Biblical Interpretation Bibliography

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Ancient Documents

Biblical Interpretation

  • Archer, K. (2009). A Pentecostal Hermeneutic: Spirit, Scripture and community. Cleveland, TN: CPT Press.
  • Bernard, D. Understanding God’s Word: An apostolic approach to interpreting the Bible. Hazelwood, MO: Word Aflame Press.
  • Bourdieu, P. & Nice, R. (2002). Outline of a theory of practice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bourdieu, P. Nice, R. (1980). The logic of practice. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Carson, D. (2006). Exegetical fallacies. 2nd Ed. Grand Rapids, MA: Baker Academic.
  • Conner, K. (1980). Interpreting the symbols and types. Portland, OR: City Bible Publishing.
  • Dreyfus,  H. & Rabinow, P. Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics.
  • Dunning, D. (1991). Faithful persuasion: In aid of a rhetoric for Christian theology. London, UK: University of Notre Dame.
  • Duvall, J. & Hays, J. (2005). Grasping God’s Word: A hands-on approach to reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  • Gorman, M. (2009). Elements of biblical exegesis: A basic guide for students and ministers. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.
  • Green, J. (1995). Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for interpretation. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • Green, J. (2007). Seized by truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press.
  • Grenz, S., Guretzki, D. & Nordling, C. (1999). Pocket dictionary theological terms. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Hartill, J. (1047). Principles of biblical hermeneutics. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  • Johnson, W. & Park, H. (Ed.) (2009). Ancient literacies: The culture of reading in Greece and Rome. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Kiser, W. & Silva, M.(2007). Introduction to biblical hermeneutics: The search for meaning. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  • Kostenberger, A. & Patterson, R.(2011). Invitation to biblical interpretation: Exploring the hermeneutical triad of history, literature and theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregl Press.
  • Kurz, W. (1993). Reading Luke-Acts: Dynamics of biblical narrative. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press.
  • McQuilkin, R. (2009). Understanding and applying the Bible. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.
  • Osborne, G. (2006). The hermeneutical spiral. Downers Grove, IL.
  • Ramm, B. (1981). Protestant biblical interpretation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
  • Segraves, D. (2001). You can understand the Bible: Guidelines for interpreting Scripture. Go Teach Ministry.
  • Schenck, K. (2009). Making sense of the Bible. Indianapolis, IN: Wesleyan Publishing House.
  • Tate, W. R. (1997). Biblical interpretation: An integrated approach. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc.
  • Thiselton, A. (2009). Hermeneutics: An introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • Thorsen, D. (2005). The Wesleyan quadrilateral. Lexington, KY: Emeth Press.
  • Virkler, H. & Ayayo, K. (1981). Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academics.
  • Walton, J. (2006). Ancient near eastern thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the conceptual world of the Hebrew Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
  • Vanhoozer, K. The drama of doctrine: A canonical linguistic approach to Christian theology. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

Historical Jesus

  • Evans, C. (2012). Jesus and His world: The archaeological evidence. Louisville, KY: John Knox Press.
  • Levine, A., Allison, D., & Crossan, J. (Eds.) (2006). The historical Jesus in context. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University  Press.

Old Testament in the New Testament

  • Beale, G. K. (2012). The right doctrine from the wrong text: Essays on the use of the Old Testament in the New. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
  • Beale,G. & Carson, D.  (2005). Commentary of the New Testament use of the Old Testament Wheaton. IL: Baker Academic.
  • Beale,G. & Carson, D.  (2005). Handbook on the New Testament use of the Old Testament Wheaton. IL: Baker Academic.
  • Kaiser, W., Bock, D., & Emns, P. (2008). Three views on the New Testament use of the Old Testament.Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.


  • Brueggemann, W. (2000). Texts that linger words that explode: Listening to prophetic voices. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Press.
  • Hays, R. (2005). The conversion of the imagination: Paul as interpreter of Israel’s Scripture. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • Hays, J. Daniel. & Longman, T. (Eds.). (2010). The message of the prophets: A survey of the prophetic and apocalyptic books of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  • Longnecker, R. B. (1975). Biblical exegesis in the Apostolic period. Grand Rapids, MI: Williams B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.


  • Longman, T. (1988). How to read the Psalms. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

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