NEW YORK (Oct. 23)
Here are some key facts about the second edition of the Jewish Encyclopaedia: Total entries: 21,632.
Total new entries: 2,664.
Total entry words: 15,818,675.
Total main body pages (excluding index volume): approximately 17,126.
New bibliographical references: 30,021.
Longest entry: Israel, Land and State, at around 600,000 words.
Longest bibliography: Kabbalah.
Most writers for a single entry: Bible — the ancient biblical translations subsection had 11 writers, one for each language (Ethiopic, Armenian, Syriac, etc.).