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a monumental work
on June 1, 2000
For the beginning Bible student, I would recommend getting this dictionary sometime after getting Strong's, a Bible dictionary, and Vine's. It will give you a little more depth than Vine's, and the entry titles are written in Greek so that you can practice recognition of the alphabet. But don't worry, you can still use this dictionary even if you do not know any Greek because it also has an English translation reference index (also a win-win situation, like Vine's.)
It is coded to Strong's just in case you really cannot find a particular word. You can compare the definitions of words with Vine's to get a second opinion, or you can just use it as a stand-alone reference. And not only are the words defined, but the author also gives you a lot of background information on important or difficult topics that you will not find in other dictionaries. This Word Study Dictionary, Strong's, a Bible Dictionary and Vine's will make an awesome start for your library. A ton of information here - a monumental work.