Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible

Volume

5

First Page

126

Last Page

130

Abstract

The extent to which biblical authors convey accurate scientific information about their world has been a topic of discussion from the first encounters between Greco-Roman authors and their Jewish and Christian counterparts. This article concentrates on: 1) the attitudes toward empirical observation and logical reasoning used by biblical authors in constructing their world view in an ANE context; and 2) the role of the Bible in discussions about science from antiquity to the present.

Comments

This is an encyclopedia entry from The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible 5 (2009): 126. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Abingdon Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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