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Bauer, David R. An Annotated Guide to Biblical Resources for Ministry. Hendrickson, 2003. Drane, John Introducing the Old Testament. Completely revised and updated. Fortress Press, 2001. Abbreviated IOT in the syllabus. Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Dallas: Word Publishing, 1993. Introduces essential issues involved in biblical interpretation and the methods employed with specific types of material. Students may omit sections dealing explicitly with the New Testament. (= IBI in syllabus) There is a new, enlarged and revised edition just published. Uncertainty about its availability for the class led us to stick with the previous edition for this fall’s class. Revised Standard Version of the Bible or New American Standard Bible or some other contemporary, formal (vs. dynamic) equivalence translation with minimal editorial clutter in the layout. NRSV and NIV are also fine. Thompson, David L. Bible Study That Works. Revised edition. Nappanee, IN: Evangel Press, 1994. Gives a brief, non-technical overview of approach to “inductive biblical studies” commended by the class. (= BSTW)

Publication Date

January 2004


Asbury Theological Seminary


Studies, BS501, Testament, Kentucky, Fall, Old, Biblical, OT



BS 501 Introduction to Biblical Studies I