- Pub. Date: March 2008
- Publisher:Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
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.