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Common English Bible: Bible Dictionary

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The Common English Bible Dictionary is an easy-to-understand, one-volume portable dictionary of the Bible based on the best contemporary scholarship. It gives insight to all names, places, and events of the Bible that are significant for Bible study. There are more than 3,600 entries.

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The Common English Bible Dictionary is an easy-to-understand, one-volume portable dictionary of the Bible based on the best contemporary scholarship. It gives insight to all names, places, and events of the Bible that are significant for Bible study. There are more than 3,600 entries.

Editorial Reviews

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Produced by a committee of scholars from a variety of mainstream Christian traditions, the approximately 3600 typically brief entries in this companion to the recently released Common English Bible translation are unsigned. Unusually, the editors are not named, and there is no guiding preface describing the work's scope. This resource further differs from other Bible dictionaries in that it lacks a bibliography, maps, and outlines of biblical books or reproductions from them. Instead, this work will chiefly support readers familiar with the new CEB translation, as the present volume consistently repeats special phrases from it such as "the Instruction" instead of "Torah" and "Human One" instead of "Son of Man." While the new translation achieves smooth reading and readily understandable language, the dictionary contains many scholarly terms that are not defined—the entry "God's Son," for example, refers to the "trinitarian debate" but fails to explain the phrase, and there is no entry for "Trinity"—and topical entries such as "government" and "miracles" contain no specific textual references to demonstrate or enhance their meanings. BOTTOM LINE Because the entries' scholarly quality is uneven, the presentation is not as strong as in other resources, such as the ecumenical HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (3d ed., 2011) or the evangelical Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2011). While the CEB resource is similarly priced to other recent, more comprehensive publications, it is more expensive than the similarly compact Essential Bible Dictionary (Zondervan, 2011). This dictionary is suited to only those who prefer the CEB translation.—Marianne Orme, Des Plaines P.L., IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609260248
Publisher:
Common English Bible
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
616,390
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

The Common English Bible is a new translation. One hundred and twenty biblical scholars from twenty-two faith traditions worked as translators. These women and men balanced rigorous accuracy in translation of the ancient texts with an equally passionate commitment to clarity of expression in contemporary English. The result is a clear, direct, and powerful English version of the scriptures for use in Bible study, devotional reading, and worship.

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Common English Bible: Bible Dictionary 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
manders204 More than 1 year ago
I bought this for an Old Testament class but most of the questions I had that I hoped they had words for were not there. It is good for normal words that you would look for and not strange ones that they cut out of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good dictionary for the Common English Bible version. The only reason for 4 stars is the size of the font, I wish it was larger. I ordered the book to be picked up at the local store and I received it in just 2 days, wonderful service. Thank you.