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A dictionary of the Bible /
W.R.F. Browning.
edition
Rev. ed.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
description
xvii, 422 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
ISBN
019860890X (pbk.)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
isbn
019860890X (pbk.)
catalogue key
5336914
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-422).
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Reviews
Review Quotes
'aimed at a broad rather than conservative readership it is a readable, good-value dictionary'Martin Manser, Christianity 11/07/1997
Canon Browning has produced an excellent book.
'Canon Browning has produced an excellent book, for which we shall all be immensely grateful. Canon Browning seems to have covered everything that anyone could conceivably ask for in a Biblical Dictionary, and it will take its place on bookshelves alongside that other indispensable referencebook, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. One turns to a book like this when one has a problem; and here the answer is given, cldarly and in a way that anyone can understand. Our gratitude to Canon Browning and to the University Press must be unending.'John Fenton, The Door 11/03/1997
'characteristic qualities of lucidity, conciseness and objectivity . . . To write a history of God in 900 words, and to make it both interesting and significant, requires considerable skill.'John Habgood, Times Higher Education Supplement
'explains in clear, plain language exactly who people are, the meaning ofcertain names and the significance of ceremonies, and sets in context thevarious books of the Bible . . . Even though you may think you know the Biblewell, I'm sure you will find new meanings and gain from it new strengths.'Canon Roger Royle, Woman's Weekly 11/03/1997
'explains in clear, plain language exactly who people are, the meaning of certain names and the significance of ceremonies, and sets in context the various books of the Bible . . . Even though you may think you know the Bible well, I'm sure you will find new meanings and gain from it newstrengths.'Canon Roger Royle, Woman's Weekly 11/03/1997
'lively, original and thought-provoking . . . the general reader, and indeed a more experienced biblical student, will continually make new discoveries and greatly enjoy the clear and entertaining presentation of its themes.'J. R. Porter, Times Literary Supplement
'Review from previous edition an invaluable guide to the books of theBible . . . This very readable book is ideal for students of the Bible whetherat school, college or those ordinary folk who just wish to improve theirbiblical knowledge.'Bob Williams, Driffield Leader, No. 186, February/March 10/03/1997
'Review from previous edition an invaluable guide to the books of the Bible . . . This very readable book is ideal for students of the Bible whether at school, college or those ordinary folk who just wish to improve their biblical knowledge.'Bob Williams, Driffield Leader, No. 186, February/March 10/03/1997
'Should send you scurrying to the Good Book if you don't have it to hand already. Theology, history, textual criticism, names and place-names in both Testaments, it's all there.' Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph
'Should send you scurrying to the Good Book if you don't have it to hand already. Theology, history, textual criticism, names and place-names in both Testaments, it's all there.'Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is an authoritative and accessible guide to the books of the Bible, containing information about important places and personalities. It also aims to expound the Bible's themes, customs and doctrines.
Main Description
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. Includes over 2,000 entries, from Adam to Zechariah.
Main Description
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 theDead Sea Scrolls, the dictionary is a lively and absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible. Includes over 2,000 entries, from Adam to Zechariah.
Main Description
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
Table of Contents
Introduction
Abbreviations
Books of the Bible
Dictionary
Measures, Weights, and Values
Important Dates in Biblical History
Select bibliography
Maps
Israel and Canaan: Joshua to Samuel and Saul
The Near East in the time of the Assyrian Empire
Palestine under the Herods
The Background of the New Testament: Rome and the East (including Paul's Journeys)
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