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Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies

, 2002
ISBN: 9780830867028
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If you are puzzled by parataxis or rankled by recensions, the Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies is the companion you need. Whether you are studying the Old Testament or New Testament, this little book is your private tutor, your ever-ready guide to over 300 biblical-studies terms. Here’s your glossary for reading course textbooks, your decoder for listening to lectures, your review sheet for cramming for finals, and your help key for writing research papers.

Among the terms defined you’ll discover:

  • Types of biblical criticism, from genre criticism to tradition criticism
  • Greek and Latin terms, from agrapha to vaticinium ex eventu
  • German terms, from Frühkatholizismus to Wissenschaft
  • Ancient texts, from Aleppo Codex to Zadokite Document
  • Literary features, from acrostic to woe oracle
  • Theories, from the Augustinian hypothesis to the Yahwist source
  • Textual criticism terms, from codex to Western text

Written by Arthur G. Patzia and Anthony J. Petrotta, two biblical studies professors who know what you need to know, Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies will be your essential guide into a fascinating world of understanding.

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  • Helpful study aid for students of the Old and New Testaments
  • Valuable guide for anyone using commentaries or other Bible reference resources
  • Offers clear, concise definitions

Top Highlights

“eisegesis. Reading meaning into a text rather than reading a meaning from a text (exegesis).” (Page 40)

“A characteristic of biblical injunctions is the ‘motive clause,’ where a rationale is given as a means of instruction” (Page 10)

“midrash. A specific form of Jewish biblical exposition or the genre characterized by this form.” (Page 80)

“amphictyony. A model used to explain the social organization of the tribes of Israel prior to the monarchy” (Pages 10–11)

“proverb. A brief, popular saying summarizing a piece of wisdom about common human experiences” (Page 96)

  • Title: Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies
  • Authors: Arthur G. Patzia and Anthony J. Petrotta
  • Series: The IVP Pocket Reference Series
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 128

Arthur G. Patzia (PhD, McMaster University) is a senior professor of New Testament at Fuller Seminary Northern California.

Anthony J. Petrotta (PhD, University of Sheffield) is an adjunct associate professor in Old Testament at Fuller Seminary Northern California.


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