Item description for HarperCollins Bible Dictionary by Paul Achteimer...
Overview More than 3,700 entries present information on the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary puts the latest and most comprehensive biblical scholarship at your fingertips. Here is everything you need to know to fully understand the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, and the New Testament. An unparalleled resource, The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary explains every aspect of the Bible, including biblical archaeology, culture, related writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible's influence on Western civilization, biblical history, theological concepts, modern biblical interpretations, flora nad fauna, climate and environment, crafts and industry, the content of individual books of the bible, and more.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary features:
• Contributions by 193 noted experts on the Bible and the ancient Near East
• More than 3700 entries covering the Bible from A to Z
• Outlines for each book of the Bible
• 590 black–and–white photographs
• 53 color photographs
• An updated pronunciation guide
• 72 black–and–white maps
• 18 color maps
• Dozens of drawings, diagrams, and tables
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.44" Height: 2.45" Weight: 3.51 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2001
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0060600373 ISBN13 9780060600372
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More About Paul Achteimer
Paul J. Achtemeier (1927-2013) was Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation Emeritus at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He served as the president of both the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. He authored a number of books, including 1 Peter (Hermeneia) and, with Elizabeth Achtemeier, The Old Testament Roots of Our Faith, and was the general editor for the Harper Bible Dictionary.
Paul J. Achtemeier currently resides in the state of Virginia.
Paul J. Achtemeier has published or released items in the following series...
Hermeneia: A Critical & Historical Commentary on the Bible
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
Reviews - What do customers think about HarperCollins Bible Dictionary?
Invaluble Research Tool Jan 24, 2007
I actually purchased this from a bookstore back in 1988-89, then it was priced at over $100! I got it at a discount because there was a flaw in the binding. I wanted a Bible study resource that went beyond the concordances that were available at the time. Compared to some of the other Bible dictionaries that I've used this one reads more like an encyclopedia. It combines archaeological, anthropologic, and ancient historical data to give one a completely unbiased account of Biblical related facts. Another cool thing is the magnificent pictures of ancient artifacts spread throughout. I don't possess another reference book that comes close. I'm thinking of purchasing another because I've used this one so much in the last 20 years that it's starting to fall apart. It's worth the money.
Harper Collins Bible Dictionary Jan 12, 2007
The book was in great shape, packaged well, and sent and delivered timely to make it a great experience.
A real find Nov 5, 2006
This book is very easy to use. I am a minister and it has helped me with writing sermons and just understanding the Bible better.
great dictionary Jun 30, 2006
The articles are precise and concise and give reference to other subjects. As a seminary student, I find this an invaluable tool in paper preparation. The editors have done an admirable job in preparing a volume that covers an inexhaustbly deep subject in a fair and complete manner.
A Resource for Serious Bible Study Mar 13, 2006
This dictionary offers the very best of biblical scholarship in an easy to use volume. It makes a wonderful companion to the Harper Collins Study Bible, but will enhance your study of any Bible. It is an excellent resource for academic and personal study, aimed at offering a variety of information from names, places, history, and more.