Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, The (6 volumes) / January 01, 2008

Prod ID: Anchor / Pub. Yale University Press
Retail: $599.00 / Accordance: $269.00

The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is a six-volume state-of-the-art dictionary of the Bible, six years in the making, offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and topics.

The most extensive Bible dictionary ever created:

  • Includes six volumes of approximately 1,200 pages each
  • More than 6,000 entries
  • More than 7,000,000 words
  • Nearly 1,000 contributors
  • Multicultural and interdisciplinary in scope
  • An unprecedented interfaith exploration of the Bible
  • Illustrated throughout with easy-to-find references
  • Extensively cross-referenced for comprehensive coverage of topics
  • Easy-to-read article and chapter headings for speedy location of material
  • Full bibliographical references following all major entries

Other features include:

  • Articles on pseudepigraphic and apocryphal texts, Nag Hammadi tractates, and individual Dead Sea Scrolls, including the most recently published sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls
  • “Minor entries” on personal and place-names that go well beyond the one- or two-sentence descriptions found in other Bible dictionaries
  • Outstanding summaries of the latest research on the historical Jesus
  • Fascinating new articles discussing the growing reappraisal of early Christianity’s relationship to Judaism (Was Christianity an “offspring” or “sibling” of rabbinic Judaism?)
  • Many articles illustrating the literary artistry of the biblical text
  • Intriguing discussions of everyday life in Bible lands including articles that explore health and disease, the role of animals and plants in the ancient ecosystem, and the demographics of human settlement in ancient Palestine
  • A richness of information unequaled in the history of biblical studies

 

Where to Find

Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, The (6 volumes) is included with the following packages

Category Code Title Price
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0519English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (May 2019)35549.00
Primary CollectionsColl13-EngMaster1119English Master Collection (Accordance 13) (November 2019)36999.00
Primary CollectionsColl13-EngMaster0420English Master Collection (Accordance 13) (April 2020)37499.00
Primary CollectionsColl13-EngMaster0720English Master Collection (Accordance 13) (July 2020)38699.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0717English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (July 2017)27999.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster1017English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (October 2017)29999.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster1016English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (October 2016)24999.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0117English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (January 2017)25799.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0417English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (April 2017)26799.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0218English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (February 2018)30899.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0518English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (May 2018)31599.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0818English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (August 2018)33399.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster1118English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (November 2018)33999.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0319English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (February 2019)34399.00
Primary BundlesSPP-SDA3RD-20_50SPP for SDA Third World 2020 (50+ copies) (Schedule A)N/A
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 1Q15All-in-All Accordance Program (1st Quarter 2015)15999.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 2Q15All-in-All Accordance Program (2nd Quarter 2015)16999.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 3Q15All-in-All Accordance Program (3rd Quarter 2015)18699.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 4Q15All-in-All Accordance Program (4th Quarter 2015)19999.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 1Q16All-in-All Accordance Program (1st Quarter 2016)21249.00
Add-on BundlesAll-in-All 3Q16All-in-All Accordance Program (3rd Quarter 2016)23999.00

Reviews

  1. (verified owner) jlm

    The AYBD’s main competition is the IVP black dictionaries: both are in-depth bible dictionaries and are similar in size: 7200pp for the AYBD, over 8000 for the IVP black dictionaries. The AYBD has a more “scientific” approach, while the IVP dictionaries reflect Evangelical faith more. The greater sense of faith and the fact that they were published more recently made me initially choose the IVP dictionaries. However, in the end I wound up purchasing the AYBD as well, because it’s easier to find material, especially on a phone or tablet, where the Research function is not available. The AYBD has over 6000 entries, whereas the IVP dictionaries have about 100 each in eight volumes, each of which is a separate resource in Accordance. So when searching by article name (e.g., with Amplify), you can find relevant information more easily on a phone or tablet with the AYBD. The AYBD also has the advantage of being known internationally, so I can cite it in a paper with more confidence that my readers will consider it authoritative. Although I use it more often, it is true I’m more likely to come across something in the AYBD with which I cannot agree: the reader should be critical, which is only fair since the authors were.

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