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The Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

Editor in Chief: Michael D. Coogan

The field of Biblical studies is dynamic, with new discoveries, new methodologies, and new perspectives continually enhancing the interpretation of the Bible. There is thus a need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative, and balanced series of reference works for biblical scholars and students. The forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible will include volumes of specialized reference works, each addressing a specific subfield within biblical studies. The series aims to produce high-level scholarly reference works that are accessible and in-depth, going beyond the basics to provide more specialized coverage.

The first entries from the series were published on Oxford Biblical Studies Online in October 2009, and entries from each title will continue to appear online in advance of print publication. The entries listed below are not currently part of a particular volume, but will be incorporated into the series as the project grows.

Accessible to scholars and readers of the Bible at all levels, the encyclopedia provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies.

Table of Contents

(Simon) Peter
Babel, Tower of
Caesarea Maritima
Joseph ben Caiaphas
Cyrus the Great
Mary, Mother of Jesus
Sheba, Queen of
Sinai Peninsula

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