The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary

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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary

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9780060600372: The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary

"[This is] a magnificent "Bible Dictionary"... a mine of information for the beginning Biblical student, the seasoned scholar, and the layperson." --Biblical Archaeology Review

"The best comprehensive, one-volume dictionary now on the market." --Biblical Archaeologist

The "HarperCollin's 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 "HarperCollin's 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.

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"[This is] a magnificent Bible dictionary...a mine of information for the beginning Biblical student, the seasoned scholar, and the layperson."--"Biblical Archaeology Review"

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'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 civilisation, biblical history, theological concepts, modern biblical interpretations, flora and 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 colour photographs
• An updated pronunciation guide
• 72 black-and-white maps
• 18 colour maps
• Dozens of drawings, diagrams and tables

'The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, Revised Edition,' is the most compete, 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 it's 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 and 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 non-sectarian, 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 Editorial Board of the revised edition of 'The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary' includes associate editors Roger S. Boraas, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Religion, Uppsala College; Michael Fishbane, Ph.D., Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Chicago Divinity School; Pheme Perkins, Ph.D., Professor of Theology (New Testament), Boston College; and William O. Walker, Jr. Ph.D., Professor of Religion, Trinity University.

The Society of Biblical Literature is a seven-thousand-member international group of experts on the Bible and related fields.

"THE BEST COMPREHENSIVE, ONE VOLUME DICTIONARY NOW ON THE MARKET" – 'Biblical Archaeologist'

"[This is] a magnificent Bible dictionary … a mine of information for the beginning Biblical student, the seasoned scholar, and the layperson." – 'Biblical Archaeology Review.'

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