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On-line Resource Bernhard W. Anderson, "The Problem of Old Testament History," Symposium: The Old Testament in the Church Today. The London Quarterly & Holborn Review (January 1965): 5-11.
Book or monograph Shimon Bar-Efrat, Narrative Art in the Bible. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement 70. Sheffield: Continuum International Publishing Group - Sheffield Academic Press, 1989. Pbk. ISBN: 1850751331. pp.295. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Adele Berlin, Poetics and the Interpretation of Biblical Narrative. Sheffield: Continuum International Publishing Group - Sheffield Academic Press, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0907459242. pp.180. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource J. Peter Burnyeat, "Histiography and Hebrew Historical Writing," The Evangelical Quarterly 50.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978): 33-37.View in PDF format [All reasonable efforts have been made to contact the copyright holder of this article without success. If you hold the rights, please contact me]
Article Mark W. Chavalas, "The Historian, The Believer, and the OT: A Study in the Supposed Conflict of Faith and Reason," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 36.2 (1993): 145-162.
On-line Resource Mark W. Chavalas, "Recent Trends in the Study of Israelite Historiography," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 38.2 (June 1995): 161-169. View in PDF format
Book or monograph Peter C. Craigie, The Problem of War in the Old Testament. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 1579108830. pp.126. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource David Deboys, K.A. Kitchen & R.S. Hess, "Writing the History of Israel: a Review Article," Themelios 15.1 (October 1989): 24-29.View in PDF format
Article William G. Dever, "Save Us from Postmodern Malarkey; The Search for History in the Bible," Biblical Archaeology Review 26.2 (2000): 28-35, 68-69.
On-line Resource David R. Dilling, "The Emergence of the Idea of Scientific Historiography," Grace Journal 9.2 (1968): 23-43. [Abstract]
On-line Resource William R. Foster, "The Meaning of Biblical History," Grace Journal 4.2 (Spring 1963): 3-8.View in PDF format [Reproduced Courtesy of the Brethren Digital Archive]
On-line Resource John Goldingay, "That You May know that Yahweh is God: a Study in the Relationship between Theology and Historical Truth in the Old Testament," Tyndale Bulletin 23 (1972): 58-93. View in PDF format
Book or monograph Lester L. Grabbe, ed., Can a 'History of Israel' Be Written? Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 245. Sheffield: Academic Press, 1997. Hbk. ISBN: 1850756694. pp.208. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Gerard van Groningen, "Joshua-II Kings: Deuteronomistic? Priestly? or prophetic writing?" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 12.1 (Winter 1969): 3-26.View in PDF format
Book or monograph Hamilton: Handbook on the Historical BooksVictor P. Hamilton, Handbook on the Historical Books: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, Esther. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. Hbk. ISBN: 0801022576. pp.557. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource R. Laird Harris, "Continuity in the Old Testament historical literature," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 14.3 (Summer 1971): 173-178. View in PDF format
Book or monograph Howard: An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical BooksDavid M. Howard, Jnr., An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books. Chicago: Moody, 1993. Hbk. ISBN: 0802441270. pp.394. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Article Avi Hurvitz, "The Historical Quest for 'Ancient Israel' and the Linguistic Evidence of the Hebrew Bible: Some Methodological Observations," Vetus Testamentum 47.3 (1997): 301-315.
Book or monograph Tomoo Ishida, History and Historical Writing in Ancient Israel: Studies in Biblical Historiography. Studies in the History & Culture of the Ancient Near East. Leiden: Brill, 1999. Hbk. ISBN: 9004114440. pp.220. {Amazon.com}
Article William Johnstone, "The Mythologising of History in the Old Testament," Scottish Journal of Theology 24 (1971): 201-
Article Douglas R. Jones, "History and Tradition in Old Testament Studies," Scottish Journal of Theology 17 (1964): 211-
Article Zecharia Kallai, "Biblical Historiography and Literary History: A Programmatic Survey," Vetus Testamentum 49.3 (1999): 338-350. [Abstract]
On-line Resource Charles Foster Kent [1867-1925], Narratives of the Beginnings of Hebrew History. From the Creation to the Establishment of the Hebrew Kingdom. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1904. Hbk. pp.382. [This material is in the Public Domain]
Article in Book Kenneth A. Kitchen, "Historical Method and Early Hebrew Tradition," Tyndale Bulletin 17 (1966): 63-97. View in PDF format
On-line Resource Meredith G. Kline, "Is the History of the Old Testament Accurate?" Howard F. Vos, ed. Can I Trust the Bible? Chicago: Moody, 1963. pp.135-151.View in PDF format
Book or monograph Gary N. Knoppers & J. Gordon McConville, eds., Reconsidering Israel and Judah: Recent Studies on the Deuteronomistic History. Sources for Biblical and Theological Study Old Testament Series. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2000. Pbk. ISBN: 157506037X. pp.650. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph V. Philips Long, ed., Israel's Past in Present Research: Essays on Ancient Israelite Historiography. Sources for Biblical and Theological Study Old Testament Series. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1999. Hbk. ISBN: 1575060280. pp.612. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Article Peter Machinist, "The Voice of the Historian in the Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean World," Interpretation 57.2 (2003): 117-137.
On-line Resource I.H. Marshall, "Aspects of the Biblical View of History," Faith and Thought 110.1, 2 (1983): 54-68.View in PDF format [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
On-line Resource Alan R. Millard, "The Old Testament and History: Some Considerations," Faith & Thought 110.1, 2 (1983): 34-53.View in PDF format [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
Book or monograph Minear: The Bible and the HistorianPaul S. Minear, The Bible and the Historian. Abingdon Press, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0687030439. pp.288. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource R.W.L. Moberly, "Story in the Old Testament," Themelios 11.3 (1986): 77-82. Leia no português brasileiro
On-line Resource John Warwick Montgomery, "A Critique of Certain Uncritical Assumptions in Modern Historiography," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 40.4 (Dec. 1997): 653-661. View in PDF format
Article Susan Niditch, "Historiography, 'Hazards,' and the Study of Ancient Israel," Interpretation 57.2 (2003): 138-150.
On-line Resource Grant R. Osborne, "Historical Narrative and Truth in the Bible," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48.4 (Dec. 2005): 673-688.View in PDF format
On-line Resource David F. Payne, Kingdoms of the Lord. A History of the Hebrew Kingdoms. Exeter: The Paternoster Press, 1981. Hbk. ISBN: 0853642842. pp.310.
On-line Resource Jon Ruthven, "A note on Elijah's 'fire from Yahweh'," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 12.2 (Spring 1969): 111-115.View in PDF format
Article Iain Provan, "Pyrrhon, Pyrrhus and the Possibility of the Past: A Response to David Henige," Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 27.4 (2003): 413-438. [Abstract]
Article J.R. Porter, Old Testament Historiography," G.W. Anderson, ed., Tradition and Intepretation. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979. Hbk. ISBN: 0198263155. pp.125-62. {Amazon.com}
Article Heikki Räisänen, "The Effective 'History' of the Bible: A Challenge to Biblical Scholarship," Scottish Journal of Theology 45 (1992): 303-
On-line Resource Garnett H. Reid, "Minimalism and Biblical History," Bibliothca Sacra 155: 620 (1998): 394-410.
On-line Resource Robert Rendall, "The Note of Progression in Old Testament History," The Evangelical Quarterly 20.2 (April 1948): 84-96.View in PDF format [All reasonable efforts have been made to contact the copyright holder of this article without success. If you hold the rights, please contact me]
On-line Resource Robert Rendall, History, Prophecy and God. London: The Paternoster Press, 1954. Hbk.
On-line Resource W. Gordon Robinson, "Historical Summaries of Biblical Research," Evangelical Quarterly 47.4 (Oct.-Dec. 1975): 195-207. View in PDF format [All reasonable efforts have been made to contact the copyright holder of this article without success. If you hold the rights, please contact me]
On-line Resource Archibald H. Sayce [1845-1933], An Introduction to the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther, 5th edn., 1910. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1885. [This material is in the Public Domain]
Article R. Kendall Soulen, "The Believer and the Historian: Theological Interpretation and Historical Investigation," Interpretation 57.2 (2003): 174-186.
On-line Resource Merrill Chapin Tenney, "The Bible and history," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 14.2 (Spring 1971): 75-80.View in PDF format
On-line Resource Carl R. Trueman, "Reckoning with the Past in an Anti-Historical Age," Themelios 27.3 (2002): 28-44.
Book or monograph Von Rad: Holy War in Ancient IsraelGerhard Von Rad, Holy War in Ancient Israel. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2000. Pbk. ISBN: 1579103464. pp.174. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Wenham: Story as TorahGordon J. Wenham, Story as Torah: Reading the Old Testament Ethically. Old Testament Studies. Edinburgh: Continuum International Publishing Group - T & T Clark, 2001. Hbk. ISBN: 0567087670. pp.192. {Amazon.com}
Article Keith Whitelam, "Sociology or History: Towards a (Human) History of Ancient Palestine?" Jon Davies, Graham Harvey & Wilfred G.E. Watson, eds., Words Remembered, Texts Renewed: Essays in Honour of John F.A.Sawyer. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement No. 195. Sheffield: Continuum International Publishing Group - Sheffield Academic Press, 1995. Hbk. ISBN: 1850755426. pp.149-166. {CBD} {Amazon.com
On-line Resource Ronald F. Youngblood, "From Tatian to Swanson, from Calvin to Bendavid: the harmonization of biblical history," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 25.4 (Dec. 1982): 415-423.View in PDF format

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