Two Massive Biblical Reference Tools

I’m really excited about two new reference tools that we have recently added to our Pre-Pub page.

Big, unwieldy, out-of-print sets like these make wonderful additions to your Libronix digital library. Not only will you save huge amounts of shelf space, but you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for with far greater ease.

Looking for a word or phrase? No problem. No need to flip back and forth between the index volume (which we include for the set that has one) and the other volumes. Just run a search and click to jump right to the locations.

Want to look up a particular entry? Libronix is at your service. No need to try to figure out which volume it’s in. Libronix allows you to enter your topic right into the top of the resource and instantly jump to the right place in the right volume—no matter which volume you happen to have opened.

Want to find a Bible passage? Piece of cake. By using the reference browser or the basic search, you’ll have all the hits in seconds. You can even integrate these sets right into the Passage Guide.

I could go on, but you get the point. Libronix makes Bible study better and easier—especially when it comes to using gargantuan sets like these.

Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (12 Vols.)Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (12 Vols.)

This classic set is composed of 12 volumes of roughly 1,000 pages each for a total of 12,324 pages packed with biblical and theological content. With 31,000 articles and about 17,000,000 words, it’s unlikely you’ll come up empty handed when you turn to this resource.

As a reference point, the 83-volume Anchor Yale Bible, which has 43,315 pages, has an estimated 25,000,000 words. In terms of cost per amount of data, the Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature is a tremendous value.

New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (13 Vols.)New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (13 Vols.)

This 13-volume, 6,328-page set covers a huge range of topics. The full title says it best: The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religion Knowledge, Embracing Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology, and Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiological Biography from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. The Homiletic Review called it “indispensable . . . the best reference work in the entire field.”

Though both of these sets are a bit older, they are still of considerable value for today.


  1. Hi Phil thanks for your blog entry.
    I am familiar with the Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature which is great but not with the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. I am looking forward to these additions to my Logos library but one huge set cries out from my paper library “why have i been ignored by Logos? Why has no one mentioned me?” Not wanting to see this huge set sad i have decided to pass it on to you guys in the hope that this will be remedied.(Logos do from time to time make dreams come true) :-)
    So let’s have the last of the big three trio – the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics 13vols by James Hastings.

  2. Ted, thanks for mentioning the work by Hastings. We’ll definitely look into it.

  3. How about the 5 volume Hasting’s Bible Dictionary?

  4. I do second David’s suggestion above & i would like to add two more works by Hastings – A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels (2vols) and Dictionary of the Apostolic Church (2vols).
    I hope the dates of these volumes do not put off buyers as there is some material dealt with by Hastings that is hard to find elsewhere. To have all of James Hastings dictionaries with all the search capabilities which Phil has mentioned in his blog would be great.
    Encyclopedia Of Religion And Ethics 13vols by James Hastings
    DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE 5vol by James Hastings.
    A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels 2vol by James Hastings
    Dictionary of the Apostolic Church 2vols by James Hastings

  5. David,I intentionally waetnd to avoid labeling you a Marcionite that’s why I added the last section of the post. I don’t think you’re a full Marcionite precisely because you seem not to have divided the God of the OT from the NT, instead advocating simply ignoring parts of His revelation.My argument against your hermeneutic boils down to this: We should not be skipping over God’s justice simply because Jesus didn’t mention it in the middle of an unrelated conversation. And yes, I did shoot the photo.In Christ,Dave