New dictionary of biblical theology

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InterVarsity Press, 2000 - Religion - 866 pages
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TheNew Dictionary of Biblical Theologywill quickly establish itself as an essential building block of every library of basic biblical reference books. Building on its companion volumes, theNew Bible DictionaryandNew Bible Commentary,this work takes readers to a higher vantage point where they can view the thematic terrain of the Bible in its canonical wholeness. In addition, it fills the interpretive space between those volumes and theNew Dictionary of Theology.At the heart of this work is an A-to-Z encyclopedia of over 200 key biblical-theological themes such as atonement, creation, eschatology, Israel, Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God, redemption, suffering, wisdom and worship. Students and communicators of the Bible will be well served by articles exploring the theology of each biblical book. And for those interested in the wider discipline of biblical theology, major articles explore foundational issues such as the history of biblical theology, the challenges raised against biblical theology, and the unity and diversity of Scripture.Over 120 contributors drawn from the front ranks of biblical scholarship in the English-speaking world make theNew Dictionary of Biblical Theologya work of distinction and a benchmark of evangelical biblical theology at the turn of the twenty-first century. Bibliographies round out all articles, directing readers to research trails leading out of theDictionaryand into crucial studies on every subject. Cross-references throughout send readers through the varied maze of reading pathways, maximizing the usefulness of this volume. Comprehensive, authoritative and easily accessible, theNew Dictionary of Biblical Theologyis certain to establish itself as an essential resource for students of the Bible and theology.

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Biblical theology
History of biblical theology
Challenges to biblical theology
The canon of Scripture
Biblical history
Exegesis and hermeneutics
Unity and diversity of Scripture
New Testament use of the Old Testament
Relationship of the Old Testament and New Testament
Systematic theology and biblical theology
Preaching and biblical theology
Biblical Corpora and Books
Index of articles

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About the author (2000)

T. Desmond Alexander is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland. From 1980 to 1999, he was lecturer in Semitic studies at the Queen's University of Belfast. His main field of research is the Pentateuch, about which he has written extensively in academic journals and books. Alexander also has a special interest in the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. He is the author of From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Pentateuch and Abraham in the Negev, and he is a coeditor (with Brian S. Rosner) of the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (IVP, 2000).

Brian Rosner teaches New Testament and Ethics at Moore Theological College in Newtown, NSW, Australia.

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