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By Doubleday / 1992/
The Logos Bible Software edition of the definitive six-volume, 7,200-page Bible dictionary. More than 6,000 entries by 800 authors—complete and unabridged with illustrations.
Since its publication date, The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (AYBD) has been acclaimed as a landmark in biblical scholarship—the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative reference work in the field. "Nothing of its kind exists in any language," declared Walter Harrelson in the Journal of Biblical Literature.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary includes the complete and unabridged six volumes, 7,200-page print edition, with illustrations. It features more than 6,000 entries from 800 leading international scholars. Covering countless Biblical subjects, the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is a tremendous help for in-depth exploration of the Bible.
In his review of the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary Print Edition, Gene M. Tucker, of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, describes the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary as “a monumental work.” He calls it “a gold mine of information on and interpretation of an extremely wide range of topics concerning the Bible and its environment, from AARON to ZUZIM.” This full review is featured in the Critical Review of Books in Religion set.
Whatever your reasons for Bible study, be it in a professional, scholarly or personal setting, you won't want to be without the expansive knowledge contained in the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary. The title is a wonderful addition to family libraries as well. Young Bible students and enthusiasts will certainly benefit from Anchor's straightforward and easy-to-understand explanations.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is a title that everyone can share in together. Its range of subjects, spanning the Old Testament and New Testament, is so impressive that it will be a helpful aide to a whole spectrum of users, from serious scholars to beginning Bible students. Take advantage of Logos' low prices and add the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary to your digital library today.
The contents of the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (AYBD) are identical to the Anchor Bible Dictionary (ABD). The name of the product has changed because the copyright for this resource was transferred from Doubleday to Yale University.
...Because of the numerous developments in biblical scholarship during the past three decades, the editor felt (rightly) that it was time for a Bible dictionary that would represent the current state of the discipline.
The Anchor Bible Dictionary (ABD) is the result of his vision. The ABD is both international and interconfessional, with nearly 1,000 contributors from around the world representing Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim traditions (and also those of no religious tradition). The list of contributing scholars includes names long associated with biblical and theological studies. The currency of the dictionary as a whole is reflected especially in the inclusion of such subjects as the Dead Sea Scrolls, early Jewish-Christian relations, the historical Jesus, and sociological and literary methods of biblical criticism (including feminist hermeneutics), and in numerous entries on archaeological sites.
In addition, the bibliographies are usually up to date and often extensive. Unlike previous Bible dictionaries, the bibliographic entries in the ABD are complete citations, listed individually rather than in a run-on fashion, and hence easier to use.
...The ABD deserves a place on the shelves beside the standard Bible dictionaries of previous generations and is recommended for public, academic, and seminary libraries.
—Craig W. Beard, University of Alabama at Birmingham Library