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In this accessible, comprehensive, and highly readable dictionary, Scott Hahn, the bestselling author of The Lamb’s Supper, provides everything the average Catholic needs to know about the Bible.
Scott Hahn, the internationally renowned lecturer and theologian, has inspired millions with his astute insight into the Catholic faith. Now he brings us this very important reference guide, written specifically for Catholics, which contains more than 5,000 clear and accessible entries and covers a wide range of topics, including:
•The Catholic Canons of the Old and New Testaments in their entirety
•Every significant person in the Bible, historical places, and events
•Civilizations that influenced the events recorded in the Bible, including the ancient cultures of Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, Greece, and Rome
•The social conventions, everyday life, and traditions of ancient Israel; encompassing such topics as music, money, food, and more
•The language and imagery of the Bible
•Key archaeological sites and finds
•Documents and teachings of the Church that specifically relate to understanding and interpreting the Bible, from the sacraments to biblical inspiration
CATHOLIC BIBLE DICTIONARY is an unparalleled source of information, insight, and guidance for Catholics as well as anyone interested in enriching their understanding of Sacred Scripture.
More than a generation has passed since the appearance of the last major Catholic Bible dictionary. It has been a fertile generation for biblical scholarship, an eventful time for biblical archaeology, and a fruitful time for the Churchs interpretation of the Bible. It is time for a new resource.
Scott Hahn, internationally renowned theologian and biblical scholar, has inspired millions with his insight into the Catholic faith. Now he brings us this important reference guide, written specifically for Catholics, which contains more than five thousand clear and accessible entries and covers a wide range of people, places, and topics. From Genesis to Revelation, the whole of salvation history is presented and explained in smart, easy-to-understand prose.
Catholic Bible Dictionary is an invaluable source of information, insight, and guidance for Catholics and others who are interested in enriching their understanding of Sacred Scripture. Scott Hahn draws from two millennia of scholarship to create an accessible and comprehensive tool for deeper and more rewarding biblical study.
About the Author
General editor Scott Hahn is founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology (SalvationHistory.com). A professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, he also holds the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books, including The Lambs Supper (Doubleday), Kinship by Covenant (Yale), Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Benedict XVI (Baker Academic), and A Pocket Guide to the Bible (Our Sunday Visitor). His academic work has appeared in Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Currents in Biblical Research. He is editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible and Letter & Spirit: A Catholic Journal of Biblical Theology.