Hailed in the TLS as "lively, original, and thought-provoking," this is the most authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. Containing over 2,000 A-Z entries, it provides clear and concise information about the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible. Entries new to this edition include Zionism, Old Testament and New Testament Theology, Hannukah, Luther, Calvin, Jesus in the Koran, and much more. This dictionary features a detailed bibliography, biographies of Bible scholars, a conversion table of measures, weights, and values, a chronology of important dates in Biblical history, and historical maps. In addition, entries on the books of the Bible have been grouped in alphabetical order and conveniently located in a tinted center section for quick reference. Recommended web links--accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of the Bible companion website--provide valuable extra information. Lively and informative, this dictionary is essential for students and teachers of theology and religious education, and it is an absorbing reference work for all readers of the Bible.