Since this volume is envisaged as introductory to the series, there is much in the other volumes of the series which develops in greater detail the material discussed here.
A helpful discussion of a wide range of recent developments in Old Testament study can be found in D. A. Knight and G. M. Tucker (eds.), The Hebrew Bible and its Modern Interpreters (Scholars Press, 1985)-
ROGERSON, J. W. (ed.), Beginning Old Testament Study (SPCK, 1983).
BARR, J., Comparative Philology and the Text of the Old Testament (OUP, 1968; repr. Eisenbraun, 1987).
KLEIN, R. W., Textual Criticism of the Old Testament (Fortress Press, 1974).
VERMES, G., The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective (SCM Press, 2nd edn., 1982).
WÜRTHWEIN, E., The Text of the Old Testament (Eerdmans/SCM Press, 1979)-
There are numerous volumes devoted to the history of ancient Israel, but many of them are little more than a retelling of the biblical account. Among those that recognize the problems that this involves may be mentioned:
HAYES, J. H., and MILLER, J. M. (eds.), Israelite & Judaean History (SCM Press, 1977).
SOGGIN, J. A., A History of Israel (SCM Press, 1984).
Among other books dealing with the issues raised in this chapter may be noted:
COOTE, R. B., and WHITELAM, K. W., The Emergence of Early Israel in Historical Perspective (Almond Press, 1987).
RAMSEY, G. W., The Quest for the Historical Israel (John Knox Press, 1981/SCM Press, 1982).
THOMPSON, T. L., The Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives (de Gruyter, 1974).
LANCE, H. D., The Old Testament and the Archaeologist (Fortress Press, 1981/SPCK, 1983).
MOOREY, P. R. S., Excavation in Palestine (Lutterworth Press, 1981).
THOMAS, D. W. (ed.), Archaeology and Old Testament Study (OUP, 1967).
WISEMAN, D. J., Chronicles of Chaldaean Kings (British Museum, 1956).
CARROLL, R. P., When Prophecy Failed (SCM Press, 1979).
GOTTWALD, N. K., The Tribes of Yahweh (SCM Press, 1979).
LEMCHE, N. P., Ancient Israel (JSOT Press, 1988).
RODD, C. S., ‘On Applying a Sociological Theory to Biblical Studies’, JSOT 19 (1981), 95-io6.
WILSON, R. R., Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel (Fortress Press, 1980).
—Sociological Approaches to the Old Testament (Fortress Press, 1984).
DOUGLAS, M., Purity and Danger (Routledge, 1969).
KIRKPATRICK, P. G., The Old Testament and Folklore Study (JSOT Press, 1988).
LANG, B., Anthropological Approaches to the Old Testament (Fortress Press/SPCK, 1985).
LEACH, E., and AYCOCK, D. A., Structuralist Interpretations of Biblical Myth (CUP, 1983).
ROGERSON, J. W., Anthropology and the Old Testament (Blackwell, 1978; repr. JSOT Press, 1984).
BERRYMAN, P., Liberation Theology (Tauris, 1987).
COGGINS, R. J., ‘The Contribution of Women's Studies to Old Testament Studies: A Male Reaction’, Theology (1988), 5–16.
RUETHER, R. R., Sexism and God-Talk (SCM Press, 1983).
TRIBLE, P., Texts of Terror (Fortress Press, 1984).
ALTER, R., and KERMODE, F. (eds.), The Literary Guide to the Bible (Collins, 1987).
BARTON, J., Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study (DLT, 1984).
JACOBSON, D., The Story of the Stories (Seeker & Warburg, 1982).
ROBERTSON, D., The Old Testament and the Literary Critic (Fortress Press, 1977).
The subject-matter of this chapter figures prominently in a very large amount of literature devoted to the Old Testament, and therefore to make a selection is even more difficult than usual. The first two books are older standard works dealing with the history of Israel's religion and the religious institutions; the remaining items reflect some of the challenges to older views characteristic of more recent scholarship.
DE VAUX, R., Ancient Israel (DLT, 1961).
RINGGREN, H., Israelite Religion (SPCK, 1966).
BARKER, M., The Older Testament (SPCK, 1987).
LANG, B., Monotheism and the Prophetic Minority (Almond Press, 1983).
NICHOLSON, E. W., God and his People (OUP, 1986).
CLEMENTS, R. E., Old Testament Theology (Marshall Morgan & Scott, 1978).
DAVIDSON, R., The Courage to Doubt (SCM Press, 1983).