Anybody who prepares a sermon, leads a small group, or has questions about Scripture will find illumination in this accessible compendium. Featuring contributions from a range of ecclesiastical, theological, ethnic, racial, and gender viewpoints, the NRSV-based NIDB includes pronunciation guides, Hebrew and Greek transliterations, detailed cross-references, summaries, outlines, bibliographies, maps, charts, and illustrations.
This dictionary will become the first place Bible readers look for reliable scholarship.
- A-Z alphabetical order
- Main entries
- Contributors are respected scholars in their fields
- Summary introductions
- Helpful outlines
- Maps, charts, and illustrations
Katharine Doob Sakenfeld is the William Albright Eisenberger Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary. Professor Sakenfeld's area of expertise includes the narratives concerning the pre-monarchic period, Methods (including Feminist Interpretation), and Sociology of the Old Testament. She is a member of many academic and professional associations, including the Society of Biblical Literature (where she serves on a number of committees) and Catholic Biblical Association. Her editorial board service includes the Journal of Biblical Literature, Theology Today, Bible Review, Word and World, and many other ecumenical and denominational boards. Her publications include The Meaning of Hesed in the Hebrew Bible (Scholars Press), Faithfulness in Action: Loyalty in Biblical Perspective (Fortress Press), commentaries on Numbers (Eerdmans) and Ruth (John Knox), and Just Wives?: Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament Today. Her published articles have appeared in Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Theology Today, Interpretation, and the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, as well as journals published in Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and South Africa.