“Human literature requires a lexicon and often a library of reference books to disclose its meaning. For the most part of the Word of God is its own dictionary and library of reference. Within its own compass may be found either the direct or indirect definition of its own term, making the careful student in a large measure independent of outside help, and so enabling even the poor and simple to learn its meaning, and bringing it within universal reach.”

A. T. Pierson, D.D.