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Collectively Considering with Scripture as our Rubric

Recommended Reading for Students of the Scriptures October 28, 2007

Here’s a list of suggested reading related to scripture study. This list was compiled via a post I wrote at Feast Upon The Word Blog. Links to many of these books can be found at the aforementioned post. The * indicates an LDS author. If you have a book that would complement this list, or an opinion concerning one of the books on this list, you’re invited to comment here.

Book of Mormon

*Givens, By the Hand of Mormon
*Sorenson- An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon
Reader’s Edition of the Book of Mormon, edited by Grant Hardy
Simon Martin and Nikolai Grube’s Chronicles of the Mayan Kings and Queens
Chris Hedges’ War is a Force that Give Us Meaning
*Nibley, The Prophetic Book of Mormon; Since Cumorah
*Living the Book of Mormon, 36th Annual BYU Sperry Symposium Compilation
*Richard Dilworth Rust, Feasting on the Word, the Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon
*H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban
*Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, Edited by Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch


Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible
*Barlow, Mormons and the Bible
International Theological Commentary series
NIV Study Bible
Interpretation series
HarperCollins Bible Dictionary
Strong’s Concordance
The Book of the Acts of God by Fuller and Wright
Jerome Biblical Commentary
Alter’s Art of Biblical Narrative
Oxford Companion to the Bible

Old Testament

Jewish Study Bible
Shanks, Ancient Israel
Miller/Hayes’ History of Ancient Israel
The Oxford History of the Biblical World
Life in Biblical Israel
de Vaux’s Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions
How to Read the (Jewish) Bible
John Barton’s Reading the Old Testament (not for the novice)
Jon Levenson’s Sinai and Zion: An Entry into the Jewish Bible.
Gerhard von Rad’s two-volume Old Testament Theology

New Testament

*Jesus Christ & the World of the New Testament, Holzapfel, Huntsman & Wayment
Ehrman’s Introduction to the NT
N. T. Wright, The Challenge of Jesus
*The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, 3 Volume set, by Holzapfel & Wayment
*BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, How the New Testament Came to Be.

Doctrine & Covenants

*Rough Stone Rolling, Bushman
*6 Events, Covey

Pearl of Great Price

General Application

*Jesus the Christ, by James E. Talmage
*Scripture Study, James E. Faulconer
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces; Mere Christianity


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