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BL512: Old Testament 2 - Job to Malachi


Required Course Texts

  • 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.
  • Hill, Andrew and John Walton. A Survey of the Old Testament. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009 (Cited as HW).
  • Meade, John D. and Peter J. Gurry. Scribes & Scripture: The Amazing Story of How We Got the Bible. Crossway, 2022.


Required Readings

  • Berlin, Adele. “Parallelism.” The Anchor Bible Dictionary. New York: Doubleday, 1992. Vol. V, 155–62.
  • Kitchen, Kenneth A. “Proverbs and Wisdom Books of the Ancient Near East: The Factual History of a Literary Form.” Tyndale Bulletin 28 (1977/1978): 69–114.
  • Millard, Alan R. “Daniel in Babylon: An Accurate Record?” Pages 263–280 in Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith: A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture. Edited by James K. Hoffmeier and Dennis R. Magary. Wheaton, IL: Crossway 2012.
  • Millard, Alan R. “Writing and Prophecy.” Pages 883–888 in Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets. Edited by Mark J. Boda and J. Gordon McConville. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 2012.
  • Pritchard, James B. The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969 (cited as ANET). “Epic of Gilgamesh,” 72-99, 503–507; “The Instruction of Amen-em-Opet,” 421–425.
  • Waltke, Bruce K. “A Canonical Process Approach to the Psalms.” In Tradition and Testament: Essays in Honor of Charles Lee Feinberg. Edited by John Feinberg. Chicago: Moody Press, 1982.
  • Walton, John H. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2006 (cited as ANETOT). Chapter 11 “Encountering the Present: Guidance for Life--Divination and Omens,” 239–274.
  • Yamauchi, Edwin M. “The Archaeological Background of Daniel: Archaeological Backgrounds of the Exilic and Post Exilic Era Part 1.” Bibliotheca Sacra 137 (1980): 3–16.

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