The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary: Volume 6

The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary: Volume 6
Author: David Noel Freedman
Language English
Pages: 1200
ISBN10: 0300140061
Genre: Reference
Series Anchor Bible
Goodreads Rating: 4.86
ISBN13: 9780300140064
Published: June 1st 1992 by Yale University Press

The most extensive Bible dictionary ever created: -         The first major Bible dictionary to be published in America in 30 years -         6 volumes of approximately 1,200 pages each -         More than 6,000 entries -         More than 7,000,000 words -         Nearly 1,000 contributors —all the biggest names from around the world -         Multicultural and interdisciplinary in scope -         An unprecedented interfaith exploration of the Bible -         Illustrated throughout with easy-to-find references -         Endpaper maps of the Near Eastern world keyed to text for quick location of archaeological and biblical sites -         Extensively cross-referenced for comprehensive coverage of topics -         Easy-to-read article and chapter headings for speedy location of material -         Full bibliographic references following all major entries Inside you’ll find: -         Exciting articles on pseudepigraphic and apocryphal texts, Nag Hammadi tractates, and individual dead Sea Scrolls—including the very latest on 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 with 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 help us to understand 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 Edited by David Noel Freedman Editorial Consultants: Hans Dieter Betz—Greco-Roman Religin James H. Charlesworth—Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Frank More Cross—Old Testament William G. Dever—Archaeology A.     Kirk Grayson—Mesopotamia and Assyriology Peter  Machinist—Bible and Ancient Near East Abraham J. Malherbe—New Testament Birger A. Pearson—Early Christianity Jack M. Sassoon—Bible and Ancient Near East William R. Schoedel—Early Christian Literature