McKim (ed.), Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters

McKim, Donald K. Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2007. xxviii + 1106 pp.

DMBI is a revised edition of Historical handbook of major biblical interpreters (1998), already an established reference. This revised and expanded volume is a welcome resource for any Biblical scholar and student. Hopefully, an electronic edition will be published soon.

“With over two hundred in-depth articles, the Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters introduces readers to the principal players in that history: their historical and intellectual contexts, their primary works, their interpretive principles and their broader historical significance. In addition, six major essays offer an overview of the history of biblical interpretation from the second century to the present.” (From the publisher’s site)

Table of Contents

(For sample pdf-files, see the linked entries below)
Table of Contents
Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition

How to Use this Dictionary

Part 1: Biblical Interpretation through the Centuries
Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church
Biblical Interpretation in the Middle Ages
Biblical Interpretation in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Biblical Interpretation in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Biblical Interpretation in Europe in the Twentieth Century
Biblical Interpretation in North America in the Twentieth Century

Part 2: Major Biblical Interpreters (sample entry: Luther)
Dictionary Articles
Index of Persons
Index of Subjects
Index of Articles

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