Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Couple Tidbits on the History and Future of IVP's Black Dictionary Series

This morning Trevin Wax (Kingdom People) posted a list of four top recommended books on the Gospels. In this post he indicates that IVP is in the process of revising the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. This answers my concern in my previous post on the DJG's article on the Gospel of John. According to Dan Reid, IVP's Project Editor for this dictionary series, plans to revise both DJG and DPL have already been laid.

For a peek into the background and production of this series, see the following blog post by Dan Reid: The Genesis of IVP's Black Dictionary Series.

One other question I've been awaiting an answer to is addressed in Dan's post: What about volume eight on the Prophets? According to Dan Reid, IVP has already begun "work on volume eight in the series, the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets, edited by Mark J. Boda and J. Gordon McConville." It appears that this volume will be made available within the next 3-4 years.