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The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible: A-C
Sakenfeld, Katherine Doob, editor

Nashville: Abingdon, 2006 pp. xxxi + 843. Volume 1 $75.00



Description: The New Interpreter'sģ Dictionary of the Bible (in five volumes) provides the best quality in contemporary biblical scholarship on a comprehensive range of topics from the Old and New Testaments, the Deuterocanonical books, and from contextual studies of the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman worlds and their literatures. The dictionary contains maps, charts, and illustrations to further clarify the written material. The biblical text used is the NRSV translation. A diverse group of 900 scholars from 40 countries have contributed 7100 fresh new articles with 8400 entries including persons, places, things, theological concepts, and much more. These contributors were selected by the editorial board for their expertise in their field and for the quality of their scholarship in publication. Special care was taken to select authors who could provide a variety of perspectives from different theological traditions (Protestant, Catholic, Jewish), diverse theological trajectory (conservative and liberal), and from the social locations of gender, ethnicity, and race.

Subjects: Bible, Literature

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Review by Walter A. Vogels
Published 6/2/2007
Citation: Walter A. Vogels, review of Katherine Doob Sakenfeld, ed., The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible: A-C, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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