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BL511: 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

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