Key Features More than 5, pages of vital information on Bible lands and people More than 7, articles alphabetically arranged for easy reference Hundreds of full-color and black-and-white illustrations, charts, and graphs Full-color and black-and-white maps and outline maps for easy reference Scholarly articles ranging across the entire spectrum of theological and biblical topics Scholarship backed by the most current body of historical and archaeological research contributors from around the world.
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The new articles reflect the great advances made since this useful work's first appearance. Where does that come from? In part from knowing things as detailed as how to pronounce a strange name correctly, as overarching as what we learn in a theological article, or as comprehensive as a character biography. All are here. Abegg, Jr.
Many hundreds of new titles have been included, with emphasis on publications from through Some features of the OT set: thirty international authors commentary on the entire OT in light of archeology, history, geography, and manners and customs over 2, photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, and charts 12, endnotes The target audience for this set is also wide. Here are the books in the order listed in the series and commentators: Genesis: John H.
Gane Numbers: R. Dennis Cole Deuteronomy: Eugene E.
Carpenter Joshua: Richard S. Hess Judges: Daniel I. Block Ruth: Dale W. Manor 1 Samuel: V. Philips Long 2 Samuel: V. Mabie Ezra and Nehemiah: Edwin M.
Robert H. Want to Read saving…. Edward Hammond. Unicorns Millard Jonah: John H. Hoglund and John H.
Ferris Jr. Lucas Hosea: J. Glen Taylor Joel: Mark W. I do not know when the revised Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels will come out. The buzz has been that Scot McKnight who is one of the editors of the first edition has been telling students and friends that a revision is in the works.
Past that I have no information. The IVP dictionaries are much more than outlines and introductions. I was just pointing out that they contained outlines and introductions of every book in the NT.
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They also contain thousands of articles on a variety of subjects pertaining to each corpus of books they cover. And I would imagine that people do buy good commentaries in addition to these dictionaries. Which two dictionaries would you recommend me to buy if I can only afford buying two out of seven dictionaries?
Can you please prioritize all seven dictionaries for me? Which set of bible dictionaries would you buy if you can only buy one set?
Yip : I own 5 of the 7 IVP dictionaries. I can only prioritize the 5 that I own and my ranking will reflect my own personal study interests. So here goes:. Dictionary of Paul and His Letters 2.
Dictionary of New Testament Background 3. Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels 4. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch 5. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books. Can you give me some examples of the issues that Dictionary of New Testament Background covers? It covers the languages, literature, customs, geography, important figures, etc.
Nick: I have decided to buy IVP dictionary series. If I can afford all 7 dictionaries, would you recommend me buying all of them? It seems to me that all of them won some awards, except Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books. I wonder if it is worthy to buy this one. Do you highly recommend me buying each one of them? Yip : If you can afford it then yeah, go for it. As far as the contributors you can see a list for some of the volumes here.
Nick: I saw the list of the contributors; yet, I am not familar with them. Do you know if they are top-notch scholars? Also, do you think all 7 of them are all excellent and highly recommended? Nothing has changed.
DOTHB is not weaker in my opinion.