Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation

ISBN : 9780199832262

1164 Pages
234 x 295 mm
Pub date
Dec 2013
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The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (OEBI) will fill a crucial need in the field of biblical studies by providing detailed, comprehensive treatments of the latest approaches to and methods for interpretation of the Bible written by expert practitioners. It will provide a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. As with all high quality reference works, it provides a solid foundation that students and scholars can use to orientate themselves before venturing into original research. 
The Encyclopedia will contain nearly 120 entries, ranging in length from 3,000 to 5,000 words. It will be organized in an A-to-Z format. Each entry will be signed, contain a bibliography for further reading, and will be cross-referenced to other useful points of interest within the Encyclopedia. It will also feature a topical outline of contents and an extensive index.


List of Articles
Abbreviations used in this Work
Topical Outline of Contents
Directory of Contributors

About the author: 

Editor-in-Chief Steven L. McKenzie is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Rhodes College. He is the author of a number of books and articles dealing with biblical interpretation including the OUP titles King David: A Biography (2000) and How to Read the Bible (2005), as well as All God's Children: A Biblical Critique of Racism (Westminster John Knox, 1997), Covenant (Chalice, 2000), and Introduction to the Historical Books (Eerdmans, 2010). He wrote the notes for 1-2 Samuel in the NOAB (3rd and 4th eds.) and for 1-2 Samuel and 1-2 Kings in OUP's Access Bible. He has served on the editorial boards of Catholic Biblical Quarterly and Journal of Biblical Literature and is currently associate editor of Vetus Testamentum.

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