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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary Volume 1

  • By David Noel Freedman

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

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780300140019
    • Manufacturer: Yale Univ Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780300140019
    • Publication Date: 06/01/1992
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: David Noel Freedman
    • Page Count: 1200
    • Width: 7.76 inches
    • Height: 2.70 inches
    • Length: 9.44 inches
    • Weight: 4.86 pounds
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