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Dictionary Of Biblical Imagery [Hardcover]

By Leland Ryken (Editor), James C. Wilhoit (Editor) & Tremper Longman III (Editor)
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Overview
The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is the first contemporary reference work dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. More than that, it examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images--including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible.

This unique dictionary explores the dazzling variety in which the Word of God comes dressed in clothes of everyday life. It traces the trail of images from Eden to the New Jerusalem. It captures the plotted patterns of biblical narrative. It surveys the imaged texture of each book of the Bible. In short, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible.

Publishers Description
A Christianity Today 1999 Book of the Year Every reader of the Bible has encountered the powerful, comforting and sometimes puzzling imagery of Scripture. These concrete pictures with their hidden force have struck sharp and lasting impressions on our minds. Their imprint has etched itself on the language and grammar of Christian faith and Western culture. Why then do traditional Bible dictionaries and reference works offer so little help to explorers of the Bible's galaxy of verbal pictures? They excel in describing the climate, borders and location of Galilee or Sinai. But they are often blind to the artistic expressions and deaf to the musical meanings that echo from within the world of the biblical text. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is the first contemporary reference work dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. More than that, it examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images--including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible. This unique dictionary explores the dazzling variety in which the Word of God comes dressed in clothes of everyday life. It traces the trail of images from Eden to the New Jerusalem. It captures the plotted patterns of biblical narrative. It surveys the imaged texture of each book of the Bible. In short, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible.

Awards and Recognitions
Dictionary Of Biblical Imagery by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit & Tremper Longman III has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Christianity Today Book Award - 1999 Winner - Top 25 category


Citations And Professional Reviews
Dictionary Of Biblical Imagery by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit & Tremper Longman III has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2000 page 587
  • Rec Ref Bks for Small/Med Libr - 01/01/2000 page 232


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Item Specifications...


Studio: IVP Academic
Pages   1058
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.24" Width: 7.34" Height: 2.4"
Weight:   4.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 2, 1998
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0830814515  
ISBN13  9780830814510  


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More About Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit & Tremper Longman III


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) is the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College and author or editor of more than thirty books, as well as many articles. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and lives in Illinois.

Philip Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford, England) is president of Wheaton College. He was formerly senior minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books and lives with his family in Illinois.

Todd Wilson (PhD, Cambridge University) is senior pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois, and lives with his family in Illinois.

Leland Ryken currently resides in the state of Illinois.

Leland Ryken has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Reading the Bible as Literature


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1Books > Subjects > Reference > Encyclopedias > Religion
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General


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Books > Bible Study > General Studies > Biblical History & Culture



Reviews - What do customers think about Dictionary Of Biblical Imagery?

Excellent Reference  Mar 11, 2007
The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is an excellent reference for obtaining expanded meanings of the different words and images of the Bible. And even if it's a "dictionary", it is an enjoyable read straight through or even just when you want to hop from one entry to another. And for the price, it's a steal.

Highly recommended!
 
Very Good  Mar 9, 2007
This is a very good reference book. I have a couple of seminary graduates that recommended it to me.
 
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery  Mar 8, 2007
This is an excellent study guide to help the reader understand symbols and imagery in the Bible.
 
biblical understanding delight!!  Feb 25, 2007
a tremendous work of explaining the imagery found in the bible. The range of subjects are vast in scope. A must have reference resource for serious bible study. Goes a long way towards helping one to understand the various levels and ways that symbolic and picturesque meaning is used and construed in the bible. Deals with individual concepts, broad ranging themes, people, places, books of the bible, events and more. Top notch resource!!!
 
Reveals Fresh New Paradigms for understanding the Bible!  Nov 16, 2006
This book was one of the most unusual presents I have ever received. It was given to me by an individual who had enjoyed my teaching and thought I would find it helpful. It has proven to be an indispensible aid to Bible study and the understanding of deeper underlying themes of the symbolism which are so prevalent in the scriptures if you have the eyes to see them. The reader/researcher will find the material easy to use and well refrenced with historical and theological explanations. Although the Dictionary is written from a Protestant viewpoint, seekers of wisdom from a variety of different experiences will benefit from the insights and cultural revelations which can aid in unfolding deeper meaning through the symbolism, stories and pictures of the Bible.
 

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