Review: Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity: O-Z

“From the far-reaching scope of the articles to the comprehensive exploration therein, DDL is a useful and affordable resource that merits immediate attention from any serious student of the Bible.”

Read John Kight’s review of Volume 4 of the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity here:

Sojourner Theology

51obtebyel-_sx331_bo1204203200_The landscape of specialized biblical and theological dictionaries produces continual growth year-by-year. These dictionaries generally boast a more focused intention on content and tend to provide a unique product as an end goal. The level of usefulness of these dictionaries can vary greatly depending on the academic or personal interest of the individual. However, because of the distinctive quality of such works the price-point is generally out of reach for the average consumer—especially for a multi-volume work like that being reviewed here. The intersection of such usefulness and availability is tellingly rare in this distinctive reference genre, and thus when it is clearly observed attention should be widely merited.

This final volume of the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity (DDL) edited by Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson completes a landmark resource in the field of biblical studies. DDL is one of those unique cases…

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