I’m wondering if anyone can recommend me a good “Bible dictionary.” I already have a dictionary that describes things related to Catholicism, but I’m specifically looking for one that relates to Biblical words (people, geography, animals, etc.). I’m noticing that this is harder and harder to find for Catholic Bible translations; I can find a gajillion “Bible dictionaries” that relate to terms found in the KJV, NIV, NKJV, etc.
I do have a Bible dictionary I like that is simply called “Smith’s Bible Dictionary.” But this appears to be a very condensed/abridged version; the original Smith’s Bible Dictionary I believe was a 3 or 4 volume series. I am seeing all kinds of books on ebay/amazon that are simply titled “Smith’s Bible Dictionary” without knowing so much as to if one includes more entries than the other. Mine is the cheap version published by Barbour and it states it includes more than 7,500 biblical words and definitions. Smith’s Bible Dictionary is apparently based off of the KJV/Authorized Version but I like all the maps, drawings, and calligraphy present in its 19th century style.
I’m not sure if there are better Bible dictionaries out there. Help?