A Dictionary of the Bible

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Oxford University Press, UK, Oct 14, 2004 - Religion - 464 pages
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This is the most authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date dictionary of the Bible available in paperback. As well as providing helpful information about important places and personalities, it is particularly concerned to expound the themes and doctrines of the Bible and to indicate their status in the light of modern scholarship. With entries ranging from earthquakes and mice to feminism and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the dictionary is a lively and absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible. - ;As well as providing helpful information about important places and personalities, it is particularly concerned to expound the themes and doctrines of the Bible and to indicate their status in the light of modern scholarship. With entries ranging from earthquakes and mice to feminism and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the dictionary is a lively and absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible. Includes over 2,000 entries, from Adam to Zechariah. - ;Canon Browning has produced an excellent book. - Laszlo T. Simon, Ecclesia Orans

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In the field of biblical studies, the past ten years have seen continuing archaeological discoveries, new trends in biblical criticism, and the release of the full corpus of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Thus ... Read full review

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W. R. F. Browning has been a Canon Residentiary of Blackburn Cathedral and of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He is now an honorary canon and an honorary priest in west Oxford. He was for thirteen years a lecturer in New Testament Studies at Cuddesdon College, Oxford, and at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. His books include Commentary on St Luke's Gospel (1960; 6th edn 1981), Meet the New Testament (1965), The Anglican Synthesis (1965), and Handbook of the Ministry (1985).

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