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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

Editor in Chief: Michael D. Coogan

The field of Biblical studies is dynamic, with new discoveries, new methodologies, and new perspectives continually enhancing the interpretation of the Bible. There is thus a need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative, and balanced series of reference works for biblical scholars and students. The forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible will be the first in this series of specialized reference works, each addressing a specific subfield within biblical studies. The series aims to produce high-level scholarly reference works that are accessible and in-depth, going beyond the basics to provide more specialized coverage.

The first entries from the series were published on Oxford Biblical Studies Online in October 2009, and entries from each title will continue to appear online in advance of print publication. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible contains in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation.

Accessible to scholars and readers of the Bible at all levels, the encyclopedia provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies.

Published by Oxford University Press, 2011.


Table of Contents

1 and 2 Chronicles
1 and 2 Kings
1 and 2 Samuel
1 Corinthians
1 Enoch
1 Esdras
1 Maccabees
1 Peter
1 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
1, 2, and 3 John
2 Corinthians
2 Esdras
2 Maccabees
2 Peter
2 Thessalonians
2 Timothy
3 Maccabees
4 Maccabees
Acts
Acts of the Apostles
Amos
Andrew, Acts of
Apocalypses
Apocrypha
Baruch
Bible
Canon
Clement, Letters of
Colossians
Daniel and Additions to Daniel
Dead Sea Scrolls
Deuteronomy
Didache
Ecclesiastes
Ephesians
Esther and Additions to Esther
Exodus
Ezekiel
Ezra and Nehemiah
Galatians
Genesis
Gospels
Habakkuk
Haggai
Hebrews
Hosea
Ignatius, Letters of
Isaiah
James
Jeremiah
Jeremiah, Letter of
Job
Joel
John, Gospel According to
Jonah
Joseph and Aseneth
Joshua
Jubilees
Jude
Judges
Judith, Book of
Lamentations
Letters
Leviticus
Lost Books
Luke, Gospel According to
Malachi
Manasseh, Prayer of
Mark, Gospel According to
Mary, Gospel of
Matthew, Gospel According to
Micah
Nag Hammadi Library
Nahum
Numbers
Obadiah
Paul and Thecla, Acts of
Paul, Letters of
Pesharim
Peshitta and Other Syriac Versions
Philemon
Philip, Gospel of
Philippians
Pilate, Acts of
Prayers and Hymns
Proverbs
Psalm 151
Psalms
Pseudepigrapha
Rabbinic Literature
Revelation
Romans
Ruth
Samaritan Pentateuch
Septuagint and Other Ancient Greek Translations
Shepherd of Hermas, The
Sirach
Song of Solomon
Targumim
Testaments
Text Criticism
Thomas, Gospel of
Titus
Tobit
Translations, English
Vulgate and Other Ancient Latin Translations
Wisdom of Solomon
Zechariah
Zephaniah

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