Sponsored by the Society of Biblical Literature, this one-volume dictionary features articles by established scholars writing for nonspecialists. It aims to be academic, and yet sensitive to traditional religious beliefs.
This encyclopedia aims to be both "more scholarly and conservative" than its earlier edition, "making a constructive contribution to the faith." A number of articles from the 1915 edition have been retained in emended form, while a few have been retained in their original form.
Treats the 27 books and letters of the New Testament systematically, beginning with a review of current issues and concluding with an annotated bibliography. Considers the historical, social and cultural contexts in which the New Testament was produced, exploring relevant linguistic and textual issues. An international contributor list of over 40 scholars represent wide field expertise and a variety of Christian denominations
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.