Old Testament

Old Testament Bibliography

This is a list of source material I use and/or recommend for studying the Old Testament.

Not every reference I’ve cited in lesson footnotes is listed here; only major or important works are represented.

Works that are available online are linked for your reference. (If a link is broken or dead, please let me know.)

Alter, Robert. The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary. 3 vols. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.

Barlow, Philip L. Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Barton, John and John Muddiman, eds. The Oxford Bible Commentary. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Berlin, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. The Jewish Study Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Bradford, M. Gerald. Ancient Scrolls from the Dead Sea: Photographs and Commentary on a Unique Collection of Scrolls. Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 1997.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. In God’s Image and Likeness, Volume 1: Creation, Fall, and the Story of Adam and Eve. Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014.

⸻ and David J. Larsen. In God’s Image and Likeness, Volume 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel. Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014.

Brown, S. Kent and Richard Neitzel Holzapfel. Between the Testaments: From Malachi to Matthew. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002.

Coogan, Michael D., ed. The New Oxford Annotated Bible: New Revised Standard Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Draper, Richard D., S. Kent Brown, and Michael D. Rhodes. The Pearl of Great Price: A Verse-by-Verse Commentary. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005.

Dummelow, J.R. A Commentary on the Holy Bible. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1909.

Dunn, James D. G. and John W. Rogerson, eds. Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2003.

Freedman, David Noel, ed. The Anchor Bible Dictionary. 6 vols. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

, ed. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000.

Friedman, Richard Elliott. The Bible with Sources Revealed: A New View into the Five Books of Moses. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

Gee, John. A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2000.

. An Introduction to the Book of Abraham. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2017.

⸻ and Brian M. Hauglid, eds. Studies in the Book of Abraham, Volume 3: Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2005.

Harris, W. Hall III, ed. The NET Bible: New English Translation. 1st ed. Richardson, Texas: Biblical Studies Press, 2005.

Hamblin, William W. and David Rolph Seely. Solomon’s Temple: Myth and History. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007.

Hauglid, Brian M. Studies in the Book of Abraham, Volume 5: A Textual History of the Book of Abraham: Manuscripts and Editions. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2010.

Holladay, William Lee. A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1972.

Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel, Dana M. Pike, and David Rolph Seely. Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2009.

Jackson, Kent P. The Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts. Provo, Utah: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2005.

⸻, ed. A Bible Reader's History of the Ancient World. Provo, Utah: Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies at Brigham Young University, 2016.

Ludlow, Victor L. Isaiah: Prophet, Seer, and Poet. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1982.

Martínez, Florentino García. The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English. Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill and Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1996.

McGrath, Alister. In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture. New York: Anchor Books, 2002.

Nibley, Hugh W. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 1: Old Testament and Related Studies. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1986.

. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 2: Enoch the Prophet. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1986.

. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 12: Temple and Cosmos, Beyond This Ignorant Present. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1992.

⸻. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 14: Abraham in Egypt. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000.

Parry, Donald W. Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994.

⸻. Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.

⸻. Visualizing Isaiah. Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Relgious Scholarship, 2001.

⸻, Jay A. Parry, and Tina M. Peterson. Understanding Isaiah. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1998.

⸻ and Dana M. Pike, eds. LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1997.

Peterson, H. Donl. The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995.

. The Pearl of Great Price: A History and Commentary. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987.

Pfeiffer, Charles F. Baker's Bible Atlas. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2003.

Rhodes, Michael. Studies in the Book of Abraham, Volume 2: The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2002.

⸻. Studies in the Book of Abraham, Volume 4: Books of the Dead Belonging to Tshemmin and Neferirnub. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2010.

Smoot, Stephen O. The Pearl of Great Price: A Study Edition for Latter-day Saints. American Fork, Utah: Book of Mormon Central, 2021.

Tvedtnes, John A., Brian M. Hauglid, and John Gee, eds. Studies in the Book of Abraham, Volume 1: Traditions About the Early Life of Abraham. Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2001.

Van Dam, Cornelis. The Urim and Thummim: A Means of Revelation in Ancient Israel. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1997.

Walton, John H. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press, 2009.

⸻. The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2–3 and the Human Origins Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press, 2015.

and J. Harvey Walton. The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest: Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites. Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press, 2017.

⸻ and Tremper Longman III. The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press, 2018.

⸻ and J. Harvey Walton. The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context. Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press, 2019.

⸻, Victor H. Matthews, and Mark W. Chavalas. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament. Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press, 2014.

Welch, John W. and Donald W. Parry, eds. The Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity. (Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2011.

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