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EBR 14

With three articles freely available for your reading pleasure.

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The Newest Volume of the ‘Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception’ Is Out

Details, and three free entries, available here.

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A Webinar About the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception Online Thursday, February 23, 12pm CST De Gruyter and SCELC have partnered to offer a shared purchase model for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception Online and SCELC will be hosting a webinar … Continue reading

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The Newest Number of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception is Out

Volume 9 has appeared.  It’s the best one yet (though the last one will be the awesomest because it will have Zwingli).  Until then, though, read volume 9 (especially the stuff about ‘Free Will’).

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Rudolf Bultmann in the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

Now and again I like to mention the- as I’ve elsewhere described it- indispensable EBR.  Here’s another example of the justification of that claim, from Otto Merk’s entry on Bultmann (from volume 4)- There is a surprising continuity in Bultmann’s … Continue reading

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Even Calvin is in EBR…

And the essayist is none less than the inestimable Herman Selderhuis- Jean Cauvin (1509–1564), as his name originally was, was born in Noyon (Picardy, France). He can be regarded as the founder of Reformed spirituality. Although his father first destined … Continue reading

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There Was Certainly Nothing Like This in RGG

There’s something in EBR for everyone.  Even if not everything in it is for everyone. There’s loads of other stuff too in volume 9- Of Gaza we read Gaza (MT ʿAzzâ; LXX Γάζα; Arab. Ghazza) is the southern most major … Continue reading

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Another Look at the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

The ninth volume of EBR has been published (as noted a day or so ago).  I thought it might be worthwhile to grab an extract from it to demonstrate, or illustrate, the meticulous care taken in the preparation of articles … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception- Volume 9

From the editor- EBR Volume 9 is now out online. The print version is currently being produced and will be available in August! And, yes, in case your wondering, that’s the volume where my contribution can be found (on ‘Free … Continue reading

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What Did Ancient Near Easterners Believe About Life After Death? Another Example from the EBR

DeGruyter’s Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception contains massive amounts of useful material- especially for those wishing to see the biblical texts within their much wider context.  So, for instance, when we ask ourselves what ancient near easterners believed … Continue reading

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Aaron Burke is Not Impressed

As he concludes his review of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology– 2 vols. In sum, these volumes are an expensive addition to any library, adding too little to existing resources to justify the expense. The scope of … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Snakes and Serpents

With all the recent news about the Pentecostal Reverend killed when he refused medical attention after ‘handling snakes’ I thought it might be interesting to see what the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception had in terms of a … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception: ‘Chariot’

I’ve discussed the form and general content of the Encyclopedia previously so for the current installment of the series of reviews of this remarkable resource I’d like to focus on one particular entry- ‘Chariot’, by Mark Leuchter. Mark writes Chariotry … Continue reading

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More on the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Searching

The electronic edition of the Encyclopedia is exceedingly easy to search and search results are simple to navigate.  First, one need simply log in and then type in the term which is of interest. For this review segment I chose ‘Asherah’. … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

Via the good people at DeGruyter I’ve received, in print editions, volumes one and two of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception.  Even more, I’ve been granted access to the online edition of all the volumes presently available. … Continue reading

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