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The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible
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Bruce M. Metzger is Collard Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. Michael D. Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts and Director of Publications, Harvard Semitic Museum. He is the editor of The Oxford History of the Biblical World and The New Oxford Annotated Bible (3d Edition).

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"A handy one-volume reference...to most of the major characters and places in the Old and New Testaments."--American Reference Book Annual 2002 "A timely and lasting work."--Library Journal "Written by an international team of biblical experts, this reliable resource covers the people, places, and groups (e.g., angels, tribes of Israel) found in the Bible and also considers what the Bible says and how biblical traditions have been interpreted by scholars. The over 300 alphabetical and signed articles cover virtually every major biblical figure from Adam to Jesus and significant places from Egypt and Assyria to Bethlehem and Sodom, as well as geographical features such as the Sea of Galilee and Mount Hebron, all in excellent detail. The content reflects recent findings of archaeologists and current research methods, making the work authoritative as well as comprehensive.... A timely and lasting work. Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries, this is also worth considering by for high school libraries with advanced students."--Library Journal "Recommended for general readers."--Choice "This is a handy one-volume reference...to most of the major characters and places in the Old and New Testaments and a few of the characters in the Apocrypha."--American Reference Book Annual 2002

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