Title

Review of Steven L. McKenzie (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation, 2 vols

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Questions of hermeneutics and interpretation are a constant reminder that in order to connect to realities that lie outside our own cultural, ideological, or even creedal comfort zones, we need to think about methods or, to use another metaphor, paths, roads, and avenues that will lead US over mountains, around obstacles, and across abysses. Biblical hermeneuticsrepresents one of those crucial areas, and, somewhat surprisingly, even in an age of postmodern relativity., scholars have continued to feel the need to take the pulse of this important and foundational subdiscipline of biblical studies. The Oxford Encyclopedia ofBiblical Interpretation (ΟΕΒΓ) is no exception to this trend and joins other recent encyclopedic efforts in this field (see, e.g., the European counterpart to OEBI; Oda Isckeyer, ed., Lexikon der Bibelkrmeneutik*. Begriffe—Methoden —Theorien — Book Remews 231 Konzepte [Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009] and my review of the volume in BBR 21.2 [2011] 24547־ detailing a number of relevant recent resources).

Journal Title

Bulletin for Biblical Research

Volume

25

Issue

2

First Page

230

Last Page

232

First Department

Old Testament