The “black dictionaries” that InterVarsity Press has published, for both the OT and NT, have been invaluable resources for me and many others. It’s hard to believe that the first one, the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, appeared over 20 years ago. The time has come for an entirely new edition to appear. Later this year the second edition of the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels will be published.
It’s important to note that nearly all of the articles are entirely new, and only a handful are revisions of what appeared in the first edition. I was fortunate enough to write the entry on apocryphal gospels. For further information an interview with the editors is available here.