A balanced OT collection

E. van Wijk


In search for a balanced library I ran into this website. My roots are in the Nederlands Hervormde Kerk (Dutch Reformed Church). I think it can be called a bit conservative. It seems to me that the exegesis and the hermeneutics of the majority is not sufficient anymore. It's only convincible for the ones that are allready convinced. This is why I started to engage myself in more critical and liberal work. In the search for the right books, I have tried to be informed on the views of (coservative) evangelical scholars on the one side, and tried to be informed on the views of critical and liberal scholars on the other side. Because so much of the OT and NT material is narrative, I also purchased commentaries that focus on literary exegesis. To help myself in preperation for sermons, I have purchased some books that focus on the application of Scripture. I prefer new books. You wil not find many books published before 2000.

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Mathews, Kenneth A. Genesis. 2 Vols. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 1996. Genesis Genesis : ranked 3
Wenham, Gordon J. Genesis. 2 Vols. WBC. Thomas Nelson, 1987. Genesis Genesis : ranked 1
Clines, David J. A. Job. 3 Vols. WBC. Thomas Nelson, 2009. Job Job : ranked 2
Clifford, Richard J. The Wisdom Literature. IBT. Abingdon Press, 1998. The Wisdom Literature Job : ranked 9
Psalms : (not ranked)
Proverbs : (not ranked)
Ecclesiastes : (not ranked)
Song of Songs : (not ranked)
Goldingay, John. Psalms (3 volume set). 3 Vols. BCOTWP. Baker Academic, 2008. Psalms (3 volume set) Psalms : ranked 4
Waltke, Bruce K. The Book of Proverbs. 2 Vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2004. The Book of Proverbs Proverbs : ranked 1
Sweeney, Marvin A. Prophetic Literature. IBT. Abingdon Press, 2006. Prophetic Literature Isaiah : ranked 15
Jeremiah : (not ranked)
Ezekiel : (not ranked)
Daniel : (not ranked)
Lamentations : (not ranked)
Hosea : (not ranked)
Joel : (not ranked)
Amos : (not ranked)
Obadiah : (not ranked)
Jonah : (not ranked)
Micah : (not ranked)
Nahum : (not ranked)
Habakkuk : (not ranked)
Zephaniah : (not ranked)
Haggai : (not ranked)
Zechariah : (not ranked)
Simundson, Daniel J. Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah. AOTC. Abingdon Press, 2005. Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah Hosea : ranked 19
Joel : (not ranked)
Amos : (not ranked)
Obadiah : (not ranked)
Jonah : (not ranked)
Micah : (not ranked)


Top Commentaries by Book Top Commentaries by Series Forthcoming & Unreleased Commentaries
Pentateuch History Poetry Prophets Minor Prophets
Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1/2 Samuel 1/2 Kings 1/2 Chronicles Ezra/Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi
OT Primary Source Material OT Canon OT Textual Criticism OT Hermeneutics OT Introductions OT Theology OT Theological Dictionaries OT Archaeology Hebrew Lexicons Hebrew Grammars (Introductory) Hebrew Grammars (Intermediate) Hebrew Grammars (Advanced) OT Backgrounds OT Dictionaries / Encyclopedias OT History and Religion Ancient Near Eastern Histories Israelite Religion OT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies Documentary Hypothesis Deuternomic History Other OT Studies and Issues
Gospels/Acts Pauline Epistles General Epistles
Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1/2 Thessalonians Pastoral Epistles Philemon Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter/Jude Johannine Epistles Revelation
NT Primary Source Material NT Canon NT Criticism NT Textual Criticism NT Hermeneutics NT Introductions NT Theology NT Theological Dictionaries NT Archaeology Greek Lexical Analysis Greek Lexicons Greek Grammar (Introductory) Greek Grammars (Intermediate) Greek Grammars (Advanced) NT Backgrounds NT Dictionaries / Encyclopedias NT History and Religion NT Near Eastern Histories NT Church History / Apostolic Period NT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies Jesus and the Gospels Synoptic Gospels and Surrounding Issues The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting Pauline Studies Johannine Studies Petrine Studies Lukan Studies Other NT Studies and Issues
Systematics Subjects
Systematic Theology Bible/Bibliology Doctrine of God/Theology Humanity/Anthropology Sin/Harmartiology Jesus Christ/Christology Holy Spirit/Pneumatology Salvation/Soteriology Angels and Demons/Angelology The Church/Ecclesiology End Times/Eschatology Israel/Israelology Rewards/Misthology Other Systematics Biblical Theology Biblical Hermeneutics Biblical Canon Scriptures and Revelation Narrative Themes Prolegomena Trinitarianism Sacraments Providence/Soveriegnty Heaven and Hell Worship Theology Ethics Origins Apologetics Worldviews/Philosophies Biblical Archaeology Environmental Issues Ancient Near Eastern Theology Modern Near Eastern Theology Judaism Messianic Judaism Church History (incl. Post Apostolic) Historical Theology Second Temple Judaism Other Theological Subjects
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