Let’s start with the BEST of the BEST (in alphabetical order, by title, if you’re
^**Bauer, Walter; Danker, Frederick W., etc. “A Greek-English Lexicon of the
New Testament....” (BDAG)TW
This is the single most important Greek lexicon in existence. If you’re going to
do any serious work in the original Greek of the New Testament, this book is required
reading. Available as a TW module. Read my review here.
^**Geoffrey Bromiley, ed. - “Theological Dictionary of the New Testament” (Abridged)TW
This is a nice, conservative, concise Bible dictionary. It’s an excellent companion
module to ISBE.
^**“Bridgeway Bible Dictionary” in .dctx format eSTW
The uniqueness of this dictionary is that it is written by a missionary for Christians
on the foreign field, and that don’t have many other resources. It is an excellent
dictionary. This is from his preface:
This book, like most of my books, began life in the Thai language when I lived with
my wife and family in Bangkok. The aim was to produce material that would be a credible
aid to biblical knowledge, but in an easy-read non-technical style that any Christian
^**E.W. Bullinger - “Figures of Speech Used in the Bible” DICTIONARY FORMAT eSTW
NOTE: This module also exists as a .topx file here under “General Bible Reference.”
However, this DICTIONARY format will be much more usable, especially for TW users.
The content of both are substantially identical.
^**“CARM Theological Dictionary” in .dctx format eSTW
This is a contemporary dictionary of theology - not a dictionary of Bible words.
Example: the word “Jerusalem” is not an entry, but the word “karma” is. CARM stands
for “Chrsitian Apologetics and Research Ministry,” and you can see their website
According to their website, here is the bibliography for this resource (quite helpful
if you want to know their theological perspective!):
Achtemeier, Paul J., ed. Harper's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Row, 1985
This dictionary is conservative, contemporary, and reformed.
^**Combo Dictionary: BDB/Thayer/Strong/King James Concordance/TenseVoiceMood
NOTE: This is a very nice resource that has been combined together.
^**Wilhelm Gesenius - “Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon...” not currently
NOTE: This is a Hebrew intensive dictionary - no Strong’s numbering system included.
If you are not comfortable with Hebrew, the eS version of this module will be functionally
useless. The TW version, though, works quite nicely with theWord. I highly recommend
the TW version of this module!
^**Robert Girdlestone - “Synonyms of the Old Testament” eSTW
Does for the OT synonyms what Trench does for the New. Very nice module. Also available
as an .topx/.twm.gbk module here (see “Entire Old Testament” near the top of the
page); but I think most users will get more usage out of this dictionary format.
^**James Hastings - “Dictionary of the Bible (1909)” eSTW
^**James Hastings - “Dictionary of Christ and The Gospels” (2 Vols) eSTW
^**An Intermediate Greek English Lexicon by Henry George Liddell & Robert Scott
^**J. McClintock & J. Strong - “Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological & Ecclesiastical
Lit.” (12 vols) eSTW
A massive work! The eSword file is split into two halves (good thing, or eSword would
really balk at the size of the file); also the eSword file has the option of choosing
“with” or “without” photos. (I recommend you choose the “without photos” option.)
TheWord file is not split into two, and includes pictures.
If you have the Scofield commentary module installed, you’ll want this module. If
you enjoy the Scofield commentary module, then you’ll love this Scofield dictionary
This handy reference dictionary makes finding Scofield’s notes on topics quite easy.
HOW IT WORKS: look up a topic in the “Sco” dictionary tab, and click the provided
Scripture link. When the Bible goes to that reference, the Scofield.cmtx module will
go to that verse, showing all of Scofield’s topical treasures.
NOTE: the eSword version comes installed with Strong’s; and TW comes with an enhanced
Strong’s concordance (“Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s”). This module is the original
Strong’s Greek/Hebrew dictionary for TW.
^**R.C. Trench - “Synonyms of the New Testament” TW
^**Henry Wace - “Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature” eSTW
This dictionary covers church history until about 700 A.D. This module is foundational
to a correct understanding of what is typically referred to as “The Early Church
Fathers.” For those interested in that era, this is a “must have.” (NOTE: the download
includes options for either a dictionary format or a .topx/.gbk format. I recommend
**Walter Lewis Wilson - “Wilson’s Dictionary of Bible Types” eSTW
This title has existed for several years as a .topx module; our friend “Dyan” has
made it what it should have been all along: a dictionary module (imagine that: a
dictionary in .dctx format)! If you do any studying in Bible typology, this module
will be a real help!
This is a list of every Hebrew word in the Tanakh (Christian Old Testament) that
has been assigned a Strong's number, along with any variants of that word built using
the data from Open Scriptures.
^Concordance to the Greek Scriptures (TR/LXX) eSTW
This is a list of every Greek word in the LXX (Hebrew Old Testament in Greek) &
TR (Textus Receptus text of the Greek NT) that has been assigned a Strong's number,
along with any variants of that word built using the data from Open Scriptures.
^James Hastings - “Hastings’ Dictionary of the Apostolic Church” eSTW
Morrish was a Plymouth Brethren associated with J.N. Darby. This dictionary reflects
dispensational and pre-millennial theology.
There are other editions of this module on the net; we think this one is better.
Module Builder “Dyan” wrote this: “this is one which I worked on from scratch. Have
a look at it, I think you'll find the formatting a little better, all verse refs
are tooltipped, entries with same headings have been combined, besides I've also
added the synonyms at the end.” If you’ve already downloaded and installed another
MBD, make sure you delete it first before installing this one.
This is just like the Chain References in the back of your study notes - at least
the public domain section, that is.
^Richard Watson - “Biblical and Theological Dictionary” (5 vols) eSTW
Watson was one of the early theological leaders of Methodism. Arminian.
^Noah Webster - Webster’s 1913 “American Dictionary of the English Language”
NOTE: TheWord and eSword come with the 1828 edition. This is a second public domain
version available. After a comparison, I found that I preferred the 1828 version;
you may disagree. ALSO: the eSword version is slow loading....
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