The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, third edition, offers recent, comprehensive biblical scholarship. With more than 4,000 lively, informative, and reader-friendly entries, this essential reference book provides all the information you need to understand the Bible. It explains biblical archaeology, culture, related writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible’s influence on Western civilization, biblical history, theological concepts, modern biblical interpretations, flora and fauna, climate and environment, crafts and industry, the content of individual books of the Bible, and more.
Whether you are a pastor, layperson, or a student of scripture, you will find every important name, place, and subject that makes Bible study come to life. From Aaron to Zurishaddai, here are all the people, events, and ideas of biblical times.
This third edition continues in the rich tradition of its predecessors but has been thoroughly updated and revised by a new editorial team under the direction of the premier international scholarly body, the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). More than half the articles in this book are new, and several dozen charts and tables have also been added as well as updates on recent archaeological discoveries.
Over 200 contributors to the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, from a diverse group of authorities, represent an ecumenical and non-biased viewpoint of scripture from different positions—Roman Catholic, Jewish, mainline Protestant, and evangelical. Filled with explanations of biblical beliefs, language, and insights into the culture and customs of the people who lived in biblical times, this resource will help anyone interested in scripture to more fully appreciate the meaning and message of the Bible.
– Contributions by over 200 noted experts in: the Bible and the ancient Near East.
– More than 4000 entries covering the Bible from A to Z.
– Outlines for each book of the Bible, including content summaries, historical background information, discussion of major themes.
– Pronunciation guide
– Close to 100 maps
– Dozens of drawings, diagrams, and tables
– Over 500 photos and drawings
- Language: English
- Weight: 1588g
- Dimensions: 15.5 x 24.2cm
- Length: 1142 pages