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Published: 18 November 2011

1280 Pages | 81 illus., 17 maps and line drawings

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195377378

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

2-Volume Set

Editor-in-chief: Michael D. Coogan

Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • Nearly 120 signed A-Z entries, by more than 100 international scholars, make this the authoritative resource on the subject
  • In-depth entries on each canonical book of the NRSV, including a valuable section on reception history
  • Thorough coverage of the major apocryphal and pseudepigraphal books plus entries on important text collections, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library, provide information on the history of composition and interpretation
  • Selection of thematic articles on important topics of study such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation
  • Includes a synoptic outline of contents arranged by conceptual category, plus a general index to aid and guide research
  • Approximately 100 black and white illustrations, maps, and line drawings
  • Comprehensive lists of abbreviations of the books of the Bible, pseudepigraphical and apocryphal works, Qumran texts, Nag Hammadi codices, and more in each volume
  • Biblical canons table listing the books in the Jewish, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Slavonic, and Ethiopian Orthodox canons