Item description for The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, A-C: Volume 1 by David Noel Freedman...
Overview Without question, the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is one of the most significant events ever in biblical scholarship. Both in scope, and in magnitude this resource is the definitive compendium on biblical scholarship. Offering an interfaith exploration of the Bible, from over 1,000 scholars from around the globe, this publication is a must-have for every scholar, and certainly constitutes a staple for theological, cultural, and historiacal libraries around the world.Accompanied by extensive cross-referencing, and exhaustive source documentation it is irreplaceable research resource. A six-volume state-of-the-art dictionary of the Bible, six years in the making, THE Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and topics.The most extensive Bible dictionary ever created:
More than 6,000 entries
More than 7,000,000 words
Nearly 1,000 contributors
Multicultural and interdisciplinary in scope
An unprecedented interfaith exploration of the Bible
Illustrated throughout with easy-to-find references
Endpaper maps of the Near Eastern world keyed to text for quick location of archaeological and biblical sites
Extensively cross-referenced for comprehensive coverage of topics
Easy-to-read article and chapter headings for speedy location of material
Full bibliographical references following all major entries
Other features include:
Articles on pseudepigraphic and apocryphal texts, Nag Hammadi tractates, and individual Dead Sea Scrolls, including the most recently published sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls
"Minor entries" on personal and place-names that go well beyond the one- or two-sentence descriptions found in other Bible dictionaries
Outstanding summaries of the latest research on the historical Jesus
Fascinating new articles discussing the growing reappraisal of early Christianity's relationship to Judaism (Was Christianity an "offspring" or "sibling" of rabbinic Judaism?)
Many articles illustrating the literary artistry of the biblical text
Intriguing discussions of everyday life in Bible lands - including articles that explore health and disease, the role of animals and plants in the ancient ecosystem, and the demographics of human settlement in ancient Palestine
A richness of information unequaled in the history of biblical studies
Publishers Description This six-volume Bible dictionary contains more than 6000 entries from nearly a thousand contributors. Multicultural and interdisciplinary in scope it presents articles on all the major topics as well as pseudepigraphic and apocryphal texts, the historical Jesus, early Christianity's relations with other faiths, and much more.
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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.44" Width: 7.76" Height: 2.7" Weight: 4.86 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1992
Publisher Yale University Press
Series Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ISBN 0300140010 ISBN13 9780300140019
Availability 0 units.
More About David Noel Freedman
DAVID NOEL FREEDMAN has been General Editor and a contributing coauthor of the distinguished Anchor Bible series since its inception in 1956. He is currently a professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of California, San Diego, and lives in nearby La Jolla.