You’ve got your dictionaries and your Bible dictionaries. You’ve got your kids’ dictionaries and your collegiate dictionaries. You’ve even got your illustrated dictionaries. Well, now the folks at B&H Publishing Group give you the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids!
This incredibly-illustrated, 212-page dictionary introduces kids (and adults because I thought it was pretty cool, too!) to 750 Bible words using 500 beautiful full-color photos, illustrations, and maps. Even the cover is, as you can see, visually appealing.
Each definition includes the Scripture-reference, so if you’re just enjoying looking through the dictionary at all the colorful illustrations, you can look up the place in the Bible where the defined word is found.
The Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids includes reconstruction drawings to help kids (and adults!) visualize how building and cities looked in Bible times. There are even illustrated charts showing the birds, animals, and foods of the Bible, which my kids really enjoyed.
Special features include:
- The names of God/Jesus (I loved this chart!)
- The Egyptian plagues
- Jewish feasts and festivals
- Armor of a Roman soldier
- The Twelve apostles
There are pronunciation guides, just as you’d find in a regular dictionary, as well as alternate spellings for words from the King James Version. The pronunciation guide is really useful for some of those hard-to-pronounce Bible names. Just think, you could practice at home, then, read through passages at church without stumbling over the names. You’d look like a regular theologian!
Can you tell I’ve stumbled over names before? I’ve found that if you read them with enough confidence, most people will just go along with you because they don’t have any better idea than you how to pronounce them. This was a technique regularly employed at the ladies’ Bible study I used to attend, but I digress.
I’m a very visual person, so I think I’ve enjoyed looking through the dictionary as much as the kids have. From the ark to the armor of God, a Bible-era manger to the layout of Jerusalem, we’ve enjoyed getting great visuals for many Bible passages. At a reasonably-priced $14.99, the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids will be a welcome addition to your Bible study time.
I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions. Your experience may vary.