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Handbook of Biblical Criticism

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A thoroughly revised comprehensive guide to basic terms & concepts used in biblical criticism. Allowing readers to quickly find & understand related terms to biblical interpreations in general as well as specific method, concepts & the scholarly individuals who've greatly impacted the field.
Paperback, 3rd, revised & expanded, 244 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Westminster John Knox Press (Louisville, KY) (first published January 1st 1976)
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James
Is what it says: a thorough handbook of the basic terms, persons, and methods of Biblical Criticism. Extremely well balanced despite dealing with highly controversial topics, the authors do a magnificent job of covering the breadth and variety of the field. Basic bibliographic entries for each term aids the beginning student in building her or his library.

As an Orthodox Christian reader, my only disappointment was with the article on Orthodox Biblical Interpretation (OBI), as it did not appear t
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Lee Harmon
Jan 17, 2014 Lee Harmon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an encyclopedic reference book for students of Biblical studies, providing definitions and discussions of many of the terms you may hear or read. Here are some examples of topics, chosen at random:

Eisegesis

The Gospel of Thomas

The Jesus Seminar

The New Hermeneutic

The Synoptic Problem

You get the idea. The book is quite exhaustive now that it’s reached its fourth edition, and I use it for occasional reference, but I do once in a while feel frustrated by the emphasis of precision in definitio
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Nicole
Apr 06, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it
So, disclaimer, I have not technically 'read' this book. This is not the kind of book you read through, rather it functions as a semi dictionary of Biblical Criticism. It is a tool, an aid, and it's a very good one. One of my professors had recommended it as a book one should have handy in their library. So I did just that, and it has come in handy so many times thus far. I highly recommend it.
Robert D. Cornwall
Excellent resource providing in a dictionary/encyclopedia-like form definitions and descriptions of just about everything you need or want to know about regarding biblical criticism. Follow the link to my full review.

http://www.bobcornwall.com/2012/08/ha...
Alan Swartz
Apr 19, 2009 Alan Swartz rated it it was amazing
Every field of study has its own lingo. This is the book to get if you want to learn the lingo of biblical studies. Soulen provides an excellent resource that should be on hand for every person interested in being immersed into biblical studies.
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A great quick resource for anyone interested in the field of biblical studies.
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