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Call Number: BS537 D48X 1998 (LC) Divinity, Trowbridge Reference Room, other locations at Yale
Publication Date: 1998
This unique resource enables the reader to explore the many images used in the Bible (many deriving from everyday life) and their literary and theological use. Emphasis is on their meaning within scripture.
Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) pursues a twofold task: it comprehensively renders the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible according to its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. Secondly, it documents the history of the Bible’s reception, not only in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora, but also in literature, art, music, and film, as well as Islam and other religious traditions and current religious movements.