Interpretation and Exegesis


Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Narrative. Rev. ed. New York: Basic Books, 2011.

Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Poetry. Rev. ed. New York: Basic Books, 2011.

Alter, Robert, and Frank Kermode. The Literary Guide to the Bible. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Carson, D. A. Exegetical Fallacies. 2nd ed. Carlisle & Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1996.

Duvall, J. Scott, and J. Daniel Hays. Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

Dyck, Elmer, ed. The Act of Bible Reading. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1996.

Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All its Worth. 4th ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

Gorman, Michael J., ed. Scripture and its Interpretation: A Global, Ecumenical Introduction to the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.

Gorman, Michael J. The Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Ministers and Students. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2001.

Hays, John H., and Carl R. Holladay. Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner’s Handbook. 3rd ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007.

Hendricks, Howard G., William D. Hendricks, and Charles Swindoll. Living by the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible. Rev. 3rd ed. Chicago: Moody, 2007.

Kaiser, Walter C. Jr., and Silva Moisés. Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.

Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.

Richards, E. Randolph, and Brandon J. O’Brien. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2012.

Ryken, Leland. Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.

Ryken, Leland, and Tremper Longman III, eds. A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. New ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993.

Stein, Robert H. A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011.

Thiselton, Anthony C. Hermeneutics: An Introduction. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

Virkler, Henry A., and Karelynne Ayayo. Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.

Zuck, Roy B. Basic Bible Interpretation. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 1991.

Old Testament

Berry, Donald K. An Introduction to Wisdom and Poetry of the Old Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1995.

Blenkinsopp, Joseph. The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Briggs, Richard S., and Joel N. Lohr. A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch: Interpreting the Torah as Christian Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

Broyles, Craig C., ed. Interpreting the Old Testament: A Guide for Exegesis. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Chalmers, Aaron. Interpreting the Prophets: Reading, Understanding and Preaching from the Worlds of the Prophets. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.

Chisholm, Robert B., Jr. Handbook on the Prophets. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002.

Firth, David G., and Lindsay Wilson. Interpreting the Old Testament Wisdom Literature. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2017.

Fretheim, Terence E. The Pentateuch. Interpreting Biblical Texts Series. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996.

Gillingham, S. E. The Poems and Psalms of the Hebrew Bible. Oxford Bible Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Goldingay, John. Approaches to Old Testament Interpretation. Rev. ed. Toronto: Clements, 2002.

Hamilton, Victor P. Handbook on the Historical Books. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001.

Howard, David M., ed. Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis. 6 vols. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2006-2017.

Mays, James Luther, David L. Petersen, and Kent Harold Richards, eds. Old Testament Interpretation: Past, Present, and Future. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1995.

Nogalski, James D. Interpreting Prophetic Literature: Historical and Exegetical Tools for Reading the Prophets. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2015.

Petersen, David L., and Kent Harold Richards. Interpreting Hebrew Poetry. Guides to Biblical Scholarship. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1994.

Sternberg, Meir. The Poetics of Biblical Narrative. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

Stuart, Douglas K. Old Testament Exegesis. 4th ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009.

Tate, Festschrift Marvin E. An Introduction to Wisdom Literature and the Psalms. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2000.

Vangemeren, Willem A. Interpreting the Prophetic Word. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990.

Watson, Wilfred G. E. Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to Its Techniques. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2009.

Whybray, R. Norman. Introduction to the Pentateuch. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

New Testament

Bailey, James L., and Lyle D. Vander Broek. Literary Forms in the New Testament. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1992.

Bailey, Kenneth E. Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels. London: SPCK, 2008.

Black, David A., and David S. Dockery, eds. Interpreting the New Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001.

Blomberg, Craig L. A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.

Blomberg, Craig L. Jesus and the Gospels. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1997.

Bock, Darrell L., and Buist M. Fanning, eds. Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis. Wheaton, Crossway: 2006.

Dungan, David Laird. A History of the Synoptic Problem. New York: Doubleday, 1999.

Fee, Gordon D. New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors. 3rd ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002.

McKnight, Scot. Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1988.

McKnight, Scot, ed. Introducing New Testament Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990.

Green, Joel B., ed. Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Griffith-Jones, Robin. The Gospel According to Paul. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

Linnemann, Eta. Is There A Synoptic Problem? Rethinking the Literary Dependence of the First Three Gospels. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.

Porter, Stanley E., and David Tombs, eds. Approaches to New Testament Study. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.

Schnelle, Udo. Apostle Paul: His Life and Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003.

Schreiner, Thomas R. Interpreting the Pauline Epistles. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011.

Witherington, Ben, III. The New Testament Story. Grand Rapids & Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2004.