The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible is the most comprehensive, up to date reliable and helpful one volume Bible dictionary on the market today. Comprehensive - it contains nearly 5,000 articles - more than any other comparable work. Explains every person, place, event and significant terms found in the Bible. Covers all of the Hebrew and NT Scriptures, including the Deuterocanonical books. Examines matters having to do with biblical theology, text and transmission, extrabiblical writings and pertinent church traditions. Up to date - reflects the best comtemporary Bible scholarship - Draws on the latest discovers in biblical archaeology - includes insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, sociological, and other recent methodological approaches to the Bible - contains bibliographies featuring significant current research. Reliable - written by nearly 600 first rate authorities in the field; represents the spectrum of theological positions; focuses on topics important to Bible studnets at all levels, from general readers to specialist. Helpful - incorporates 134 information photographs, charts and illustrations; includes a 16 page section of color maps; designed as a rapid response reference work; enchanced by transliteration and pronunciation key on endsheets.
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