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Number of Pages: 295
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2004
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Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament WordsW.E. Vine, Merrill F. Unger, William White Jr.Thomas Nelson / 1996 / Hardcover$12.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 196 Reviews
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Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament WordsZondervan / 2006 / Hardcover$24.49 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews
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New Bible Dictionary, Third EditionI.H. Marshall, A.R. Millard, J.I. Packer & D.J. WisemanInterVarsity Press / 1996 / Hardcover$29.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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This dictionary not only identifies terms and biblical figures but also examines them from the perspective of "reception history"--the history of the Bible's effect on its readers. Biblical books, passages, and characters certainly played important roles in the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, but they also influenced other religious traditions, preachers, writers, poets, artists, and filmmakers. The study of such cultural effects of the Bible is an emerging field, and this work promises to open new avenues of exploration.
A welcome departure from the tendency of dictionaries of the Bible to focus exclusively on the world of the Bible. The articles are succinct, informed, and reflect a broad knowledge of the people, movements, and institutions that have been influenced by the Bible. David E. Aune, University of Notre Dame
DavidandhisharemBristol EnglandAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5How to find out if reception history is for youAugust 31, 2013DavidandhisharemBristol EnglandAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3A well-written and readable book with a succinct and very useful introduction. It is probably best approached as a taster to see whether Reception History and associated studies in recent times is for you. Barely no article is more than a page long so there is no opportunity for either the reader or the writer to get their teeth stuck into any particular subject. Anyone having a larger modern biblical or theological dictionary will have most of the information in it already whilst those who are into reception history and the like will know most of what it says about this specialism already . In a way the writer undertakes to do two jobs at once. Take for example the entry on The Epistle to the Romans; the first two thirds is a brief summary of the letter itself (the like of which could be found in many other places) whilst the last third mentions its role in church controversies down the centuries and its use in a couple of Bach motets and Handel's Messiah. Perhaps it could be a Christmas stocking filler for your more cultured friends. I personally was left with a yearning for more, having read at least a fifth of it, and can not wait to clap my eyes on Coggins and Houlden's Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation and the like.