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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

Coogan Metzger

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

Coogan Metzger

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SC94C Written by more than 250 international scholars, afascinating, landmark reference on the Bible.Edited by Bruce Metzger and Michael CooganThis fascinating, landmark reference on the Bible and itsprofoundinfluenceonmoderncultureincludesover700entriesonthepeople,places,events,institutions,andsecularinfluenceoftheBible,writtenbymorethan250internationalscholars.864pages,fromOxfordUniversityPress.

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SC94C Written by more than 250 international scholars, afascinating, landmark reference on the Bible.Edited by Bruce Metzger and Michael CooganThis fascinating, landmark reference on the Bible and itsprofoundinfluenceonmoderncultureincludesover700entriesonthepeople,places,events,institutions,andsecularinfluenceoftheBible,writtenbymorethan250internationalscholars.864pages,fromOxfordUniversityPress.
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Contents Introduction Directory Of Contributors Transliterations Abbreviations THE OXFORD COMPANION TO THE BIBLE Bibliography Index Maps Follow Page 874
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The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo'sLast Judgment, Handel'sMessiah, or Milton'sParadise Lost, to modern works such as Thomas Mann'sJoseph and His Brothersor Martin Scorsese's controversialLast Temptation of Christ. For countless generations, it has been a comfort in suffering, a place to reflect on the mysteries of birth, death, and immortality. Its stories and characters are an integral part of the repertoire of every educated adult, forming an enduring bond that spans thousands of years and embraces a vast community of believers and nonbelievers.
The Oxford Companion to the Bibleprovides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible. Written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives, theCompanionoffers over seven hundred entries, ranging from brief identifications--who is Dives? where is Pisgah?--to extensive interpretive essays on topics such as the influence of the Bible on music or law.
Ranging far beyond the scope of a traditional Bible dictionary, theCompanionfeatures, in addition to its many informative, factual entries, an abundance of interpretive essays. Here are extended entries on religious concepts from immortality, sin, and grace, to baptism, ethics, and the Holy Spirit. The contributors also explore biblical views of modern issues such as homosexuality, marriage, and anti-Semitism, and the impact of the Bible on the secular world (including a four-part article on the Bible's influence on literature).
Of course, theCompanioncan also serve as a handy reference, the first place to turn to find factual information on the Bible. Readers will find fascinating, informative articles on all the books of the Bible--including the Apocrypha and many other ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, and the Mishrah. Virtually every figure who walked across the biblical stage is identified here, ranging from Rebekah, Rachel, and Mary, to Joseph, Barabbas, and Jesus. TheCompanionalso offers entries that shed light on daily life in ancient Israel and the earliest Christian communities, with fascinating articles on feasts and festivals, clothing, medicine, units of time, houses, and furniture. Finally, there are twenty-eight pages of full-color maps, providing an accurate, detailed portrait of the biblical world.
A vast compendium of information related to scriptures, here is an ideal complement to the Bible, an essential volume for every home and library, the first place to turn for information on the central book of Western culture.

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Meet the Author

Coogan Metzger

About the Editors: ý Bruce M. Metzger is George L. Collord Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary. A recognised authority on the text of the New Testament, he was chairperson of the NRSV Bible Committee, which produced the New Revised Standard Version, and he wasýco-editor (with Roland E. Murphy) of The New Oxford Annotated Bible.ý Michael D. Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College.ý


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  • Catalogue Code 65549
  • Product Code 0195046455
  • EAN 9780195046458
  • Pages 932
  • Department Academic
  • Category Reference
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Sep 1993
  • Sales Rank #18095
  • Dimensions 241 x 172 x 56 mm
  • Weight 1.578kg

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