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For Further Reading: Biblical Studies

There are many excellent books on the Bible. These are readily available and generally accessible to people without a lot of background in biblical studies.

Basic Bible Information

(Listing here does not imply endorsement of all views expressed.)

David Alexander and Pat Alexander, eds., Zondervan Handbook to the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.

F. F. Bruce, Israel and the Nations: The History of Israel from the Exodus to the Fall of the Second Temple. Rev. by D. F. Payne. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1997.

I. Howard Marshall, A. R. Millard, J. I Packer and D. J. Wiseman, eds. New Bible Dictionary. Third edition. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1996.

John R. W. Stott, Understanding the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Bruce Wilkinson and Kenneth Boa, Talk Thru the Bible. Nashville, Thomas Nelson, 1983.

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Bible Study and Biblical Interpretation

Fee, Gordon D. and Douglass Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982.

Hendricks, Howard G. and William D. Hendricks. Living by the Book. Chicago: Moody, 1991.

Ryken, Leland. How to Read the Bible as Literature. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984.

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Biblical Theology

Bruce, F. F. New Testament Development of Old Testament Themes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1969.

Clowney, Edmund P. The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament. Colorado Springs: NAVPRESS, 1988.

Charles D. Drew, The Ancient Love Song: Finding Christ in the Old Testament. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 2000.

Dumbrell, William J. Covenant and Creation. Exeter: Paternoster, 1984.

Ladd, George Eldon. A Theology of the New Testament. Rev. ed. edited by Donald A. Hagner. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

Ridderbos, Herman N. When the Time Had Fully Come. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1957.

Vos, Geerhardus. Biblical Theology. Carlisle, Pa.: Banner of Truth, 1996. (A more challenging book.)

Wright, Chris. Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1995.

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Morris, Leon, ed. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, various dates. (Some of the weaker original volumes have been replaced.)

Motyer, J. A. and John R. W. Stott. The Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, various dates. (More expositions than commentaries; 22 volumes cover the entire NT; about 22 volumes covering 22 OT books have so far appeared.)

Wenham, G. J., J. A. Motyer, D.A. Carson and R. T. France. New Bible Commentary. Twenty-First Century Edition. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1994.

Wiseman, D. J. ed. Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. 28 vols. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, various dates.

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