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Published: 08 December 2011

1280 Pages | 60 halftones, 40 maps and line drawings


ISBN: 9780195377378

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

Editor-in-chief: Michael D. Coogan

Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • The synoptic outline of contents and index are exclusive to the print edition. The lists of abbreviations will not be available on OBSO. Articles commissioned for Books of the Bible (and other titles in the series) will be published in Oxford Biblical Studies Online as they are produced, helping to make OBSO the most comprehensive resource available for the study of biblical texts and the biblical world.
  • Nearly 150 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.

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