I have finished by May-Term class and now can devote my attention to other important things, such as grading papers from that May-Term class and giving away a few more books on this blog.
To celebrate the middle of the month of May, I am giving away a brand new copy of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary by J. D. Douglas and Merrill C. Tenney, ed. Moises Silva (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011. I reviewed the book a year ago, check out this link for the full review. This new release from Zondervan is more than a re-packaging of the venerable Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary (Merrill, 1963) or the New International Bible Dictionary (Douglas, 1999).
The dictionary contains more than 7,200 entries covering historical and geographical topics, but also general theological issues as well (Jesus, Sin, Bible translation, etc.) At 1571 pages, this is a significant tool which will meet the needs of most laymen and most pastors. While it is impossible to call a book this size “handy,” it will likely be the first book off the shelf for most pastors and lay-teachers.
To have a chance at winning this book, leave a comment mentioning your favorite Bible Dictionary of All Time, or at least your name. I suppose some other snarky comment will do as well. I will announce the winner picked at random on May 23, one week from today.