Old Testament Theology

Recommended Old Testament Theologies

Brevard S. Childs, Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context, Fortress, 1985.
Gerhard Hasel, Old Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate, Eerdmans, 1991. ****
Paul R. House, Old Testament Theology, Inter-Varsity, 1998.
John H. Sailhammer, Introduction to Old Testament Theology: A Canonical Approach, Zondervan, 1995.****
Gerhard von Rad, Old Testament Theology, Harper and Row, 1962, 1965. (two vols.)
Bruce Waltke, Old Testament Theology: The Making of the Kingdom of God, Zondervan, 2001.

Other Books of Interest

Walter Brueggemann, Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy. Fortress, 1997.
________ Old Testament Theology: Essays on Structure, Theme, and Text, Fortress, 1992.
Walter Eichrodt, Old Testament Theology (OTL), Westminster, 1961, 1967. (two vols.)
Elmer A. Martens, God's Design: A Focus on Old Testament Theology, D & F Scott, 1998. ***1/2
E. A. Martens, G. F. Hasel, and B. C. Ollenberger, The Flowering of Old Testament Theology: A Reader in Twentieth-Century Old
____ Testament Theology, 1930-1990 (Sources for Biblical and Theological Study, 1), Eisenbrauns, 1991.
J. Barton Payne (ed.), New Perspectives on the Old Testament, Word Books, 1970. (compilation)
Samuel Terrien, The Elusive Presence: Toward a New Biblical Theology, Harper and Row, 1978.
Gene M. Tucker, David L. Petersen, and Robert R. Wilson (eds.) , Canon, Theology, and the Old Testament Interpretation, Fortress, 1988.
Ronald F. Youngblood, The Heart of the Old Testament: A Survey of Key Theological Themes, Baker, 1998.

Books of Particular Interest

Edmund Clowney, The Unfolding Mystery, Presbyterian & Reformed, 1991.****1/2
David A. Dorsey, The Literary Structure of the Old Testament, Baker, 1999. ****1/2
William A. Dryness, Themes in Old Testament Theology, Inter-Varsity, 1979.
Michael Fishbane, Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel, Clarendon, 1985.
Marriane Radius, The Tent of God: A Journey through the Old Testament, Eerdmans, 1968. ****
P. E. Satterthwaite, R. S. Hess, and G. J. Wenham (eds.) The Lord's Anointed: Interpretation of Old Testament Messianic Texts,
____ Paternoster, 1995.

Issues in Old Testament Theology:


Meredith G. Kline, Treaty of the Great King, Eerdmans, 1963.
________ The Structure of Biblical Authority, Eerdmans, 1972.
James Jordan, The Law of the Covenant, Institute for Christian Economics, 1984.
Griphus Gakuru, An Inner-Biblical Exegetical Study of the Davidic Covenant and the Dynastic Oracle (Mellen Biblical Press, 58),
____ Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.
Dennis J. McCarthy, Treaty and Covenant (Analecta Biblica, 21A), Biblical Institute, 1978.
Rold Rendtorff, The Covenant Formula: An Exegetical and Theological Investigation (Old Testament Studies), T & T Clark, 1998.
Paul Kalluveettil, Declaration and Covenant: A Comprehensive Review of Covenant Formulae from the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East
____ (Analecta Biblica, 88), Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1983.

More Books on Covenant

Klaus Baltzer, Covenant Formulary, Fortress, 1971.
Delbert R. Hillers, Covenant: The History of a Biblical Idea (Seminars in the History of Ideas Series, 3), Johns Hopkins, 1969.
________ Treaty-Curses and the Old Testament Prophets (Biblica et Orientalia, 16), Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1964.
George E. Mendenhall, Law and Covenant in Israel and the Ancient Near East, Biblical Colloquium, 1955.

Walter Brueggemann, The Covenanted Self: Explorations in Law and Covenant, Fortress, 1999.

More Articles on Covenant:

J. Barton Payne, "The B'rith of Yahweh" in New Perspectives on the Old Testament (ed. J. B. Payne), Word Books, 1970: 240-264.
Charles Fensham, "Covenant, Promise, and Expectation in the Bible," Theologishe Zeitschrift 23.5 (1967): 310.
William L. Moran, "The Ancient Near Eastern Background of the Love of God in Deuteronomy," CBQ 25 (1976): 82.

Not Yet Reviewed:

Ake Viberg, Symbols of Law: A Contextual Analysis of Legal Symbolic Acts in the Old Testament (Coniectanea Biblica: Old Testament Series, 34),
____ Coronet Books, 1992.

Michael D. Guinan, Covenant in the Old Testament,
Richard J. Clifford, Deuteronomy: With an Excursus on Covenant and Law (Old Testament Message 4), Michael Glazier, 1982.