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A Concise Dictionary of the Bible and Its Reception
Sawyer, John F. A.

Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2009 pp. xiii + 295. $29.95


Description: This unique dictionary not only identifies terms and biblical figures but also examines them from the perspective of reception history the history of the effect the Bible has had on its readers. Biblical books, passages, and characters certainly played important roles in the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, but also influenced other major religious traditions as well as preachers, writers, poets, artists, and filmmakers. The study of such cultural effects of the Bible is an emerging field, and this reference work promises to open new avenues of exploration.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by C. L. Seow
Published 11/27/2009
Citation: C. L. Seow, review of John F. A. Sawyer, A Concise Dictionary of the Bible and Its Reception, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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