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Overview

Your one-stop guide for information on any biblical concept or area of study just got better. With the Factbook Collection, you’ll be able to fill your Factbook with links to articles and summaries about biblical characters, places, themes, and symbols, from varying perspectives and levels of scholarship. Get numerous articles on the authorship or common interpretations of any book of the Bible—delivered right into one overview, alongside outlines and articles on background, audience, date of composition, and other relevant facts for each Bible book.

Expand your library with top-notch reference works at a great price. Featuring five commentaries, six Bible dictionaries, and numerous other reference works, this collection is an awesome expansion to any base package. Reference series from Tyndale, Eerdmans, and Broadman & Holman provide a strong backbone of academic and pastoral sensibility to the body of research already in your library. Go straight to the facts—study smarter with the Factbook Collection.

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Key Features

  • Contributes hundreds of articles for the people, places, symbols, and events in your Factbook (if you have Bronze or higher)
  • Conveys relevant information to the Bible Book Guides section of your Factbook
  • Provides outlines, backgrounds, authorship, overviews, themes, and interpretations of every book in the Bible
  • Bulks up your library with solid reference material

Product Details

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised

  • Editor: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 4,561

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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is the most up-to-date multivolume Bible encyclopedia written by conservative scholars. It's characterized by careful and contemporary scholarship and a wealth of illustrations—nearly 1,500 photos (many in color), plus 342 maps.

A must-have for any biblical scholar, this resource contains over 9,000 topics and 3,500 cross-references, including: an article on every name of a person or place mentioned in the Bible and all the terms in the Bible that have theological or ethical meaning. ISBE is also an exegetical tool as it provides brief discussions of problem texts under the English keywords and guides the exegete to more information that can found in other scholarly resources. Each entry provides a maximum amount of information in compact form, including pronunciation, etymology, and variant renderings. The original Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek words are transliterated aiding those with limited or no knowledge of the original languages of the Bible. Major articles are subdivided, with a helpful outline provided at the beginning of the entry. Major Bible doctrines are also examined and given opposing articles on controversial topics to ensure a rounded explanation and description. Hundreds of evangelical contributors from many fields of biblical research make this encyclopedia a well-rounded resource.

Winner of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Gold Medallion Award for Bible Study/Theology (1980) and the Gold Medallion Award for a Reference Work (1983, 1987). Volumes included in this collection are:

  • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume I: A–D
  • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume II: E–J
  • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume III: K–P
  • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume IV: Q–Z
I use this set more than any other reference work I own. Great articles on every major doctrine, person, place, and event in the Bible. This one . . . is indispensable!

—Dr. Kim Riddlebarger

Geoffrey W. Bromiley (1915–2009) was Professor Emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He was best known as the translator of numerous theological books, including Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.

Tyndale Bible Dictionary

  • Authors: W. A. Elwell and P. W. Comfort
  • Publisher: Tyndale
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 1,337

The Tyndale Bible Dictionary is the core product in the new Tyndale Reference Library. Featuring over 1,000 articles and over 200 pictures covering everything from the Aaronic priesthood to the Wilderness of Zin, it is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, single-volume Bible dictionary available.

HarperCollins Bible Dictionary

  • Author: Mark Allen Powell
  • Edition: Revised and updated
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publication Date: 2011

Harper’s Bible Dictionary is a magnificent companion to the Harper’s Bible Commentary. It allows you to understand, in all their contexts, the texts of the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, and the New Testament. It is completely up to date, and represents the best current biblical scholarship. The entire volume is written by 180 members of the Society of Biblical Literature, and contains 3500 articles and 400 photographs.

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible

  • Authors: David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Myers, and Astrid B. Beck
  • Editor-in-Chief: David Noel Freedman
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 1,474

The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible gathers nearly 5,000 alphabetically ordered articles that thoroughly yet clearly explain all the books, persons, places, and significant terms found in the Bible. The dictionary also explores the background of each biblical book and related writings and discusses cultural, natural, geographical, and literary phenomena—matters that Bible students at all levels may encounter in reading or discussion.

Nearly 600 first-rate Bible authorities have contributed to the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Intended as a tool for practical Bible use, this dictionary reflects recent archaeological discoveries and the breadth of current biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, sociological, and other methodological issues. The editorial team has also incorporated articles that explore and interpret important focuses of biblical theology, text and transmission, Near Eastern archaeology, extrabiblical writings, and pertinent ecclesiastical traditions—all of which help make the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible the most comprehensive and up-to-date one-volume Bible dictionary on the market today.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary

  • Authors: John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck
  • Publisher: Victor Books
  • Publication Date: 1985

The Bible Knowledge Commentary is a verse by verse, phrase by phrase walk through the entire Bible. This commentary explains problem passages, alleged discrepancies, customs, geographical locations, key Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek words. It includes for each book an introduction (discussion of author, historical background, purpose, features), outline, commentary, and bibliography. It contains over 100 maps, charts, and diagrams.

The Bible Reader’s Companion

  • Author: Lawrence O. Richards
  • Publisher: SP Publications
  • Publication Date: 1991

The reference book that provides you with introductions and outlines, summaries, cross-references, definitions, explanations of difficult passages, archaeological reports, Bible customs, charts, realistic art, and much more!

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Author: David Brown, A. R. Fausset and Robert Jamieson
  • Publisher: S. S. Scranton Co.
  • Publication Date: 1997

This renowned set has earned a reputation as trustworthy, conservative, devout, and practical. JFB covers every chapter in the Bible, with a fine balance of learning and evangelical devotion. The comments are based on the original languages but aren't overly technical, so laypeople as well as pastors and students will benefit from the sound scholarship and apt insights.

Since its publication in the late nineteenth-century, Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown’s Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible—also known as the JFB—has earned a reputation as a trustworthy, conservative, practical, and altogether invaluable Bible study tool. C.H. Spurgeon once noted of the commentary that “It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed and used it diligently.”

This lightly condensed version of the classic work offers rich insights into Scripture from the perspectives of authors that were both first-rate scholars and everyday pastors. After informative introductions to each book, the JFB works verse by verse, providing exposition of every chapter in the Bible. The commentary is based on the original languages without being overly technical, so laypeople as well as pastors and students will benefit from the sound scholarship and apt insights.

The Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary

  • Authors: Robert B. Hughes and J. Carl Laney
  • Publisher: Tyndale
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 748

The Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary offers clear and concise commentary on every passage in the NLT in one handy volume. Previously published as The New Bible Companion, this helpful resource also includes introductions to each Bible book, an article about the theme of the entire Bible, and detailed maps of places mentioned in Scripture. Sunday school teachers, pastors, and anyone who studies the Bible will find this commentary a great starting point for learning about God's Word.

Evangelical Commentary on the Bible

  • Editor: Walter A. Elwell
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 1,072

The purpose of this commentary, is to help the average reader of the Bible understand what the text says. Using the NIV as a basis for its comments, this commentary is a totally new work, not a reprint or a revised edition. Thirty-eight contributors representing some of the finest American evangelical scholars present their articles in clear, easy-to-understand language. Includes outlines and introductions to each book of the Bible and extensive discussions of key biblical doctrines.

Willmington's Bible Handbook

  • Author: Harold L. Willmington
  • Publisher: Tyndale
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 910

Willmington's Bible Handbook gives a verse-by-verse commentary of each book of the Bible and is written with both new believers and seasoned students of the Bible in mind. This special Bible handbook also includes many special features that provide fresh, new insights into the most inspirational book ever written.

The Outline Bible

  • Author: Harold L. Willmington
  • Publisher: Tyndale
  • Publication Date: 1999

The Outline Bible is a collection of outlines covering the entire Bible--every chapter and verse. It's the most comprehensive set of Bible outlines available today. All points and subpoints are arranged in a format that makes them easy to remember.

Books of the Bible Made Easy

  • Author: Mark Water
  • Publisher: John Hunt
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 64

Did you ever wish for a thumbnail sketch of what's in each book of the Bible? Wonder when a particular book was written, why and for whom? This kind of information is absolutely essential for anyone preparing Bible studies or diving into Bible study for the first time. Books of the Bible Made Easy provides an excellent overview of the 66 books of the Protestant Bible, with information such as:

  • The key verse in each book
  • The major theme of each book
  • The background and purpose behind the writing
  • The author of the book
  • The date written
  • A brief outline of each book

Word Pictures in the New Testament

  • Author: A.T. Robertson
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1933

Word Pictures in the New Testament brings to scholars, pastors, and lay Bible teachers interpretive insights on words and phrases from each book of the New Testament from one of the outstanding biblical scholars of the twentieth century. The material is arranged book by book, beginning with chapter one of the book and moving sequentially through the book. This treasure trove represents a lifetime of careful, insightful scholarship that will enrich personal study, preaching, and teaching throughout the twenty-first century.

Archibald Thomas Robertson was born on November 6, 1863 in Chatham, Virginia, during the height of the Civil War. His family moved to Statesville, North Carolina, where he grew up. He was baptized in 1876 and immediately recognized God’s call to preach, and attended Wake Forest College. Upon graduation in 1885, Robertson entered The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he devoted himself to Greek studies under John Broadus. He was appointed Greek instructor as a student, and received his Th.M. in 1888. Robertson became an associate professor in 1890, and then served as Professor of New Testament Interpretation from 1895 to 1934. He devoted his life to preaching, teaching, scholarly activities, and giving public lectures, many of which have been reproduced in book form in this collection. He was a founding member of the Baptist World Alliance, and participated in numerous Bible conferences with Dwight Moody and F. B. Meyer.

The Bible Guide

  • Author: Andrew Knowles
  • Publisher: Lion Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 720

A complete, all-in-one journey through the Bible, accessible to all, The Bible Guide is a remarkable achievement. More than seven years of research, writing, and editing have produced a book that is comprehensive in scope yet easy to read and enjoyable to use. No other Bible guide is so comprehensive in scope and yet so clearly geared to the needs of a lay readership.

Here in one volume is a detailed and illuminating guide to every book of the Bible. Written by one author, the guide has a continuity of approach not found in multi-contributor books. Throughout its colorful pages The Bible Guide explores, explains, and brings to life the history, stories, culture, and message of the world's most influential book.

In this impressive new book Andrew Knowles has provided a marvellous resource, which I hope many will use. It has my warm commendation.  

—Dr George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury

It is VERY good – an amazing achievement. This is an amazing book. Andrew Knowles has given us a readable and helpful text that opens up the sweeps and stories of the Bible. To have done this for the whole Bible is a momentous achievement. Lion has backed this by presenting the book attractively and imaginatively. They have, if anything, surpassed their usual high standards. 

—Rt Rev Gavin Reid OBE, former Bishop of Maidstone

...a brilliant tool for all ages and levels of understanding... It is shot through with gems on every book of the Bible which immediately helps you to grasp the context... The author's writing style is also helpful with each sentence standing on its own, meaning that wherever you start to read you will immediately connect with what is happening. 

Reform, December 2001

Succeeds in providing a unified and accessible, well-illustrated and attractively presented guide, useful both for quick reference and sustained study. 

Methodist Recorder, Margaret Daniels, 14th February 2002

The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary

  • Editors: Allen C. Meyers, John W. Simpson, Jr., Philip A. Frank, Timothy P. Jenney, Ralph W. Vunderink
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1987
  • Pages: 1,094

This comprehensive reference tool provides a helpful and reliable guide for reading and studying the Bible. Nearly 5,000 entries identify every person and place named in the Bible, examine the contents and background of each biblical book and related writings, describe the physical and cultural aspects of the world of the Bible, and explain and interpret important focuses of biblical theology—matters that the Bible student may encounter in reading and discussion. Although primarily evangelical in focus, The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary addresses objectively the broad spectrum of interpretation.

"Every lay Christian should have next to his or her Bible a good Bible dictionary. This new work from Eerdmans...fills the bill admirably...I commend it enthusiastically.” —W. Ward Gasque, Regent College

The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary is based on a translation of the 1975 edition of the internationally respected Bijbelse Encyclopedie, edited under the direction of W. H. Gispen. This English revision reflects recent archaeological discoveries and the breadth of current American biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, and sociological issues.

This Bible dictionary is first-rate. It is wide-ranging and contains dozens of articles on subjects not usually found in one-volume dictionaries....The discussions of persons and institutions in the Bible supply the reader with theological insights as well as factual details. Pastors, students, teachers, and the laity in general will find the volume a veritable mine of information in concise format.

—Bruce M. Metzger, Princeton Theological Seminary

A welcome new work of reference for Bible students. Its entries are concise, factual, and reliable...I have pleasure and confidence in commending it.

—F. F. Bruce, University of Manchester, England

The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary has no peer among one-volume Bible dictionaries currently available. It is balanced, up-to-date, accurate, well-written, and compresses an enormous amount of useful information into a relatively brief but attractive format. This important reference work is a must for all serious students of the Bible.

—David E. Aune, St. Xavier College, Chicago

The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary is accurate, critical, and comprehensive.... The work is the product of an international team of scholars and shows the merit of such international collaboration.

—Walter Harrelson, The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University

Holman Concise Bible Commentary

  • Editor: David S. Dockery
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 699

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Sometimes a multi-volume commentary tells you more than you need to know. Sometimes you just want one place to go that’s simple and straightforward.

You want the Holman Concise Bible Commentary—where superior Bible scholarship from some of today’s leading evangelical minds comes packaged in helpings much easier to consume.

But don’t mistake concise for incomplete. In addition to getting a feel for the key themes and intentions of all sixty-six books, you’ll also learn from:

  • Overviews of large sections, like the Gospels and Paul’s letters
  • Maps that put your finger on the path of biblical history
  • Charts that organize information for fast retrieval
  • Sidebars that take you a little more in-depth

Add an extra level of depth and authority to your lessons, sermons, and personal devotional time with the Holman Concise Bible Commentary!

David Dockery is President of Union University in Jackson, TN. In 2002 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Dockery is a consulting editor for Christianity Today. He received a B. A. from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, a Masters from Grace Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Texas Christian University. He holds a Ph. D. in Humanities from the University of Texas. He has published numerous articles and book reviews and is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including Interpreting the New Testament, Biblical Interpretation Then and Now in the Baker Hermeneutics Collection (14 vols.), and Theologians of the Baptist Tradition in the B&H Baptist History Collection (11 vols.).

Holman Bible Handbook

  • Editor: David S. Dockery
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 912

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This practical tool brings an understanding of the ancient world together with the timeless message of God's Word to expand Biblical insights for the modern readers. The Holman Bible Handbook features:

  • Articles, outlines, and commentary from leading evangelical scholars
  • Full color photos, illustrations, charts, and maps
  • Special section on historical background and recent findings in biblical archaeology
  • Notes on theological teaching and the ethical message of the Bible
  • Study questions for further reflection
Here is a use-friendly Bible handbook that invites you to grasp the content of the Bible in its cultural, geographical, and historical setting…Between these pages is a small library of helpful material presented in such an attractive fashion…I’m enthusiastic about this volume.

Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago

The Holman Bible Handbook is excellent. The work is informative, objective, and fully in touch with present-day scholarship. It is well-informed, up-to-date, user-friendly, thoughtfully laid out, and imaginatively colored. This is the most attractive and instructive Bible handbook I have seen. I recommend it with enthusiasm.

J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College

Holman has reached a new plateau of excellence with its Holman Bible Handbook. This authoritative new handbook will prove immensely helpful to Bible students on all levels.

—D. James Kennedy, Senior Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

David Dockery is President of Union University in Jackson, TN. In 2002 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Dockery is a consulting editor for Christianity Today. He received a B. A. from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, a Masters from Grace Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Texas Christian University. He holds a Ph. D. in Humanities from the University of Texas. He has published numerous articles and book reviews and is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including Interpreting the New Testament, Biblical Interpretation Then and Now in the Baker Hermeneutics Collection (14 vols.), and Theologians of the Baptist Tradition in the B&H Baptist History Collection (11 vols.).

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary

  • General Editors: Chad Brand, Charles W. Draper, Archie W. England
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 1,717

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The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary sets the standard for what a Bible dictionary should be—a vast storehouse of easy-to-find, easy-to-grasp, useful information. Completely revised and expanded, with more user-friendly features than ever, this edition of the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary is designed both for those who need information quickly and those who want in-depth treatments on hundreds of topics. Additionally, hundreds of color photographs, maps, reconstructions and charts illuminate the text in a way you never thought possible. Once you begin reading, you’ll understand why the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary has become the gold standard in Bible reference publishing!

Key Features

  • Exhaustive definitions of people, places, things, and events—dealing with every subject in the Bible
  • Over 700 full-color photos, illustrations, and charts
  • Unique scale drawings and reconstructions of biblical places and objects based on careful archaeological research
  • Over sixty new, full-color maps with map index
  • Major articles on theological topics, and collective articles on plants, animals, occupations, and more!
  • Pronunciation guide for all proper nouns and other hard-to-pronounce words
  • Up-to-date archaeological information from excavations in Israel
  • Timeline that compares biblical history to world history
  • Summary definitions that begin each entry for quick reference
  • A variety of translations used—this is the only dictionary that includes the HCSB, NIV, KJV, RSV, NRSV, REB, NASB, ESV, and TEV!
  • Many articles based on the original languages, but written in a user-friendly style. Technical language and abbreviations are avoided.
  • Alphabetical guides for quick and easy location of information.

About the Editors

Chad Brand received his B. A. from Rockmont College, and an M. Div. and Ph. D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has done graduate studies at the University of Texas in Arlington and the Texas Christian University. He is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is co-author of One Sacred Effort in the Broadman & Holman Baptist History Collection (11 vols.).

Charles Draper is a member of the founding faculty of Boyce College, where he is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies. He has served over twenty-five years in the pastorate and is the author of some fifty published works. He holds a B. A. from Baylor University, an M. Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a D. Min. from Luther Rice Seminary, and a Ph. D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Archie England is the director of Baptist College Partnership and Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi, an M.Div. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 800

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In this foundational textbook, Walter Brueggemann moves the discussion of Old Testament theology beyond the dominant models of Walter Eichrodt in the 1930s and Gerhard von Rad in the 1950s. Brueggemann focuses on the metaphor and imagery of the courtroom trial in order to regard the theological substance of the Old Testament as a series of claims asserted for Yahweh, the God of Israel. This provides a context that attends to pluralism in every dimension of the interpretive process and suggests links to the plurality of voices in our time.

Walter Brueggemann’s magisterial and influential Theology of the Old Testament now contains a study guide prepared by Rebecca J. Kruger Guadino with chapter summaries, questions, and links to helpful material, along with the text of Brueggemann’s interpretive program, Texts under Negotiation. Brueggemann, one of today’s most respected Old Testament scholar’s, takes the study of the ancient Hebrew Bible to new and exciting levels with this incredible work.

Walter Brueggemann shows that Old Testament theology is alive and well. . . . This monumental endeavor offers an abundance of ideas that will carry Old Testament theology well into the twenty-first century.

Phyllis Trible, associate dean, Wake Forest University School of Divinity

Fresh, comprehensive, and stirring, Theology of the Old Testament is the marvelous culmination of Walter Brueggemann’s years of study, writing, and teaching the Bible. Here we have the most comprehensive and important Old Testament theology to arise out of the American scene in this century. . . . Brueggemann’s passion and often abrasive edge, coupled with interpretive skill of the highest order, produce surprising insights into the biblical text. Pastors will grab this book for their study and preaching, and theologians will want to engage it wherever there is a genuine interest in what the Scriptures teach for faith and life.

Patrick D. Miller, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

This truly remarkable book is the first ’postmodern’ Old Testament theology, comparable in stature to Eichrodt and von Rad, but in a totally new idiom. Walter Brueggemann seizes the present pluralism of methods and interpretations, which has paralyzed large-scale theologizing, as an opening to the rich pluralism of Israelite witnesses who offer core testimony and counter testimony concerning Yahweh, the Central Character of the Old Testament. It is an accomplishment that will both enthrall and alarm attentive readers as they become members of the ’jury’ who are invited to weigh this astonishing testimony.

Norman K. Gottwald, professor emeritus of biblical studies, New York Theological Seminary

After a brilliant introduction that clearly defi nes the position of his work within the present scholarly and theological situation, Walter Brueggemann unfolds ’Israel’s testimony’ in a far-reaching and thoroughgoing manner. This book will undoubtedly become a milestone in the field of Old Testament theology.

Rolf Rendtorff, professor emeritus of Old Testament, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Walter Brueggemann’s weighty volume, done in his own engaged and often compelling style, is a landmark in the field. . . . Brueggemann stands out as a theologian with an open and critical eye on today’s reality. . . . All in all, this is a formidable, exciting, new, and immensely rich approach to a theology of the Old Testament, which—admitting contextual limitations—ponders the texts in ecumenical perspective, Jewish and Christian dimensions, and current world-prospect. . . .

Erhard Gerstenberger, professor of Old Testament, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany