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READING in the literature of OT studies from many perspectives, from “mainstream” (i.e. non- conservative) OT criticism as well as evangelical scholars. Some readings are difficult and not always obviously relevant to, say, sermon preparation or youth ministry. LaSor, W. S., D. A. Hubbard, F. W. Bush, Old Testament Survey: Second Edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996. A Book-By-Book overview of the content and interpretation issues of the OT books followed by a section on general issues. Since this course is not organized in a book-by- book fashion, we will be reading this text "out of order" so pay close attention to the Course Schedule. W. W. Klein, C. L. Blomberg, R. L. Hubbard, Introduction to Biblical Interpreatation. Waco: Word, 1993. Introduces essential issues involved in biblical interpretation and the methods employed with specific types of material. Our assignments skip sections dealing explicitly with the New Testament. Pritchard, James, Ed. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible. Harper, 1991. Much more than maps, a good atlas (like this one) is a concise guide to the geography, history, culture, and lifestyle of the people it treats. Try to go beyond reading with this book, and spend time enjoying the maps and sheer glory of factual data presented in a fairly small space. Schniedewind, W. How the Bible Became a Book. A genuinely intriguing and brief survey of writing and literacy in ancient Israel and how our views of the written nature of the Bible can be informed by the data. Several articles are in electronic form and will be in the Course Conference icon. Full citations and filenames are given in the schedule. All are Adobe Acrobat PDF files. To read these, you use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Asbury Theological Seminary
Testament, Kentucky, Fall, Old, OT520, Wilmore