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3-28-13_ReadingI 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:

Jon Levenson: The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism

Walther Eichrodt: Theology of the Old Testament (volume 1 & volume 2)

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

Walter Moberly: Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture

  • 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.