The Lexham Bible Dictionary, the world’s most advanced Bible dictionary, is getting bigger and better.
Buying a Bible dictionary is usually like buying a computer. As soon as you get it home, it’s already out of date. Words printed on physical paper are locked in place. As new scholarship, new resources, and new discoveries emerge, your Bible dictionary remains unchanging—static.
But not the Lexham Bible Dictionary.
We’re excited to announce the addition of 58 new articles from scholars like:
The Lexham Bible Dictionary and Faithlife Study Bible are constantly being updated to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information possible.
This new update adds over 150,000 words, making the Lexham Bible Dictionary over 1.7 million words total. The update includes entries covering topics like:
- Why the New Testament is called the “New Testament”—covered in “New Testament, Title of”
- The Qumran Community, which many scholars claim penned many of the Dead Sea Scrolls
- The Rule of the Community—an important sectarian manuscript from the Dead Sea Scrolls
- Gnosticism, an early heretical movement
- A brief history of biblical interpretation
- The books once contained in the Bible that no longer are
- The time between the Old and New Testaments, covered in “Intertestamental Period”
- The ancient book known as Testament of Abraham
How can I find Lexham Bible Dictionary articles?
Here’s one easy way. As you’re reading Scripture in your Faithlife Study Bible app, you may see an icon in line with the study notes, like the one below next to the word “Parousia” at 2 Peter 3:4.
That icon indicates that a Lexham Bible Dictionary article on this topic is available. The article happens to be one of the new ones. When you click it, the article shows up over the notes pane, on the bottom half of your screen.
And, of course, the Lexham Bible Dictionary currently comes completely free with the Faithlife Study Bible. Whether you’re downloading the Faithlife Study Bible for the first time or getting the update, you’re not paying a dime for this tool. The work of the world’s leading scholars is at your fingertips.