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American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828, original facsimile edition
This 1828 facsimile reprint of the first American Dictionary documents the quality of Biblical education which raised up American statesmen capable of forming our Constitutional Republic. Webster gives examples from classic literature and the Bible
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Format: Hardback, 2000 pages
ISBN: 978-0-912498-03-4

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary, facsimile of the original edition includes Volumes 1 and 2 along with a biography of Noah Webster.

A dictionary shapes thinking and reasoning as words are given precise meaning. Most American dictionaries reflect the current cultural erosion of vocabulary that form a secular worldview. Defining the word sharpens the mind and teaches reflective thinking. A Christian worldview begins with the knowledge of words defined from their Biblical context.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary has been called the most important reprint of the twentieth century. It was produced during the years when the American home, church and school were established upon Biblical and patriotic ideals. It has the greatest number of Biblical definitions of any reference with usage examples drawn from classical literature and the Bible.

This classic 2,000 page volume is the gold standard of language for the American Christian and a primary source tool for daily study. The dictionary presents definitions in a clear manner with comprehensive explanations, often excluded from modern dictionaries. It defines words using their full etymology, tracing roots in 26 languages and explains meanings using examples from literature, historic documents, the Bible and other classic sources.

Webster's 1828 is not just for defining words. It will equip you for Christian leadership, strengthen your vocabulary, give you a foundation for thinking and reasoning Biblically. Make sure your students have access to this invaluable resource. It will improve their writing, reasoning and rehtoric skills.

Consider the contrast of the definitions of the word MARRIAGE taken from a modern dictionary and from the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary:

Webster Dictionary (1828)—The act of uniting a man and a woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and a woman for life. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. Marriage was instituted by God Himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of sexes, promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children. "Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled." Hebrews 13.

Dictionary (2018) - The state of being united as spouses in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. The mutual relation of married person; wedlock.

Thoughts from Noah Webster on Education:

“Practical truths in religion, in morals, and in all civil and social concerns, ought to be among the first and most prominent objects of instruction…Without religious and moral principles deeply impressed on the mind, and controlling the whole conduct, science and literature will not make men what the laws of God require them to be; and without both kinds of knowledge, citizens can not enjoy the blessings which they seek.” Noah Webster

“The goodness of a heart is of infinitely more consequence to society than an elegance of manners; nor will any superficial accomplishments repair the want of principle in the mind…The education of youth…lays the foundation on which both law and gospel rest for success.” Noah Webster

“To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.” Noah Webster


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Publication Information
Author: Noah Webster
Publisher: The Foundation for American Christian Education
Date: Facsimile of the original 1828 edition, published in 1968
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I have benefitted for over three decades October 22, 2018
Reviewer: James Mullally from Altadena, CA United States  
I was just reminded, once again of the quality of resources out there for us here in America. I just bought another copy of Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of the American Language. I have all of the Big Books that they sell, and have bought numerous copies for my teaching, and also as gifts, but the Webster’s, at least this copy went to our new Pastor, on Pastor appreciation day, as he is in the midst of his doctoral thesis, and this facsimile copy offers much of what was our true past, with real definitions, and examples that built our Nation strong and true to God and our Constitution under God. It should be in every Christian home so we can get back to the civility Liberty demands. I bought a Third Edition in 1984,still the best. Love the Foundation of American Christian Education.

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1828 Dictionary October 5, 2018
Reviewer: John Kinzer from Cedar Crest, NM United States  
Tremendous resource in researching the meaning and etymology of words defined at the time of America's founding.  Noah Webster reveals the Biblical meaning of many words along with the usage of words by authors.

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July 9, 2018
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Reviewer: Gary R. Porter from Yorktown, VA United States  
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January 17, 2018
Reviewer: Vivian Larkin from Duluth, GA United States  
Exactly what I hoped for.  Thanks

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