Best Old Testament Criticism & Interpretation Books
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1. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition
Author: by Ernest Hemingway
The complete, authoritative collection of Ernest Hemingway’s short fiction, including classic stories like “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” along with seven previously unpublished stories. In this definitive collection of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s short stories, readers will delight in Hemingway’s most beloved classics such as “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” and “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection, totaling in sixty stories.
This collection demonstrates Hemingway’s ability to write beautiful prose for each distinct story, with plots that range from experiences of World War II to beautifully touching moments between a father and son. For Hemingway fans, The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury.
2. The Jewish Study Bible: Second Edition
Author: by Adele Berlin
Oxford University Press
First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. The Jewish Study Bible, which comes in a protective slipcase, combines the entire Hebrew Bible-in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation-with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life.
The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. This second edition includes revised annotations for nearly the entire Bible, as well as forty new and updated essays on many of the issues in Jewish interpretation, Jewish worship in the biblical and post-biblical periods, and the influence of the Hebrew Bible in the ancient world.
The Jewish Study Bible, Second Edition, is an essential resource for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible.
The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament: Volume 1
Author: by Joshua Bowen
May 28, 2021
The Old Testament is a fierce battleground for atheists and Christian apologists, with each side accusing the other of taking challenging and troubling passages out of context. In this handbook, Joshua Bowen not only provides the background to the Old Testament and the ancient Near East, but engages with hotly contested topics like slavery, failed prophecy, and the authorship of debated Old Testament books.
This book provides: clear and straightforward explanations to complex topics-direct engagement with hot-button Old Testament issues-specific arguments to help you in a debate or discussion. Whether you are looking to debate problematic Old Testament issues on social media or have a relaxed, meaningful discussion with a family member over coffee, The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament is an indispensable resource for you.
Praise for “The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament, Volume 1”:”Exhibiting an enviable depth of knowledge across a wide range of texts and topics and with more than a dollop of humor spread throughout Bowen has written a useful and much-needed overview to some of the most significant topics in the study of the Hebrew Bible.
4. A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament
Author: by Brant Pitre
Although many Catholics are familiar with the four Gospels and other writings of the New Testament, for most, reading the Old Testament is like walking into a foreign land. Who wrote these forty-six books? When were they written? Why were they written?
What are we to make of their laws, stories, histories, and prophecies? Should the Old Testament be read by itself or in light of the New Testament? John Bergsma and Brant Pitre offer readable in-depth answers to these questions as they introduce each book of the Old Testament.
They not only examine the literature from a historical and cultural perspective but also interpret it theologically, drawing on the New Testament and the faith of the Catholic Church. Unique among introductions, this volume places the Old Testament in its liturgical context, showing how its passages are employed in the current Lectionary used at Mass.
Accessible to nonexperts, this thorough and up-to-date introduction to the Old Testament can serve as an idea textbook for biblical studies. Its unique approach, along with its maps, illustrations, and other reference materials, makes it a valuable resource for seminarians, priests, Scripture scholars, theologians, and catechists, as well as anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Bible.
5. Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23
Author: by Dallas Willard
Now including an accompanying study guide, available only in the paperback edition. Learn the secret of living with contentment, peace, and security. Pause for a moment and ask yourself what your life would be like if it were completely without fear?
If you did not fear death. If you did not fear life and what it might bring. If you did not fear any man, or woman, or any living creature. Would you live differently? In Life Without Lack, Dallas Willard revolutionizes our understanding of Psalm 23 by taking this comfortably familiar passage and revealing its extraordinary promises: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want….
I will fear no evil. The psalmist claims to live without any need and without any fear. How is that possible? Written with Willard’s characteristic gentle wisdom, Life Without Lack reveals the secret to enjoying God’s presence and becoming utterly caught up in his abundant generosity.
The more we practice living in his presence, the more we experience the peace and freedom from worry that is promised in the psalm. Based on a series of talks by the late author and edited by his friend Larry Burtoft and by his daughter, Rebecca Willard Heatley, Life Without Lack will forever change the way you understand and apply the most well-known passage in all Scripture.
6. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament
Author: by Sandra L. Richter
Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it? Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the “dysfunctional closet syndrome.” If so, she has a solution.
Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Gives you hangers for facts. A timeline to put them on. And handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives.
The whole thing is put in usable order-a history of God’s redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.
7. Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader's Guide For Discovery And Engagement
Author: by Rolf A. Jacobson
The Book of Psalms is perhaps the most cherished book in the Old Testament. In this lively volume, two experienced teachers invite students to read and explore the Psalter and roam widely among its poems. The book introduces the dynamics of the biblical text, helping students become careful and attentive readers.
It covers how to read Hebrew poetry, the Psalter’s basic genres, the idea of "the psalmist," the metaphorical world of the Psalms, and the theology of the Psalms. Sidebars, discussion questions, and plenty of examples enhance the reading experience.
This clear and concise guide is accessible to all serious students of the Bible.
8. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies)
Author: by Bill T. Arnold
This new edition of a bestselling evangelical survey of the Old Testament (over 180,000 copies sold) has been thoroughly updated and features a beautiful new interior design. It is lavishly illustrated with four-color images, maps, and charts and retains the pedagogical features that have made the book so popular: – chapter outlines, objectives, and summaries- study questions- sidebars featuring primary source material, ethical and theological issues, and contemporary applications- lists of key terms, people, and places- further reading recommendations- endnotes and indexesThe book is supplemented by web-based resources through Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources, offering course help for professors and study aids for students.
9. Psalm 91: Real-Life Stories of God's Shield of Protection And What This Psalm Means for You & Those You Love
Author: by Peggy Joyce Ruth
A Place of Total Protection in Life’s Storms Did you know there is a place in God-a secret place-for those who want to seek refuge? It is a haven of physical safety and security that God tells us about in the 91st Psalm, the one place in the Bible where all of the protection promises of God are brought together.
In Psalm 91, Peggy Joyce Ruth, a veteran Bible teacher, guides you through a personal study of this psalm, explaining verse by verse God’s promises of protection. Along the way you will find hope and encouragement in the stories of people from all walks of life who have found refuge in this covenant promise from God.
10. Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense Of The Old Testament God
Author: by Paul Copan
Leading apologetics writer with a proven track record tackles the most difficult Old Testament passages and topics, helping readers to reconcile the God of righteousness with the God of love.
11. Escaping from Eden: Does Genesis Teach that the Human Race was Created by God or Engineered by ETs?
Author: by Paul Wallis
George Noory – “THIS GENERATION’S CHARIOTS OF THE GODS… Takes us on a journey we will never forget.”Sean Stone – “Courageous… A new perspective on the creation and engineering of man.” The familiar stories of the book of Genesis affirm that God made the universe, planet earth, and you and me.
However, various anomalies in the text clue us that we are not reading the original version of these stories. So what were the original narratives and what did they say about who we are and where we all came from?
What was the earlier story of human origins, almost obliterated from the Hebrew Scriptures in the 6th century BC, and suppressed from Christian writing in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD? And what does any of this have to do with extraterrestrials?
Escaping from Eden will take you on a journey around the world and into the mythologies of ancient Sumeria, Mesoamerica, India, Africa, and Greece to reveal a profound secret, hidden in plain sight in the text of the Bible. Far reaching and deeply controversial, this book points to truths about ourselves – our history and potential – that you may have long suspected but not dared to speak!
12. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha ( 2 Volume set)
Author: by James H Charlesworth
Key second-temple texts with introductions and notes by an international team of scholars-now available in affordable softcover bindings. The writers of the Bible lived in a world filled with many writings. Some of these documents are lost forever, but many have been preserved.
Part of these extant sources are the Pseudepigrapha. This collection of Jewish and Christian writings shed light on early Judaism and Christianity and their doctrines. This landmark set includes all 65 Pseudepigraphical documents from the intertestamental period that reveal the ongoing development of Judaism and the roots from which the Christian religion took its beliefs.
A scholarly authority on each text contributes a translation, introduction, and critical notes for each text. Volume 2 includes expansions of the “Old Testament” legends, wisdom, and philosophical literature; prayers, psalms, and odes; and fragments of lost Judeo-Hellenistic Works. Contributors include E.Isaac, B.M.Metzger, J.R.Mueller, S.E.Robinson, D.J.Harrington, G.T.
13. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (The Lost World Series, Volume 2)
Author: by John H. Walton
In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.
Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton’s thoughtful analysis unpacks seldom appreciated aspects of the biblical text and sets Bible-believing scientists free to investigate the question of origins.
14. The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently
Author: by Amy-Jill Levine
The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament show how and why Jews and Christians read many of the same Biblical texts including passages from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Psalms differently. Exploring and explaining these diverse perspectives, they reveal more clearly Scripture’s beauty and power.
Esteemed Bible scholars and teachers Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler take readers on a guided tour of the most popular Hebrew Bible passages quoted in the New Testament to show what the texts meant in their original contexts and then how Jews and Christians, over time, understood those same texts.
Passages include the creation of the world, the role of Adam and Eve, the Suffering Servant of Isiah, the book of Jonah, and Psalm 22, whose words, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, Jesus quotes as he dies on the cross.
Comparing various interpretations historical, literary, and theological – of each ancient text, Levine and Brettler offer deeper understandings of the original narratives and their many afterlives. They show how the text speaks to different generations under changed circumstances, and so illuminate the Bible’s ongoing significance.
15. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
Author: by R. Crumb
Nominated for three 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: From Creation to the death of Joseph, here are all 50 chapters of the Book of Genesis, revealingly illustrated as never before. Envisioning the first book of the bible like no one before him, R.
Crumb, the legendary illustrator, reveals here the story of Genesis in a profoundly honest and deeply moving way. Originally thinking that we would do a take off of Adam and Eve, Crumb became so fascinated by the Bible’s language, a text so great and so strange that it lends itself readily to graphic depictions, that he decided instead to do a literal interpretation using the text word for word in a version primarily assembled from the translations of Robert Alter and the King James bible.
Now, readers of every persuasionCrumb fans, comic book lovers, and believerscan gain astonishing new insights from these harrowing, tragic, and even juicy stories. Crumb’s Book of Genesis reintroduces us to the bountiful tree lined garden of Adam and Eve, the massive ark of Noah with beasts of every kind, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by brimstone and fire that rained from the heavens, and the Egypt of the Pharaoh, where Joseph’s embalmed body is carried in a coffin, in a scene as elegiac as any in Genesis.
16. The Complete Apocrypha Collection of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The Oldest Library of Ancient Texts including All The 12 Christian Apocryphal Books
Author: by History Academy
THE COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL BOOKS:All 12 Christian apocryphal books + All of the apocryphal additions to Daniel, Esther, and Psalms18 books in oneThe complete collection, high-quality, 8,5″ x 11″ paperback, with book, chapter, page, and verse numbering. Etymologically, the word “apocrypha” means “things that are hidden”, but why they were hidden is not clear.
Some have suggested that the books were “hidden” from common use because they contained esoteric knowledge, too profound to be communicated to any except the initiated… Others have suggested that such books were hidden due to their spurious heretical teaching.
This is the only modern translation of the complete collection of deuterocanonical books known popularly as “The Apocrypha”. The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a modern translation that stays true to the original manuscripts. This handsome 8,5″ x 11″ edition features a matte finish with thick, high-quality, cream-colored pages.
These ancient texts provide commentators’ valuable insight into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets (Heb.1:1). The number of books in the Bible depends on which Bible is being referenced.