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Concise Dictionary of Bible Origins and Interpretation by Alec Gilmore

Concise Dictionary of Bible Origins and Interpretation


Concise Dictionary of Bible Origins and Interpretation by Alec Gilmore

Concise, convenient and comprehensive: this handy dictionary will inform and enlighten all who want to understand how the Bible came together, the history of the various texts behind it, the versions in which it has appeared, the process of editing and compilation, and the different methods of interpretation that have developed over the centuries. Much of this material can be found in larger reference works and commentaries, but most students and lay people find that most of these books are written by scholars for scholars, which means the reader can feel bogged down in too much technical detail. Informed by the latest advances in biblical scholarship, this handy dictionary provides the reader with concise, manageable information on all the key issues and topics. It will be especially helpful to students of religion and related subjects, as well as to religious educators in schools, colleges and churches of all denominations.


'A useful volume which brings together a mass of information... this book will prove invaluable, particularly to those to whom this is a new area of study.'
Theological Book Review

'Students and interested readers will enjoy this remarkable tool.'
Bibliotheca Sacra

'It is quite remarkable how much information has been squeezed into such a short book, and browsing is a fascinating exercise.'
Expository Times

'Remarkably comprehensive...useful and well-conceived.'
Religious Studies Review

'A fascinating book that should be available in any good reference library.'
New Library World

About the Author

Alec Gilmore is a Baptist minister in the UK with a lifetime's experience in pastoral work, lay training and adult education. His most recent books are Preaching as Theatre (SCM), Aid Matters (SCM) and A Dictionary of Bible Origins (SAP/Continuum).

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Book Info

Publication date

28th December 2006


Alec Gilmore

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T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


256 pages


Biblical studies & exegesis
Reference works



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