A Biblical and Theological Dictionary: Explanatory of the History, Manners, and Customs of the Jews, and Neighbouring Nations. With an Account of the Most Remarkable Places and Persons Mentioned in Sacred Scripture; an Exposition of the Principal Doctrines of Christianity: and Notices of Jewish and Christian Sects and Heresies

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B. Waugh and T. Mason, 1832 - 1003 pages
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First, Nathan Bangs is not found in this book. Second, this is not a multivolume work, so don't look for subsequent volumes. When referencing it, just stop where the colon is, "A Biblical and Theological Dictionary."
This is Aaron to Zuzim (see Zamzummim), plus some nice extras at the end. The direct meaning of names is nice, but the measures and money are an exercise in older English values that are distinctly dated. I understand what 'Gold at 4 pounds per ounce' means but "Silver is valued at 5 shillings' has me at a loss (and I've been to England). The fractional farthings seems like small change made smaller, but when a biblical "penny" (KJV) is a day's wage, the comparisons get a bit more precious when comparing to today's money.
A single author dictionary like this may have the reputation as being light in scholarship, but the depth of description in many places make it a respectable resource. As with any "dictionary" it is a place to discover the basic 'common knowledge' on a subject. Any of today's readers who have such a grasp of biblical and theological knowledge that Richard Watson presents, close to two centuries ago, would be pretty respectable even today.
Finally, there is another "review" for the book at some website where you only pay $1.90, but why pay for what you have already provided for by Google for free?

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Page 413 - Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Page 58 - Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not ; for he will not pardon your transgressions : for my name is in him.
Page 256 - And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised; that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised, that righteousness might be imputed unto them also...
Page 293 - And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand ; and all the women went out after her, with timbrels, and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Page 234 - Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female...
Page 234 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
Page 54 - But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
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