For Your Library

Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.17.49 PMThough I have already sent up the flagpole my selections for the Books of the Year, I want to announce that a dictionary set is now complete, and I cannot emphasize enough how substantial and valuable this set is.

Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson have chosen and co-edited the entries of a variety of experts on a variety of themes connected to the intellectual, social, and historical background of daily life in antiquity.

The title: Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity (4 vols now complete).

This is a set that should not adorn your shelves so much as be worn out by consultation and use — and if you see how the topics are broad you will see just how valuable the approach of this dictionary can be to pastors, to students, and to professors.

I mentioned this in past years on the Jesus Creed Books of the Year, so I can’t nominate it again, but just in case  you are wondering: my favorite set of the past few years is this wonderful dictionary.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.