Archimandrite Nikifor
Popular Bible Encyclopaedia (1891).
The dictionary includes above 4,500 entries.

Edition VERY Ltd., Israel, 2002-2003

The present computer edition (ver. ) was prepared in   by the program n-Cyclop, developed by company VERY Ltd., Israel.
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The proposed republication is based on the 1891 edition. The text was translated in the modern Russian spelling.
The following changes are maked in the source text:

  • the entries were re-arranged in order of the modern Russian alphabet order;
  • the references on the Bible were standardized;
  • the most of references on other sources were deciphered;
  • rare abbreviations were deciphered on their places in the text;
  • the rest of abbreviations were unified.
    The present edition does not include the illustrations which were in the source, mainly, because they lost their topicality.