Old Testament Bibliography

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OTIntroductions

OT Introductions & Thematic Studies

• Alter, R. The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary. 3 Volumes. New York: Norton, 2004.
• *Boadt, L.E. with R. Clifford & D. Harrington, revs. Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction, 2nd Edition. New York: Paulist Press, 2012, 1984.
• Brueggemann, W. & Linafelt, T. An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination, 2nd Edition. Knoxville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012, 2003.
• Childs, B. S. Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context. Knoxville: Fortress Press, 1985.
• Rad, G. von. Old Testament Theology. OTL, 2 volumes. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1962.

THEMATIC STUDIES
• Blenkinsopp, J. Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament. The Ordering of Life in Israel and Early Judaism, 2nd Edition. Oxford: University Press, 1995, 1983.
• Ceresko, A.R. Introduction to the Old Testament: A Liberation Perspective. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001, 1992.
• *Harrington, D.J. Invitation to the Apocrypha. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.
• Murphy, F.J. Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World: A Comprehensive Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.
• Westbrook, R. Everyday Law in Biblical Israel: An Introduction. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

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Pentateuch

The Pentateuch

GENERAL INTRODUCTIONS & THEMATIC STUDIES

• Alter, R. The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: Norton, 2004.
• Alexander, T.D. From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch, 3rd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2002, 1998, 1995. 
• *Blenkinsopp, J. The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible. New Haven, CT: Yale Univ. Press, 2000. 
• Blenkinsopp, J. Treasures Old and New: Essays in the Theology of the Pentateuch. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004. 
• Eskenazi, T.C. & Weiss, A.L., editors. The Torah: A Women’s Commentary. New York: Women of Reformed Judaism/URJ, 2008. 
• *Guinan, M.D. The Pentateuch. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1990. 
• *Mann, T.W. The Book of the Torah: The Narrative Integrity of the Pentateuch, 2nd Edition. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013, 1988.


GENESIS

COMMENTARIES
• Brueggemann, W. Genesis. Interpretation. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1982.
• Rad, G. von. Genesis: A Commentary. OTL. Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox Press, 1961, 1985.

INTRODUCTIONS, THEMATIC STUDIES, & SPECIAL TOPICS
• Moberly, R. W. L. The Theology of the Book of Genesis. Old Testament Theology. Cambridge: University Press, 2009.
• Hendel, R. The Book of Genesis: A Biography. Lives of Great Religious Books. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.


EXODUS

COMMENTARIES
• Childs, B. S. Exodus, a Critical, Theological Commentary. OTL Louisville, KY: John Knox Press, 1974.
• *Fretheim, T. E. Exodus. Interpretation. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000.
• Propp, W. H. C. The Exodus: 1-18 & The Exodus 19-40, Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1998 & 2006.
• *Scarlata, M. The Abiding Presence, a theological commentary on Exodus. London: SCM Press, 2018.

INTRODUCTIONS, THEMATIC STUDIES, & SPECIAL TOPICS
• Friedman, R. E. The Exodus: How It Happened and Why It Matters. San Francisco: Harper, 2017.
• Baden, J.S. The Book of Exodus: A Biography. Lives of Great Religious Books. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019.


LEVITICUS, NUMBERS, DEUTERONOMY

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Historical Books

The Historical Books

GENERAL INTRODUCTIONS & THEMATIC STUDIES

• *Hamilton, V.P. Handbook on the Historical Books: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, Esther. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2001.
• Leuchter, M.A. & Lamb, D.T. The Historical Writings: Introducing Israel’s Historical Literature. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
• *Mann, T.W. The Book of the Former Prophets. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011.
• Wilson, I.D. Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah. Oxford: University Press, 2017. 


1-2 SAMUEL

• Brueggemann, W. First and Second Samuel. Interpretation. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1991.
• Garsiel, M. The Book of Samuel: Studies in History, Historiography, Theology and Poetics Combined. Jerusalem: Rubin Mass, 2018.
• Green, B. David’s Capacity for Compassion: A Literary-Hermeneutical Study of 1-2 Samuel. New York: T&T Clark, 2017.
• Leuchter, M.A. Samuel and the Shaping of Tradition. Oxford: University Press, 2013. 


1-2 KINGS

• Garsiel, M., From Earth to Heaven: A Literary Study of Elijah Stories in the Book of Kings. Berkley: California Digital Library: 2014.


1-2 CHRONICLES

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Prophets

The Prophets

GENERAL INTRODUCTIONS & THEMATIC STUDIES

• *Blenkinsopp, J. A History of Prophecy in Israel. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1983, 1996. 
• *Branick, V.P. Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. New York: Paulist Press, 2012.
• *Cook, J.E. Hear, O Heavens and Listen, O Earth. An Introduction to the Prophets. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2006.
• Gowan, D.E. Theology of the Prophetic Books: The Death and Resurrection of Israel. Knoxville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998.
• McEntire, M. A Chorus of Prophetic Voices: Introducing the Prophetic Literature of Ancient Israel. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2015.
• *Sicre Díaz, J.L. Profetismo en Israel: El Profeta. Los Profetas. El mensaje. Estella [Navarra]: Verbo Divino, 1992. 
• Sawyer, J.F.A. Prophecy and the Prophets of the Old Testament, 2nd Edition. Oxford: University Press, 1993, 1987.
• Stulman, L. & Kim, H.C.P. You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010.


ISAIAH

COMMENTARIES
• Blenkinsopp, J. Isaiah 1-39. A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. AB 19. New York: Doubleday, 2000.
• Blenkinsopp, J. Isaiah 40-55. A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. AB 19A. New York: Doubleday, 2001.
• Blenkinsopp, J. Isaiah 56-66. A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. AB 19. New York: Doubleday, 2003.
• Childs, B.S. Isaiah. A Commentary. OTL. Louisville, KY: John Knox Westminster, 2000.
• Hanson, P.D. Isaiah 40-66. Interpretation. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1995.
• Roberts, J.J.M. First Isaiah. Hermeneia. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015.
• Seitz, C.R. Isaiah 1-39. Interpretation. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1993.

INTRODUCTIONS, THEMATIC STUDIES, & SPECIAL TOPICS
• Goldingay, J.E. The Theology of the Book of Isaiah. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2014.
• Oswalt, J.N. The Holy One of Israel: Studies in the Book of Isaiah. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014.


JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS, BARUCH

• Brueggemann, W. Theology of the Book of Jeremiah. Cambridge: University Press, 2006.
• O’Conner, K.M. Jeremiah: Pain and Promise. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011.

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Psalms

The Psalms & Biblical Poetry

THE PSALMS

• *Brueggemann, W. The Message of the Psalms. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1984.
• Gunkel, H. with Nogalski, J.D., trans. An Introduction to the Psalms: The Genres of the Religious Lyric of Israel. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1998.
• Witherington, B. Psalms Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.


BIBLICAL POETRY

• Alter, R. The Art of Biblical Poetry, revised. New York: Basic Books, 2011, 1985.
• Fokkelman, J.P. Reading Biblical Poetry: An Introductory Guide. Knoxville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.

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Wisdom Literature

The Wisdom Literature

GENERAL INTRODUCTIONS & THEMATIC STUDIES

• Crenshaw, J.L., Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, Knoxville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010, 1982.
• *Murphy, R.E. The Tree of Life: An Exploration of the Biblical Wisdom Literature. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990.
• O’Conner, K.M. The Wisdom Literature. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press,1988.
• Rad, G. von with Martin J.D., translator. Wisdom in Israel. London: SCM Press, 1972.

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