A Theological Word Book Of The Bible by Alan Richardson lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
SCM Press, 1956, Hardback in dust wrapper.
5th printing. [First Published: 1950]
From the cover: By entitling this volume A Theological Word Book of the Bible it is hoped that a clear and concise indication might be given of its content and purpose. The adjective theological is intended to indicate a limited aim namely, to elucidate the distinctive meanings of the key-words of the Bible. Historical, geographical, archaeological and philological details are not elaborated, except and this is very important in so far as they are necessary for theological understanding. This must not be taken to imply that such considerations are of little moment: the Christian faith is founded upon actual events of history, and hence theological interpretation and historical investigation can never be separated from each other. The contributors were asked, however, to focus attention upon the theological meanings of the words with which they deal, because it would appear that it is precisely at this point that the ordinary reader of the Bible, as well as the preacher and the teacher, requires clear and positive help. There are many excellent works available to-day from which a knowledge of biblical history and literature may be derived, whereas we know of nothing that is comparable to this attempt at the theological elucidation of the whole Bible. Thus, while every writer has based his contribution upon a scholarly study of the Bible, with the aid of every resource which modern historical and literary criticism can provide, he has presented the results of this study in such a way as to help the reader to understand the real import of the biblical words without confusing him with all the complicated technical apparatus of biblical science. The text of the English Revised Version of Holy Scripture has been used, and all Hebrew and Greek words have been transliterated into English characters.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the spine ends and corners, heavier tanning to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 290 pages. 9¼” x 6″.
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