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Still A Reference,
This review is from: Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words: With Topical Index (Word Study) (Hardcover)
Although first published some 70+ years ago Vines remains a fine reference work for understanding terms and words used in the bible.
A point worth bearing in mind is that although it does contain Hebrew scripture references they are not as many nor in as such depth as the Greek.
The Greek reference section is superbly laid out. The word is given both verb & noun with the related scriptures next to them + the Greek word applied. If you struggle to find a certain word then you might look to see what the KJV uses as this often will be the word used alongside the RSV. An interlinear using direct Greek with accompanying English is also helpful in tracking down the right word.
The explanations are clear & concise and in no few examples require some thought to see just how the original Greek understanding applies but certainly gets the student thinking and sheds greater light.
Once you get the hang of it Vine's is all but irreplaceable and a very reasonably priced addition to any bible students library.