Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
A Christianity Today 1999 Book of the Year! 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 tra...more
Hardcover, 1079 pages
Published November 2nd 1998 by IVP Academic
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An absolute must have in the library of any serious Bible scholar or aspiring Christian author. A weighty tome (over 1000 pages if you include the index), it explores in detail the "images, symbols, motifs, metaphors, figures of speech and literary patterns of the Bible." Excellent book. Great for kindling the fires of the imagination!
Dr. Ryken has served on the faculty of Wheaton College since 1968. He has published over thirty books and more than one hundred articles and essays, devoting much of his scholarship to Bible translations and the study of the Bible as literature. He served as Literary Chairman for the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible and in 2003 received the distinguished Gutenberg Award for his contribu...moreMore about Leland Ryken...