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Leland Ryken

Author of Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

74+ Works 8,285 Members 43 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly fifty years. He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical show more Theological Society's annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible. Glenda Faye Mathes (BLS, University of Iowa) is a professional writer with a passion for literary excellence. She has authored over a thousand articles and several nonfiction books as well as the Matthew in the Middle fiction series. Glenda has been the featured speaker at women's conferences and at seminars for prison inmates. show less
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Works by Leland Ryken

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (1998) — Editor — 854 copies
Effective Bible Teaching (1988) — Author — 345 copies
A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible (1993) — Editor — 170 copies
Ryken's Bible Handbook (2005) 156 copies
Literature of the Bible (1974) 93 copies
Homer's The Odyssey (2013) 61 copies

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The Legacy of the King James Bible honors the 400th anniversary of the KJB’s publication by telling its story—a drama that starts with the pioneering work of William Tyndale.
 
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phoovermt | 2 other reviews | Mar 28, 2023 |
A good history of a Bible produced in 1611 which set the standards for translations for over 4 centuries. Attempting to maintain the balance between the zealotry of KJV supporters & zealotry of KJV haters, Mr. Leland manages to stay the course with the history & influence upon the English speaking world.
 
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walterhistory | 2 other reviews | Jan 5, 2023 |
The author takes 40 hymn texts and studies them from a poetic standpoint. Each reading concludes with a scripture. I enjoyed this book but, although it’s formatted as a devotional, it’s too academic for me to think of it as a devotional. Still enjoyable to read and helpful to think through the richness of the older hymns which are at risk of dying out.
 
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skayw | Mar 20, 2022 |
A wonderful resource to have on hand. This handbook is very in depth in it's presentation of the bible. Opening up the meaning and providing great insight for the scholar, student, or individual seeking to better understand and study the word of God. I will be adding this to our resource books and referring to it for homeschool work. I believe it will be an excellent resource for my children as they write history reports and such for their school work.
Thank you Tyndale House for providing this free review copy.… (more)
 
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