Here’s a little sample of what I have been reading as of late, in preparation for my OT paper…

Barton, John. “Wellhausen’s Prolegomena to the History of Israel: Influences and Effects.”

Pages 316-329 in Text and Experience: Towards a Cultural Exegesis of the Bible. Edited by Daniel-Smith-Christopher. Sheffield, Eng.: Sheffield, 1995.

Birch, Bruce C., Walter Brueggeman, Terence E.Fretheim, and David L.Petersen. A Theological

Introduction to the Old Testament. 2d ed. Nashville: Abingdon, 2005.

Blenkinsopp, Joseph. “An Assessment of the Alleged Pre-Exilic Date of the Priestly Material in

the Pentateuch.” Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 108 (1996): 495-518.

Brueggeman, Walter. An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian

Imagination. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2003.

De Pury, A.  “Pg As The Absolute Beginning.” Pages 99-128 in Les Dernières Rédactions du Pentateuque, de L’Hexateuque et de L’Ennéateuque. Edited by T. Romer and K. Schmid. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 203. Leuven: Peeters, 2007.

De Troyer, Kristin. “When did the Pentateuch Come into Existence?: An Uncomfortable  Perspective”; Die Septuaginta – Texte, Kontexte, Lebenswelten : internationale Fachtagung veranstaltet von Septuaginta Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 20.-23. Juli 2006; Martin Karrer, Wolfgang Kraus (ed); Mohr Siebeck, Tuebingen, Germany; 269-286.

Fretheim, Terence E. The Pentateuch. Nashville, Tn.: Abingdon, 1996.

Gnuse, Robert K. “Redefining the Elohist.” Journal of Biblical Literature 119 (2000): 201-220.

Gottwald, Norman K. The Hebrew Bible: A Socio-Literary Introduction. Philadelphia: Fortress,


Hagedorn, Anslem C. “Taking the Pentateuch to the Twenty-First Century.” Expository Times

119 (2007): 53-58.

Hamilton, Victor P. Handbook on the Pentateuch. Grand Rapids, Mi.: Baker, 1982.

Johnston, Philip S. The IVP Introduction to the Bible. Downers Grove, Il.: Intervarsity, 2006.

Labuschagne, Casper J. “The Patterns of the Divine Speech Formulas in the Pentateuch: The Key

to its Literary Structure.” Vetus Testamentum XXXII 3 (1982): 268-296.

La Sor , William Sanford, and David Allan Hubbard, and Frederic William Bush. Old Testament

Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament. 2d. ed. Grand Rapids, Mi.: Eerdmans, 1996.

Levin, Christopher. “The Yahwisht: The Earliest Editor in the Pentateuch.” Journal of Biblical

Literature 2 (2007): 209-230.

Merrill, Eugene H. An Historical Survey of the Old Testament.2d ed. Grand Rapids, Mi.: Baker,    1991.

Rendsburg, Gary A. “Reading David in Genesis.” Bible Review XVII (2001): 20-33, 46.

__________. “Aramaic-Like Features in the Pentateuch.” Hebrew Studies 47 (2006): 163-


Sailhamer, John. “Creation, Genesis 1-11, and the Canon.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 10


Shea, William H. “The Earliest Alphabetic Inscription and its Implications for the Writing of the

Pentateuch.”  River Plate Adventist University Monograph Series in Biblical and Theological Studies 1 (2004): 45-60.

Waaler, Erik. “A Revised Date For Pentatuechal Texts? Evidence From Ketef Hinnom.”

Tyndale Bulletin 53 (2002): 29-55.


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