Tuesday, July 22, 2008

IVP Dictionaries

I received in the mail the other day the latest entry in IVP's excellent series of dictionaries: Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings, edited by Tremper Longman and Peter Enns. It contains 148 articles by experts on all aspects of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth, and Esther.

This volume joins two others for the OT:
A volume on the Prophets is also in the works, but no word yet on whether there will be a companion OT Backgrounds conmmentary.

The NT side of the series is already complete:
The entire series is well worth having.

You can also get all the dictionaries--and more--electronically on the IVP Essential Reference Collection.