Easton's Bible Dictionary

The Illustrated Bible Dictionary,[lower-alpha 1] better known as Easton's Bible Dictionary, is a reference work on topics related to the Christian Bible compiled by Matthew George Easton. The first edition was published in 1893,[1] and a revised edition was published the following year.[2] The most popular edition, however, was the third, published by Thomas Nelson in 1897, three years after Easton's death.[3] The last contains nearly 4,000 entries relating to the Bible. Many of the entries in Easton's are encyclopedic in nature, although there are also short dictionary-type entries.

Because of its age, it is now a public domain resource.

See also


  1. Full title: Illustrated Bible Dictionary and Treasury of Biblical History, Biography, Geography, Doctrine, and Literature with Numerous Illustrations and Important Chronological Tables and Maps.[1]



  • Easton, Matthew George, ed. (1893), Illustrated Bible Dictionary..., New York: Harper & Bros.
  • Easton, M.G., ed. (1894), Illustrated Bible Dictionary... (Revised ed.), London: T. Nelson & Sons
  • Easton, M.G., ed. (1897), Illustrated Bible Dictionary... (also known as Easton's Bible Dictionary) (3rd ed.), London: T. Nelson & Sons

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