Christian History Books (click here)
IMPORTANT: Easton's Bible Dictionary is NOT exegetical, and can be counter to the scriptural or Hebrew and Greek definitions of words.
150 Years ago you couldn't be a Pastor anywhere in the world unless you were fluent in Hebrew..... Even in the so-called "Dark Ages" everyone had a local Priest who could speak, read and write in at least 2 languages, who taught out of a Latin Bible. How far have we fallen in word definitions! DO YOU BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD OR BELIEVE IN THE OPPOSITE?
*******Recommended Materials for In-Depth Research of Scripture*********
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, Complete and Unabridged (Every pastor uses or recommends this for their congregation) It's the main tool every Christian should have in their library along with a good Lexicon to get full definitions. Beware, using just Strong's alone without a Lexicon will not give you full definitions of many words since it's not meant to do the function of a Lexicon.
You will need some of the following books to render in-depth research beyond the scope of Strong's Concordance: (Most of which are included in several computer programs such as PC Study Bible and online at HERE for FREE ACCESS)
1. The New Englishman's Greek Concordance and Lexicon of the New Testament, by Wigram-Green *These two books by Wigram-Green are what Strong's concordance is based upon. Every word in the bible is listed by (the original Greek and Hebrew)Strongs# rather than by English translation. You cannot miss the bible's definition of a word with this tool. You can see how the original word is used every time throughout the bible. This research tool makes any user blow away most any pastor these days.*
2. The New Englishman's Hebrew Concordance of the Old Testament, by Wigram-Green
3. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament by Thayers
4. Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament by Gesenius
5. Interlinear Greek and English by Berry
7. Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words Keyed to Strong's Reference Numbers
You can also order the KJV "Hebrew Greek Key Study bible" which has built-in lexicons and Strong's numbering within the actual text of King James, or if you prefer you can also get it in New American Standard. (we reccomend King James Version)
We know you can always use the bible as it's own lexicon and use the word to interpret the word, however, but these are shortcuts for all who are wise to make quick use of. Thank You for using our online searchable Strong's concordance and dictionary.
You can get all these books at ANY Bible bookstore and most major bookstores. Or order from us right now click here
The first keys are finding what the bible's definition of a word is in scripture, not in 21st Century word definitions or MAJORITY Religious Doctrines in the broad path which leadeth to destruction. These tools help you see how the original word is used through the entire text of scripture, thus render the BIBLE'S Definition of a word since we live by Every Word and not by bread alone.
Easton's (UnBiblical and sometimes FALSE) Bible Dictionary
Drink, Strong (Heb. shekar ), an intoxicating liquor (Jdg 13:4; Luk 1:15; Isa 5:11; Mic 2:11) distilled from corn, honey, or dates. The effects of the use of strong drink are referred to in Psa 107:27; Isa 24:20; Isa 49:26; Isa 51:17. Its use prohibited, Pro 20:1. (See WINE.)
Drink-offering Consisted of wine (Num 15:5; Hos 9:4) poured around the altar (Exo 30:9). Joined with meat-offerings (Num 6:15, Num 6:17; Kg2 16:13; Joe 1:9, Joe 1:13; Joe 2:14), presented daily (Exo 29:40), on the Sabbath (Num 28:9), and on feast-days (Num 28:14). One-fourth of an hin of wine was required for one lamb, one-third for a ram, and one-half for a bullock (Num 15:5; Num 28:7, Num 28:14). "Drink offerings of blood" (Psa 16:4) is used in allusion to the heathen practice of mingling the blood of animals sacrificed with wine or water, and pouring out the mixture in the worship of the gods, and the idea conveyed is that the psalmist would not partake of the abominations of the heathen.
Dromedary (Isa 60:6), an African or Arabian species of camel having only one hump, while the Bactrian camel has two. It is distinguished from the camel only as a trained saddle-horse is distinguished from a cart-horse. It is remarkable for its speed (Jer 2:23). Camels are frequently spoken of in patriarchal times (Gen 12:16; Gen 24:10; Gen 30:43; Gen 31:17, etc.). They were used for carrying burdens (Gen 37:25; Jdg 6:5), and for riding (Gen 24:64). The hair of the camel falls off of itself in spring, and is woven into coarse cloths and garments (Mat 3:4). (See CAMEL.)
Dropsy Mentioned only in Luk 14:2. The man afflicted with it was cured by Christ on the Sabbath.
Dross The impurities of silver separated from the one in the process of melting (Pro 25:4; Pro 26:23; Psa 119:119). It is also used to denote the base metal itself, probably before it is smelted, in Isa 1:22, Isa 1:25.
Drought From the middle of May to about the middle of August the land of Palestine is dry. It is then the "drought of summer" (Gen 31:40; Psa 32:4), and the land suffers (Deu 28:23; Psa 102:4), vegetation being preserved only by the dews (Hag 1:11). (See DEW.)
Drown (Exo 15:4; Amo 8:8; Heb 11:29). Drowning was a mode of capital punishment in use among the Syrians, and was known to the Jews in the time of our Lord. To this he alludes in Mat 18:6.
Drunk The first case of intoxication on record is that of Noah (Gen 9:21). The sin of drunkenness is frequently and strongly condemned (Rom 13:13; Co1 6:9, Co1 6:10; Eph 5:18; Th1 5:7, Th1 5:8). The sin of drinking to excess seems to have been not uncommon among the Israelites. The word is used figuratively, when men are spoken of as being drunk with sorrow, and with the wine of God's wrath (Isa 63:6; Jer 51:57; Eze 23:33). To "add drunkenness to thirst" (Deu 29:19, A.V.) is a proverbial expression, rendered in the Revised Version "to destroy the moist with the dry", i.e., the well-watered equally with the dry land, meaning that the effect of such walking in the imagination of their own hearts would be to destroy one and all.
Drusilla Third and youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa I. (Act 12:1, Act 12:20). Felix, the Roman Procurator of Judea, induced her to leave her husband, Azizus, the king of Emesa, and become his wife. She was present with Felix when Paul reasoned of "righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come" (Act 24:24). She and her son perished in the eruption of Mount Versuvius, A.D. 79.
Duke Derived from the Latin dux , meaning "a leader;" Arabic, "a sheik." This word is used to denote the phylarch or chief of a tribe (Gen. 36:15-43; Exo 15:15; Ch1 1:51).