This best-selling textbook, now in its fourth edition, continues to be a valuable resource for the beginning student in the critical study of the Bible. Thoroughly revised to include the newest methods, discoveries, and developments in the field of biblical criticism over the past decade, the Handbook of Biblical Criticism is designed to be a starting point for understanding the vast array of methods, approaches and technical terms employed in this field. Updates in this edition also include an expanded dictionary of terms, phrases, names, frequently used abbreviations, and a bibliography that includes the most up-to-date date publications.
The Handbook of Biblical Criticism is a valuable introductory textbook, a handy, reliable guide for pastors, laypersons, and for scholars whose expertise lies in other fields.
Praise for the 3rd Edition:
"One of the most useful reference works for the student of scripture. The coverage of this handbook is amazingly broad for a one volume work, and it is impressively nuanced and accurate in its treatment of complex critical and interpretive issues." - Patrick D. Miller, Charles T. Haley Emeritus Professor of Old Testament Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
"For a quarter of a century, I have consistently used and recommended Soulens' Handbook of Biblical Criticism.Scholars and students alike owe the Soulens great thanks for this most helpful resource." - Marion L. Soards, Professor of New Testament Studies, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary