Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible

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The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible gathers nearly 5, 000 alphabetically ordered articles that thoroughly yet clearly explain all the books, persons, places, and significant terms found in the Bible. The Dictionary also explores the background of each biblical book and related writings and discusses cultural, natural, geographical, and literary phenomenae matters that Bible students at all levels may encounter in reading or discussion. Nearly 600 first-rate Bible authorities have contributed to the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Intended as a tool for practical Bible use, this illustrated dictionary reflects recent archaeological discoveries and the breadth of current biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, sociological, and other methodological issues. The editorial team has also incorporated articles that explore and interpret important focuses of biblical theology, text and transmission, Near Eastern archaeology, extrabiblical writings, and pertinent ecclesiastical traditions - all of which help make the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible the most comprehensive and up-to-date one-volume Bible dictionary on the market today.Some 25 species of fish are found in the lake, and the NT includes frequent references to fishing, the size of nets and catches, and boats. Cured fish ... 27:34 attests that Jesus was offered wine mixed with gall just before his crucifixion; this mocking of Jesus is at the same time a fulfillment of Ps. 69:2 1(MT 22). ... Josephus describes the family of Gamaliel as aquot;very illustriousaquot; ( Vita 190-91; cf. ... He was especially concerned to ease the burden on women and the GAMES GARDEN poor.

Title:Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Author: David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Myers
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2000-12-31

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