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Bible Study Methods/Hermeneutics

  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation by William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
  • The Hermeneutical Spiral by Grant R. Osborne

Historic and Cultural Context

  • Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien
  • A Cultural Handbook to the Bible by John J. Pilch
  • The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority by John H. Walton and D. Brent Sandy
  • Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament by John H. Walton
  • The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures by James B. Pritchard (Ed.)


  • The Archaeology of the Bible by James K. Hoffmeier
  • Archaeology of the Land of the Bible by Amihai Mazar
  • Discoveries from Bible Times by Alan Millard
  • The Sacred Bridge by Anson F. Rainey and Steven R. Notley
  • Cities of the Biblical World by LaMoine F. DeVries
  • The Historical Geography of the Holy Land by George Adam Smith
  • On the Reliability of the Old Testament by Kenneth Kitchen


  • Living on the Edge by Jonathan Burke
  • Reasons by Thomas Gaston (Ed.)

Canon & Transmission of the Biblical Text

  • The Canon of Scripture by F.F. Bruce
  • Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books by Michael J. Kruger
  • Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective by Craig A. Evans and Emanuel Tov
  • How We Got the New Testament: Text, Transmission, Translation by Stanley E. Porter
  • The Journey from Texts to Translations by Paul D. Wegner

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