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New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible CD-ROM Multimedia CD – CD, February 1, 2010

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ISBN-13: 084-3504009373

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About the Author

Katharine Doob Sakenfeld is the William Albright Eisenberger Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary. Professor Sakenfeld's area of expertise includes the narratives concerning the pre-monarchic period, Methods (including Feminist Interpretation), and Sociology of the Old Testament. She is a member of many academic and professional associations, including the Society of Biblical Literature (where she serves on a number of committees) and Catholic Biblical Association. Her editorial board service includes the Journal of Biblical Literature, Theology Today, Bible Review, Word and World, and many other ecumenical and denominational boards. Her publications include The Meaning of Hesed in the Hebrew Bible (Scholars Press), Faithfulness in Action: Loyalty in Biblical Perspective (Fortress Press), commentaries on Numbers (Eerdmans) and Ruth (John Knox), and Just Wives?: Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament Today. Her published articles have appeared in Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Theology Today, Interpretation, and the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, as well as journals published in Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and South Africa.
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Product Details

  • CD-ROM
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0036UMB76
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,522,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Darren Miner on July 26, 2010
The articles themselves are well written and of high quality. The problem is with the software. It is not fully compatible with any standards-compliant browser, such as Firefox. So if your default browser is not Internet Explorer, you will have some display issues with transliterations of Hebrew and Greek. Also, despite the claims, the software is not fully compatible with Windows 7; in particular, it installs an old (and vulnerable) version of .Net Framework that has known incompatibilities with Windows 7. If that weren't enough, the program also is incompatible with Norton Internet Security and with Perfectdisk defragmenter. Finally, the text is full of typos. So, if you don't use Windows 7, Firefox, Norton, or Perfectdisk and can live with typos, this software is for you!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Alex S HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on February 23, 2010
I received this CD-Rom Edition without cost from Abingdon, because I subscribed to the original The New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible (5 Volume Set) as they were released, so I have both the CD-Rom and the Books.

INSTALLATION: You MUST have an internet connection when installing this. Once you register, you are given a license to download, and without this license, the software will not work. After registration, internet connection is no longer necessary. I did not experience problems with installation, however the Technical Support page indicates that some antivirus software packages do cause a problem.

SOFTWARE: Once the files are installed and licensed, your Dictionary will open in your default browser. In order to proceed, you must allow the software to access the internet (a firewall issue). This software may only be installed on one computer, so if you need to change computers, you MUST work with Technical Support to move the software. However, once the software is installed, you do not have to carry the disk with you - it is fully installed onto your computer.

I have been using the books since Volume 1 was released, and have been impressed by the scholarship and information included. You don't have to know Greek and Hebrew to use the Dictionary, information is translated AND transliterated.

Things I enjoy about having this on CD-Rom - Unexpected Blessings
1) You can search the dictionary by Bible verse - after you put the verse in, all references within the dictionary to that Bible verse come up.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Oxford on February 27, 2011
I happened to own this newer edition (given to me as a gift) on top of the previous edition, which was was originally published as a four volume set in 1962 and supplemented with a fifth supplementary volume in 1976, and then reprinted several times throughout 1980's. So I think I am in a position to give fair, yet still personal, opinion for both dictionaries (they are more of encyclopedia than dictionaries indeed).

Even though this set is called the "New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible (NIDB)" I think it is more like "different" dictionary of the Bible. To begin with it is written and edited by much more liberal mainline scholars than those conservative scholars from the previous generations, who contributed in the original IDB. As you can also notice the subtitle "Illustrated" is gone in this set, because a lot of illustrations, which were very helpful, were taken out instead of being replaced (due to the cost maybe). The paper used in this set is much thinner than the older edition as the other reviewers also commented. And the worst of all is the cheap binding, a kind that won't last long. (You just compare with sewn binding from the previous editions- it used to be called "dignified binding" because it lasts forever).

However, I still give three stars for this set, because I think NIDB is still superior than some other sets like Zondervan's or one volume dictionaries : There are several other multi-volume Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, which are still worth consideration--particularly if you can get a used copy at a substantial discount. The best of this earlier generation of Biblical resources is the Anchor Bible Dictionary, of course save the Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (IDB).
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By Pieter Venter on March 22, 2014
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I wrote to Cokesbury Web Service to report that the registration is not working on the Web on 20th March. Their reply was that they are aware of it and working on it. It is still not working.. and I can not do anything at all with this CD Rom. It seems to be money in the water.
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