The Harpercollins Bible Dictionary (1996)
1,256+ pages This dictionary includes: *Contributions by 193 noted experts on the Bible and the ancient Near East. *More than 3700 entries covering the Bible from A to Z. *Outlines for each book of the Bible. *590 black-and-white photographs. *53...
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1,256+ pages This dictionary includes: *Contributions by 193 noted experts on the Bible and the ancient Near East. *More than 3700 entries covering the Bible from A to Z. *Outlines for each book of the Bible. *590 black-and-white photographs. *53 color photographs. *An updated pronunciation guide. *72 black-and-white maps. *18 color maps. *Dozens of drawings, diagrams, and tables.
"The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, Revised Edition," is the most complete, up-to-date, and accessible guide for the study of the "Bible" available today. With more than 3,700 lively, informative and easy-to-use entries, this essential reference book provides all the information you need to fully understand the "Bible." Whether you're a member of the clergy or a student of Scripture, you'll find all the important names, places and subjects that make "Bible" study come to life. From Aaron to Zurishaddai, here are all the people, events and ideas of biblical times whether its the ages of the patriarchs, judges, kings and prophets or the world of the New Testament and the early church. Other significant topics include the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi Library, the archaeology of the biblical world and the history of the English "Bible," as well as new sections on African-Americans and the "Bible," feminist interpretations of Scripture and a completely updated pronunciation guide. More than a quarter of the articles in this book are new or totally revised from the first edition of the "Bible Dictionary." Each of the 193 contributors to "The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary"; Protestant, Catholic and Jewish affiliates of the Society of Biblical Literature, is a leading authority in his or her field. Each entry presents the nonsectarian, consensus view of those most knowledgeable in the area. Filled with explanations of biblical beliefs and language and insights into the culture and customs of the people who lived in biblical times, "The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary" will help anyone interested in Scripture more fully appreciate the meaning and message of the "Bible."
^ The "HarperCollins Bible Dictionary" puts the latest and most comprehensive biblical scholarship at your fingertips. Here is everything you need to know to fully understand the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, and the New Testament. An unparalleled resource, The "HarperCollins Bible Dictionary" explains every aspect of the Bible, including biblical archaeology, culture, related writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible's influence on Western civilization, biblical history, theological concepts, modern biblical interpretations, flora nad fauna, climate and environment, crafts and industry, the content of individual books of the bible, and more. ^ The "HarperCollins Bible Dictionary" features: ^ - Contributions by 193 noted experts on the Bible and the ancient Near East ^ - More than 3700 entries covering the Bible from A to Z ^ - Outlines for each book of the Bible ^ - 590 black-and-white photographs ^ - 53 color photographs ^ - An updated pronunciation guide ^
Paul J. Achtemeier is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Interpretation at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. He is coeditor of the popular series, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching.