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BL512o: Old testament 2 - Job to Malachi


  • Lucas, Ernest C. Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Psalms and Wisdom Literature. Exploring the Bible Old Testament Volume Three. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2003.
  • McConville, J. G. Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Prophets. Exploring the Bible Old Testament Volume Four. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2002.
  • Motyer, J. Alec. 6 Ways the Old Testament Speaks Today: An Interactive Guide. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2018.

Additional Required Reading (see course web page)

  • Block, Daniel I. “The Prophet of the Spirit: The use of RWḤ in the Book of Ezekiel.” JETS 32.1 (1989): 27–49.
  • Chisholm, Jr., Robert B. “When Prophecy Appears to Fail, Check Your Hermeneutic.” JETS 53.3 (2010): 561–77.
  • Clendenen, E. Ray. “Textlinguistics and Prophecy in the Book of the Twelve.” JETS 46.3 (2003): 385–99.
  • Curtis, Edward M. “Ancient Psalms and Modern Worship.” BSac 153 (1997): 285–96.
  • Estes, Daniel J. “The Hermeneutics of Biblical Lyric Poetry.” BSac 152 (1995): 413–30.
  • ———. “Job 28 in its Literary Context.” JESOT 2.2 (2013): 151–64.
  • Johnston, Gordon H. “Nahum’s Rhetorical Allusions to the Neo-Assyrian Treaty Lion Motif.” BSac 158 (2001): 287–307.
  • Luc, Alex. “A Theology of Ezekiel: God’s Name and Israel’s History.” JETS 26.2 (1983): 137–43.
  • Oswalt, John N. “Judgment and Hope: The Full-Orbed Gospel.” TJ ns 17.2 (1996): 191–202.
  • Schultz, Richard L. “How Many Isaiahs Were There and What Does It Matter? Prophetic Inspiration in Recent Evangelical Scholarship.” Pages 150–70 in Evangelicals & Scripture: Tradition, Authority, and Hermeneutics. Edited by Vincent Bacote, Laura C. Miguélez, and Dennis L Okholm. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2004.
  • ———. “Isaiah, Isaiahs, and Current Scholarship.” Pages 243–61 in Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture. Edited by James Karl Hoffmeier, and Dennis Robert Magary. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012.
  • Thigpen, J. Michael. “Attending to Prophetic Rhetoric: Genre and Inerrancy in the Prophets.” Presb 46.1 (2020): 36–52.
  • Yates, Gary E. “Narrative Parallelism and the “Jehoiakim Frame”: A Reading Strategy for Jeremiah 26-45.” JETS 48.2 (2005): 263–81.
  • ———. “Jeremiah’s Message of Judgment and Hope for God’s Unfaithful “Wife”.” BSac 167 (2010): 144–65.
  • Zehnder, Markus. “Why the Danielic ‘Son of Man’ Is a Divine Being.” BBR 24.3 (2014): 331–47

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