This revised edition is the most authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date dictionary of the Bible available in paperback. As well as providing helpful information about important places and personalities, it is particularly concerned to expound the themes and doctrines of the Bible and to indicate their status in the light of modern scholarship. With entries ranging from earthquakes and mice to feminism and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the dictionary is a lively and absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible.
-Over 2,000 entries from Adam to Zechariah
-Clear explanations of technical terms, methods of interpretation, and critical analysis, as well as notes on leading biblical scholars and their contributions
-Broad coverage includes the books of the Bible, people and places, customs, religions and worship, history, and theology
-Takes into account the work of Christian scholars of all denominations and Jewish scholars
About the Author
W. R. F. Browning has been a Canon Residentiary of Blackburn Cathedral and of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He is now an honorary canon and an honorary priest in west Oxford. He was for thirteen years a lecturer in New Testament Studies at Cuddesdon College, Oxford, and at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. His books include Commentary on St Luke's Gospel (1960; 6th edn 1981), Meet the New Testament (1965), The Anglican Synthesis (1965), and Handbook of the Ministry (1985).
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