Without question, the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is one of the most significant events ever in biblical scholarship. Both in scope, and in magnitude this resource is the definitive compendium on biblical scholarship. Offering an interfaith exploration of the Bible, from over 1,000 scholars from around the globe, this publication is a must-have for every scholar, and certainly constitutes a staple for theological, cultural, and historical libraries around the world. Accompanied by extensive cross-referencing, and exhaustive source documentation it is irreplaceable research resource. A six-volume state-of-the-art dictionary of the Bible, six years in the making, THE Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and topics.The most extensive Bible dictionary ever created: More than 6,000 entries More than 7,000,000 words Nearly 1,000 contributors Multicultural and interdisciplinary in scope An unprecedented interfaith exploration of the Bible Illustrated throughout with easy-to-find references Endpaper maps of the Near Eastern world keyed to text for quick location of archaeological and biblical sites Extensively cross-referenced for comprehensive coverage of topics Easy-to-read article and chapter headings for speedy location of material Full bibliographical references following all major entriesOther features include: Articles on pseudepigraphic and apocryphal texts, Nag Hammadi tractates, and individual Dead Sea Scrolls, including the most recently published sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls "Minor entries" on personal and place-names that go well beyond the one- or two-sentence descriptions found in other Bible dictionaries Outstanding summaries of the latest research on the historical Jesus Fascinating new articles discussing the growing reappraisal of early Christianity's relationship to Judaism (Was Christianity an "offspring" or "sibling" of rabbinic Judaism?) Many articles illustrating the literary artistry of the biblical text Intriguing discussions of everyday life in Bible lands - including articles that explore health and disease, the role of animals and plants in the ancient ecosystem, and the demographics of human settlement in ancient Palestine A richness of information unequaled in the history of biblical studies
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