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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation
Coogan, Michael D. and Steven L. McKenzie, editors

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 pp. 1164 (2 vols.). $295.00


Description: The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (OEBI) fills a crucial need in the field of biblical studies by providing detailed, comprehensive treatments of the latest approaches to and methods for interpretation of the Bible written by expert practitioners. It will provide a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. As with all high quality reference works, it provides a solid foundation that students and scholars can use to orientate themselves before venturing into original research. The Encyclopedia contains nearly 120 entries, ranging in length from 3,000 to 5,000 words. It is organized in an A-to-Z format. Each entry is signed, contains a bibliography for further reading, and is cross-referenced to other useful points of interest within the Encyclopedia. It also features a topical outline of contents and an extensive index.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Historical Approaches, History, Literary Approaches, Social-Scientific Approaches, Ideological Critique, Theological Approaches, Other Methods, History of Interpretation

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Review by Jean-François Racine
Published 9/1/2016
Citation: Jean-François Racine, review of Steven L. McKenzie and Michael D. Coogan, eds., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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