Draws on experts in archaeology to provide information on such aspects of the Bible as cultural history, folklore in the ancient Near East, travel and communication, music, and even the use of computers in Biblical studies. ABD is also available in digital format through Accordance Bible Software, which is loaded on the 2 iMacs in the Reading Room, and on a MacBook Pro (request at the circulation desk).
A-to-Z encyclopedia of over 200 key biblical-theological themes such as atonement, creation, eschatology, Israel, Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God, redemption, suffering, wisdom and worship. Students and communicators of the Bible will be well served by articles exploring the theology of each biblical book. And for those interested in the wider discipline of biblical theology, major articles explore foundational issues such as the history of biblical theology, the challenges raised against biblical theology, and the unity and diversity of Scripture.
150 articles covering all the important aspects of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther. Provides introduction to the book itself as well as separate articles on its ancient Near Eastern background and its history of interpretation. [Publisher]
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books offers in-depth articles focused on key topics, many of them written by noted experts. The history of Israel forms the skeletal structure of the Old Testament. Understanding this history and the biblical books that trace it is essential to comprehending the Bible.
5-volume Old Testament reference work contains articles on the theology of each individual Old Testament book, as well as discussions of biblical concepts, people, places, events, and literary pieces. Volume five contains a series of indexes: a Hebrew index, subject index, and an index of semantic fields.