A Dictionary of the Bible by W. R. F. Browning

A Dictionary of the Bible

byW. R. F. Browning

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A Dictionary of the Bible is the most authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. Containing over 2,000 entries it provides clear and concise information about the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible. Terms range from earthquakes andmice to martyrs and art, and new to this edition are entries on Zionism, Old Testament and New Testament theology, hannukah, Luther, Calvin, Jesus in the Koran, and many more. This dictionary features a detailed bibliography, biographies of Bible scholars, a conversion table of measures, weights, and values, a chronology of important dates in Biblical history, and historical maps (showing Israel in Canaan; the near east in the time of the Assyrian Empire; Palestine underthe Herods; the background of the New Testament; Rome and the East). In addition, entries on the books of the Bible have been grouped in alphabetical order and conveniently located in a tinted centre section for quick reference. Recommended web links in the appendix provide valuable extrainformation, these links are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of the Bible companion website.With lively and informative A-Z entries and an array of useful supplementary material, this dictionary is essential for students and teachers of theology and religious education, and it is an absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible.

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W. R. F. Browning has been a Canon Residentiary of Blackburn Cathedral and of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford. He is now an honorary canon and an honorary priest in West Oxford. He was for thirteen years a lecturer in New Testament Studies at Cuddesdon College, Oxford, and at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. Hi...
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Title:A Dictionary of the BibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:November 8, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199543984

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Table of Contents

IntroductionAbbreviationsDictionaryThe Books of the BibleAppendicesMeasures, Weights, and ValuesImportant Dates in Biblical HistorySelect BibliographyWeb linksMaps1. Israel in Canaan: Joshua to Samuel and Saul2. The Near East in the time of the Assyrian Empire3. Palestine under the Herods4. The Background of the New Testament: Rome and the East (Jouneys of the Apostle Paul, Acts 15: 30 to 21: 15)

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"Canon Browning has produced an excellent book." --Laszlo T. Simon, "Ecclesia Orans"