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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Barry Dov Walfish; Barry Dov Walfish

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2008, pp.12-14.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Publications; Jewish Text; Judaic Studies; History

Type: Book review


The author describes the scope, goals and methods of a new forthcoming publication, the "Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception". While inclusive of relevant information from all relevant religions and scholarly traditions, the encyclopedia will be a boon to Judaic studies in particular, the author contends.