Biblical Surveys and Introductions

Old Testament

Anderson, Bernhard W., Steven Bishop, and Judith H. Newman. Understanding the Old Testament. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.

Archer, Gleason, Jr. A Survey of Old Testament Introduction. Revised, expanded ed. Chicago: Moody, 2007.

Arnold, Bill T., and Bryan E. Bayer. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.

Baker, David T., and Bill T. Arnold. The Face of Old Testament Studies: A Survey of Contemporary Approaches. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004.

Bandstra, Barry L. Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Belmont: Wadsworth, 1995.

Barton, John, ed. The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2016.

Brueggemann, Walter. An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination. Louisville & London: Westminster John Knox, 2003.

Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. Reprint ed. Philadelphia: Augsburg Fortress, 2011.

Collins, John J. Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.

Coogan, Michael D. The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Drane, John. Introducing the Old Testament. Revised ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001.

Dyer, Charles, and Eugene Merrill. Nelson’s Old Testament Survey. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2001.

Hess, Richard. The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.

Hill, Andrew E., and John H. Walton. A Survey of the Old Testament. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

LaSor, William Sanford, David Allan Hubbard, and Frederic William Bush. Old Testament Survey. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

Longman, Tremper, III, and Raymond B. Dillard. An Introduction to the Old Testament. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.

Matthews, Victor H., and James C. Moyer. The Old Testament: Text and Context. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

Schmidt, Werner H. Old Testament Introduction. 2nd ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1999.

Tarazi, Paul Nadim. The Old Testament Introduction. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press. Vol. 1: Historical Traditions (1991); Vol. 2: Prophetic Traditions (1994); Vol. 3: Psalms & Wisdom (1996).

Wenham, Gordon. Exploring the Old Testament. London: SPCK. Vol. 1: The Pentateuch (2003); Satterthwaite, Philip and Gordon McConville, Vol. 2: The Histories (2007); Lucas, Ernest, Vol. 3: The Psalms and Wisdom Literature (2003); McConville, Gordon, Vol. 4: The Prophets (2002).

New Testament

Achtemeier, Paul J., Joel B. Green, and Marianne Meye Thompson. Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

Barr, David L. New Testament Story: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Belmont: Wadsworth, 2002.

Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1997.

Burkett, Delbert. An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Carson, D. A., and Douglas J. Moo. An Introduction to the New Testament. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

Collins, Raymond F. Introduction to the New Testament. 2nd ed. London: SCM, 1992.

DeSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation. Downers Grove & Leicester: IVP Academic, 2004.

Elwell, Walter A., and Robert W. Yarbrough. Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013.

Gundry, Robert H. A Survey of the New Testament. 5th ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

Guthrie, Donald. New Testament Introduction. 4th ed. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.

Holladay, Carl R. Introduction to the New Testament. Ref. ed. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2017.

Powell, Mark Allan. Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009.

Pregeant, Russell. Engaging the New Testament: An Interdisciplinary Introduction. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.

Schreiner, Thomas R. Paul: Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ. Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Revised ed. Leicester: IVP; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

Theissen, Gerd. The New Testament. London & New York: T & T Clark, 2003.

Watson, Francis. Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith. London & New York: T & T Clark, 2004.

Wenham, David and Steve Walton. Exploring the New Testament. Downers Grove: IVP Academic. Vol. 1: A Guide to the Gospels & Acts, 2nd ed. (2016); Marshall, Howard I., Stephen Travis, and Ian Paul, Vol. 2: A Guide to the Letters & Revelation, 2nd ed. (2016).