The Resource Guide is the most powerful feature in the Olive Tree Bible App. As you read your Bible in the main window, the Resource Guide follows along and displays relevant Bible study information from your study notes, commentaries, maps and more.
This is so much more than a traditional dictionary. While you're reading the Bible, the Resource Guide will pull up articles from this dictionary. You can also select words in the text and tap "Look Up" to access relevant information in a pop-up window.
Reading about a person, place, or thing but don't know what it looks like? If this book has an image of what you're looking for, the Resource Guide will let you know. Just glance under "Image," and tap to see the photo enlarged.
Did your resource mention a passage of Scripture, but you can't remember what the verse says? Never fear! Tap the linked verse and a pop-up window will appear, giving you quick and easy access to the verse in context.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is a six-volume state-of-the-art dictionary of the Bible, six years in the making, offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and topics.
Video: How Bible Dictionaries work in the Olive Tree Bible App
The most extensive Bible dictionary ever created:
Includes all six volumes
More than 6,000 entries
More than 7,000,000 words
Nearly 1,000 contributors
Multicultural and interdisciplinary in scope
An unprecedented interfaith exploration of the Bible
Illustrated throughout with easy-to-find references
Extensively cross-referenced for comprehensive coverage of topics
Easy-to-read article and chapter headings for speedy location of material
Full bibliographical references following all major entries
Each Volume is approximately 1,200 pages in print
Other features include:
Articles on pseudepigraphic and apocryphal texts, Nag Hammadi tractates, and individual Dead Sea Scrolls, including the most recently published sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls
"Minor entries" on personal and place-names that go well beyond the one- or two-sentence descriptions found in other Bible dictionaries
Outstanding summaries of the latest research on the historical Jesus
Fascinating new articles discussing the growing reappraisal of early Christianity's relationship to Judaism (Was Christianity an "offspring" or "sibling" of rabbinic Judaism?)
Many articles illustrating the literary artistry of the biblical text
Intriguing discussions of everyday life in Bible lands including articles that explore health and disease, the role of animals and plants in the ancient ecosystem, and the demographics of human settlement in ancient Palestine
A richness of information unequaled in the history of biblical studies