Concise, comprehensive, and convenient, this handy dictionary will inform and enlighten readers' understanding of how the Bible came together, including the history of various texts, different methods of interpretation, and the process of editing and compilation. Based on the latest advances in biblical scholarship, this is a useful tool for students, educators, and clergy alike. 256 pages, softcover from Continuum.
Concise, convenient and comprehensive: this handy dictionary will inform and enlighten all who want to understand how the Bible came together, the history of the various texts behind it, the versions in which it has appeared, the process of editing and compilation, and the different methods of interpretation that have developed over the centuries. Much of this material can be found in larger reference works and commentaries, but most students and lay people find that most of these books are written by scholars for scholars, which means the reader can feel bogged down in too much technical detail. Informed by the latest advances in biblical scholarship, this handy dictionary provides the reader with concise, manageable information on all the key issues and topics. It will be especially helpful to students of religion and related subjects, as well as to religious educators in schools, colleges and churches of all denominations.