The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible


The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible


Editor: Michael D. Coogan

Contributing author: Angela Kim Harkins


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Book Contribution


Angela Kim Harkins is a contributing author, "Hymns and Prayers.” pp. 175-83.

Book description: Books of the Bible provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. The Encyclopedia contains almost 120 in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation.

Books of the Bible has extensive cross-references to other useful points of interest within the Encyclopedia, and comprehensive lists of abbreviations and an index for ease of use. Illustrations of various types supplement the text and enhance its appeal. Bibliographies for all entries further add to its usefulness.



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Harkins, Angela Kim (2011) “Hymns and Prayers.” pp. 175-83 IN The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible Edited by Michael D. Coogan. New York: Oxford University Press.