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Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Volume 1: Aaron-Aniconism
Klauck, Hans-Josef, Bernard McGinn, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Choon-Leong Seow, Hermann Spieckermann, Barry Dov Walfish and Eric Ziolkowski, editors

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009 pp. xxxiv pages + 1224 cols.. $357.00


Description: The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception" (EBR) pursues a twofold task. Firstly, it comprehensively renders the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible according to its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. Secondly, it documents the history of the Bible's reception, not only in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora, but also in literature, art, music, and film, as well as Islam and other religious traditions and current religious movements. It provides an indispensable compendium of international research. It is edited by an international team of scholars, all experts in their field.

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

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Review by Christoph Stenschke
Published 5/20/2011
Citation: Christoph Stenschke, review of Hans-Josef Klauck, Bernard Mcginn, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Choon-Leong Seow, Hermann Spieckermann, Barry Dov Walfish, and Eric Ziolkowski, eds., Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Volume 1: Aaron-Aniconism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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