Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

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Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, Jim Wilhoit, Tremper Longman, Colin Duriez, Douglas Penney, Daniel G. Reid
InterVarsity Press, 1998 - Bible - 1058 pages
"Every reader of the Bible has encountered the powerful, comforting and sometimes puzzling imagery of Scripture. These concrete pictures with their hidden force have struck sharp and lasting impressions on our minds. Their imprint has etched itself on the language and grammar of Christian faith and Western culture. Why then do traditional Bible dictionaries and reference works offer so little help to explorers of the Bible's galaxy of verbal pictures? They excel in describing the climate, borders and location of Galilee or Sinai. But they are often blind to the artistic expressions and deaf to the musical meanings that echo from within the world of the biblical text. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is the first contemporary reference work dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. More than that, it examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images--including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery explores the dazzling variety in which the Word of God comes dressed in the clothes of everyday life. It traces the trail of images from Eden to the New Jerusalem. It captures the plotted patterns of biblical narrative. It surveys the imaged texture of each book of the Bible. Here is a Bible dictionary with a difference--an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible."--Jacket.

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Deborah Tollstrup, Unger's Bible Dictionary and Handbook DO contain slanted theology. In fact, it is erroneous slanted theology of Dispensationalism. "Replacement" theology is incorrect. It is ... Read full review

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That this book was a Christianity Today's "book of the year" is enough to be suspicious of it. That, combined with the haughtiness of the seminary student reviews pretty much confirms its a bad choice. By all means, get an original Haley's Handbook or anything my Unger instead. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Reid (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior editor for reference and academic books at InterVarsity Press, where he has worked since 1986. He was the developmental editor for IVP's award-winning New Testament dictionaries, and has also written his own academic studies, including God Is a Warrior, cowritten with Tremper Longman III (Zondervan). Reid also teaches at the Seattle, Washington extension campus of Fuller Theological Seminary.

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