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Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online

Edited by: Constance M. Furey, Brian Matz, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Chr. Römer, Jens Schroeter, Barry Dov Walfish,  and Eric Ziolkowski
  • CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title: First comprehensive encyclopedia of interdisciplinary and international biblical reception
  • Contains Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, and historical contexts
  • Spans biblical reception in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other religions as well as in literature, visual arts, music, and film
  • Approx. 1,500 new articles per year
  • Non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users campus / institution-wide

Aims and Scope

The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is the first and only comprehensive reference work devoted to the Bible and its reception.
Since the publication of its first two volumes in 2009, EBR has continued to break new ground and is an indispensable reference work not only for theology and religious studies, but also
for the humanities, the arts, cultural studies, and the social sciences. As its foundation, the encyclopedia contains the most up-to-date information on the origins and development of the Bible in the canons of Judaism and Christianity. It then documents the history of biblical interpretation and reception, not only in Christianity and Judaism, but also in Islam and other non-Western religious traditions and movements.

Moving beyond the religious realm, it further innovates by recording how biblical texts have been read, interpreted, and integrated into thought, science, and culture throughout the centuries, summarizing the most recent scholarly research on the reception of the Bible in an array of academic disciplines such as classics and archaeology as well as a wide range of cultural and humanistic fields, such as literature, visual arts, music, film, and dance. Its interdisciplinary approach thus transcends a purely theological or religious perspective.

With some forty editors and nearly 4000 authors working in over 50 countries, EBR is truly an international enterprise. The distinguished editorial board is headed by Constance Furey, Brian Matz, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, and Eric J. Ziolkowski.

Feedback on Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online from the academic community has been resoundingly positive. The print edition of the encyclopedia was the winner of the 2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award.

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online uses a powerful search engine that makes it easy to search for content.

  • Essential resource for scholars in Biblical, Cultural, and Religious Studies and related fields
  • Regular updates of over 1,500 articles per year
  • Access to ahead-of-print articles, i.e., not yet available in the print version

EBR is also available in a print version.

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Edited by:
Constance M. Furey · Brian Matz · Steven L. McKenzie · Thomas Römer · Jens Schröter · Barry Dov Walfish · Eric Ziolkowski

in cooperation with:
Heinrich Assel · Stephen Burge · George D. Chryssides · Michal Beth Dinkler · Natalie Dohrmann · Eckart Frahm · Jörg Frey · Rachel Fulton Brown · Peter Gemeinhardt · Abigail Gillman · Christine Hayes · Rainer Hirsch-Luipold · Christina Hoegen-Rohls · Brian M. Howell · David W. Kling · Marcia Kupfer · Aren M. Maeir · Mati Meyer · G. Sujin Pak Boyer · Juha Pakkala · Nils Holger Petersen · Theresa Sanders · Bernd U. Schipper · Konrad Schmid · Marvin A. Sweeney · Anthony Swindell · Herman Tull · David Wilmington · Benjamin G. Wright III · Joachim Yeshaya · Jürgen K. Zangenberg