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Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, Volume 5: O-Sh (David Noel Freedman) Hardcover Book, (Yale University Press, 1992) 9780300140057
Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, Volume 5: O-Sh (David Noel Freedman) Hardcover Book, (Yale University Press, 1992) 9780300140057
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Title: Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, Volume 5: O-Sh

Author: Freedman, David Noel

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Yale University Press; Publication Date: 1992

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780300140057

Volumes: 1; Pages: 1264

List Price in Hardcover: $125.00 Our price: $99.99

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THE ANCHOR YALE BIBLE DICTIONARY is a six-volume state-of-the-art dictionary of the Bible, six years in the making, offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and topics.

The most extensive Bible dictionary ever created:

-The first major Bible dictionary to be published in America in 30 years

-Includes six volumes of approximately 1,200 pages each

-More than 6,000 entries

-More than 7,000,000 words

-Nearly 1,000 contributors

-Multicultural and interdisciplinary in scope

-An unprecedented interfaith exploration of the Bible

-Illustrated throughout with easy-to-find references

-Endpaper maps of the Near Eastern world keyed to text for quick location of archaeological and biblical sites

-Extensively cross-referenced for comprehensive coverage of topics

-Easy-to-read article and chapter headings for speedy location of material

-Full bibliographical references following all major entries

Other features include:

-Articles on pseudepigraphic and apocryphal texts, Nag Hammadi tractates, and individual Dead Sea Scrolls, including the most recently published sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls

-"Minor entries" on personal and place-names that go well beyond the one- or two-sentence descriptions found in other Bible dictionaries

-Outstanding summaries of the latest research on the historical Jesus

-Fascinating new articles discussing the growing reappraisal of early Christianity's relationship to Judaism (Was Christianity an "offspring" or "sibling" of rabbinic Judaism?)

-Many articles illustrating the literary artistry of the biblical text

-Intriguing discussions of everyday life in Bible lands--including articles that explore health and disease, the role of animals and plants in the ancient ecosystem, and the demographics of human settlement in ancient Palestine

-A richness of information unequaled in the history of biblical studies

Edited by David Noel Freedman

Editorial Consultants: Hans Dieter Betz (Greco-Roman Religion); James H. Charlesworth (Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha); Frank Moore Cross (Old Testament); William G. Dever (Archaeology); A. Kirk Grayson (Mesopotamia and Assyriology); Peter Machinist (Bible and Ancient Near East); Abraham J. Malherbe (New Testament); Birger A. Pearson (Early Christianity); Jack M. Sasson (Bible and Ancient Near East); and William R. Schoedel (Early Christian Literature)

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