a classic reference work, Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary is respected for its solid, precise definitions. Above and beyond its merits as a reference work, Webster's 1828 Dictionary has perhaps the most Biblical definitions contained in any dictionary. Webster uses numerous verses to illustrate his definitions.
COUNTENANCE, n. [L., to hold.] 1. Literally, the contents of a body; the outline and extent which constitutes the whole figure or external appearance. Appropriately, the human face; the whole form of the face, or system of features; visage. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Proverbs 15. Be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. Matthew 6...
Noah Webster, sometimes known as "America's Schoolmaster," is perhaps best known for his 1828 An American Dictionary of the English Language which remains a classic work. Webster profoundly influenced five generations of American students with his Blue-backed Speller books and is considered the "Father of American Scholarship and Education." He was a devout Christian, and completed an update to the King James Version of the Bible, often called the Common Version, available from Olive Tree.