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BL511o: Old Testament 1 - Genesis to Esther


  • The Holy Bible. A dynamic translation (such as NIV or NLT) is acceptable for these readings, but for more serious study a literal translation (such as ESV or NAS) is required.
  • Gallagher, Edmon L. and John D. Meade. The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Halton, Charles. Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?: Three Views on the Bible’s Earliest Chapters. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.
  • Hill, Andrew and John Walton. A Survey of the Old Testament. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.
  • Merrill, Eugene. Kingdom of Priests. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008. Referred to as KOP.

Articles/Contemporary Sources

  • Beckman, Gary. Hittite Diplomatic Texts. 2nd ed. SBL Writings from the Ancient World, 7. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995, 1999. “Treaty Between Suppiluliuma I of Hatti and Shattiwaza of Mattani,” 42–48; “Treaty Between Mursili II of Hatti and Tuppi-Teshshup of Amurru,” 59–64; “Treaty Between Muwattalli II of Hatti and Alaksandu of Wilusa,” 87–93.
  • Long, V. Philips. “History and Fiction: What is History?” In Israel’s Past in Present Research: Essays on Ancient Israelite Historiography. Edited by V. Philips Long. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1999, 232–54.
  • Pritchard, James B., ed. Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. 3rd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969 (cited as ANET). “Enuma Elish,” 60–72; “Atra-hasis,” 104–06; “Epic of Gilgamesh,” 93–95 (up to ln. 207); “The Vassal-Treaties of Esarhaddon,” 534–541.
  • Waltke, Bruce K. “Oral Tradition.” In A Tribute to Gleason Archer. W. C. Kaiser, Jr. and R. F. Youngblood, eds. Chicago: Moody Press, 1986. Pp. 17–34.

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