Item description for New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Volume 1: A-C (New Interpreter's Bible Dictionary) by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld...
Overview A Bible dictionary provides information about biblical terms, themes, people, and places, including Aaron, architecture, bitumen, and Cyrene.
Publishers Description The New Interpreter's(r) Dictionary of the Bible (NIDB) in five volumes provides the best quality in contemporary biblical scholarship on a comprehensive range of topics from the Old and New Testaments, the Deuterocanonical books, and from contextual studies of the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman worlds and their literatures. The dictionary contains maps, charts, and illustrations to further clarify the written material.The biblical text used is the NRSV translation. A diverse group of 900 scholars from 40 countries have contributed 7100 fresh new articles with 8400 entries including persons, places, things, theological concepts, and much more. These contributors were selected by the editorial board for their expertise in their field and for the quality of their scholarship in publication. Special care was taken to select authors who could provide a variety of perspectives from different theological traditions (Protestant, Catholic, Jewish), diverse theological trajectory (conservative and liberal), and from the social locations of gender, ethnicity, and race. Topics are listed in alphabetical order from A-Z and evenly divided among the five volumes. The main entry (in bold) includes a pronunciation guide. Hebrew and Greek origins of the entry follow, with transliteration. Longer articles contain an introduction that summarizes the topic and include a helpful outline to guide the reader. Articles conclude with a short bibliography and cross references to related articles. In each definition, authors strive to incorporate as many biblical instances of the term as possible in the given amount of space, and to discuss the theological, social, or ecclesial implications of the topic, so that the definitions are practical aids to the tasks of preaching, teaching, and study of the Bible. Volume Structure; 1. A - C 2. D - H 3. I - Ma 4. Me-R 5. S - Z Readers who are trained in ancient languages will appreciate the discussion of Hebrew and Greek terms, while at the same time, readers who are not familiar with Hebrew or Greek should not have difficulty following the articles, because transliteration and complete definitions are used throughout. The New Interpreter's Bible Dictionary combines the latest biblical scholarship with the practical needs of pastors, teachers and students in a way that will deepen their understanding and enliven their experience of the living Word in scripture. Rev. Jim Harnish, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa, Florida
"I'm looking forward to the New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible so I may continue with the work of the church. I've read many articles already, and it is very helpful when you are working on a sermon, a presentation, or preparing for a Bible study class." Rev. Evelene "Tweedy" Navarrete-Sombrero, Holbrook United Methodist Church, Holbrook, Arizona"
Citations And Professional Reviews New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Volume 1: A-C (New Interpreter's Bible Dictionary) by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 93
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.42" Width: 7.82" Height: 1.86" Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series New Interpreter's Bible Dictionary
ISBN 0687054273 ISBN13 9780687054275
Availability 0 units.
More About Katharine Doob Sakenfeld
Katharine Doob Sakenfeld is William Albright Eisenberger Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis and Director of Doctoral Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the author of "Just Wives? Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament and Today" and "Ruth" in the esteemed Interpretation commentary series, both published by WJK.
Katharine Doob Sakenfeld was born in 1940.
Katharine Doob Sakenfeld has published or released items in the following series...
International Theological Commentary
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
Reviews - What do customers think about New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Volume 1: A-C?
Great Resource Nov 7, 2009
A great resource (the whole set) by top mainline scholars. A must have for anyone still depending on the "old" set.
New Interpreters Dictionary is Finished! Aug 12, 2009
I began my "quest" in collecting the New Interpreters Dictionary four years ago on a subscription basis, and this final edition (s-z) was released this month (August 2009). It now proudly sits with my others, I consider it as much an encyclopedia as a dictionary.
I especially appreciate this set because it is both contemporary - including current archeological finds - and useful. Each passage has the search word, its pronunciation, and then the formal Greek or Hebrew text for the original word following. You don't have to know Greek or Hebrew to appreciate it, since it immediately explains the word and gives the context and passage in which the word (if uncommon) is found.
This series contains information both the canon and non-canonical texts, and is one of the most thorough resources I have found to date. While obviously this book is aimed at libraries and Biblical scholars, it is a wonderful reference series for churches, pastors, and anyone who regularly needs background on scriptural texts.