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The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Volume 5

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The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Volume 5

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By David Noel Freedman

Yale University Press, Hardcover, 9780300140057, 1200pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1992

Description
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 entriesInside you ll find: - Exciting articles on pseudepigraphic and apocryphal texts, Nag Hammadi tractates, and individual dead Sea Scrollsincluding 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 landsincluding 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 studiesEdited by David Noel FreedmanEditorial Consultants: Hans Dieter BetzGreco-Roman Religin James H. CharlesworthApocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Frank More CrossOld Testament William G. DeverArchaeologyA. Kirk GraysonMesopotamia and AssyriologyPeter MachinistBible and Ancient Near EastAbraham J. MalherbeNew TestamentBirger A. PearsonEarly ChristianityJack M. SassoonBible and Ancient Near EastWilliam R. SchoedelEarly Christian Literature