Reading Isaiah as Christian Scripture

25 Key Resources for the Book of Exodus

1.David L. Baker, “Ten Commandments, Two Tablets: the Shape of the Decalogue,” Themelios 30.3 (Summer 2005), 6-22.

2.John J. Bimson, Redating the Exodus and Conquest, (Sheffield: Almond Press, 1981).

3.Walter Brueggeman, The Book of Exodus, (The New Interpreter’s Bible; Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994).

4.Umberto Cassuto, Commentary on the Book of Exodus, (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Israel, 1974).

5.Brevard S. Childs, The Book of Exodus: A Critical, Theological Commentary, (OTL, Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1974).

6.Brevard S. Childs, “A Traditio-Historical Study of the Reed Sea Tradition.” Vetus Testamentum 20 (1970), 412-14.

7.Richard J. Clifford, “The Exodus in the Christian Bible: The Case for ‘Figural’ Reading.” Theological Studies 63.2 (2002), 345-361.

8.G.I. Davies, “The Theology of Exodus.” in Search of True Wisdom: Essays in Old Testament Interpretation in Honour of Ronald E. Clements. (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999),  137-152.

9.Terence E. Fretheim, Exodus, (Interpretation; Louisville: John Knox Press, 1991).

10.Terence E. Fretheim, “Suffering God and Sovereign God in Exodus.” Horizons in Biblical Theology 11 (1989), 31-56.

11.Terence E. Fretheim, “The Plagues as Ecological Signs of Historical Disaster.” Journal of Biblical Literature 110.3 (1991), 385-96.

12.John Goldingay, “‘That You May Know That Yahweh Is God’:  A Study in the Relationship between Theology and Historical Truth in the Old Testament.” Tyndale Bulletin 23 (1972), 58-93.

13.Donald Gowan, Theology in Exodus: Biblical Theology in the Form of a Commentary, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994).

14.Baruch Halpern, “Radical Exodus Redating Fatally Flawed.” Biblical Archaeology Review 13.6 (1987), 56-61.

15.Baruch Halpern, “The Exodus from Egypt: Myth and Reality.”  In The Rise of Ancient Israel. (Ed. H. Shanks. Washington D.C.: Biblical Archaeological Society, 1992), 86-117.

16.James K. Hoffmeier, Israel in Egypt:  The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition, (New York:  Oxford University Press, 1997).

17.Meredith G. Kline, “The Two Tables of the Covenant.” Westminster Theological Journal 22 (1960),133-146.

18.Tremper Longmann, How to Read Exodus, (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009).

19.Patirck D. Miller, The Ten Commandments, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009).

20.R.W.L. Moberly, At the Mountain of God: Story and Theology in Exodus 32-34, (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1983).

21.J. Alec Motyer, The Message of Exodus, (Downers Grove: IVP, 2005).

22.Nahum Sarna, Exodus, (JPS Torch Commentary, 1995).

23.John Van Seters, “The Plagues of Egypt: Ancient Tradition or Literary Invention.” Zeitschrift fur dei alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 98 (1986): 31-39.

24.Gordon J. Wenham, “The Gap between Law and Ethics in the Bible.” Journal of Jewish Studies 48 (1997), 17-29.

25.Bryant G. Wood, “The Rise and Fall of the 13th Century Exodus-Conquest Theory,”  JETS 48.3, 475-489.

25 Key Resources for the Book of Genesis

I am staring a new series of posts.  Over time, I hope to provide a collection of “25 Key Resources” for each of the books of the Old Testament.  Here will be an eclectic collection of commentaries, books and articles.  Combined they could serve a starting place for research for those who desire to plunge deeper into the study of individual books of the Old Testament.  I do not claim to be exhaustive or original.  Not all interpretive traditions will always be equally represented.  This is a haphazard collection from one lover of Scriptures to another.  Feel free to comment and suggest texts that you might find especially helpful.

Here is the first installment…


1.Arnold, B.T.  Genesis.  The New Cambridge Bible Commentary; Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
2.Bimson, J.J.  “Archaeological Data and the Dating of the Patriarchs,” in  A.R. Millard & D.J. Wiseman, eds., Essays on the Patriarchal Narratives. Leicester: IVP, 1980.  59-92.
3.Brueggemann, W.  “David and His Theologian”, CBQ 30, 1968, 156-181
4.Brueggemann, W. Genesis. Int. Westminster John Knox, 1982.
5.Childs, B.S. “The Etiological Tale Re-Examined”, VT 24, 1974, 387-397
6.Clark, W.M. “The Flood Story and the Structure of the Pre-patriarchal History”, ZAW 83, 1971, 184-211
7.Clines, D.J.A.  “The Theology of the Flood Narrative,” Faith and Thought 100, 1972-1973, 128-142.
8.Coats, G.W. “The Joseph Story and Ancient Wisdom: A Reappraisal”, CBQ 35, 1973, 285-297.
9.Fishbane, M.  “Composition and Structure in the Jacob Cycle,” JJS 26, 1975, 15-38.
10.Fretheim, T.E.  Creation, Fall and Flood.  Studies in Genesis 1-11.  Augsburg, 1969.
11.Hamilton, V. The Book of Genesis.  NICOT.  2 vols. Eerdmans, 1990.
12.Kitchen, K.A. “The Patriarchal Age, Myth or History?” Biblical Archaeology Review 21.2 (1995): 48-57, 88-95.                                                                                                                                                                                 13.Longmann, T. How to Read Genesis.  IVP 2005.

14.Malamat, A. “King Lists of the Old Babylonian Period and Biblical genealogies”, JAOS 83 1968, 163-173.
15.Mazar, B.  “The Historical Background of the Book of Genesis,” JNES 28 1969, 73-83.
16.Moberly, R.W.L. The Theology of the Book of Genesis.  Cambridge University Press, 2009.
17.Sarna, N.M. Genesis. The Jewish Publication Society Torah Commentary. Jewish Publication Society, 1989.
18.Speiser, E.A.  “The Wife-Sister Motif in the Patriarchal Narratives,” Biblical and Other Studies, ed. A. Altmann, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963, 15-28.
19.Thompson, P.E.S. “The Yahwist Creation Story”, VT 21 1971, 197-208
20.Waltke, B.K. Genesis: A Commentary.  Zondervan, 2001.
21.Walton J.H., “The Mesopotamian Background of the Tower of Babel Account and Its Implications,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 5, 1995, 155-175.
22.Walton, J.H.  The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmologies and the Origins Debate.  Inter-Varsity Press, 2009.
23.Wenham, G.  “Original Sin in Genesis 1-11”, Churchman 104 1990, 309-321
24.Wenham, G.. Genesis WBC. 2 vols. Word, 1987-1994.
25.Westermann, C. Genesis. 3 vols. Augsburg, 1984-86.