What are the best scholarly books on the Old Testament ?

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    #1The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority

    The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority

    The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority is a book about religion by John H. Walton and F. Brent Sandy. First published in 2013, it focuses on the origins of scriptural authority in ancient oral cultures.

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    Margaret Henderson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority is an amazing book in both its subject and sweep. I love the historical tie-ins and the origins of scripture. I learned so much from reading this book, I can't stop telling my friends at church about this book to open our eyes to the ancient's and their oral traditions and how they shaped the bible."
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    #2The Hidden Christ: Beneath the Surface of the Old Testament

    The Hidden Christ: Beneath the Surface of the Old Testament

    The Hidden Christ: Beneath the Surface of the Old Testament is a book about religion by James L. Ferrell. First published in 2009, it focuses on the stories found in the Old Testament.

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    Raúl González
    Written on May 11, 2018
    ""If you re like me," Jim Ferrell writes, "you are afraid of the Old Testament." But surprising rewards lie ready to be discovered by anyone who picks up this frequently avoided book and begins to ask it questions. The Hidden Christ is an account of the author's journey to discover the powerful messages about the gospel and life that lie hidden just below the surface of the scriptural stories. When we learn to ask questions that take us deeper into the Old Testament, it will open up to reveal a wonderland of inspiring truth and practical insight. This volume provides a fresh road map to understanding the original testament and to a treasure trove of insights that center on Christ and on the plan of salvation."
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    #3Moses: The Sacred Stories in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    Moses: The Sacred Stories in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    Moses: The Sacred Stories in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is a book about religion by Allen S. Davidson. First published in 2017, it focuses on Moses and his stories in relations with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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    Guillermina Ventura
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a very fresh look at an age old tale. It combines all the major religions and finds a way to unify them over the most well known figure in modern religion, Moses. "
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    #4Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel

    Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel

    Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel is a book about religion by Julius Wellhausen. First published in 2012, it offers a comprehensive analysis of ancient Israel as it pertains to the Old Testament.

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    Jacqueline Peterson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "If you are a really religious person or maybe just more curious about it I think this is a good read. It has a lot of great details in it reverting back to the Bible. It's a very interesting read."
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    #5An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination

    An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination

    An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination is a book about religion by Walter Brueggemann. First published in 2003 by Westminster John Knox Press, it provides an introduction to the Old Testament.

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    Jose Smith
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I was browsing books on the old testament, attempting to find a view of them from a scholarly perspective. I picked this one up on amazon and it provided exactly what I needed. It examines the Old Testament from various historical perspectives, and is a great read for anybody interested in learning more about the origins of Christianity."
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    #6Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

    Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

    Biblical Interpretation In Ancient Israel Imagination is a book about religion by Michael Fishbane. First published in 1985 by Oxford University Press, USA, it offers a comprehensive analysis about ancient Israel pertains to the Old Testament.

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    Gloria Hicks
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a great verson of the bible!"
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    #7The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective

    The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective

    The Suffering of God is a book about religion by Terence E. Fretheim. First published in 1984 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing, it is the 14th book in the Overtures to Biblical Theology Series.

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    Teresa Olson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "In the book "The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective", the author Terence E. Fretheim gives a Biblical perspective on the suffering that God did for us, according to the Old Testament Scriptures. It is quite interesting and encourages you to think about how God has proven His love toward us. "
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    #8Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible

    Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible

    Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible is a book about religion by Karel van der Toorn. Published in 2007 by Harvard University Press, it focuses on the scribes of ancient Israel.

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    Ralph Lynch
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible looks at religion from a different point of view. It examines the stories of the scribes themselves against a societal backdrop in which most of the population couldn't read or write. I found the history to be fascinating and the perspective to be unique in it's telling."
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    #9Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions

    Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions
    Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions is a book about religion by Roland de Vaux, and edited by David Noel Freedman and Astrid B. Beck. Published in 1961, it focuses on the social and religious life of Israel in the Old Testament times.
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    Jacqueline Jacobs
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a fascinating book about what things were like in Old Testament times. As a somewhat skeptical Jewish person, it's so interesting to read about what was actually happening back then."
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    #10The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

    The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

    The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature is a book about religion by John J. Collins. Published in 1984, its topics included the Dead Sea Scrolls and the apocalyptic texts of early Christianity.

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    Amanda Holmes
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is absolutely a must read for anyone that wants to learn something new about the Old Testament. I found that this was incredibly easy to follow along to and the author give a lot of clear and precise information that won't leave you scratching your head."
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