The Dictionary Inside the King James Bible
The Dictionary Inside the King James Bible
2,000 Words Defined
Line Upon Line
By G.A. Riplinger
- Alphabetized A-Z
- 272 pages
- Special Binding
- How to Use the Dictionary Section
THE LONG anticipated twenty-year wait is over for Riplinger's compilation of the King James Bible's built-in dictionary. The over 2,000 definitions in this new Dictionary arise from the immediate context and are "line upon line Isa 28:10. The Holy Bible provides its own dictioNEARy, giving ‘near words with near meanings.’
“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law” Ps 119:18.
SEE just a few examples which demonstrate that the Bible defines its own words in the context, using parallelisms with identical words.
And immediately...and anon Mark 1:28-30
For it became him...it behoved him Heb 2:10-17
And your covenant...and your agreement Isa 28:18
enmity with God...enemy of God James 4:4
the epistle...the letter Acts 23:33, 34
from the beginning...from the very first Luke 1:2, 3
It is sharpened...it is furbished Ezek 21:10
she arose quickly and...she rose up hastily and John 11:29, 31
he that helpeth...he that is holpen Isa 31:3
just before God...justified Rom 2:13
Lo here...See here Luke 17:21, 23
laughed not...Nay...laugh Gen 18:15
ouches of...settings of Ex. 28:11, 13, 17
I have satiated...I have replenished Jer 31:25
satiate...filled Jer 46:10, 12
Because thou hast...sith thou hast Ezek. 35:5, 6
bread with it... bread therewith Jer 16:3
This was done thrice...this was done three times Acts 10:16, 11:10
verily I say...truth I say Luke 12: 37, 44
prayed unto him; and he was intreated of him 2 Chron 33:13
THE TWO WORDS define each other, thereby multiplying the number of definitions in this Dictionary by the thousands. The rich vocabulary of synonyms expand one’s vocabulary and thereby enhance the reader’s ability to ‘think,’ since words are the tools used for thinking.
The Holy Bible uses similitudes (Hos 12:10). God repeats a thought, using similar words. For example, 2 Cor 4:10, 11 says, “the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body . . . the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. Repeated words or parts of speech confirm a parallelism, as seen in this example. God uses the word ‘shadow’ to describe how he sometimes teaches (Heb 8:5). A word has its accompanying shadow to reveal its form.
“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual” 1 Cor 2:13. The Holy Ghost teaches by comparing spiritual words with other spiritual words. "Man's wisdom" mars many Bible margins, interlinears and lexicons with secular and often dangerous definitions. God included his own built-in dictionary in his word, so that he, not man, would determine just what he means.
THE BIBLE itself answers questions many have had about controversial words such as "Easter" (Acts 12:4) and "replenish" (Gen 1:28). Prompted by questions from callers over the years, the Dictionary includes some mini-essays summarizing how a word was used throughout the Bible. Exhaustive entries include words such as ‘Easter,’ ‘broided,’ ‘plaiting,’ ‘dragon,’ ‘baptism,’ ‘wine,’ and ‘enchantment.’ You will discover things such as 'intreat' does not mean the same thing as 'entreat.'
Riplinger's The Dictionary Inside the King James Bible differs from the one we formerly published, The King James Bible's Built-in Dictionary by Barry Goddard. The new Dictionary is totally original and was created without access to Goddard's. The new one is different , as it is:
- Alphabetized A to Z
- Contains over 1000 more words
- Does not repeat words. Goddard's repeated a word every time it occurred in the Bible, making it bulky.
- Contains definitions which are CONTEXTUAL, usually right there on the same Bible page as the word in question.
- Uses onlythe English King James, unlike Goddard's, which accessed Wigrim's Greek and Hebrew lexicons, which shows how words were translated in different places.
READERS of Riplinger's In Awe of Thy Word and The Language of the King James Bible learned how to find the Bible’s own built-in dictionary. Now the over 2,000 word The Dictionary Inside the King James Bible proves the veracity of that claim and of the methods described in those books.
Rejoice as you read over 2,000 of God's pearls of provision, sometimes passed over unnoticed, like a treasure hid in a yield. “And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them” Neh 8:12.