Father McKenzie, one of America's best known Biblical scholars, has outdone himself in the preparation of this remarkable reference work on matters biblical. The book contains almost 2000 articles, covering every book of the Old and New Testaments, and includes essays on major biblical themes, articles on the characters of the Bible and on relevant ancient civilizations. Each book of the Bible is analyzed according to its contents, literary character, date and place of composition, and subject matter. There is an abundance of historical and geographical background material. In short, there is hardly a concept, place, person, or event mentioned in the Bible that will not be found discussed here in language that is a felicitous combination of scholarship and clarity. Dictionary of the Bible is, without doubt, the most comprehensive, concise, authoritative and up-to-date source of Biblical information for the non- specialist. It is an absolutely indispensable addition to every library.