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A General Old Testament Bibliography

Old Testament Introductions, Histories, Background Materials

Ancient Near Eastern Texts: Relating to the Old Testament. Edited by James B. Pritchard. Third edition with supplement. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1969.

Archer, Gleason L., Jr. A Survey of Old Testament Introduction. Chicago: Moody, 1974.

Armerding, Carl F. The Old Testament and Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1983.

The Babylonian Talmud. Translated into English with Notes, Glossary, and Indices under the editorship of I. Epstein. 18 vols. London: Socino Press, 1959.

Bright, John. A History of Israel. Third edition. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1959/1981.

Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament As Scripture. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979.

de Vaux, Roland. Ancient Israel. Vol. 1: Social Institutions. Vol. 2: Religious Institutions. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1965.

Geisler, Norman L. A Popular Survey of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1977.

________. and Nix, William E. A General Introduction to the Bible. Chicago: Moody Press, 1968.

Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar. Second Edition. Edited and Enlarged by E. Kautzsch. Translated by A. E. Cowley. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1910.

Goppelt, Leonhard. TYPOS: The Typological Interpretation of the Old Testament. Translated by Donald H. Madvig. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1982.

Harrison, R. K. Introduction to the Old Testament: With a Comprehensive Review of Old Testament Studies and a Special Supplement on the Apocrypha. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1969.

Hill, Andrew E. and Walton, John H. A Survey of the Old Testament, Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1991.

Josephus: in Nine volumes: VI/VIII : Jewish Antiquities: Books IX-XI/ XV-VII. Translated by Ralph Marcus. In the Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987; 1963.

Kaiser, Walter C. Jr. Toward an Old Testament Theology. Grand Rapids: Academie Books: Zondervan, 1978.

Kitchen, K. A. Ancient Orient and Old Testament. Chicago: Inter-Varsity Press, 1966.

________. The Bible in Its World. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1966 (Exeter: Paternoster, 1977).

Merrill, Eugene H. Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1987.

Mishnayoth: Edited by Philip Blackman. Second edition. New York: The Judaica Press, 1963.

Neusner, Jacob. The Mishnah: A New Translation. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1988

The Old Oxford Annotated Apocrypha: The Apocrypha of the Old Testament: Revised Standard Version. Expanded edition containing the Third and Fourth Books of the Maccabees and Psalm 151. Edited by Bruce M. Metzger. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965, 67.

Schürer, Emil. The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ. III.2 vols. Revised and Edited by Geza Vermes, Fergus Millar and Matthew Black. A New English Edition. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark LTD, 1973.

Strack, Hermann und Paul Billerbeck. Kommentar zun Neuen Testament aus Talmud und Midrasch. 6 vols. München: C. H. Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1922-1928.

Walton, John H. Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Academie Books: Zondervan Publishing House, 1978.

________. Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1989.

Wood, Leon. A Survey of Israel’s History. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1970.

A Literary Approach to Old Testament Interpretation

Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Narrative. New York: Basic Books, Inc. Publishers, 1981.

Berlin, Adele. Poetics and Interpretation of Biblical Narrative. Bible and Literature Series. Edited by David M. Gunn. Sheffield: The Almond Press, 1983.

The Hebrew Bible in Literary Criticism. Compiled and Edited by Alex Preminger and Edward L. Greenstein. New York: Unger, 1986.

Johnson, Elliott, E. Expository Hermeneutics: An Introduction, Grand Rapids: Academie Books: Zondervan Publishing House, 1990

The Literary Guide to the Bible. Edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987.

Longmann, Tremper III. Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation. Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation. Volume 3. Edited by Mosés Silva. Grand Rapids: Academie Books: Zondervan Publishing House, 1987.

Ryken, Leland. Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1992.

Talbert, Charles H. Literary Patterns, Theological Themes, and the Genre of Luke-Acts. Montana: SBL, Scholars Press, 1974 (out of print).

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