The Anchor Bible DictionaryDavid Noel Freedman, Editor in Chief (New York: Doubleday, 1992) Six volumes, 7,284 pp. $360
When the Anchor Bible Dictionary appeared late last year, it was immediately hailed as one of the most important events in biblical scholarship in decades. The product of six years of work under the editorship of the esteemed David Noel Freedman (a BR contributor and a member of our Editorial Advisory Board), the ABD contains 6,200 entries by nearly one thousand authors. We have asked several scholars to review various articles in their areas of expertise. In this issue, four reviewers evaluate topics related to the Hebrew Bible and to the social sciences as used in biblical studies; in our next issue we will review topics related to the New Testament.