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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is an exhaustive classic Biblical encyclopedia consisting of 5 paper volumes. This bastion of knowledge is now available in one beautifully formatted book for the Kindle. The Kindle edition works as any other Kindle dictionary and may be set as the Kindle default dictionary.

The ISBE includes almost 10,000 thoroughly written authoritative articles representing the scholarship of nearly 200 evangelical scholars.

In harmony with the practical and authoritative character of the Encyclopedia the greatest pains were taken by the authors to secure comprehensiveness and completeness in its presentation of all Biblical matters, and in its fullness of typical Scriptural references on all subjects dealt with. In scope the work embraces the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha, together with all related subjects of Language, Text, Literature (apocalyptic, apocryphal, sub-apostolic, etc.), Archeology, historical and religious environment—whatever, in short, may throw light on the meaning and message of the sacred Book. The aim was that nothing great or small conducing to this end was to be omitted. History of peoples and religions, Ethnology, Geography, Topography, Biography, Arts and Crafts, Manners and Customs, Family Life, Natural History, Agriculture, War, Shipping, Ritual, Laws, Sects, Music, and all else pertaining to the outer and inner life of the people of the Bible, and therefore throwing light upon the meaning of the original writers, are amply and minutely treated. Proper names are explained and their occurrences in the Bible and Apocrypha noted. Large space was devoted to the meanings and uses of the more ordinary, as well as of rarer and obsolete, English words with special reference to their Hebrew and Greek originals and to the variations of usage in the King James/Authorized Version and the Revised Versions. Careful attention was given to the figurative uses of words in connection with all subjects where such uses occur.

The Kindle edition incorporates a cross-reference system between the articles and the included King James Bible, which makes it easy to navigate a huge amount of scholarly information and read the Scripture.

No maps or illustrations are included in this Kindle edition. Also note that Kindle Fire does not support the dictionary format.

The ISBE is a required reference book for the Kindle library of any serious student of the Bible.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18465 KB
  • Publisher: OSNOVA; 2 edition (Oct. 18 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047O2RNI
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #229,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa64c854c) out of 5 stars 80 reviews
75 of 75 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa62b7e10) out of 5 stars A must-have for everyone who studies the Word! Nov. 5 2010
By My-Hubby's-A-Bookworm:) - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
My husband teaches the Sunday School class and likes to use multiply resources to implement in his teachings. I bought this book for his Kindle, and he finds it extremely useful. The Encyclopedia is very thorough and extensive, and we love the fact that it has the KJV Bible intertwined in it so every article in the Encyclopedia is directly linked to a Bible verse, and vise versa.

I can't recommend it enough for those who are involved in the studying or teaching of the Word of God. I think it would also be a wonderful tool for anybody who is a serious Bible reader.
69 of 69 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6046078) out of 5 stars Osnova has done it again Nov. 23 2010
By sunmoon - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Thank you Osnova for this wonderful resource. All with active links ! One thing I found was a really easy way to find a topic you are interested in is just begin typing the word and a entire list appears. WOW :-)
51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa60462b8) out of 5 stars One of the best birthday gifts I got this year!! Nov. 8 2010
By Anne Of Green Gables - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A friend of mine got it for my birthday. It took me a while to figure out how to work this book (it's huge and quite sophisticated, unlike me), but once I learned to navigate through it, I was very happy with it. I have a number of printed encyclopedias which I use now and then. But I sure enjoy the convenience of having all 5 volumes on my small, lightweight Kindle. I think I should eventually trade all my hard copy books for the Kindle ones! :)
76 of 80 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa604645c) out of 5 stars Missing from Product Description (-2 stars) Sept. 11 2011
By RandyRRT - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Just reiterating a "heads up" from another reviewer. I was surprised when I opened this reference that has such high customer ratings to read Illustrations (not included in Kindle version) ..., Maps (not included in Kindle version) ..., and Indices (not included in Kindle version). Admittedly, $4.99 is a great price for a multiple-volume collection, but the product description suggests topography and manners and customs. I reread the description thinking that maybe I just didn't pay close enough attention. Perhaps the logic was that the illustrations may not display well on the Kindle or that the file size would be too large, but honestly if the encyclopedia is going to remove features that are included in the print version, HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO LET THIS BE KNOWN IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION?
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6046330) out of 5 stars Excellent Bible resource for the Kindle Dec 30 2010
By Broadus - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
The ISBE is some seventy years old, but it remains a solid resource for answering questions related to the Bible. For $4.99, this Kindle edition is a treasure. I have the original printed volumes on my shelves, but there is no way I would carry the large five volumes around with me. Having the entire work on my Kindle, always accessible, is incredible.

The links are great and navigation is relatively simple, which is saying a lot for the Kindle. We are used to the ease of navigation on computers and forget that the Kindle is a dedicated reading device. OSNOVA has produced another fine Kindle resource.