Among other benefits, it allows multiple opportunities for each of the Gospels to be weighed and heard in its own voice. The author could see both themes in Scripture but couldn't find help as to how to bring them together. The present volume, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books covers a wide variety of topics covering the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah. I wish it was in a Kindle version but this hardcover was a great addition to my ministry library. Other articles delve into the histories and cultures of the great neighboring empires--Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia and Persia--as well as lesser peoples, such as the Ammonites, Edomites, Moabites, Philistines and Phoenicians.
Here an entire library of scholarship is made available in summary form. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is the first contemporary reference work dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. I specifically found those dealing with textual criticism and motifs to be quite enjoyable and insightful in my teaching of the book of Judges. The 'Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books' is the only reference book focused exclusively on these biblical books and the history of Israel. From characters such as Ruth to major Wisdom books such as Job, from scholarly method to major theological themes, this volume gives us articles of real depth and substance. In a pastor or a Scholars Library, usually the first Works purchased or commentaries, followed by practical works with only a second thought towards biblical dictionaries and encyclopedias.
In the same vein, theological topics such as God, prayer, faith, forgiveness and righteousness receive separate treatment. In addition there are articles on architecture, Solomon's temple, agriculture and animal husbandry, roads and highways, trade and travel, and water and water systems. Its broad and thorough remit includes contributions on Jewish and Christian tradition, festival worship, ancient Near Eastern background, and Hebrew language from a range of highly qualified experts in the field. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy, Redeemer University College, Ontario, Canada This volume on wisdom, poetry, and writings covers over 100 topics like acrostic poetry, Old Testament ethics, Psalms of lament, Messiah, retribution, rhetorical criticism, and worship. Clearly the Old Testament historians did not go about their task as we would today. You will not be disappointed.
The languages of Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as linguistics, each receive careful treatment, as well as the role of scribes and their schools, and writing and literacy in ancient Israel and its environs. Clearly the Old Testament historians did not go about their task as we would today. Evans has written and edited extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. He is the author of From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Pentateuch and Abraham in the Negev, and he is a coeditor with Brian S. The wisdom and poetic books have not always received the attention they deserve, and this volume will play a significant role in addressing that imbalance.
Gordon McConville is professor of Old Testament theology at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England. The book will take its place on the shelf and desk of all alert ministers, hard-pressed students and even circumspect professors! For anyone wanting to set the New Testament in its proper historical, social, literary, and theological contexts, this volume is a must. The history of Israel has long been contested territory, but never more so than today. Arnold is director of Hebrew studies and professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Asbury Theological Seminary. Then too there are the finely crafted stories of Ruth and Esther that narrate the silent providence of God in the course of Israelite and Jewish lives.
The Dictionary of New Testament Background can stand alone or work in concert with one or more of its companion volumes in the series. Category: Religion Author : Mark J. Over 90 contributors, many of them experts in this literature, have contributed to the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, and Writings. It traces the trail of images from Eden to the New Jerusalem. Clearly the Old Testament historians did not go about their task as we would today. Written by acknowledged experts in their fields, this wealth of knowledge of the New Testament era is carefully aimed at the needs of contemporary students of the New Testament. The thoughts and opinions expressed above are my own and were not affected by this provision.
He is the author of several books and numerous articles on the Old Testament, including commentaries on 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, as well as The Book Called Isaiah and Studies in Persian Period History and Historiography. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about subjects like higher criticism of Isaiah, intertextuality, authorship of Lamentations, and other important topics. This up-to-date resource will prove useful both in the classroom and in the scholarly discussion. The dictionary presents articles on numerous historical topics as well as major articles focused on the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah. Articles cover traditional and contemporary biblical topics, including cross-sectional themes, methods of interpretation, significant historical or cultural background, and each Old and New Testament book as a whole.
Hawthorne 1925—2010 served as a professor of Greek for 42 years at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, as well as chairperson of the Institute for Biblical Research, which he founded. History of interpretation is also provided. In short, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible. A new generation of scholars has opened the way to make this a Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels for the twenty-first century. This upper-level introduction to the Old Testament offers students a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message. The creative act of God, the paradisal garden, the exile of Adam and Eve, the judgment of the great flood, the call of Abraham from among the nations, the covenant of Abraham, the exodus from Egypt, the giving of the law at Sinai, the plan of the tabernacle, the varied experiences of Israel in the wilderness, and the announcement of the covenant blessings and curses—all of these and more contribute to a work of world-formative power. Bibliographies are full and up to date, putting readers in touch with the best work in the field.
Articles cover traditional and contemporary topics, including cross-sectional themes, methods of interpretation, significant historical or cultural background, and each Old and New Testament book as a whole. He is the author of several books and studies on Old Testament topics, including , the , and more. The dictionary presents articles on numerous historical topics as well as major articles focused on the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah. Reid PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary is a senior editor for reference and academic books at InterVarsity Press, where he has worked since 1986. The Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments takes its place alongside the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels and Dictionary of Paul and His Letters in presenting mature evangelical scholarship—committed to the authority of Scripture, utilizing the best of critical methods, and maintaining a dialogue with contemporary scholarship and the challenges facing the church. In addition there are articles on architecture, Solomon's temple, agriculture and animal husbandry, roads and highways, trade and travel, and water and water systems.