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Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Vol. 11 (Theological Dictionary Of The Ol) [Hardcover]

By G. Johannes Botterweck (Editor), Helmer Ringgren (Editor) & Heinz-Josef Fabry (Editor)
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Volume XI of the highly respected Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament expands the scope of this fundamental reference tool for biblical studies. Ranging from 'zz ("strength") to panim ("face"), these eighty-three articles include thorough etymological analysis of the Hebrew roots and their derivatives within the context of Semitic and cognate languages, diachronically considered, as well as Septuagint, New Testament, and extracanonical usages.

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This series is proving to be as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its companion set, the Kittel-Friedrich Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, has been to the study of the New Testament.

Beginning with 'ab (abh), "father", and continuing through the alphabet, the TDOT volumes present in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament Leading scholars of various religious traditions (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, and Jewish) and from many parts of the world (Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece, the Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, and Germany) have been carefully selected for each article by editors Botterweck, Ringgren, and Fabry and their consultants, George W. Anderson, Henri Cazelles, David Noel Freedman, Shemaryahu Talmon, and Gerhard Wallis.

The intention of the writers is to concentrate on meaning, starting from the more general, everyday senses and building to an understanding of theologically significant concepts. To avoid artificially restricting the focus of the articles, TDOT considers under each keyword the larger groups of words that are related linguistically or semantically. The lexical work includes detailed surveys of a word's occurrences, not only in biblical material but also in other ancient Near Eastern writings. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Ugaritic, and Northwest Semitic sources are surveyed, among others, as well as the Qumran texts and the Septuagint; and in cultures where no cognate word exists, the authors often consider cognate ideas.

TDOT's emphasis, though, is on Hebrew terminology and on biblical usage. Thecontributors employ philology as well as form-critical and traditio-historical methods, with the aim of understanding the religious statements in the Old Testament. Extensive bibliographical information adds to the value of this the reference work.

This The English edition attempts to serve the needs of Old Testament students without the linguistic background of more advanced scholars; it does so, however, without sacrificing the needs of the latter. Ancient scripts (Hebrew, Greek, etc.) are regularly transliterated in a readable way, and meanings of foreign words are given in many cases where the meanings might be obvious to advanced scholars. Where the Hebrew text versification differs from that of English Bibles, the English verse appears in parentheses. Such features will help all earnest students of the Bible to avail themselves of the manifold theological insights contained in this monumental work.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Vol. 11 (Theological Dictionary Of The Ol) by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren & Heinz-Josef Fabry has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Library Journal - 11/15/2000 page 36
  • American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2002 page 576


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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   639
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 9"
Weight:   2.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2001
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Series  Theological Dictionary Of The Ol  
ISBN  0802823351  
ISBN13  9780802823359  


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More About G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren & Heinz-Josef Fabry


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! G. Johannes Botterweck (1917-1981) was professor of Old Testament and Catholic theology at the University of Bonn, Germany.Helmer Ringgren (1917 2012) was professor of Old Testament interpretation at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.Heinz-Josef Fabry is professor of Old Testament at the University of Bonn, Germany.David E. Green is Head librarian at The General Theological Seminary in New York City."

G. Johannes Botterweck died in 1981.

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