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Dictionary of biblical imagery

Author: Leland RykenJim WilhoitTremper Longman, III.Colin DuriezDouglas PenneyAll authors
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. It examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images--including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible. --From publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leland Ryken; Jim Wilhoit; Tremper Longman, III.; Colin Duriez; Douglas Penney; Daniel G Reid
ISBN: 0830814515 9780830814510 0851117538 9780851117539
OCLC Number: 38885778
Awards: Short-listed for Christian Booksellers Convention Reference Book of the Year 2000
Description: xxi, 1058 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: general editors, Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III ; consulting editors, Colin Duriez, Douglas Penney, Daniel G. Reid.

Abstract:

The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. It examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images--including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible. --From publisher's description.

"Every reader of the Bible has encountered the powerful, comforting and sometimes puzzling imagery of Scripture. These concrete pictures with their hidden force have struck sharp and lasting impressions on our minds. Their imprint has etched itself on the language and grammar of Christian faith and Western culture. Why then do traditional Bible dictionaries and reference works offer so little help to explorers of the Bible's galaxy of verbal pictures? They excel in describing the climate, borders and location of Galilee or Sinai. But they are often blind to the artistic expressions and deaf to the musical meanings that echo from within the world of the biblical text. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is the first contemporary reference work dedicated to exploring the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors and literary patterns found in the Bible. More than that, it examines the Bible's universal archetypes or master images--including the plot motifs and character types that recur throughout life, literature and the Bible. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery explores the dazzling variety in which the Word of God comes dressed in the clothes of everyday life. It traces the trail of images from Eden to the New Jerusalem. It captures the plotted patterns of biblical narrative. It surveys the imaged texture of each book of the Bible. Here is a Bible dictionary with a difference--an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible."--Jacket.

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by MrThemshang (WorldCat user on 2008-09-30)

This dictionary is authored by various scholars to help lay people understand the varied world of the imagery, metaphors, and archetypes of the bible. It contains about 850 articles. It has scripture index as well as subject index. This is reliable resouce for exploring the biblical truths contextually and accurately. Source. 1. Worldcat.org 2. SWBTS Library

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