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Eerdmans Digital Reference Library is a collection of 43 core reference volumes necessary for every student and scholar of theology, biblical and religious studies. This collection offers a fantastic base to jumpstart an academic career as well as deepen scholars’ current knowledge. Featuring award-winning encyclopedias, theological dictionaries of the Bible, and more, this resource is an essential comparison to enrich understanding of the Bible and subsequent scholarship and traditions. As the third collection in the Eerdmans Publishing Co suite on Theology & Religion Online, it is easier than ever to cross-search and research all in one place.

This module includes the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Encyclopedia of Christianity, Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Christian Art and Archaelogy, and many more. Scroll down to explore more and get in touch to line up your free trial.

You can also take a look at our Eerdmans Bible Commentaries: Old Testament collection here and our Eerdmans Bible Commentaries: New Testament collection here.

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Dive into discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament, from everyday senses to theologically significant concepts with the help of leading international scholars from various religious traditions. They reflect on linguistic and semantic connections with a larger group of words, and additional context is given through detailed surveys of a word’s occurrences in biblical material and other ancient Near Eastern writings.

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Mediate between ordinary lexicography and the specific task of exposition with the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament. Consisting of the authorized and unabridged translation of the famous Theologisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen Testament, known commonly as "Kittel", and more than 2,300 theologically significant words, there’s always more to learn and explore.

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Depicting the global spectrum of Christianity across 170 countries, this encyclopedia is a trustworthy guide. Covering everything from current topics such as abortion to secular philosophy, the articles balance the current sociocultural context with the rich history of Christianity.

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Drawing on archaeological and epigraphic evidence, this collection gives a basic orientation to early Christian architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaic, and portable artifacts created roughly between AD 200 and 600 in Africa, Asia, and Europe. This award-winning and richly illustrated encyclopedia of 1,455 entries includes work from over 400 scholars from disciplines including archaeology, art history and theology to offer readers a truly comprehensive reference work.

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A high quality range of titles, including dictionaries, handbooks and reference works, deepen engagement with the Biblical text and enhance work in the field. They offer detailed analysis of the people and words in the Bible making them relevant to theological, linguistic and other scholarship.

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