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DICT OF THE OT PENTATEUCH

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  • A 2003 LOGOS Book Award Winner
  • An ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Finalist
  • The first five books of the Old Testament lay the foundation on which the rest of Scripture stands. Its great themes, epochal events and towering figures set down vectors on which the biblical story is played out. The very shape of the rest of the Old Testament would collapse were the Penteteuch to be removed. The structure of New Testament thought would be barely intelligible without it. Here we meet the great ancestral figures of Israel--Abraham, Isaac and Jacob--and the towering figure of Moses, whose presence dominates four of these five books. The creative act of God, the paradisal garden, the exile of Adam and Eve, the judgment of the great flood, the call of Abraham from among the nations, the covenant of Abraham, the exodus from Egypt, the giving of the law at Sinai, the plan of the tabernacle, the varied experiences of Israel in the wilderness, and the announcement of the covenant blessings and curses--all of these and more contribute to a work of world-formative power. This dictionary explores the major themes and contours of the Pentateuch. Behind and beneath the grandeur of the Pentateuch, issues of historicity have both puzzled and beckoned. But whereas in the mid-twentieth century many English-speaking scholars were confident of archaeological support for the patriarchal accounts, the climate has now changed. In the most extreme cases, some contemporary scholars have radically challenged the antiquity of the ancestral stories, arguing for their final composition even as late as the Hellenistic era. This dictionary examines and weighs the historical issues and poses possible solutions. The documentary hypothesis, the former reigning critical consensus, is now widely rumored to be on life support with no heir apparent. Meanwhile, conservative scholars reconsider what indeed a claim to Mosaic authorship should entail. This dictionary offers an assessment of the array of questions surrounding these issues and considers some possible ways forward for evangelical scholarship. At the same time, there has been a fruitful turning to the nature, message and art of the received text of the Pentateuch. Literary studies of brief episodes, sprawling sagas, complex narrative and even the fivefold composition of the Pentateuch itself have delivered promising and exciting results. This dictionary offers both appreciative panoramas and close-up assessments of these developments and their methods. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch is the first in a four-volume series covering the text of the Old Testament. Following in the tradition of the four award-winning IVP dictionaries focused on the New Testament and its background, this encyclopedic work is characterized by close attention to the text of the Old Testament and the ongoing conversation of contemporary scholarship. In exploring the major themes and issues of the Pentateuch, editors T. Desmond Alexander and David W.Baker, with an international and expert group of scholars, inform and challenge through authoritative overviews, detailed examinations and new insights from the world of the ancient Near East. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch is designed to be your first stop in the study and research of the Pentateuch, on which the rest of the Bible is built.
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    DICT OF THE OT WISDOM POETRY & WRITINGS

    DICT OF THE OT WISDOM POETRY & WRITINGS
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  • 2009 Christianity Today Merit Award winner
  • 2009 ECPA Gold Medallion (Bible Reference Study)
  • The Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry carry themselves differently from those of the Pentateuch, the histories or the prophets. The divine voice does not peal from Sinai, there are no narratives carried along by prophetic interpretation nor are oracles declaimed by a prophet. Here Scripture often speaks in the words of human response to God and God's world. The hymns, laments and thanksgivings of Israel, the dirge of Lamentations, the questionings of Qohelet, the love poetry of the Song of Songs, the bold drama of Job and the proverbial wisdom of Israel all offer their textures to this great body of biblical literature. Then too there are the finely crafted stories of Ruth and Esther that narrate the silent providence of God in the course of Israelite and Jewish lives. This third Old Testament volume in InterVarsity Press's celebrated "Black Dictionary" series offers nearly 150 articles covering all the important aspects of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther. Over ninety contributors, many of them experts in this literature, have contributed to the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry Writings. This volume maintains the quality of scholarship that students, scholars and pastors have come to expect from this series. Coverage of each biblical book includes an introduction to the book itself as well as separate articles on its ancient Near Eastern background and its history of interpretation. Additional articles amply explore the literary dimensions of Hebrew poetry and prose, including acrostic, ellipsis, inclusio, intertextuality, parallelism and rhyme. And there are well-rounded treatments of Israelite wisdom and wisdom literature, including wisdom poems, sources and theology. In addition, a wide range of interpretive approaches is canvassed in articles on hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, form criticism, historical criticism, rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry Writings is sure to command shelf space within arm's reach of any student, teacher or preacher working in this portion of biblical literature. Tremper Longman III and Peter E. Enns edit this collection of 148 articles by 90 contributors on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther.
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    June 6, 2008

    Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post Biblical Antiquity

    Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post Biblical Antiquity
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    The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity is
    a unique reference work that provides background cultural and
    technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New
    Testament from 2000 BC to approximately AD 600.


    The set is comprised of the four previously printed 6 x 9 paperback
    books collated into a set and inserted into a sturdy (heavy board)
    slip case.


    This dictionary casts light on the culture, technology, history, and
    politics of the periods of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.


    Written and edited by a world-class historian and a highly
    respected biblical scholar, with contributions by many others,
    this unique reference work explains details of domestic life,
    technology, culture, laws, and religious practices, with
    extensive bibliographic material for further exploration.

    Articles range from 5-20 pages long. Scholars, pastors, and
    students (and their teachers) will find this to be a useful resource
    for biblical study, exegesis, and sermon preparation.


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    November 1, 2016

    Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post Biblical Antiquity Volume IV

    Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post Biblical Antiquity Volume IV
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    The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity is
    a unique reference work that provides background cultural and
    technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New
    Testament from 2000 BC to approximately AD 600.


    This dictionary casts light on the culture, technology, history, and
    politics of the periods of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.


    Written and edited by a world-class historian and a highly
    respected biblical scholar, with contributions by many others,
    this unique reference work explains details of domestic life,
    technology, culture, laws, and religious practices, with
    extensive bibliographic material for further exploration.

    Articles range from 5-20 pages long. Scholars, pastors, and
    students (and their teachers) will find this to be a useful resource
    for biblical study, exegesis, and sermon preparation.


    This fourth volume covers 25 topics from O-Z, including:
    Plants & Flowers, Slavery, Taxation, Textiles, Viticulture, Wealth &
    Poverty, Weapons, Widows & Orphans, Wild Animals & Hunting, and
    more.


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    Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity: A-Da

    Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity: A-Da
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    Most Bible dictionaries on the market today miss a number of cultural and sociological issues of interest to the study of the Scriptures. The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity aims to fill this void. Written and edited by a world-class historian and also by a highly respected biblical scholar, this unique reference work provides background cultural and technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 2000 BC to approximately AD 600.
    Articles on domestic life, technology, culture, laws, and religious practices are rarely found in available Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, but here they are explained in detail, accompanied by bibliographic material for further exploration. Articles range from 5-20 pages long.
    While the authors are well known, they have also recruited 35-40 experts in the actual fields being discussed in numerous cases, and thus the series is further strengthened by the high level of scholarship applied to each of the articles. Scholars, pastors, and students (and their teachers) will find this to be a very useful resource for biblical study, exegesis, and sermon preparation.
    This first volume covers 39 topics from A-Da, including:
    - Agriculture
    - Art
    - Barbers & Beards
    - Boats & Ships
    - Camels
    - Childbirth & Children
    - Clothing
    - Dance
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    October 1, 2014

    Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds

    Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds
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  • 2001 ECPA Gold Medallion (Reference Works)
  • The Dictionary of New Testament Background joins the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters and the Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments as the fourth in a landmark series of reference works on the Bible. In a time when our knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world has grown by leaps and bounds, this volume sets out for readers the wealth of Jewish and Greco-Roman background that should inform our reading and understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity. The Dictionary of New Testament Background takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions. Articles abound on aspects of Jewish life and thought, including family, purity, liturgy and messianism. The full scope of Greco-Roman culture is displayed in articles ranging across language and rhetoric, literacy and book culture, religion and cults, honor and shame, patronage and benefactors, travel and trade, intellectual movements and ideas, and ancient geographical perspectives. No other reference work presents so much in one place for students of the New Testament. Here an entire library of scholarship is made available in summary form. The Dictionary of New Testament Background can stand alone or work in concert with one or more of its companion volumes in the series. Written by acknowledged experts in their fields, this wealth of knowledge of the New Testament era is carefully aimed at the needs of contemporary students of the New Testament. And its full bibliographies and cross-references to other volumes in the series will make it the first book to reach for in any investigation of the New Testament in its ancient setting.
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    November 16, 2000

    Dictionary of the Christian Church

    Dictionary of the Christian Church
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    An essential resource for students of church history
    First published in 1997 as The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Third Edition this unique, one-volume reference work has put information on all aspects of the Christian church at generations of reader s fingertips. Its extensive cross-referenced A Z entries offer unmatched coverage of a wide-ranging spectrum of topics.
    A roster of acknowledged experts in their fields penned the Dictionary of the Christian Church s entries. These authors, representing Christian traditions from around the world, offer informed, even-handed treatment of the many subjects addressed in the DCC.
    Whether one is seeking information on the Bible, religious orders, theologians or philosophers, archaeology or spirituality, the Dictionary of the Christian Church is the resource to consult. No library should be without this affordable edition of an authoritative work.
    Ideal for clergy, seminarians, students, and anyone interested in topics pertaining to the church
    Thousands of entries are cross-referenced to ease data retrieval
    Scholarly yet accessible
    Priced right for home and church libraries
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    FROMMER ISRAEL 4/E

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    You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert author has done the legwork for you, and is not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

    Israel is an endlessly fascinating destination, a crossroads for different cultures and religions, and Frommer's Israel is an invaluable guide to this intriguing and complex land. It's written by an expert author, who provides you with sensitive and authoritative coverage of the region's historic and religious sites, and offers valuable insights into its culture. With Frommer's in hand, you'll explore the ancient and holy sites of Jerusalem, the silent majesty of the desert, the beach resorts of Tel-Aviv, and much more. We'll also show you how to have a world-class adventure, from diving in the Red Sea to exploring the stunning caves at Petra, in nearby Jordan. With detailed practical tips on dining, etiquette, bargaining, communicating, and getting around, Frommer's Israel is the only guide you'll need to explore this amazing land.

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    Guide to Biblical Commentaries & Reference Works

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    Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works, by John F. Evans, summarizes and briefly analyzes all recent and many older commentaries on each book of the Bible, giving insightful comments on the approach of each commentary and its interpretive usefulness especially for evangelical interpreters of the Bible.

    Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works is essentially an annotated bibliography of hundreds of commentators. More scholarly books receive a longer, more detailed treatment than do lay commentaries, and highly recommended commentaries have their author’s names in bold. The author keeps up on the publication of commentaries and intends to update this book every three to four years.

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    Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands a Panoramic Survey of the History Geography & Culture of the Scriptures

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    "The scope of your learning...will be unlimited and enhanced by leaps and bounds as you use this wonderful tool." from the Foreword by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr

    New discoveries are constantly being made as archaeologists work to uncover the ancient history of the Bible lands to tell a more complete story of the people, customs, and events of that era. Archaeologist Steven Collins and Bible scholar Joseph M. Holden have spent decades making and researching those discoveries and now offer a wealth of information based on the latest findings.

    This exciting addition to The Harvest HandbookTM series provides a textual and visual bird's-eye view of ancient Near Eastern biblical geography, culture, history, and chronology. If you're looking for an accurate, readable, and user-friendly resource to further your study of God's Word, The Harvest HandbookTMof Bible Lands provides a valuable backdrop for biblical narratives and literature.

    With the most up-to-date information from biblical and archaeological disciplines, you will find your knowledge greatly enriched through well-written narrative-style text, numerous maps, instructive photographs, illustrations, and charts. This must-have tool will become your favorite resource as you study Scripture.

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    HENDRICKSON TOPICAL BIBLE

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    Based on the popular New International Version, The Hendrickson Topical Bible stands without peer. In this eminent biblical reference tool Walter Elwell, editor of the Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible and The Evangelical Commentary on the Bible, focuses on thirteen major doctrines of Scripture: God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, God's works and providence, revelation and Scripture, supernatural beings, human beings, sin, salvation, sanctification, Christian living, the church, and the last things. In a separate chapter Elwell presents an interesting and exhaustive analysis of the biblical statements regarding women. Each chapter includes the finest and most comprehensive outline now available. Those setting out to preach or teach a specific doctrine will find the The Hendrickson Topical Bible to be an invaluable resource.
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    HOLMAN QUICKSOURCE GT UNDERSTANDING THE

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    The Holman QuickSource Guide to Understanding the Bible is your guide to deeper Bible study.

    If you've been wanting to get a better handle on the Bible-even if you've been reading it for years-this helpful reference book pulls the sweeping story, the timeline, the key terms, and much more into a clear, concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive summary of biblical information.

    What's the main idea of each Bible book?
    Where can you quickly locate Christian worldview themes?
    How can the shadow of Christ be seen in each Old Testament book?
    What are the big verses that every Bible student needs to know?
    How can you sum up the biblical story in six simple statements?

    The answers to these and many other questions begin to surface as you confidently walk your way to big picture Bible understanding. One-sentence summaries, colorful maps and charts, quick-hitting details on who wrote what and why-you get all this and more with a graphic flow and design that makes the reading easy... and makes the knowledge your own.

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