ZEB or YABD
Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:21 PM
Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:29 PM
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:13 AM
I would vote AYBD (Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary). It has been immensely useful in my pastorate for years. Having such ready access to articles at such a moments notice has been invaluable. And now, the full text always in my pocket (via the iOS app is flabbergasting). The AYBD would be considered more scholarly, but he Zondervan volumes have more pictures, so if that is more useful in your setting, it may serve better.
I'm with Joe, AYBD. It's the scholarly standard and referring to it is expected in graduate work. AYBD will also cover the latest scholarship and theories (liberal and conservative) on an issue, something the ZEB does not do. Many people find themselves threatened by such discussions [or just really, really irritated]. Personally, I like knowing what the options are. I have no problem sorting the meat from the fat and feel better-equipped to handle apologetic discussions.
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