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   Reference Books

A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs : A Reference Guide to More than 700 topics discussed by the Early Church Fathers.  by David W.Bercot, 

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology - by Walter A. Elwell

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (4 or 5 vol. Set)

Zondervan Pictorial Bible Encyclopedia (5 vols.)

   Word Studies

New American Standard Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible  

The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology by Colin Brown

Strong's  Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (KJV) by James Strong

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament edited by Harris, Archer, Waltke, 

Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words by W. E. Vine

Wuest's Word Studies from the Greek New Testament (4 vols.) by Kenneth S. Wuest

Synonyms of the New Testament by Richard Chenevix Trench

Synonyms of the Old Testament : Their bearing on Christian doctrine  by Robert Baker Girdlestone


Attributes of God  by Arthur W. Pink

Charismatic Chaos by John F. MacArthur, Jr.

Basic Theology  by Charles Ryrie

Systematic Theology, Unabridged 8 vol. version by Lewis Sperry Chafer


Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible  by John W. Haley

Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell

More Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell

The Genesis Flood  by Henry Morris

     Commentaries / Surveys / Handbooks

The Bible Knowledge Commentary, Old Testament  by Walvoord, Zuck, DTS faculty

The Bible Knowledge Commentary, New Testament by Walvoord, Zuck, DTS faculty

Halley's Bible Handbook by Henry Hampton Halley

Jensen's Survey of the New Testament by Irving Lester Jensen

Jensen's Survey of the Old Testament  by Irving Lester Jensen

Talk Thru the Bible by Bruce Wilkinson

The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (set)  by D. J. Wiseman, General Editor

The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (set)

Unger's Bible Handbook by Merrill F.Unger

   Customs and Culture

Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions by Roland de Vaux

Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome, 3 vols. edited by Michael Grant & Rachel Kitzinger 

Civilizations of the Ancient Near East by Jack M. Sasson 4 vols. in 2 books

Illustrated Manners and Customs of the Bible by J.I. Packer and M.C. Tenney, editors

The IVP Bible Background Commentaries, New Testament

The IVP Bible Background Commentaries, Old Testament

The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah  by Alfred Edersheim

Manners and Customs of the Bible by James M. Freeman

The New Manners and Customs of the Bible Times by Ralph Gower

Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Days of  Christ by Alfred Edersheim

The Temple, Its Ministry and Services  by Alfred Edersheim

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary 4 vols.

   History / Geography

Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History: Complete and Unabridged  by C.F. Cruse

Herodotus : The Histories

Josephus, the Essential Writings : A Condensation of Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War  by Josephus, Flavius.

The Macmillan Bible Atlas  by Yohanan Aharoni

The Moody Atlas of Bible Lands  by  Barry J. Beitzel

The Zondervan NIV Atlas of the Bible by  Carl Rasmussen

Complete Works of Flavius Josephus by William Whiston


Ancient Near Text: Relating to the Old Testament edited by James B. Pritchard

An Archaeologist Looks at the Gospels by James Kelso 

The Archaeology of the New Testament  by E. M. Blaiklock

Archaeology of the Bible: Book by Book by Gaalyah Cornfeld & David Noel

Biblical Archaeological Review – magazine

Biblical Archaeologist – magazine 

Can Archaeology Prove the New Testament by Ralph O. Muncaster

The Context of Scripture” – volume one “Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World”, volume two “Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World” editor WilliamW. Hallo

The New International Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology editor Edward M. Blaiklock

Tells, Tombs and Treasure: A Pictorial Guide to Biblical Archaeology by Robert T. Boyd

Archaeological Commentary on the Bible by Gonzalo Baez-Camargo

Archaeology and the Old Testament  by Alfred J. Hoerth

Archaeology and the New Testament  by Merril F. Unger

Archaeology of the New Testament  by R. K. Harrison

Archaeology in Bible Lands by Howard F. Vos

Archaeology in Biblical Research by Walter G. Williams

Highlights of Archaeology in the Bible Lands by Fred H. Wight 

   Practical Christianity

Christianity in Crisis  by Hank Hanegraaff

Demons in the World Today  by Merrill F. Unger

The Family  by John F. MacArthur Jr.

The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare  by  Edward F. Murphy

How to Listen to God  by Charles F. Stanley

Partners in Prayer: How to Revolutionize Your Church with a Team Prayer Strategy by  John C. Maxwell

Strike the Original Match: When Life's Pressures Have Taken the Warmth Out of Your Marriage   by Charles Swindoll

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