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.
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.
Available for: iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, and Windows.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Bible (2nd Edition) is the most acclaimed, accessible, and up-to-date dictionary of its kind. Containing over 2,000 authoritative entries it provides clear and concise information about all of the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible. Terms range from earthquakes and mice to martyrs and art, and new to this edition are entries on Act of God, Old Testament and New Testament theology, Hanukkah, the Koran, mysticism, and many more.
This dictionary features a detailed bibliography, biographies of Bible scholars, a conversion table of measures, weights, and values, a chronology of important dates in Biblical history, and historical maps (showing Israel in Canaan; the near east in the time of the Assyrian Empire; Palestine under the Herods; the background of the New Testament; Rome and the East). In addition, entries on the books of the Bible have been grouped in alphabetical order.
With lively and informative A-Z entries and an array of useful supplementary material, this dictionary is essential for students and teachers of theology and religious education, and it is an absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible.
Over 2,000 authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date entries
Clear and concise information about the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible
Wide-ranging coverage: from earthquakes and mice to martyrs and art
Entries on books of the Bible have been brought together for ease of access
Valuable supplementary material including detailed maps, a chronology, a bibliography, and more
Video: How Bible Dictionaries & Encyclopedias work in the Olive Tree Bible App
"More than 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries make up this dictionary, whose 'aim is to expound the main ideas of the Bible and to give information about the principal people and places that readers encounter.' The definitions of Family, Joy, and Marriage, for example, demonstrate that their biblical meaning may not correspond to our twenty-first century understanding of these words. Entries such as Form Criticism and Redaction Criticism introduce the ways scholars approach the biblical texts, while those for Archaeology and Sociology present some of the tools they use in their exegesis...Scholarly apparatus is kept to a minimum..." — Christopher McConnell, Booklist
W. R. F. Browning has been a Canon Residentiary of Blackburn Cathedral and of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford. He is now an honorary canon and an honorary priest in West Oxford. He was for thirteen years a lecturer in New Testament Studies at Cuddesdon College, Oxford, and at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. His books include Commentary on St Luke's Gospel (1960; 6th edition 1981), Meet the New Testament (1965), The Anglican Synthesis (1965), and Handbook of the Ministry (1985). In 2008 he was awarded the Cross of St Augustine of Canterbury for work in theological education.