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Dictionary of the Bible

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Title: Dictionary of the Bible
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: W. R. F. Browning


A Dictionary of the Bible is the most acclaimed, accessible, and up-to-date dictionary of its kind. Containing over 2,000 authoritative entries it provides clear and concise information about all of the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible. Terms range from earthquakes and mice to martyrs and art, and new to this edition are entries on Act of God, Old Testament and New Testament theology, Hanukkah, the Koran, mysticism, and many more.

This dictionary features a detailed bibliography, biographies of Bible scholars, a conversion table of measures, weights, and values, a chronology of important dates in Biblical history, and historical maps (showing Israel in Canaan; the near east in the time of the Assyrian Empire; Palestine under the Herods; the background of the New Testament; Rome and the East). In addition, entries on the books of the Bible have been grouped in alphabetical order.

With lively and informative A-Z entries and an array of useful supplementary material, this dictionary is essential for students and teachers of theology and religious education, and it is an absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible.

  • Over 2,000 authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date entries
  • Clear and concise information about the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible
  • Wide-ranging coverage: from earthquakes and mice to martyrs and art
  • Entries on books of the Bible have been brought together for ease of access
  • Valuable supplementary material including detailed maps, a chronology, a bibliography, and more

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"More than 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries make up this dictionary, whose 'aim is to expound the main ideas of the Bible and to give information about the principal people and places that readers encounter.' The definitions of Family, Joy, and Marriage, for example, demonstrate that their biblical meaning may not correspond to our twenty-first century understanding of these words. Entries such as Form Criticism and Redaction Criticism introduce the ways scholars approach the biblical texts, while those for Archaeology and Sociology present some of the tools they use in their exegesis...Scholarly apparatus is kept to a minimum..." — Christopher McConnell, Booklist
W. R. F. Browning has been a Canon Residentiary of Blackburn Cathedral and of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford. He is now an honorary canon and an honorary priest in West Oxford. He was for thirteen years a lecturer in New Testament Studies at Cuddesdon College, Oxford, and at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. His books include Commentary on St Luke's Gospel (1960; 6th edition 1981), Meet the New Testament (1965), The Anglican Synthesis (1965), and Handbook of the Ministry (1985). In 2008 he was awarded the Cross of St Augustine of Canterbury for work in theological education.

ISBN: 9780199543984

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