The Oxford Guide to Ideas and Issues of the Bible

The Oxford Guide to Ideas and Issues of the Bible

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The Bible has been in existence for nearly 2,000 years and is often claimed to be the most published book in the world. It has undoubtedly played a central role in shaping western culture and history and it has been a great source of inspiration to many and will continue to be so in the future. Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan have come together again to produce yet another fine, authoritative A-Z reference book on one of the many topics of interest concerning the Bible. In The Oxford Guide to Ideas and Issues of the Bible they have included approximately 270 articles, which have been adapted from the Oxford Companion to the Bible, to provide readers with a fascinating yet informative guide to many of the ideas, concepts, and traditions mentioned in the Bible. Readers will find informative articles on such timeless issues as adultery and abortion, divorce and drunkenness, marriage and murder, suffering and temptation. The text also covers religious concepts such as incarnation, sin, grace, baptism, ethics, and the Holy Spirit. The A-Z entries are supplemented with additional material including a detailed index and a table of abbreviations and transliterations. All in all this book will prove to be a handy and comprehensive guide for both students, scholars, and general readers interested in the Bible.show more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 150.4 x 222.8 x 45.2mm | 848.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 0195149173
  • 9780195149173

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"The work's balanced, clear, scholarly, informed, but non-technical accounts recommend this reference highly."--hoice "The work's balanced, clear, scholarly, informed, but non-technical accounts recommend this reference highly."--hoice "The work's balanced, clear, scholarly, informed, but non-technical accounts recommend this reference highly."--hoice "The work's balanced, clear, scholarly, informed, but non-technical accounts recommend this reference highly."--hoice "The work's balanced, clear, scholarly, informed, but non-technical accounts recommend this reference highly."--hoiceshow more

About Bruce M. Metzger

Bruce M. Metzger is Collord Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary. He was chairperson of the NRSV Bible Committee, which produced the New Revised Standard Version. Michael D. Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. A widely regarded interpreter of the biblical world, he is the editor of The New Oxford Annotated Bible (Third Edition) and The Oxford History of the Biblical World and co-editor (with Bruce M. Metzger) of The Oxford Companion to the Bible and The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible.show more

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