Bible Review 10:5, October 1994

Book Notes

Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study

Frederick W. Danker (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993) 337 pp., $18.

Reviewed by Eva Frank Greene

Danker’s fourth edition of his well-known reference work is one of the best resources available in English for in-depth biblical study. Its fifteen chapters cover a wide range of reference works related to the Bible: concordances, grammars and lexicons, dictionaries, Bible versions (translations), Judaica, the Dead Sea Scrolls and commentaries. This revised and expanded version incorporates new developments, yet includes the classic historical works in the field. In addition to comprehensive bibliographic resources, the volume includes discussions on how to use the aids treated. One chapter covers fields related to Bible study such as archaeology, papyri and social-scientific criticism. Gracefully written and insightful, the work also provides through indexes of subjects and names. Danker rewards his readers with unwearied personal observation and an impartial examination of the research of others.

Just Build the Ark and the Animals Will Come: Children on Bible Stories

Collected by David Heller (New York: Villard Books, 1994) 142 pp., $14.95.

Reviewed by Gabrielle DeFord

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