I am pleased to announce the library has just added six IVP Dictionary titles (see below) to our online reference site Credo Reference. Many faculty place physical articles from the IVP collection on reserve in the library, and we are constantly repairing or replacing the dictionaries due to high use and damage/left of pages. By adding the electronic books, the library can:
· Provide access to quality biblical studies reference resources for our on-campus, DCP, and MASL faculty and students,
· Provide faculty with the opportunity to provide permalinks in Moodle to specific articles (as well as within online course reserves created by the library),
· Provide 24/7 access to the materials,
· Remove the need to gain copyright permissions to reproduce articles (because we are using a permalink),
· And, limit replacement and repair costs due to theft and damage.
These benefits apply to all of our electronic materials, and of course I encourage you to check out our Resources page to see what is available.
If you have never signed into our catalog and would like help, please contact me.
This volume bridges the gap between scholars and those pastors, teachers, students and interested readers who want thorough treatments of key topics in an accessible and summary format. Articles cover each Gospel, major themes in the Gospels, key episodes in the life of Jesus, significant background topics, as well as issues and methods of interpretation.
The Dictionary of New Testament Background takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions.
The history of Israel forms the skeletal structure of the Old Testament. Understanding this history and the biblical books that trace it is essential to comprehending the Bible. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books is the only reference book focused exclusively on these biblical books and the history of Israel.
The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch is designed to be your first stop in the study and research of the Pentateuch, on which the rest of the Bible is built.
A true compendium of recent scholarship, the volume includes over 100 articles covering all aspects of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the twelve "minor prophets" and Daniel.
Over ninety contributors, many of them experts in this literature, have contributed to the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings, which offers nearly 150 articles covering all the important aspects of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther.