The Oxford Companion to the Bible (Oxford Companions)
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The Oxford Companion to the Bible (Oxford Companions)


The Oxford Companion To The Bible de Coogan Metzger. Oxford, 1993....

Title:The Oxford Companion to the Bible (Oxford Companions)
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:910 pages

    The Oxford Companion to the Bible (Oxford Companions) Reviews

  • sologdin
    Jun 11, 2011

    kickass little reference keyed to the NRSV. should annoy teabaggers....

  • Jeremiah
    Apr 16, 2008

    Who the heck am I as trans-amateur of Christian theology to criticize anything by the mighty Bruce Metzger (co-editor)? I just kept finding myself disagreeing over and over with the contributors to th...

  • Jacob Aitken
    Oct 27, 2013

    1830s Germany called. They want their scholarship back. We had to read this at the liberal baptist college I went to. Some of the articles, despite themselves, are fairly decent. It does not engage in...

  • Joe Paulk
    Apr 01, 2008

    This is an excellent and exhaustive reference. There have been a few times, though, where what I was looking for either wasn't referenced or was too short. Of course, who wants a five thousand page co...

  • Kevin
    Nov 27, 2008

    so far, medium whoa, the folding of legends gilgamesh into old testament noah floods and the cascading of other conceptual battles into this non-singular form is decidedly ill but riveting...

  • Rob
    Apr 16, 2009

    Even in the day of the Net, this is still a handy book to have if you want to go beyond your Biblical studies, find a reference you don't understand, or simply quickly settle an argument....

  • Walker Wright
    Jan 28, 2015


About Bruce M. Metzger

Bruce Manning Metzger (February 9, 1914 – February 13, 2007) was an American biblical scholar and textual critic who was a longtime professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and Bible editor who served on the board of the American Bible Society and United Bible Societies. He was a scholar of Greek, New Testament, and New Testament textual criticism, and wrote prolifically on these subjects. Metz