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HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, The (Revised Edition)

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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary puts the latest and most comprehensive biblical scholarship at your fingertips.

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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary explains every aspect of the Bible, including biblical archaeology, culture, related writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible's influence on Western civilization, biblical history, theological concepts, modern biblical interpretations, flora and fauna, climate and environment, crafts and industry, the content of individual books of the bible.

The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary features: 

  • Contributions by 193 noted experts on the Bible and the ancient Near East
  • More than 3700 entries covering the Bible from A to Z
  • Outlines for each book of the Bible
  • 590 black-and-white photographs
  • 53 color photographs
  • An updated pronunciation guide
  • 72 black-and-white maps
  • 18 color maps
  • Dozens of drawings, diagrams, and tables

"A magnificent Bible dictionary... a mine of information for the beginning Biblical student, the seasoned scholar and the layperson."                 ~Biblical Archeology Review

"The best comprehensive, one-volume dictionary now on the market."          ~Biblical Archaeologist


Paul J. Achtemeier is Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. A widely respected authority on the Bible, he is the author or co-author of 14 books, former editor of the quarterly Interpretation, and New Testament editor of the Interpretation Biblical Commentary Series. Professor Achtemeier has also been chief executive officer and president of the Society of Biblical Literature, and president of the Catholic Biblical Association.

Editor Achtemeier, Paul
Coeditor The Society of Biblical Literature
Book Type Hardcover
Page Count 1256 pp.
Publisher HarperCollins 1996
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