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


bibliography of the old testament

A¬†Bibliography of the Old Testament often appears at the end of a syllabus. Those things tend to be lengthy, and point you to really thick books. As a guy who likes to read that stuff, I think those lists have their place – but that place is not the internet. Why a Digital Bibliography of… Read More


Over the last 4 days I’ve been reading a lot… Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. – Invitation to the Apocrypha. It’s a good, easy to understand, introduction to the Old Testament apocryphal books. David A. deSilva – Introducing the Apocrypha. This book reads just like a NT Introduction, but for the Apocryphal books. It addresses the… Read More


This year I’m going to set a goal of reading 200 books. Most people will think that is crazy. But, for anyone who has pursued graduate studies, you’ll know it is achievable. So, at the end of each week I will post the books read that week, and the number of pages. I will also… Read More