Item description for The New Interpreter's Bible Index (New Interpreter's Bible Commentary) by Abingdon Press...
Overview This single volume increases the access to the wealth of information in the "New Interpreter's Bible" 12-volume commentary series.
Publishers Description "The New Interpreter s Bible" "Index (NIB Index) "is the definitive reference guide to the major subjects, names, and places discussed in "the New Interpreter s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes (NIB)." The "NIB Index" continues the" NIB "tradition of providing the best in contemporary biblical scholarship for the service of the church, through the enhancement of preaching, teaching, and the study of the Scriptures. The design of the" NIB Index, "like that of the "NIB, " was shaped by two controlling principles: (1) form serves function, and (2) maximum ease of use. The "NIB Index" allows fast and easy access to all twelve volumes of the "NIB, "resulting in optimum use of the commentary. Now the reader can search for and find references to and in-depth discussions on a wide variety of topics, including the "NIB s" visual aids as well as its text. Focusing on those entries that address a topic substantially and advance discussion significantly for the reader s needs produced the following indexes: - Subjects and Themes - Ancient Literature - Persons in the Bible - Persons Outside the Bible - Places in the Bible - Places Outside the Bible - Biblical Languages: Hebrew and Greek - Lists of Maps, Charts, Illustrations, and Abbreviations - Excursuses (further expositions of biblical topics) - Reference Lists from the Bible (for example, prayers in the Bible and names of women in the Bible). Arrangement of the indexed terms is appropriate for students, teachers, and preachers of the Scriptures. For example: Main Headings that are relevant to the interests of the reader Cross-References to guide the reader to related areas of interest Format that is easy to read with clear, large type Accuracy in page referencesScope that encompasses from names, places, and themes, to Greek and Hebrew words with their translations.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.52" Width: 7.82" Height: 1.23" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2004
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series New Interpreter's Bible Commentary
ISBN 0687039169 ISBN13 9780687039166
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Reviews - What do customers think about The New Interpreter's Bible Index?
indispensable Jun 2, 2007
I am a seminary student who drives down to the school library to use these books for every paper I write. Though they are costly, it's cheaper than the gas cost added up. A must for any student.
Optional extra, but very useful Dec 22, 2005
The New Interpreter's Bible is a twelve-volume series, updating the popular Interpreter's Bible from a few decades ago. There are several key features common to all of the volumes of this series. First, each includes a two-column, double translation of the Biblical text (NIV - New International Version, and NRSV - New Revised Standard Version) arranged by topical unit or story. Then, they provide commentaries that look at the passages as a whole, as well as verse-by-verse. Third, interesting Reflection pieces that relate the passages to each other, to history, and to current concerns occur at the conclusion of each passage. Fourth, introductory articles for each book are provided that discuss transmission, historical background, cultural setting, literary concerns, and current scholarship. Finally, there are general articles about the Bible, each Testament, and various types of literature (Narrative, Gospel, Wisdom Literature, etc.) are provided to give general placement and knowledge about the text overall.
The list of contributors, editors, and consultants on the project is a veritable Who's Who of biblical and theological scholarship, representing all major traditions and schools of thought liberal and conservative. Leander Keck, of the Yale Divinity School, is the primary editor of the series.
The volumes were published individually, and can be purchased individually, which is a good thing, given that they are a bit expensive. But for any serious biblical scholar, preacher, student, or enthusiast, they are invaluable.
High praise goes to the general editorial staff for working with such strong authors/scholars, that their work fits together well as part of this set while retaining their individual characteristics (much like the writers of the Bible itself!).
This is an index volume for the twelve-volume set; as such, it is helpful but not absolutely necessary for the user to use the set. For scholars and students, however, this is very helpful.
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The following is a list of each volume in this twelve-volume set, and the contents of each.
Volume I: General Articles on the Bible; General Articles on the Old Testament; Genesis; Exodus; Leviticus
Volume II: Numbers; Deuteronomy; Introduction to Narrative Literature; Joshua; Judges; Ruth; I & II Samuel
Volume III: I & II Kings; I & II Chronicles; Ezra, Nehemiah; Esther; Additions to Esther; Tobit; Judith
Volume IV: I & II Maccabees; Introduction to Hebrew Poetry; Job; Psalms
Volume V: Introduction to Wisdom Literature; Proverbs; Ecclesiastes; Song of Songs; Book of Wisdom; Sirach
Volume VI: Introduction to Prophetic Literature; Isaiah; Jeremiah; Baruch; Letter of Jeremiah; Lamentations; Ezekiel