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Book or monograph George J. Brooke, ed. Society for Old Testament Study Booklist. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 184127206X. pp.250. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Simon Gathercole, "Devotional Books on the Old Testament: Some Recommended Reading," Themelios 27.3 (Spring 2002): 5-18.View in PDF format
Book or monograph Hostetter: Old Testament IntroductionEdwin C. Hostetter, Old Testament Introduction. IBR Biliographies. Grand Rapids: Baker. ISBN: 0801020174. pp.112. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Martens: Old TestamentElmer A. Martens, Old Testament Theology. IBR Bibliographies. Grand Rapids: Baker. ISBN: 0801021464. pp.144. {Amazon.com}

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Introductions

Article G. Ch. Aalders [1880-1961], "Old Testament Study To-day," The Evangelical 24.1 (Jan. 1952): 3-13.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]
Audio Resource Overview of the Old Testament (Joe Aldrich)
Book or monograph Alter: The Art of Biblical NarrativeRobert Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative, Reissue edition. Basic Books, 1987. Pbk. ISBN: 046500427X. pp.208. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Alter: The Art of Biblical PoetryRobert Alter, The Art of Biblical Poetry. T & T Clark Ltd, 1990; Pbk. ISBN: 0567291766. pp.240. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Archer: A Survey of Old Testament IntroductionGleason L. Archer, Jr., A Survey of Old Testament Introduction, revised. Chicago: Moody Press, 1994. Pbk. ISBN: 0802482007. pp.507. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Encountering the Old TestamentBill T. Arnold & Bryan E. Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker. ISBN: 0801021766. pp.528. {CBD} {Amazon.com} "Arnold and Beyer have produced an exciting new survey of the Old Testament with the college student specifically in mind. They have masterfully designed their work with text and graphics in a way that will not only grip the student's attention but will guide them through the material with their expert touch. I enthusiastically recommend this volume to you." - Tremper Longman III.
Book or monograph The Face of Old Testament Studies : A Survey of Contemporary ApproachesDavid W. Baker & Bill T. Arnold, editors. The Face of Old Testament Studies. A Survey of Contemporary Approaches. Grand Rapids / Leicester: Baker / Apollos, 1999. Hbk. ISBN: 0801022150. pp.512. {CBD} {Amazon.com} "The editors have produced a splendid book that will be an important reference work in the field and useful both to beginners and to seasoned students.... The reader can count on an informed, well-balanced entry into the excitement of current study." - Walter A. Brueggemann.
On-line Resource Craig Bartholomew, "Reading the Old Testament in Postmodern Times," Tyndale Bulletin 49.1 (1998): 91-114. View in PDF format
On-line Resource F.F. Bruce, The Christian Approach to the Old Testament. London: The Inter-Varsity Fellowship, 1955. pp.20.View in PDF format
Book or monograph Brueggemann: Reverberations of FaithWalter Brueggemann, Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes. Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0664222315. pp.280. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Childs: Introduction to the Old Testament as ScriptureBrevard S. Childs, Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. Augsburg Fortress Publishers. Hbk. ISBN: 0800605322. pp.688. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph David J.A. Clines, On the Way to the Postmodern: Old Testament Essays, 1967-1998, Vol. 2. JSOTSup. 293. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 1850759014. pp.450. {CBD}
Book or monograph Richard Coggins, Introducing the Old Testament, 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 0198700636. pp.176. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph J.L. Crenshaw, Old Testament Story and Faith: A Literary and Theological Introduction. Hendrikson, 1992. Hbk. pp.472.
Book or monograph An Introduction to the Old TestamentRaymond B. Dillard, & Tremper Longman III. An Introduction to the Old Testament. Leicester: Apollos, 1995. Hbk. ISBN: 0851106536. pp.473. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Otto Eissfeldt, The Old Testament: An Introduction. Trans. P.R. Ackroyd. London: Harper & Row, 1965. Pbk. pp.861. Classic Introduction of the Critical School.
Book or monograph Gottwald: The Hebrew Bible : A Socio-Literary IntroductionN.K. Gottwald, The Hebrew Bible: a Socio-Literary Introduction. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 080061853X . pp.702. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Harrison: Introduction to the Old TestamentR.K. Harrison, Introduction to The Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1969. Hbk. ISBN: 0802847870. pp.1325. {Amazon.com} Somewhat dated conservative introduction.
On-line Resource Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., "The Present State of Old Testament Studies," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 18.2 (1975): 69-79.View in PDF format
Book or monograph A Survey of the Old TestamentA. Hill & J. Walton, A Survey of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991. ISBN: 0310516005. pp.448. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph O. Kaiser, Introduction to the Old Testament: A Presentation of Its Results and Problems. Trans. J. Sturdy. Augsburg, 1975. pp.420.
On-line Resource Kenneth A. Kitchen, "The Old Testament in Its Context: Part 1," Theological Students' Fellowship Bulletin 59 (Spring 1971).View in PDF format
On-line Resource Kenneth A. Kitchen, "The Old Testament in Its Context: Part 2," Theological Students' Fellowship Bulletin 60 (Spring 1971).View in PDF format
On-line Resource Kenneth A. Kitchen, "The Old Testament in Its Context: Part 3," Theological Students' Fellowship Bulletin 61 (Summer 1971).View in PDF format
On-line Resource Kenneth A. Kitchen, "The Old Testament in Its Context: Part 4," Theological Students' Fellowship Bulletin 62 (Autumn 1971).View in PDF format
On-line Resource Kenneth A. Kitchen, "The Old Testament in Its Context: Part 5," Theological Students' Fellowship Bulletin 63 (Summer 1972).View in PDF format
On-line Resource Kenneth A. Kitchen, "The Old Testament in Its Context: Part 6," Theological Students' Fellowship Bulletin 64 (Autumn 1972).View in PDF format
Book or monograph W.S. Lasor, D.A. Hubbard & F.W. Bush, Old Testament Survey. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. Hbk. ISBN: 0802835562. pp.696. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Old Testament Life and Literature (Gerald A. Larue)
On-line Resource J. Gordon McConville, "The Old Testament Books in Modern Scholarship," Themelios 22:3 (April 1997): 3-13.View in PDF format
Book or monograph The Old Testament: Text and ContextVictor H. Matthews & James C. Moyer, The Old Testament: Text and Context. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson. Hbk. ISBN: 1565631684. pp.308. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Mendenhall: Ancient Israel's Faith and HistoryGeorge Mendenhall, Ancient Israel's Faith and History. Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 0664223133. pp.336. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Alan R. Millard, "Approaching the Old Testament," Themelios 2.2 (1977): 34-39.
Book or monograph R.W.L. Moberly, The Old Testament of the Old Testament. Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1991. Pbk. ISBN: 0800615611. pp.224. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource James Orr [1844-1913], The Problem of the Old Testament Considered with Reference to Recent Criticism. London: James Nesbit & Co. Ltd., 1906. Hbk. pp.562. [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource J. Barton Payne, "Faith and history in the Old Testament," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 11.3 (Summer 1968): 111-120.View in PDF format [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
Book or monograph Robert Henry Pfeiffer, Introduction to the Old Testament. A & C Black Publishers Ltd., 1952. Hbk. ISBN: 0713606010. pp.921. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Rendtorff: The Old TestamentRolf Rendtorff, The Old Testament: An Introduction. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1991. Pbk. ISBN: 0800625447. pp.308. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Schmidt: Old Testament IntroductionWerner H. Schmidt, Old Testament Introduction. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000. Pbk. ISBN: 0664221955. pp.452. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Gordon J. Wenham, "Recent Old Testament Study: an Evangelical Assessment," Themelios 8.2 (January 1983): 25-26.View in PDF format
Book or monograph Whybray: The Good Life in the Old TestamentR. Norman Whybray, The Good Life in the Old Testament. Continuum International Publishing Group - T & T Clark, 2001. Hbk. ISBN: 0567087212. pp.240. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Young: An Introduction to the Old TestamentEdward J. Young, An Introduction to the Old Testament, revised. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1958. Hbk. ISBN: 0802803393. pp.432. {Amazon.com} Brief Conservative introduction - somewhat dated.

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Old Testament History

Book or monograph Ackroyd: Exile and RestorationPeter Ackroyd, Exile and Restoration. Xpress Reprints, 1994. Pbk. ISBN: 1859310125. pp.302. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Anderson: Understanding the Old TestamentB.W. Anderson, Understanding the Old Testament, abridged & updated, 4th edn. Prentice-Hall, 1986. Hbk. ISBN: 0139483993. pp.649. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Avi-Yonah: A History of Israel and the Holy LandMichael Avi-Yonah, ed., A History of Israel and the Holy Land. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003. Pbk. ISBN: 0826415261. pp.375. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Barr: History and Ideology in the Old TestamentJames Barr, History and Ideology in the Old Testament: Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Hbk. ISBN: 0198269870. pp.208. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Exile (Robert I. Bradshaw)View in PDF format
Book or monograph Bright: A History of IsraelJohn Bright, A History of Israel, 4th edn. Westminster, 2000. Hbk. ISBN: 0664220681. pp.533. {CBD} {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
Book or monograph The Bible and the Ancient Near EastCyrus R. Gordon & Gary A. Rendsberg, The Bible and the Ancient Near East. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998. Pbk. ISBN: 0393316890. pp.345. {Amazon.com}
Journal Article Gershon Galil, "The Last Years of the Kingdom of Israel and the Fall of Samaria," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 57.1 (1995): 52-65.
Book or monograph Gottwald: The Tribes of YahwehNorman K. Gottwald, The Tribes of Yahweh: A Sociology of the Religion of Liberated Israel, 1250-1050 BC. Sheffield Cademic Press, 1999. Pbk. ISBN: 1841270261. pp.916. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Richard S. Hess, "Recent Studies in Old Testament History: a Review Article," Themelios 19.2 (January 1994): 9-15.View in PDF format
Book or monograph John H. Hayes & J. Maxwell Miller, eds. Israelite and Judean History. London: SCM Press Ltd., 1990. Pbk. ISBN: 0334024358. pp.736. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Israelite and Judean HistoryJohn H. Hayes & J. Maxwell Miller, A History of Ancient Israel and Judah. London SCM Press, 1986. Hbk. ISBN: 0334020425. pp.524. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Siegfried Herrmann, A History of Israel in Old Testament Times, 2nd edn. Westminster, 1981. Pbk. ISBN: 0800614992. pp.440. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource James K. Hoffmeier, "The Evangelical Contribution to Understanding the (Early) History of Ancient Israel in Recent Scholarship," Bulletin for Biblical Research 7 (1997): 77-90.View in PDF format
Article David M. Howard, Jr., "The Case For Kingship In The Old Testament Narrative Books And The Psalms," Trinity Journal 9.1 (1988): 19-35.
Book or monograph Jagersma: A History of Israel to Bar KochbaH. Jagersma, A History of Israel to Bar Kochba, new edition. London: SCM Press, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 033402577X. pp.304. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Kaiser: A History of Israel : From the Bronze Age Through the Jewish WarsWalter C. Kaiser, A History of Israel. From the Bronze Age Through The Jewish Wars. Nashville, Tennessee: Braodman & Holman, Publishers, 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 0805462848. pp.540. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Kenneth A. Kitchen, "Ancient Egypt and the Hebrew Monarchies: A Review Article," Themelios 26.3 (Summer 2001): 38-50.View in PDF format
Book or monograph Launderville:  Piety and PoliticsDale Launderville, Piety and Politics: The Dynamics of Royal Authority in Homeric Greece, Biblical Israel, and Old Babylonian Mesopotamia (The Bible in Its World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. Hbk. ISBN: 0802839940. pp.407. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource J. Gordon McConville, "The Old Testament Books in Modern Scholarship," Themelios 22:3 (April 1997): 3-13.View in PDF format
Book or monograph Malamat: History of Biblical Israel: Major Problems and Minor IssuesAbraham Malamat, History of Biblical Israel: Major Problems and Minor Issues. Leiden: Brill, 2004. Pbk. ISBN: 0391042203. pp.480. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Matthews: A Brief History of Ancient IsraelVictor Matthews, A Brief History of Ancient Israel. Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0664224369. pp.160. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Merrill: Kingdom of PriestsEugene H. Merrill, Kingdom of Priests: A History of the Old Testament Period. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996. Pbk. ISBN: 0801021030. pp.546. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Scott, ed.: Exile: Old Testament, Jewish and Christian ConceptionsJames M. Scott, ed., Exile: Old Testament, Jewish and Christian Conceptions. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, Vol. 56. Leiden: Brill, 1997. Hbk. ISBN: 9004106766. pp.304. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Hershel Shanks, editor. Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple, Rev. edition. Biblical Archaeology Society, 1999. Pbk. ISBN: 1880317540.
Book or monograph S.J. Shultz, The Old Testament Speaks, 4th edn. Harper & Row, 1980. Hbk. pp.448.
Book or monograph J. Alberto Soggin, An Introduction to the History of Israel and Judah, revised. London: SCM Press, 1999. Pbk. ISBN: 0334027888. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Albert A Trevor, History of Ancient Civilisation. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1936.
Encoutering God's Word. Beginning Biblical StudiesPeter J. Williams, "Beginning to Study the Old Testament," Philip Duce & Daniel Strange, eds., Encoutering God's Word. Beginning Biblical Studies. Leicester: Apollos, 2003. Pbk. ISBN: 0851117929. pp.13-64.
K. Lawson Younger, "The Deportations of the Israelites," Journal of Biblical Literature 117.2 (1998): 201-227.

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One Volume OT Commentaries

Book or monograph Dorsey: The Literary Structure of the Old TestamentDavid A. Dorsey, The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi. Grand Rapids: Baker. ISBN: 0801021871. pp.352. {CBD} {Amazon.com}

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Other Studies

Book or monograph James E. Atwell, Sources of the Old Testament: A Guide to the Religious Thought of the Hebrew Bible. Understanding the Bible and Its World Series. Edinburgh: Continuum International Publishing Group - T & T Clark, 2004. Hbk. ISBN: 0567084736. pp.144. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Francis Brown, "The New Testament Witness to the Authorship of Old Testament Books," Journal of the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis 2.2 (Dec. 1882): 95-121. View in PDF format [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Brevard S. Childs, "Study of the formula, "until this day"," Journal of Biblical Literature 82.3 (Sept. 1963): 279-292.View in PDF format [Reproduced by kind permission of the copyright holder]
On-line Resource William A. Dyrness, "Aesthetics In The Old Testament: Beauty In Context," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 28.4 (1985): 421-432.View in PDF format
On-line Resource Greg Goswell, "The Order of the Books of the New Testament," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53.2 (June 2010): 225-241.View in PDF format
Article in Book Richard S. Hess, "Issues in the Study of Personal Names in the Hebrew Bible," Currents in Research: Biblical Studies 6 (1998): 169-192.
On-line Resource Kenneth A. Kitchen, "Israel Seen from Egypt: Understanding the Biblical Text From Visuals and Methodology," Tyndale Bulletin 42.1 (1991): 113-126. View in PDF format
Book or monograph Kitchen: On the Reliability of the Old TestamentKenneth A. Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. Hbk. ISBN: 0802849601. pp.672. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Florentino Garcia Martinez & Ed Noort, eds., Perspectives in the Study of the Old Testament and Early Judaism: A Symposium in Honour of Adam S.Van Der Woude on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday. Vetus Testamentum Supplements Series, Vol. 73. Leiden: Brill, 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 9004113223. pp.296. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Matthews: Old Testament Turning PointsVictor H. Matthews, Old Testament Turning Points: The Narratives That Shaped a Nation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. Pbk. ISBN: 0801027748. pp.208. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Article A.D.H. Mayes, "Sociology and the Study of the Old Testament. Some Recent Writing," Irish Biblical Studies 10.4 (1988): 178-191.
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 Robert Rendall, "Old Testament History: Its Nature and Unity," The Evangelical Quarterly 18.4 (Oct. 1946): 251-261. 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 in Book Rolf Rendtorff, "The Old Testament: Jewish and Christian Bible," Asbury Theological Journal 54.1 (1999): 13-22.
Article in Book J.W. Rogerson, "Recent Continental Old Testament Literature," Expository Times 112.3 (2000): 88-91.
On-line Resource Deryck Sheriffs, "'Person'hood in the Old Testament? Who's asking?" The Evangelical Quarterly 77.1 (Jan-Mar. 2005): 13-35.View in PDF format [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
Article in Book Francis Watson, "The Old Testament as Christian Scripture: A Response to Professor Seitz," Scottish Journal of Theology 52.2 (1999): 227-232.
On-line Resource John W. Wenham, "Large numbers in the Old Testament," Tyndale Bulletin 18 (1967): 19-53.View in PDF format
On-line Resource H.G.M. Williamson, "The Old Testament and the Material World," The Evangelical Quarterly 57.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985): 5-22. View in PDF format [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
On-line Resource Edward J. Young, "Some Thoughts on Old Testament Scholarship," Faith and Thought 93.2 (1963): 74-87.View in PDF format

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