The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

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The field of biblical studies is dynamic, with new discoveries, new methodologies, and new perspectives continually enhancing the interpretation of the Bible. There is thus a need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative, and balanced series of reference works for biblical scholars and students. The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible is the first in this series of specialized reference works, each addressing a specific subfield within biblical studies. The series aims to produce high-level scholarly reference works that are accessible and in-depth, going beyond the basics to provide more specialized coverage. Books of the Bible provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. The Encyclopedia contains almost 150 in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. Books of the Bible has extensive cross-references to other useful points of interest within the Encyclopedia, and comprehensive lists of abbreviations and an index for ease of use. Illustrations of various types supplement the text and enhance its appeal. Bibliographies for all entries further add to its more

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  • Hardback | 1280 pages
  • 238 x 296 x 102mm | 4,141.28g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • New.
  • 60 halftones, 40 maps and line drawings
  • 0195377370
  • 9780195377378
  • 1,084,582

About Michael David Coogan

Michael D. Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College, Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum, and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Biblical Studies Online. Collaborative works that he conceived and edited include The New Oxford Annotated Bible (4E), The Oxford Companion to the Bible, and The Oxford History of the Biblical World. His most recent book is The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures (Oxford University Press, 2006).show more

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an invaluable first point of reference for any study on a book of the Bible or on broader topics related to it. ... Taken as a survey of existing scholarship serving a variety of different constituencies, it is a mine of valuable information, and of great potential value. * Robert Crellin, Churchman *show more

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