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The Oxford Illustrated Companion to the Bible by Bruce M. Metzger (Editor), Michael D. Coogan (Editor)

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  • Pub. Date: March 2008
  • 328pp
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    • Pub. Date: March 2008
    • Publisher:Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
    • Format: Hardcover, 328pp


    The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. For countless generations, it has been a comfort in suffering, a place to reflect on the mysteries of birth, death, and immortality. Its stories and characters are an integral part of the repertoire of educated adults, forming an enduring bond that spans thousands of years and embraces a community of believers and nonbelievers.

    The Oxford Illustrated Companion to the Bible is a vast compendium of information related to scriptures. In this lavishly illustrated edition, readers will find an ideal complement to the Bible, an essential volume for every home and library, and the first pace to turn for information on the central book of Western civilization.

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    A great resource for the Pastor, teacher or islandboy

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    February 25, 2009: This book is detailed about a large number of biblical books and characters. It also has articles on selected regions and customs of jews and christians in an easy to understand format. It is equally good as a resource for lesson preparation or personal study. As a seminary student I consult it for concise renderings of various topics that give the core answers without having to sort through numerous books or commentaries for background on a particular subject. The background for specific books of the bible such as author, location, audience and historical background are features that professional or layman will find helpful.

    I Also Recommend: Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary.