I just bought some books that I am looking forward to reading, studying, and thinking through before I begin a PhD program. Here they are.
Waltke and O’Connor: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax
Arthur Walker-Jones: Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation
George M. Landes: Building Your Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary
- Beginning in the Spring, I will be working through these texts to add more deductive learning to the vast amount of inductive learning I have experienced this Fall (more on this next week).
Old Testament Theology:
Gerhard von Rad: Old Testament Theology: Volumes 1&2
Walter Brueggemann: Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy
Brevard Childs: Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context
- My intentions here are clear: I am going into the field of Old Testament Biblical Theology, so I need to be familiar with the history and development of the field. These are the key texts.
My hope is to read through these texts and take thorough notes, I will then be able to write reviews or perhaps even responses to these texts. It will be interesting to consider how these OT theology books will interact with and move beyond each other.