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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the Hebrew Bible.


Six Superlative Sources

· Abegg, Martin, Peter Flint, and Eugene Ulrich, eds. The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible. Harper SanFrancisco, 1999.

· Coogan, Michael D., ed. The Oxford History of the Biblical World. Oxford University Press, 1998.

· Freedman, David Noel, ed. The Anchor Bible. Doubleday, 1964-present. A series of more than 87 volumes under individual titles. For a list of most of the volumes, refer to the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

· Freedman, David Noel, et al., eds. The Anchor Bible Dictionary. 6 Vols. Doubleday, 1992.

· Newsom, Carol A., and Sharon H. Ringe. The Women's Bible Commentary. Expanded ed. Westminster John Knox Press, 1998.

· Pritchard, James B., ed. Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. 3rd ed. Princeton University Press, 1969.

Other Excellent Sources

· Aharoni, Yohanan, et al. The Macmillan Bible Atlas. 3rd ed. Macmillan, 1993.

· Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Narrative. Basic Books, 1981.

· Alter, Robert, and Frank Kermode, eds. The Literary Guide to the Bible. Harvard University Press, 1987.

· Blenkinsopp, Joseph. A History of Prophecy in Israel. Westminster Press, 1983.

· Blenkinsopp, Joseph. The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible. Doubleday, 1992.

· Boecker, Hans Joechen. Law and the Administration of Justice in the Old Testament and the Ancient East. Augsburg Publishing House, 1980.

· Brettler, Marc. Bibliographic Tools for the Study of Hebrew Bible Texts.

· Buber, Martin, and Franz Rosenzweig. Scripture and Translation. Indiana University Press, 1994.

· Childs, Brevard. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. Fortress Press, 1978.

· Crenshaw, James L. Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction. John Knox Press, 1981.

· Damrosch, David. The Narrative Covenant: Transformations of Genre in the Growth of Biblical Literature. Harper and Row, 1987.

· DeVaux, Roland. Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions. William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997.

· Exum, J. Cheryl. Tragedy and Biblical Narrative. Cambridge University Press, 1996.

· Fox, Everett. The Five Books of Moses. Schocken Books, 1997.

· Friedman, Richard Eliot. Who Wrote the Bible? Summit Books, 1987.

· Grabbe, Lester L. Judaism from Cyrus to Hadrian. 2 vols. Fortress Press, 1991, 1992.

· Greenspahn, Frederick E., ed. Essential Papers on Israel and the Ancient Near East. New York University Press, 1991.

· Greenstein, Edward. "Biblical Law." In Barry W. Holtz, ed., Back to the Sources. Summit Books, 1984.

· Gunkel, Hermann. Genesis. Mercer University Press, 1997.

· Hallo, William. The Book of the People. Scholars Press, 1991.

· Heschel, Abraham Joshua. The Prophets. 2 vols. Harpercollins, 1971, 1975.

· Hrushovski, Benjamin. "Prosody, Hebrew." In Encyclopedia Judaica. Keter, 1971, vol. 13, pp. 1200-1202.

· Jeffrey, David Lyle, ed. A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature. William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1992.

· Knight, Douglas A., and Gene M. Tucker, eds. The Hebrew Bible and Its Modern Interpreters. Fortress Press/Scholars Press, 1985.

· Kugel, James L. The Bible As It Was. Harvard University Press, 1997.

· Levenson, Jon D. The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son. Yale University Press, 1991.

· Levenson, Jon D. Sinai and Zion: An Entry into the Jewish Bible. Harper San Francisco, 1987.

· Long, V. Philips, ed. Israel's Past in Present Research. Eisenbrauns, 1999.

· Mazar, Amihai. Archaeology of the Land of the Bible 10,000-586 B.C.E. Doubleday, 1990.

· Niditch, Susan. Oral World and Written Word. Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.

· O'Connor, Michael Patrick, and David Noel Friedman, eds. Backgrounds for the Bible. Eisenbrauns, 1987.

· Pedersen, Johannes. Israel: Its Life and Culture, Vol. 1. Scholars Press, 1991.

· Schneidau, Herbert. Sacred Discontent: The Bible and Western Tradition. University of California Press, 1977.

· Soggin, J. Alberto. An Introduction to the History of Israel and Judah. Trinity Press International, 1993.

· Trible, Phyllis. God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality. Fortress Press, 1979.

· Van Der Toorn, Karel, Bob Becking, and Pieter W. Van Der Horst, eds. Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible. Brill, 1999.

· Vaux, Roland de. Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions. McGraw-Hill, 1961.

· Weinfeld, Moshe. Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School. Oxford University Press, 1972.

· Wellhausen, Julius. Prolegomena to the History of Israel. Scholars Press, 1994.

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