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Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament: Volume 15: šākar–taršîš
Botterweck, G. Johannes, Helmer Ringgren and Heinz-Josef Fabry, editors
Green, David, translator

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006 pp. xxiv + 702. $65.00


Description: Volume XV of the highly respected Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament is the final volume of Hebrew terms in this fundamental reference tool for biblical studies. Ranging from šākar (“become intoxicated; intoxicating drink”) to taršîš (“Tarshish; chrysolite”), these eighty-six articles include thorough etymological analysis of the Hebrew roots and their derivatives within the context of Semitic and cognate languages, diachronically considered, as well as Septuagint, New Testament, and extracanonical usages. Articles of primary theological importance in Volume XV include these: šālôm (“peace”), šēm (“name”), šāmayim (“heaven”), šāma' (“hear”), šemeš (“sun”), šāpat (“judge”), tôrâ (“instruction, teaching”). Each article is fully annotated and contains an extensive bibliography with cross-references to the entire series.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Hebrew, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology

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Review by W. Boyd Barrick
Published 9/8/2007
Citation: W. Boyd Barrick, review of G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, and Heinz-Josef Fabry, eds., Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament: Volume 15: šākar–taršîš, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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