New Religion Books in Gale Ebook Database

  • September 7, 2022

Three titles have been added to the Gale Ebook Collection, which is curated by the Library to include reference books in Religious Studies:

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible
This Bible handbook encapsulates, in nontechnical language, modern scholarship on the sixty-six biblical books plus the Apocrypha (including 1 Enoch). It covers all the texts regarded by one or more Christian churches as canonical and clarifies the meaning of each section of the Bible, focusing on principal units of meaning—narrative, parable, prophetic oracle, section of argument, and such—highlighting their interconnectedness with the rest of the biblical text.

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
This illustrated collection of articles by Bible authorities explains all books, persons, places, and significant terms found in the Bible. It explores the background of each biblical book and related writings; covers cultural, natural, geographical, and literary phenomena; and reflects recent archaeological discoveries and current biblical scholarship, including insights from critical analysis of literary, historical, sociological, and other methodological issues, and more.

The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology
This title draws on archaeological and epigraphic evidence to provide a basic introduction to early Christian architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaic, and portable artifacts created roughly between AD 200 and 600 in Africa, Asia, and Europe. It includes color illustrations and maps to enhance the understanding of this work on late antique and early Christian art, archaeology, and history.