Biblical Reference

Illustrated Guide to the Bible

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$35.00
The Bible has had an immeasurable impact on Western culture as the basis of two of the world's great religions, Judaism and Christianity. It remains a powerful means of spiritual guidance and a work of challenging profundity, charged with the deepest emotions and containing some of the most compelling stories ever told. For countless generations it has been a source of inspiration to artists, a comfort in suffering, and a focal point for reflection on the mysteries of life.
Now, The Illustrated Guide to the Bible distills the essence of this great work in over one hundred generously illustrated commentaries on the major stories, places, characters, and events in the Bible, from the Garden of Eden and the suffering of Job to the Last Supper and the Book of Revelation. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 full-color reproductions, photographs, and maps, the authoritative and engaging essays emphasize biblical narratives and their meanings and context. The substantial introduction brings together the latest scholarship on how the Bible was written, compiled, and handed down from generation to generation, and discusses its formidable, far-reaching influence throughout history. The main body of the Guide, divided into two sections, offers a treatment of the Hebrew Scriptures and the extraordinary history of the Israelites and a discussion of the New Testament and the life of Jesus. Each essay places its subject in historical and geographical context, comparing themes presented in the Bible with corresponding myths from a wide variety of cultures. Boxed sidebars throughout provide interesting background information on important themes and symbols (such as the dove and the lily) and full-color maps help to illustrate places and events (such as the city of Babylon and Paul's final voyage to Rome). The final section presents an invaluable and fully cross-referenced book-by-book summary of the Bible, a glossary of biblical terms, and a comprehensive bibliography and index.
Superbly illustrated with photographs of art, artifacts, and landscapes, and with magnificent paintings, charts, maps, and family trees, the highly accessible Illustrated Guide to the Bible is an excellent companion to this great work. It is an essential volume for every home and library, the first place to turn for information on this seminal book of Western culture.
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9780195211597
Publication Date: 
1995-10-31

New Interpreter's Bible: Vol 1

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$74.00
General and Old Testament Articles; Genesis; Exodus; and Leviticus New Interpreter's(r) Bible offers critically sound biblical interpretations for the 1990s and beyond. Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this entirely new collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible. Easy-to-use Format: * Full texts and critical notes: NIV and NRSV * Detailed, critical Commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text * Reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the discussion and dealt with in the Commentary Key Features The entire Bible (including the Apocrypha Deuterocanonical books) in twelve volumes * Introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues An ecumenical roster of contributors Comprehensive, concise articles Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance use.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780687278145
Publication Date: 
1994-09-01
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New Interpreter's Bible: Vol 10

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$74.00

Volume X: Acts; Introduction to Epistolary Literature; Romans; 1 Corinthians. Volume X contains an excellent Introduction to Epistolary Literature, plus comments on the New Testament books of Acts, Romans, and 1 Corinthians. KEY FEATURES: Easy-to-use format detailed, critical Commentary and Reflections (a detailed exposition growing directly out of the Commentary) Coverage of the entire Bible in twelve volumes Includes the Apocryphal/ Deuterocanonical books New material specifically prepared to meet the needs of today s preachers, teachers, and students of the Bible The biblical text is divided into coherent and natural units The ecumenical roster of contributors includes top scholars and emerging new voices Contributors draw upon a variety of approaches Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance understanding and ease of use Introductions to each biblical book cover essential historical, literary, sociocultural, and theological issues The full texts and critical notes of the New International Version(r) and the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible are presented in parallel columns for quick reference and comparison.

Download The NIB Vol.10 Errata Sheet CD-ROM Version for the full Twelve Volumes is also available. Click here for more details. "

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687278237
Publication Date: 
2002-07-01
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New Interpreter's Bible: Vol 4

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$74.00
New Interpreter's(r) Bible offers critically sound biblical interpretations for the 1990s and beyond. Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this entirely new collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible. Easy-to-use Format: * Full texts and critical notes: NIV and NRSV * A detailed, critical Commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text * Reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the discussion and dealt with in the Commentary Key Features: * The entire Bible (including the Apocrypha Deuterocanonical books) in twelve volumes * Introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues * An ecumenical roster of contributors * Comprehensive, concise articles * Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance use.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780687278176
Publication Date: 
1996-06-01
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New Interpreter's Bible: Vol 5

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$64.00
Introduction to Wisdom Literature; Proverbs; Ecclesiates. New Interpreter's(r) Bible offers critically sound biblical interpretations for the 1990s and beyond. Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this entirely new collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible. Easy-to-use Format: * Full texts and critical notes: NIV and NRSV * A detailed, critical Commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text * Reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the discussion and dealt with in the Commentary Key Features: * The entire Bible (including the Apocrypha Deuterocanonical books) in twelve volumes * Introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues * An ecumenical roster of contributors * Comprehensive, concise articles * Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance use.

Download The NIB Vol. 5 Errata Sheet

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687278183
Publication Date: 
1997-07-01
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New Interpreter's Bible: Vol 7

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$64.00
Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature; Daniel; THE Twelve Prophets. New Interpreter's® Bible offers critically sound biblical interpretations for the 1990s and beyond. Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this entirely new collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible. Easy-to-use Format: * Full texts and critical notes: NIV and NRSV * A detailed, critical Commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text * Reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the discussion and dealt with in the Commentary Key Features: * The entire Bible (including the Apocrypha Deuterocanonical books) in twelve volumes * Introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues * An ecumenical roster of contributors * Comprehensive, concise articles * Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance use.

Download The NIB Vol. 7 Errata Sheet

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687278206
Publication Date: 
1996-11-01

New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible: Vol 1, A-C

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$75.00
The New Interpreter's(r) Dictionary of the Bible (NIDB) in five volumes provides the best quality in contemporary biblical scholarship on a comprehensive range of topics from the Old and New Testaments, the Deuterocanonical books, and from contextual studies of the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman worlds and their literatures. The dictionary contains maps, charts, and illustrations to further clarify the written material.The biblical text used is the NRSV translation. A diverse group of 900 scholars from 40 countries have contributed 7100 fresh new articles with 8400 entries including persons, places, things, theological concepts, and much more. These contributors were selected by the editorial board for their expertise in their field and for the quality of their scholarship in publication. Special care was taken to select authors who could provide a variety of perspectives from different theological traditions (Protestant, Catholic, Jewish), diverse theological trajectory (conservative and liberal), and from the social locations of gender, ethnicity, and race. Topics are listed in alphabetical order from A-Z and evenly divided among the five volumes. The main entry (in bold) includes a pronunciation guide. Hebrew and Greek origins of the entry follow, with transliteration. Longer articles contain an introduction that summarizes the topic and include a helpful outline to guide the reader. Articles conclude with a short bibliography and cross references to related articles. In each definition, authors strive to incorporate as many biblical instances of the term as possible in the given amount of space, and to discuss the theological, social, or ecclesial implications of the topic, so that the definitions are practical aids to the tasks of preaching, teaching, and study of the Bible. Volume Structure; 1. A - C 2. D - H 3. I - Ma 4. Me-R 5. S - Z Readers who are trained in ancient languages will appreciate the discussion of Hebrew and Greek terms, while at the same time, readers who are not familiar with Hebrew or Greek should not have difficulty following the articles, because transliteration and complete definitions are used throughout. The New Interpreter's Bible Dictionary combines the latest biblical scholarship with the practical needs of pastors, teachers and students in a way that will deepen their understanding and enliven their experience of the living Word in scripture. Rev. Jim Harnish, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa, Florida

"I'm looking forward to the New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible so I may continue with the work of the church. I've read many articles already, and it is very helpful when you are working on a sermon, a presentation, or preparing for a Bible study class." Rev. Evelene "Tweedy" Navarrete-Sombrero, Holbrook United Methodist Church, Holbrook, Arizona"

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687054275
Publication Date: 
2006-11-30
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New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible: Vol 2, D-H

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$79.00

The New Interpreter's(r) Dictionary of the Bible (NIDB) in five volumes provides the best quality in contemporary biblical scholarship on a comprehensive range of topics from the Old and New Testaments, the Deuterocanonical books, and from contextual studies of the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman worlds and their literatures. The dictionary contains maps, charts, and illustrations to further clarify the written material. The biblical text used is the NRSV translation. In keeping with the tradition of the New Interpreter's(r) Bible brand, the New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible aims to fulfill the promise of a standard already set for reliable, accurate, insightful, and highest quality biblical scholarship in service of the congregation. It is our hope that readers will come to associate the dictionary with thoroughness, comprehensiveness, and ease of use: find it here; find it now. A diverse group of 900 scholars from 40 countries have contributed 7100 fresh new articles with 8400 entries including persons, places, things, theological concepts, and much more. These contributors were selected by the editorial board for their expertise in their field and for the quality of their scholarship in publication. Special care was taken to select authors who could provide a variety of perspectives from different theological traditions (Protestant, Catholic, Jewish), diverse theological trajectory (conservative and liberal), and from the social locations of gender, ethnicity, and race. With inclusivity comes a certain amount of exclusivity: the contributors are instructed to keep in mind a particular audience the congregation. With every dictionary entry, authors seek to define their topics in such a way that the entries will be relevant and useful to pastors, rabbis, preachers, teachers, and students in preparing to serve the congregation in a variety of ways. Thus the dictionary tries to balance the best in contemporary scholarship with the perceived needs of the congregation. Theological content and thorough discussion of various interpretations is tailored for congregational use. Topics are listed in alphabetical order from A-Z and evenly divided among the five volumes. The main entry (in bold) includes a pronunciation guide. Hebrew and Greek origins of the entry follow, with transliteration. Longer articles contain an introduction that summarizes the topic and include a helpful outline to guide the reader. Articles conclude with a short bibliography and cross references to related articles. In each definition, authors strive to incorporate as many biblical instances of the term as possible in the given amount of space, and to discuss the theological, social, or ecclesial implications of the topic, so that the definitions are practical aids to the tasks of preaching, teaching, and study of the Bible. Readers who are trained in ancient languages will appreciate the discussion of Hebrew and Greek terms, while at the same time, readers who are not familiar with Hebrew or Greek should not have difficulty following the articles, because transliteration and complete definitions are used throughout. The editorial board elected to use the Society of Biblical Literature Handbook of Style as a guide and determined that the Hebrew would be transliterated in the Handbook's general-purpose style for ease of use by readers without formal training in the ancient languages. With the burgeoning use of the internet as a source of information, the unfortunate result can be scattered and uneven coverage of a given topic from unknown and unreliable sources. This dictionary seeks to provide a trusted resource containing comprehensive information based on widely accepted critical tools about a wide variety of topics all in one place with cross references to related materials and a searchable CD, so that long and frustrating web searches with unreliable results will no longer be necessary.

Volume Structure: 1. A - C 2. D - H 3. I - Ma 4. Me-R 5. S - Z The New Interpreter's brand is successful (valuable) because of the following customers expectations: 1. Scholarship of the highest academic quality, using widely accepted critical tools, in service to the congregation, with emphasis on preaching and teaching 2. Target market is pastors: Scholars broker brand to pastors for personal professional library, and pastors broker institutional sales to institutional library 3. Balanced diversity in theological tradition (Protestant, Catholic, Jew), theological trajectory (fundamentalist, conservative, evangelical, liberal), gender and race

An editorial board of scholars has been established and will convene at least annually at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780687333554
Publication Date: 
2007-09-01
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New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible: Vol 3, I-MA

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$80.00
This dictionary will become the first place Bible readers look for reliable scholarship. - A-Z alphabetical order - Main entries Hebrew Greek Transliteration - Contributors are respected scholars in their fields - Summary introductions - Cross-references - Helpful outlines - Bibliography - Maps, charts, and illustrations

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687333653
Publication Date: 
2008-04-01
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New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible: Vol 4, Me-R

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$85.00

The New Interpreter's(r) Dictionary of the Bible (in five volumes) provides the best quality in contemporary biblical scholarship on a comprehensive range of topics from the Old and New Testaments, the Deuterocanonical books, and from contextual studies of the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman worlds and their literatures. The dictionary contains maps, charts, and illustrations to further clarify the written material. The biblical text used is the NRSV translation. In keeping with the tradition of the New Interpreter's(r) Bible brand, the New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible aims to fulfill the promise of a standard already set for reliable, accurate, insightful, and highest quality biblical scholarship in service of the congregation. It is our hope that readers will come to associate the dictionary with thoroughness, comprehensiveness, and ease of use: find it here; find it now. A diverse group of 900 scholars from 40 countries have contributed 7100 fresh new articles with 8400 entries including persons, places, things, theological concepts, and much more. These contributors were selected by the editorial board for their expertise in their field and for the quality of their scholarship in publication. Special care was taken to select authors who could provide a variety of perspectives from different theological traditions (Protestant, Catholic, Jewish), diverse theological trajectory (conservative and liberal), and from the social locations of gender, ethnicity, and race. With inclusivity comes a certain amount of exclusivity: the contributors are instructed to keep in mind a particular audience the congregation. With every dictionary entry, authors seek to define their topics in such a way that the entries will be relevant and useful to pastors, rabbis, preachers, teachers, and students in preparing to serve the congregation in a variety of ways. Thus the dictionary tries to balance the best in contemporary scholarship with the perceived needs of the congregation. Theological content and thorough discussion of various interpretations is tailored for congregational use. Topics are listed in alphabetical order from A-Z and evenly divided among the five volumes. The main entry (in bold) includes a pronunciation guide. Hebrew and Greek origins of the entry follow, with transliteration. Longer articles contain an introduction that summarizes the topic and include a helpful outline to guide the reader. Articles conclude with a short bibliography and cross references to related articles. In each definition, authors strive to incorporate as many biblical instances of the term as possible in the given amount of space, and to discuss the theological, social, or ecclesial implications of the topic, so that the definitions are practical aids to the tasks of preaching, teaching, and study of the Bible. Readers who are trained in ancient languages will appreciate the discussion of Hebrew and Greek terms, while at the same time, readers who are not familiar with Hebrew or Greek should not have difficulty following the articles, because transliteration and complete definitions are used throughout. The editorial board elected to use the Society of Biblical Literature Handbook of Style as a guide and determined that the Hebrew would be transliterated in the Handbook's general-purpose style for ease of use by readers without formal training in the ancient languages. With the burgeoning use of the internet as a source of information, the unfortunate result can be scattered and uneven coverage of a given topic from unknown and unreliable sources. This dictionary seeks to provide a trusted resource containing comprehensive information based on widely accepted critical tools about a wide variety of topics all in one place with cross references to related materials and a searchable CD, so that long and frustrating web searches with unreliable results will no longer be necessary.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780687333752
Publication Date: 
2009-01-31
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Pastor's Bible Study, vol 4

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$35.00
Includes: 15 lessons on the Gospel of John; 10 lessons on Exodus; 10 lessons on healthy spirituality; 5 lessons on mission in a post-colonial era; 5 lessons on hope and courage; and 5 lessons on faith.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687493401
Publication Date: 
2007-04-01
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Strong's Concordance: NIV Exhaustive Strongest

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$39.99
Only one New International Version concordance provides an exhaustive indexing of every appearance of every word in the NIV Bible: The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance. It also offers complete access to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek from which the NIV was translated. Feature for feature, this Gold Medallion Award-winning volume is by far the most powerful NIV concordance available. Features Complete alphabetical listings for every word in the NIV Thorough dictionary-indexes define every Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek word in the Bible, including the possible meaning of every proper name Exhaustive listing of every NIV translation for a given word; all related words shown in the original languages All references listed in biblical order All words cross-referenced to spelling variations and variant forms More than 2,000 key words from the KJV cross-referenced to their NIV equivalents Special typefaces indicate the word or words used in the NIV translation for all Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek terms Unique numbering system developed by Goodrick and Kohlenberger (G/K) eliminates the inherent gaps, flaws, and inaccuracies of the old Strong s numbering system Special indexes allow for easy cross-referencing between the G/K numbering system for those using reference books keyed to Strong s numbers"
ISBN/SKU: 
9780310262855
Publication Date: 
2004-07-01
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TDNT, vol 1

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$70.00
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9780802822437
Publication Date: 
1964-03-18

TDNT, vol 10

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$70.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802823236
Publication Date: 
1976-10-31

TDNT, vol 2

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$70.00
Kittels Theological Dictionary of the New Testament is simply the most in-depth word study tool available. It contains articles on significant theological words in the New Testament, covering their usage in the Old Testament, their secular Greek background, their use in sources such as Josephus, Philo, pseudepigraphal and rabbinical literature, and their use in the New Testament. Where relevant, a subsection on a words use in the Apostolic Fathers is provided. Volume 2 contains entries from Delta to Eta.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802822444
Publication Date: 
1964-06-01

TDNT, vol 3

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$70.00
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9780802822451
Publication Date: 
1966-05-06

TDNT, vol 4

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$70.00
Kittels Theological Dictionary of the New Testament is simply the most in-depth word study tool available. It contains articles on significant theological words in the New Testament, covering their usage in the Old Testament, their secular Greek background, their use in sources such as Josephus, Philo, pseudepigraphal and rabbinical literature, and their use in the New Testament. Where relevant, a subsection on a words use in the Apostolic Fathers is provided. Volume 4 contains entries from Lambda to Nu.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802822468
Publication Date: 
1967-06-01

TDNT, vol 5

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$70.00
One of the most widely respected theological dictionaries put into one-volume, abridged form. Focusing on the theological meaning of each word, the abridgment contains English keywords for each entry, tables of English and Greek keywords, and a listing of the relevant volume and page numbers from the unabridged work at the end of each article or section.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802822475
Publication Date: 
1968-07-01

TDNT, vol 6

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$70.00
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780802822482
Publication Date: 
1969-07-01

TDNT, vol 7

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$70.00
This monumental reference work, complete in ten volumes, is the authorized and unabridged translation of the famous Theologisches Wvrterbuch zum Neuen Testament, known commonly as Kittel and considered by many scholars to be the best New Testament Dictionary ever compiled. Mediating between ordinary lexicography and the specific task of exposition, TDNT treats more that 2,300 theologically significant New Testament words, including the more important prepositions and numbers as well as many proper names from the Old Testament. Presenting the words in the order of the Greek alphabet, TDNT typically discusses the following for each word: its secular Greek background, its role in the Old Testament, its use in extrabiblical Jewish literature, and its varied uses in the New Testament. Substantial bibliographies and footnotes supplement the articles.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802822499
Publication Date: 
1971-08-01

TDNT, vol 8

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$70.00
Kittels Theological Dictionary of the New Testament is simply the most in-depth word study tool available. It contains articles on significant theological words in the New Testament, covering their usage in the Old Testament, their secular Greek background, their use in sources such as Josephus, Philo, pseudepigraphal and rabbinical literature, and their use in the New Testament. Where relevant, a subsection on a words use in the Apostolic Fathers is provided. Volume 8 contains entries from Tau to Upsilon.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802822505
Publication Date: 
1972-06-01

TDNT, vol 9

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$70.00
Kittels Theological Dictionary of the New Testament is simply the most in-depth word study tool available. It contains articles on significant theological words in the New Testament, covering their usage in the Old Testament, their secular Greek background, their use in sources such as Josephus, Philo, pseudepigraphal and rabbinical literature, and their use in the New Testament. Where relevant, a subsection on a words use in the Apostolic Fathers is provided. Volume 9 contains entries from Phi to Omega.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802823229
Publication Date: 
1974-03-01

TDOT, vol 1

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$65.00
This multivolume work is still proving to be as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its companion set, the Kittel-Friedrich "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament," has been to New Testament studies.The "TDOT" volumes present in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament. Leading scholars of various religious traditions (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, and Jewish) and from many parts of the world (Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States) have been carefully selected for each article by editors Botterweck, Ringgren, and Fabry and their consultants, George W. Anderson, Henri Cazelles, David Noel Freedman, Shemaryahu Talmon, and Gerhard Wallis.The intention of the writers is to concentrate on "meaning," starting from the more general, everyday senses and building to an understanding of theologically significant concepts. To avoid artificially restricting the focus of the articles, "TDOT" considers under each keyword the larger groups of words that are related linguistically or semantically. The lexical work includes detailed surveys of a word's occurrences, not only in biblical material but also in other ancient Near Eastern writings. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Ugaritic, and Northwest Semitic sources are surveyed, among others, as well as the Qumran texts and the Septuagint; and in cultures where no cognate word exists, the authors often consider cognate ideas."TDOT'"s emphasis, though, is on Hebrew terminology and on biblical usage. The contributors employ philology as well as form-critical and traditio-historical methods, with the aim of understanding the religious statements in the Old Testament. Extensive bibliographical information adds to the value of this reference work.This English edition attempts to serve the needs of Old Testament students without the linguistic background of more advanced scholars; it does so, however, without sacrificing the needs of the latter. Ancient scripts (Hebrew, Greek, etc.) are regularly transliterated in a readable way, and meanings of foreign words are given in many cases where the meanings might be obvious to advanced scholars. Where the Hebrew text versification differs from that of English Bibles, the English verse appears in parentheses. Such features will help all earnest students of the Bible to avail themselves of the manifold theological insights contained in this monumental work."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802823250
Publication Date: 
1974-11-30

TDOT, vol 10

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$65.00
This multivolume work is still proving to be as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its companion set, the Kittel-Friedrich "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament," has been to New Testament studies.
Beginning with "' bh (' b)," father, and continuing through the alphabet, the "TDOT" volumes present in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament. Leading scholars of various religious traditions (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, and Jewish) and from many parts of the world (Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States) have been carefully selected for each article by editors Botterweck, Ringgren, and Fabry and their consultants, George W. Anderson, Henri Cazelles, David Noel Freedman, Shemaryahu Talmon, and Gerhard Wallis.
The intention of the writers is to concentrate on "meaning," starting from the more general, everyday senses and building to an understanding of theologically significant concepts. To avoid artificially restricting the focus of the articles, "TDOT" considers under each keyword the larger groups of words that are related linguistically or semantically. The lexical work includes detailed surveys of a word s occurrences, not only in biblical material but also in other ancient Near Eastern writings. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Ugaritic, and Northwest Semitic sources are surveyed, among others, as well as the Qumran texts and the Septuagint; and in cultures where no cognate word exists, the authors often consider cognate ideas.
"TDOT "s emphasis, though, is on Hebrew terminology and on biblical usage. The contributors employ philology as well as form-critical and traditio-historical methods, with the aim of understanding the religious statements in the Old Testament. Extensive bibliographical information adds to the value of this reference work.
This English edition attempts to serve the needs of Old Testament students without the linguistic background of more advanced scholars; it does so, however, without sacrificing the needs of the latter. Ancient scripts (Hebrew, Greek, etc.) are regularly transliterated in a readable way, and meanings of foreign words are given in many cases where the meanings might be obvious to advanced scholars. Where the Hebrew text versification differs from that of English Bibles, the English verse appears in parentheses. Such features will help all earnest students of the Bible to avail themselves of the manifold theological insights contained in this monumental work."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802823342
Publication Date: 
2000-01-31

TDOT, vol 11

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$65.00
This multivolume work is still proving to be as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its companion set, the Kittel-Friedrich "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament," has been to New Testament studies.
Beginning with "' bh (' b)," father, and continuing through the alphabet, the "TDOT" volumes present in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament. Leading scholars of various religious traditions (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, and Jewish) and from many parts of the world (Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States) have been carefully selected for each article by editors Botterweck, Ringgren, and Fabry and their consultants, George W. Anderson, Henri Cazelles, David Noel Freedman, Shemaryahu Talmon, and Gerhard Wallis.
The intention of the writers is to concentrate on "meaning," starting from the more general, everyday senses and building to an understanding of theologically significant concepts. To avoid artificially restricting the focus of the articles, "TDOT" considers under each keyword the larger groups of words that are related linguistically or semantically. The lexical work includes detailed surveys of a word s occurrences, not only in biblical material but also in other ancient Near Eastern writings. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Ugaritic, and Northwest Semitic sources are surveyed, among others, as well as the Qumran texts and the Septuagint; and in cultures where no cognate word exists, the authors often consider cognate ideas.
"TDOT "s emphasis, though, is on Hebrew terminology and on biblical usage. The contributors employ philology as well as form-critical and traditio-historical methods, with the aim of understanding the religious statements in the Old Testament. Extensive bibliographical information adds to the value of this reference work.
This English edition attempts to serve the needs of Old Testament students without the linguistic background of more advanced scholars; it does so, however, without sacrificing the needs of the latter. Ancient scripts (Hebrew, Greek, etc.) are regularly transliterated in a readable way, and meanings of foreign words are given in many cases where the meanings might be obvious to advanced scholars. Where the Hebrew text versification differs from that of English Bibles, the English verse appears in parentheses. Such features will help all earnest students of the Bible to avail themselves of the manifold theological insights contained in this monumental work."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802823359
Publication Date: 
2000-11-30
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