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New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (5 volumes)

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The New Interpreter's® 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 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.

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 most complete coverage of theological topics - This dictionary is the definitive starting point for research on any topic, place or person in the Bible, with emphasis on the crucial theological concepts. Based on the NSRV.
  • Unparalleled quality of information - Written by 900 scholars, experts in their fields, from 40 nations and a variety of perspectives and diverse theological commitments.
  • Totally new entries - 7100 fresh, original articles. Also contains 1300 distinct cross-reference entries.
  • Balanced and relevant content - For any pastor, rabbi, preacher, teacher, or student who is preparing to serve the congregation. Theological content and thorough discussion of various interpretations is tailored for congregational use.
  • It will become your most trusted companion!

New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (5-volume set)
• Editor: Katharine Doob Sakenfeld
• Publisher: Abingdon Press (2009)

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January 9, 2014  |  4:38 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
This is a wonderful dictionary, it is not quite as in depth as Anchor but it's scope is broader and you get a a good start on almost any topic, Biblical or basic theological. The articles are well written and very accessible. Whether you are a layman, student or pastor I am sure you will will quickly find this set indispensable .