International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, abbreviated ISBE, is a Bible encyclopedia from a conservative evangelical Christian perspective. It was originally published by the Howard-Severance Co., Chicago, in 1915.

The ISBE contains articles by evangelical scholars on such topics as archaeological discoveries, the language and literature of Bible lands, customs, family life, occupations, and the historical and religious environments of Bible people.

The text of the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is now in the public domain, as its copyright has expired. Its entire contents are reprinted here as part of the ReligionFacts Library of Online Texts.


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Title International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Last UpdatedJanuary 31, 2021
MLA Citation “International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.” 31 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021. <>