I teach a couple of basic bible reading classes each year at our church. They cover basic interpretive issues in the Old Testament and also in the New Testament. At the completion of one of the classes a person asked me for a book recommendation. They wanted to give a family member a book that… Read More


Reading Historical Books

Reading the part of the Bible called the Historical Books can often seem like a strange task. This book is an attempt to help students and serious lay-persons understand how to get the most out of these books in Scripture. Suppositions of Reading the Historical Books Here is an excerpt from a review that I… Read More


A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism: From Benedict Spinoza to Brevard Childs is written by Mark S. Gignilliat. He is Associate Professor of Divinity (Old Testament) at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He has taught Hebrew, Old Testament, and Biblical Theology at Beeson since 2005. Summary of A Brief History of Old Testament… Read More