Doctoral Qualifying Exams: Part 3 – Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Reading List

My reading list for doctoral exams in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, taken in 2004, included the following books and articles below.  Given the six month time frame to get through all of these, I learned how to read more quickly, take better notes, and make better outlines of books.  I averaged reading a book every day and a half (or less).  How do you learn you can do something you’ve never done before?  By simply doing it.

  1. Ackroyd, P. R. (1968). Exile and Restoration: A Study of Hebrew Thought of the Sixth Century B.C. Philadelphia: Westminster Press.
  2. Aland, K., & Aland, B. (1987). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism (E. F. Rhodes, Trans.). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  3. Alter, R. (1981). The Art of Biblical Narrative. New York: Basic Books, Inc.
  4. Ashton, J. (1991). Understanding the Fourth Gospel. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  5. Assmann, J. (1990). Guilt and Remembrance: On the Theologization of History in the Ancient Near East. History and Memory, 2(1), 5-33.
  6. Assmann, J. (1997). Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  7. Attridge, H. W. (1989). The Epistle to the Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.
  8. Auld, G. (2003). Leviticus After Exodus and Before Numbers. In R. Rendtorff & R. A. Kugler (Eds.), The Book of Leviticus: Composition and Reception (pp. 41-54). Leiden: Brill.
  9. Avigad, N. (1987). The Contribution of Hebrew Seals to an Understanding of Israelite Religion. In P. D. Miller, Jr. & P. D. Hanson & S. D. McBride (Eds.), Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross (pp. 195-208). Philadelphia: Fortress.
  10. Bar-Efrat, S. (1992). Some Observations on the Analysis of Structure in Biblical Narrative. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 186-205). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  11. Barton, J. (1984). Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study. Philadelphia: Westminster Press.
  12. Beckwith, R. T. (1988). Formation of the Hebrew Bible. In M. J. Mulder (Ed.), Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (pp. 39-86). Philadelphia: Fortress Press.
  13. Berlin, A. (1992a). Characterization in Biblical Narrative: David’s Wives. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 219-233). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  14. Berlin, A. (1992b). The Grammatical Aspects of Biblical Parallelism. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 311-348). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  15. Bernstein, M. A. (1994). Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalpytic History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  16. Bird, P. (1987). The Place of Women in the Israelite Cultus. In P. D. Miller, Jr. & P. D. Hanson & S. D. McBride (Eds.), Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross (pp. 397-419). Philadelphia: Fortress.
  17. Blenkinsopp, J. (1996). A History of Prophecy in Israel: Revised and Enlarged. Louisville, KY: John Knox Press.
  18. Blenkinsopp, J. (1997). Memory, Tradition, and the Construction of the Past in Ancient Israel. Biblical Theology Bulletin, 27(3), 76-82.
  19. Bloch, M. (1989). Ritual, History and Power: Selected Papers in Anthropology. London: The Athlone Press.
  20. Bodendorfer, G. (2003). Ani YHWH: God’s Self-Introductory Formula in Leviticus in Midrash Sifra. In R. Rendtorff & R. A. Kugler (Eds.), The Book of Leviticus: Composition and Reception (pp. 403-428). Leiden: Brill.
  21. Brandfon, F. (1987). The Limits of Evidence: Archaeology and Objectivity. Maarav, 4(1), 5-43.
  22. Brett, M. G. (2000). Reading the Bible in the Context of Methodological Pluralism: The Undermining of Ethnic Exclusivism in Genesis. In M. D. Carroll R. (Ed.), Rethinking Contexts, Rereading Texts: Contributions from the Social Sciences to Biblical Interpretation (pp. 48-74). Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.
  23. Bright, J. (1981). A History of Israel (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Westminster Press.
  24. Brock, S. P. (1999). The ruah elohim of Gen 1,2 and its Reception History in the Syriac Tradition. In J.-M. Auwers & A. Wenin (Eds.), Lectures et Relectures de la Bible (pp. 327-349). Leuven: Leuven University Press.
  25. Bultmann, R. (1963). The History of the Synoptic Tradition (J. Marsh, Trans.). New York: Harper & Row.
  26. Calloud, J. (1992). A Few Comments on Structural Semiotics: Brief Review of a Method and Some Explanations of Procedures. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 118-142). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  27. Campbell, A. F., & O’Brien, M. A. (1993). Sources of the Pentateuch: Texts, Introduction, Annotations. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
  28. Carroll R., M. D. (2000a). ‘For So You Love to Do’: Probing Popular Religion in the Book of Amos. In M. D. Carroll R. (Ed.), Rethinking Contexts, Rereading Texts: Contributions from the Social Sciences to Biblical Interpretation (pp. 168-189). Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.
  29. Carroll R., M. D. (2000b). Introduction: Issues of ‘Context’ Within Social Science Approaches to Biblical Studies. In M. D. Carroll R. (Ed.), Rethinking Contexts, Rereading Texts: Contributions from the Social Sciences to Biblical Interpretation (pp. 13-21). Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.
  30. Carroll R., M. D. (2000c). Re-examining ‘Popular Religion’: Issues of Definition and Sources.  Insights from Interpretive Anthropology. In M. D. Carroll R. (Ed.), Rethinking Contexts, Rereading Texts: Contributions from the Social Sciences to Biblical Interpretation (pp. 146-167). Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.
  31. Chilton, B. (2003). Jesus, Levitical Purity, and the Development of Primitive Christianity. In R. Rendtorff & R. A. Kugler (Eds.), The Book of Leviticus: Composition and Reception (pp. 358-382). Leiden: Brill.
  32. Clark, J. R., Jr. (1956). Why the King James Version. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co.
  33. Clines, D. J. A. (1992). Story and Poem: The Old Testament as Literature and as Scripture. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 25-38). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  34. Collins, J. J. (1995). The Scepter and the Star: The Messiahs of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Ancient Literature. New York: Doubleday.
  35. Collins, J. J. (1998). The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  36. Coogan, M. D. (1987). Canaanite Origins and Lineage: Reflections on the Religion of Ancient Israel. In P. D. Miller, Jr. & P. D. Hanson & S. D. McBride (Eds.), Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross (pp. 115-124). Philadelphia: Fortress.
  37. Crenshaw, J. L. (1981). Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction. Atlanta: John Knox Press.
  38. Crossan, J. D. (1991). The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.
  39. Culley, R. C. (1985). Exploring New Directions. In D. A. Knight & G. M. Tucker (Eds.), The Hebrew Bible and Its Modern Interpreters (pp. 167-200). Philadelphia: Fortress Press.
  40. Cuvillier, E. (1997). Le sacrifice d’Isaac : quelques aspects de l’historie de la reception. In J.-M. Marconot (Ed.), Le heros et l’heroine bibliques dans la culture : actes du colloque de Montpellier les 22 et 23 novembre 1996 (pp. 35-52). Montpellier: Universite Paul-Valery.
  41. Davis, R. H. (1997). Lives of Indian Images. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  42. de Pury, A. (Ed.). (1989). Le Pentateuque En Question (2nd corrected ed.). Geneve: Labor et Fides.
  43. de Vaux, R. (1965). Ancient Israel (J. McHugh, Trans. 2nd ed.). London: Darton, Longman & Todd.
  44. de Vaux, R. (1978). The Early History of Israel (D. Smith, Trans.). Philadelphia: Westminster Press.
  45. Deist, F. E. (1994). The Dangers of Deuteronomy: A Page from the Reception History of the Book. In F. G. Martinez & A. Hilhorst & J. T. A. G. M. van Ruiten & A. S. van der Woude (Eds.), Studies in Deuteronomy: In Honor of C.J. Labuschagne on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday (pp. 13-29). Leiden: Brill.
  46. Demsky, A., & Bar-Ilan, M. (1988). Writing in Ancient Israel and Early Judaism. In M. J. Mulder (Ed.), Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (pp. 1-38). Philadelphia: Fortress Press.
  47. deSilva, D. A. (2000). Perseverance in Gratitude. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Company.
  48. Dever, W. G. (1985). Syro-Palestinian and Biblical Archaeology. In D. A. Knight & G. M. Tucker (Eds.), The Hebrew Bible and Its Modern Interpreters (pp. 31-74). Philadelphia: Fortress Press.
  49. Dever, W. G. (1987). The Contribution of Archaeology to the Study of Canaanite and Early Israelite Religion. In P. D. Miller, Jr. & P. D. Hanson & S. D. McBride (Eds.), Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross (pp. 209-247). Philadelphia: Fortress.
  50. Duby, G. (1985). Ideologies in Social History (D. Denby, Trans.). In J. L. Goff & P. Nora (Eds.), Constructing the Past (pp. 151-165). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  51. Dunnill, J. (1992). Covenant and Sacrifice in the Letter to the Hebrews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  52. Dyck, J. E. (2000a). Ezra 2 in Ideological Critical Perspective. In M. D. Carroll R. (Ed.), Rethinking Contexts, Rereading Texts: Contributions from the Social Sciences to Biblical Interpretation (pp. 129-145). Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.
  53. Dyck, J. E. (2000b). A Map of Ideology for Biblical Critics. In M. D. Carroll R. (Ed.), Rethinking Contexts, Rereading Texts: Contributions from the Social Sciences to Biblical Interpretation (pp. 108-128). Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.
  54. Ehrman, B. D. (1993). The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament. New York: Oxford University Press.
  55. Exum, J. C. (1992). Of Broken Pots, Fluttering Birds, and Visions in the Night: Extended Simile and Poetic Technique in Isaiah. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 349-372). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  56. Exum, J. C., & Clines, D. J. A. (Eds.). (1993). The New Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.
  57. Exum, J. C., & Whedbee, J. W. (1992). Isaac, Samson, and Saul: Reflections on the Comic and Tragic Visions. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 272-308). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  58. Fabry, H.-J. (2003). The Reception of Nahum and Habakkuk in the Septuagint and Qumran. In S. M. Paul & R. A. Kraft & L. H. Schiffman & W. W. Fields (Eds.), Emanuel: Studies in Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honor of Emanuel Tov (pp. 241-256). Leiden: Brill.
  59. Finkelstein, I., & Silberman, N. A. (2001). The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  60. Finnegan, R. (1988). Literacy and Orality: Studies in the Technology of Communication: Basil Blackwell.
  61. Fishbane, M. (1985). Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  62. Fleming, D. E. (1998). Mari and the Possibilities of Biblical Memory. Revue d’assyriologie et d’archeologie orientale, 92, 41-78.
  63. Flint, P. W. (2003). The Book of Leviticus in the Dead Sea Scrolls. In R. Rendtorff & R. A. Kugler (Eds.), The Book of Leviticus: Composition and Reception (pp. 323-341). Leiden: Brill.
  64. Fowler, R. M. (1992). Who is “The Reader” in Reader Response Criticism? In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 376-394). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  65. Freedman, D. N. (1987). Who is Like Thee Among the Gods?  The Religion of Early Israel. In P. D. Miller, Jr. & P. D. Hanson & S. D. McBride (Eds.), Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross (pp. 315-335). Philadelphia: Fortress.
  66. Freud, S. (1967). Moses and Monotheism (K. Jones, Trans.). New York: Vintage Books.
  67. Friedländer, S. (1978). History and Psychoanalysis: An Inquiry into the Possibilities and Limits of Psychohistory (S. Suleiman, Trans.). New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.
  68. Friedmann, R. E. (1987). Who Wrote the Bible? New York: Summit Books.
  69. Frymer-Kensky, T. (1992). In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture, and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth. New York: The Free Press.
  70. Funkenstein, A. (1993). Perceptions of Jewish History. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  71. Gedi, N., & Elam, Y. Collective Memory–What Is It? , 30-50.
  72. Geertz, C. (1973). The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays by Clifford Geertz. New York: Basic Books, Inc.
  73. Gillingham, S. (1998). The Messiah in the Psalms: A Question of Reception History and the Psalter. In J. Day (Ed.), King and Messiah in Israel and the Ancient Near East (pp. 209-237). Sheffield, Eng.: Sheffield University Press.
  74. Goff, J. L., & Nora, P. (Eds.). (1985). Constructing the Past: Essays in Historical Methodology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  75. Green, B. (1992). The Plot of the Biblical Story of Ruth. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 206-218). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  76. Greenfield, J. C. (1987). Aspects of Aramean Religion. In P. D. Miller, Jr. & P. D. Hanson & S. D. McBride (Eds.), Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross (pp. 67-78). Philadelphia: Fortress.
  77. Greenstein, E. (1990). Mixing Memory and Design: Reading Psalm 78. Prooftexts, 10, 197-218.
  78. Gunn, D. M. (1992). New Directions in the Study of Hebrew Narrative. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 412-422). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  79. Gunn, D. M. (2000). Entertainment Ideology and the Reception of “History”: “David’s Jerusalem” As a Question of Space. In S. M. Olyan & R. C. Culley (Eds.), “A Wise and Discerning Mind”: Essays in Honor of Burke O. Long (pp. 153-161). Providence, RI: Brown Judaic Studies.
  80. Halbwachs, M. (1992). On Collective Memory (L. A. Coser, Trans.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  81. Hallo, W. W. (1987). The Origins of the Sacrificial Cult: New Evidence from Mesopotamia and Israel. In P. D. Miller, Jr. & P. D. Hanson & S. D. McBride (Eds.), Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross (pp. 3-13). Philadelphia: Fortress.
  82. Hallo, W. W., & Simpson, W. K. (1971). The Ancient Near East: A History. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.
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  85. Haran, M. (1978). Temples and Temple-Service in Ancient Israel: An Inquiry into the Character of Cult Phenomena and the Historical Setting of the Priestly School. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
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  96. Jacobson, R. (1992). The Structuralist and the Bible. In P. R. House (Ed.), Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism (pp. 101-117). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
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2 Responses to Doctoral Qualifying Exams: Part 3 – Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Reading List

  1. I know there are flaws in the practice of having students read 200 books without foreknowledge of questions, but this IS an impressive list!

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