The Mercer Dictionary of the Bible is a new critical dictionary written by over 225 scholars from the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, covering a wide range of theological backgrounds. Designed for college classroom use, the dictionary provides complete coverage of Bible themes, and includes articles on non-canonical books that have appeared in recent collections (e.g., Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi, Apocrypha, etc.). Further, each map is an original map prepared for the dictionary and the articles for each Bible book contain an original outline on the book. Further, bibliographies are provided for many entries, allowing the reader to pursue more study on the subject of interest. In short, the Mercer Dictionary of the Bible is one of the most comprehensive one-volume critical Bible dictionaries available.
Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible comprises commentaries on the deuterocanonical/apocryphal books which Martin Luther called "useful and good for reading" yet did not consider of the same authority as Scripture. Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible includes commentaries from the critically acclaimed Mercer Commentary on the Bible and appropriate articles from the equally well-received Mercer Dictionary of the Bible. This convenient yet thorough edition is for the classroom and for anyone who wishes to focus study on these particular texts.
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