Annotated Bibliography -- By: Anonymous
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II. Biblical Studies Department
This volume of the Journal included the second in an ongoing series of bibliographies covering the fields taught at Ashland Theological Seminary. They include foundational works for disciplines and sub-disciplines in our theological curriculum. This installment features works on: Old Testament- Introduction and theology (David F. Hartzfeld); Pentateuch (David W. Baker), Historical Books (L. Daniel Hawk), Prophets (Baker), Wisdom (Hawk); Ancient Near Eastern Background (Baker), archaeology (Baker), Biblical hermeneutics (Hawk) and literary approaches (Hawk); New Testament- Jesus and the Gospels (David A. deSilva); Paul (William H. Myers), James (Melissa L. Archer); Johannine literature (Archer); archaeology (O. Kenneth Walther), Dead Sea Scrolls (deSilva), Jewish and Greco-Roman Backgrounds (deSilva).
Bandstra, Barry L. Reading the Old Testament. An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1995.
The author seeks to help the reader understand the OT by doing actual readings of texts. It draws from history and critical methodologies to bring beginning students into the study of the OT.
Craigie, Peter C. The Old Testament, Its Background, Growth, and Content. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1986.
Craigie presents the material of the OT by utilizing ideas and perspectives from various viewpoints thus giving a rich understanding of the content of the OT.
Dillard, Raymond B.; Longman, Tremper, III. An Introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.
With each book of the OT, Dillard and Longman present the following parts: Bibliography, Historical Background (authorship, text and tradition, and historical-critical approaches), Evaluation of the critical approach, Literary analysis, Theological message, and Approaching the New Testament. This method introduces the reader to a wide background of the issues involved in understanding the OT.
Flanders, Henry Jackson, Jr.; Crapps, Robert Wilson; and Smith, David
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Anthony. People of the Covenant. An Introduction to the Old Testament. 3d ed. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.
The authors examine the content of the OT in light of other ancient stories and cultural perspectives which provide an excellent contextual understanding of the OT materials.
Soggin, J. Alberto. Introduction to the Old Testament. From its origins to the closing of the Alexandrian canon. 3d ed. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1989.
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