Suggested Readings of Hebrew Scholars

Working List (Updates Coming)

This list comes at a great time, we’re all stored away in our homes and searching for our bookshelves. There is no better time for me to implore others in the protestant faith to dive deeper into what you hold to be true. In this way, we can stay true to the origins of our faith. Here is a list of must-read Scholars if you wish to have serious conversations about Old Testament and Hebrew interpretation (In no particular order). I should also clarify that these people vary in many models, language views and so forth. I don’t endorse every view, that would be impossible. However, for any true learner, you must read every possible view.

  1. Michael Fishbane
    Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel”
    ”Text and texture: Close readings of selected Biblical Texts”
    ”The Exegetical Imagination: On Jewish Thought and Theology  “

  2. John Sailhamer
    The Pentateuch as Narrative: A Biblical-Theological Commentary”
    ”Genesis Unbound”

  3. Peter Ochs
    The Return to Scripture in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Postcritical Scriptural Interpretation”

  4. Leora Batnitzky
    The Book of Job (Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts”

  5. Robert Rezetko
    ”Historical Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew”

  6. John H Walton
    ”Genesis 1 As Ancient Cosmology”
    The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (The Lost World Series)”

  7. Eugene H Merill
    ”The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament”

  8. B.W Anderson
    ”A Stylistic Study of the Priestly Creation Story”

  9. B. Bauer
    ”Der priesterliche Schopfungshymnus in Gen 1”

  10. J. Cook
    ”Gen 1 in the Septuagint as an Example of the Problem: Text and Tradition”

  11. FM Cross
    ”The Olden Gods in Ancient Near Eastern Creation Myths”

  12. Coming soon