Course Textbooks

This is a listing of the Texts required for our classes.  If you have trouble acquiring any of them, please contact the CBTS registrar.
We have also included a listing of recommended reading for a number of our classes toward the bottom of the page.

Exegetical Theology

Biblical Introduction

BI13
New Testament Introduction 

Black, David Alan
New Testament Textual Criticism: A Concise Guide.
Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1994.

Black, David Alan
Why Four Gospels? The Historical Origins of the Gospels.
Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2001.

Lea, Thomas D. and Black, David Alan
The New Testament: Its Background and Message.
Second Edition; Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 2003.

BI14
Biblical Hermeneutics

Berkhof, Louis
Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1950

Plummer, Robert L.
40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible
Kregel Academic & Professional, 2010

Carter, Craig A.
Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis.
Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018

Stanglin, Keith D.
The Letter and the Spirit of Biblical Interpretation: From the Early Church to Modern Practice
Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018

BI41
Reliability of NT Documents & Textual Criticism

Keith Elliot & Ian Moir
Manuscripts and the Text of the New Testament
Bloomsbury T&T Clark (2000)

David C. Parker
Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament
Oxford University Press (2014)

Tommy Wasserman & Peter J. Gurry
A New Approach to Textual Criticism: An Introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method
SBL Press/DBG (2017)

Old Testament

 OT11

Elementary Hebrew I 

Ross, Allen P.
Introducing Biblical Hebrew.
Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Elliger, Karl, and Willhelm Rudolph, eds.
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. 5th ed.
Stuttgart: Deutsche  Bibelgesellschaft, 1997.

Holladay, William L.
A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971.

OT12
Elementary Hebrew II

Ross, Allen P.
Introducing Biblical Hebrew.
Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001

Elliger, Karl, and Willhelm Rudolph, eds.
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. 5th ed.
Stuttgart: Deutsche  Bibelgesellschaft, 1997

Holladay, William L.
A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971

OT21
Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis – Jonah

Beckman, John C.,  ed.
Williams’   Hebrew  Syntax, 
3rd ed. Toronto:   University  of Toronto Press, 2007.

Chisholm, Robert B., Jr.
A Workbook for Intermediate Hebrew: Grammar, Exegesis,and   Commentary   on   Jonah   and   Ruth.  
Grand   Rapids:   Kregel,   2006

Holladay, William L.
A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. 
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971

Grassmick,   John   D.
Principles   and   Practices   of   Greek   Exegesis   :   A   Classroom Manual
Dallas:   Dallas Theological Seminary,1974.

Waltke,   Bruce  K.   and  M.  O’Connor.
An   Introduction   to   Biblical   Hebrew 
Syntax.Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 1990.

OT41
Old Testament Exegesis: The Creation Story (Genesis 1-6)

Beckman, John C.,  ed.
Williams’   Hebrew  Syntax, 
3rd ed. Toronto:   University  of Toronto Press, 2007.

Elliger, Karl, and Willhelm Rudolph, eds.
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. 5th ed.
Stuttgart: Deutsche  Bibelgesellschaft, 1997

Holladay, William L.
A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. 
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971

Grassmick,   John   D.
Principles   and   Practices   of   Greek   Exegesis   :   A   Classroom Manual
Dallas:   Dallas Theological Seminary, 1974.

*Noonan, Benjamin J. Advances in the Study of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. Grand
Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2020. [*Provided by Instructor]

Waltke,   Bruce  K.   and  M.  O’Connor.
An   Introduction   to   Biblical   Hebrew 
Syntax.Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 1990.

*Wenahm, Gordon J. Genesis: 1-15. Word Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI:
Zondervan Academic, 2014.[*Provided by Instructor]

New Testament

NT11
Elementary Greek 

Rodney Decker
Reading Koine Greek
Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014

Novum Testamentum Graece: Nestle Aland 28th Edition

Danker, Frederick William, ed.
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000
[NOTE: It does not have to be the 2nd edition. You may get any edition you can find or would like to purchase.]

NT12
Elementary Greek 

Andreas Köstenberger
Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: An Intermediate Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the New Testament 
B&H Academic (June 1, 2016)

Rodney Decker
Reading Koine Greek
Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

Danker, Frederick William, ed.
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000
[NOTE: It does not have to be the 2nd edition. You may get any edition you can find or would like to purchase.]

Novum Testamentum Graece: Nestle Aland 28th Edition

NT21
Intermediate Greek: Syntax and Exegesis 

Wallace, Daniel B.
Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament with Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes 
Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997

Danker, Frederick William, ed.
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000
[NOTE: It does not have to be the 2nd edition. You may get any edition you can find or would like to purchase.]

Runge, Steven E.
Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis. 
Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, 2010.

NT22
New Testament Exegesis

Blass and DeBrunner
A Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
Translated by Robert W. Funk. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1961

Frederick William Danker, ed.
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000
[NOTE: It does not have to be the 2nd edition. You may get any edition you can find or would like to purchase.]

Novum Testamentum Graece
Nestle Aland 28th Edition

Steven E. Runge
Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction
for Teaching and Exegesis 
Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, 2010

Steven E. Runge and Christopher J. Fresch
The Greek Verb Revisited: A Fresh Approach for Biblical Exegesis
Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2016

Eckhard Schnabel
Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: ACTS
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012

Daniel B. Wallace
Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament with Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes 
Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997

NT31
Life and Theology of Paul 

Robert L. Reymond,
Paul Missionary Theologian: A Survey of his Missionary Labours and Theology
(Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 2000)

Richard N. Longenecker,
The Ministry and Message of Paul
(Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1971)

NT41
Romans 

John Murray
The Epistle to the Romans
Eerdmans (March 30, 1960)

Stuart Olyott
Romans: The Gospel as it Really Is
Evangelical Press (September 26, 2016)

Biblical Theology

BT11
Biblical Theology I 

Alexander, T. Desmond.
From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology. 
Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2008.

Dempster, Stephen G.
Dominion and dynasty: A theology of the Hebrew Bible.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003.

G. K. Beale, Editor,
The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts? Essays on the Use of the Old Testament in the New
Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1994

Goldsworthy, Graeme.
Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012

James M. Hamilton, Jr.
What is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns.
Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014

Thompson, Alan J.
The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus: Luke’s account of God’s unfolding plan.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011

BT12
Biblical Theology II

Barcellos, Richard C.,
The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology: Geerhardus Vos and John Owen – Their Methods of and Contributions to the Articulation of Redemptive History,
Owensboro, KY/Palmdale, CA: RBAP, 2010),

Dumbrell, William J.
The End of the Beginning: Revelation 21-22 and the Old Testament,
1985; reprint, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2001

Fesko, J. V.,
Last Things First: Unlocking Genesis 1-3 with the Christ of Eschatology,
Fern, Ross-shire, UK: Mentor, 2007

Martin, Oren R.
Bound for the Promised Land: The land promise in God’s redemptive plan,
Downers Grove, IL: InterVaristy Press, 2015

Rydelnik, Michael,
The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?,
Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2010

Historical Theology

HT11
Historical Theology I, Early Church 

Nick Needham,
2000 Years of Christ’s Power: Part One—The Age of the Early Church Fathers, Revised and Updated
(London: Grace Publications Trust, 2011)

J.N.D. Kelly,
Early Christian Doctrines
(New York: Harper & Row, 1978)

Hendrick F. Stander, Johannes P. Louw,
Baptism in the Early Church
(EP Books, 2004)

HT12
Historical Theology II, Medieval/Reformation Church 

Peter Brown,
Augustine of Hippo: A Biography
(Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1967)

Augustine,
On Grace and Free Will; On Rebuke and Grace; On The Predestination of the Saints; On The Gift of Perseverance.

J.N.D. Kelly,
Early Christian Doctrines
(New York: Harper&Row, 1978)

 HT13

Historical Theology III, Modern Church

Jaroslav Pelikan,
The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Volume 5:Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (since 1700)
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991),

Gresham Machen,
Christianity and Liberalism
(Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1923)

The Great Commission: Evangelicals and the History of World Missions,
edited by Martin Klauber and Scott Manetsch
(Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2007)

Geoffrey Thomas,
Ernest C. Reisinger: A Biography 
(Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2002),

HT14
Historical Theology IV, The Baptists

Tom J. Nettles,
Christian Focus Publications.
 
Tom J. Nettles,
Christian Focus Publications.
 
Tom J. Nettles,
Christian Focus Publications.

William L. Lumpkin.
Baptist Confessions of Faith
Judson Press

HT15
Historical Theology Overview 

Louis Berkhof,
The History of Christian Doctrines.
Edinburgh:  The Banner of Truth Trust, 1975.

HT41
PURITANISM IN CONTEXT 

The Kapic, Kelly and Randall Gleason,
The Devoted Life
(Downers Grove: IVP, 2004),

Packer, J.I.,
A Quest for Godliness 
(Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1990)

HT44
Jonathan Edwards and Andrew Fuller

John E. Smith, Harry S. Stout, and Kenneth Minkema
A Jonathan Edwards Reader
Yale University Press

Michael Haykin
The Armies of the Lamb: The Spirituality of Andrew Fuller
Dundas, Ontario: Joshua Press

Tom J. Nettles
Easier For a Camel
Greenbrier, AR: Free Grace Press, 2019.

Andrew Fuller
The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation

HT45
HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF BAPTIST COVENANT THEOLOGY

Samuel Renihan
From Shadow to Substance: The Federal Theology of the English Particular Baptists (1642-1704)
Oxford, Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, 2018

Andrew Woolsey
Unity and Continuity in Covenantal Thought: A Study in the Reformed Tradition to the Westminster Assembly 
Grand Rapids, Reformation Heritage Books, 2012

Systematic Theology

ST14
Symbolics

Sam Waldron
A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith 5th Edition
Possibly cheaper here
(Evangelical Press, 2016)

Jim Renihan
Edification and Beauty: ThePractical Ecclesiology of the English Particular Baptists, 1675-1705
(Studies in Baptist History and Thought) (Wipf and Stock, 2009)

ST15 
Systematic Theology
A Biblical and Confessional Overview

Sam Waldron
A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, 5th Edition
(Evangelical Press, 2016)

Louis Berkhof,
Systematic Theology

ST21
Introduction to Systematic Theology and Apologetics

Louis Berhof
Introduction to Systematic Theology 
(Grand Rapids:   Baker Book House, 1979)
Free Online

Greg   L.   Bahnsen
Van Til’s  Apologetic:  Readings  &  Analysis 
(Phillipsburg,  NJ:   P&R Publishing, 1998)

Maybe Cheaper Here

ST22
Doctrine of the Word

Norman L. Geisler, ed.
Inerrancy
(Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1980).

N.B. Stonehouse and Paul Wooley, ed.
The Infallible Word: A Symposium by the Members of the Faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary
(Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 1978).

Richard B. Gaffin Jr.,
God’s Word in Servant-Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck on The Doctrine of Scripture
(Jackson, MS: Reformed Academic Press, 2008).

John Calvin,
The Institutes of the Christian Religion,
trans. Ford Lewis Battles and ed. John T. McNeill (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1960).

Samuel E. Waldron,
To be Continued?
(Merrick, NY: Calvary Press, 2005).

ST23
Doctrine of God 

Perspectives on the Doctrine of God: 4 Views,
ed. Bruce A. Ware (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2008)

Geerhardus Vos
Reformed Dogmatics, Volume One: Theology Proper
ed. Richard Gaffin (Lexham Press, 2014)

Herman Bavinck
Reformed Dogmatics:  God and Creation [Volume Two] ed.
John Bolt, trans. John Vriend (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004)

ST24
Doctrine of Man and Ethics 

Anthony A. Hoekema,
Created in God’s Image
(Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986)

John Murray,
Collected Writings, vol 2
(Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1977)

John Murray,
The Imputation of Adam’s Sin
(Nutley, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1977),

John Calvin,
The Institutes of the Christian Religion,
trans. Ford Lewis Battles and ed. John T.McNeill
(Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1960)

Sam Waldron,
Lectures on the Lord’s Day
(Chapel Library)

John Murray,
Principles of Conduct
(Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1957)

ST25
Doctrine of Christ and Salvation

Geerhardus Vos,
Reformed Dogmatics Volume 3: Christology
(Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2014)

John Murray,
Redemption Accomplished and Applied,
(Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1961)

John Murray,
Collected Writings. Volume 1. Volume 2.
(Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1977),

Sinclair Ferguson,
The Holy Spirit,
(Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996)

James Buchanan,
The Doctrine of Justification
(Grand Rapids: Baker, 1977)

ST26
Doctrine of the Church 

Who Runs the Church?: 4 View on Church Government,
ed. Steven B. Cowan (Grand Rapids:Zondervan, 2004)

James Bannerman,
The Church of Christ (volume 1)
(Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust,1974)
Alternate link

Mark Dever,
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
(Wheaton: Crossway, 2013)

Mark Dever and Paul Alexander,
The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel
(Wheaton: Crossway, 2005)

ST27
The Doctrine of the Last Things 

Anthony Hoekema,
The Bible and the Future,

Required reading for ST27 is Hoekema, plus 313 pages from any of the following:

Kim Riddlebarger, A Case for Amillennialism [247 pp.]

Charles Hill, Regnum Caelorum [272 pp.]

Sam Waldron, Eschatology Made Simple, [242 pp.]

Sam Waldron,  More of the End Times Made Simple [225 pp.]

Sam Waldron, MacArthur’s Millennial Manifesto: A Friendly Response, [172 pp.]

ST41
Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology 

Samuel D. Renihan
The Mystery of Christ, His Covenant & His Kingdom
(Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2019)

Sam Waldron
A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith 5th Edition
(Evangelical Press, 2016)

Richard C. Barcellos
Getting the Garden Right
(Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2017)

Nehemiah Coxe.
Covenant Theology from Adam to Christ.
Reprint of 1681 edition (Palmdale, CA: Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2004).

Samuel  Bolton.
True  Bounds  of  Christian  Freedom 
(London:  The  Banner  of  Truth  Trust,1647).

ST43
Polemics 

Mohler, R. Albert Jr.
Atheism Remix.
Crossway, 2008

White, James R.
The Roman Catholic Controversy.
Bethany House, 1996

White, James R.
Is the Mormon My Brother?
Solid Ground Christian Books, 1997

White, James R.
What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an
Bethany House, 2013

ST44
Questions in Eschatology

Kim Riddlebarger
A Case for Amillennialism.

Kim Riddlebarger
The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth about the Antichrist.

Charles Hill
Regnum Caelorum

Practical Theology

PT11
Pastoral Theology I

Charles Bridges,
The Christian Ministry 
(The Banner of Truth, 1976).

Patrick Fairbairn.
Pastoral Theology
(Aububon, New Jersey: Old Paths Publications, reprint, 1992)

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
Preaching and Preachers
(Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1972)

C.H. Spurgeon,
Lectures to My Students,
(Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1978)


Additional reading (student’s selection)

Stephen H. Tyng.
The Christian Pastor
(Birmingham, Alabama: Solid Ground Christian Books, reprint, 2006)

Derek J. Prime & Alistair Begg.
On Being a Pastor
(Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2004)

Richard Baxter.
The Reformed Pastor
(Carlisle, Pennsylvania: The Banner of Truth Trust, reprint, 2012)

Paul David Tripp,
Dangerous Calling
(Wheaton: Crossway Publishers, 2012)

William Still,
The Work of the Pastor
(Scotland: Christian Focus, 2006)

 PT12

Pastoral Theology II

Charles Bridges,
The Christian Ministry 
(The Banner of Truth, 1976).

Patrick Fairbairn.
Pastoral Theology
(Aububon, New Jersey: Old Paths Publications, reprint, 1992)

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
Preaching and Preachers
(Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1972)

C.H. Spurgeon,
Lectures to My Students,
(Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1978)

Dic Eccles
The Implications of the Lord’s Supper 
(Birmingham, Solid Ground Books, 1975)

Ed. Steve Martin
Biblical Shepherding of God’s Sheep
(Day One Publications, 2010)

 PT13

Preaching I 

Between Two Worlds — John Stott

On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons — John Broadus

The Expository Genius of John Calvin — Steven Lawson

Preaching and Preachers  D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

PT17
Biblical Spirituality

Kelly M. Kapic & Randall C. Gleason, ed.
The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics

Robert Louis Wilken
The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God

PT18
Law and Gospel in Pastoral Ministry

Samuel Bolton.
The True Bounds of Christian Freedom
(London: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1964)

Charles Bridges
The Christian Ministry 
(The Banner of Truth, 1976)

Sinclair Ferguson
The Whole Christ
(Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust).

Richard Barcellos
In Defense of the Decalogue

Stephen Tyng
Lectures on the Law and the Gospel
(Vestavia Hills, Alabama: Solid Ground Christian Books)


Supplemental Reading:

Ernest Kevan.
The Grace of Law 
(Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1976)

Ernest Reisinger
The Law and the Gospel
(Philipsburg, Pennsylvania: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1997)

Wayne Strickland, Editor
Five Views of the Law and the Gospel
(Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1996)

John Murray
Principles of Conduct
(Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1981)

Edward Fisher
The Marrow of Modern Divinity

Patrick Fairbairn
The Revelation of Law in Scripture
(Winona Lake, Indiana: Alpha Publications, 1979)

John Colquhoun
A Treatise on the Law and the Gospel
(Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2009)

PT21
Introduction to Evangelism & Missions

J.H. Bavinck
An Introduction to the Science of Missions
(Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 1960)

Walter Chantry
Today’s Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic?
(Carlisle: The Banner of Truth Trust).

Michael Haykin
To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision & Legacy 
(Wheaton: Crossway, 2014)

Daniel Hyde
Planting, Watering, Growing: Planting Confessionally Reformed Churches in the 21st Century
(Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2011)

Andy Johnson
Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global
(Wheaton: Crossway, 2017)

Pratt, Sills, & Walters
Introduction to Global Missions
(Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2014)

Mack Stiles
Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus
(Wheaton: Crossway, 2014)

Suggested/Supplemental Reading

BI11 Old Testament Introduction I/ BI12 Old Testament Introduction II

Alexander, T. D. From Paradise to Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch.  2nd edition. Baker Academic, 2002.

Alexander, T. D. The Servant King: The Bible’s Portrait of the Messiah. Regent College Publishing, 1998.

Allis, Oswald T. The Five Books of Moses. Presbyterian & Reformed, 1949.

Archer, Gleason, Jr. A Survey of Old Testament Introduction. 4th edition. Moody Press, 2007.

Archer, Gleason, Jr. New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties. Zondervan, 2001.

Arnold, Bill T., and Bryan Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. 2nd edition. Baker Academic, 2008.

Baker, David. W., and Bill T. Arnold. The Face of Old Testament Studies: A Survey of Contemporary Approaches. Baker Books, 1999.

Baker, David L. Two Testaments, One Bible: The Theological Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments. 3rd edition. Intervarsity, 2010.

Barrett, Michael P. V. Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament. Ambassador?Emerald International, 1999.

Beale, G. K., and D. A. Carson, editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Baker Academic, 2007.

Beale, G. K. The Erosion of Biblical Inerrancy in Evangelicalism. Responding to New Challenges to Biblical Authority. Crossway, 2008.

Beale G. K. Baker Academic, 1994.

Bell, Robert D. The Theological Messages of the Old Testament. BJU Press, 2010.

Beckwith, Roger T. The Old Testament Canon of the New Testament Church. Wipf & Stock, 1985.

Berding, Kenneth, and Jonathan Lunde. eds. Three Views of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Zondervan, 2008.

Bienkowski, Piotr, and Alan Millard, eds. Dictionary of the Ancient Near East. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.

Brotzman, Ellis R. Old Testament Textual Criticism: A Practical Introduction. Baker Books, 1994.

Bruce, F. F. InterVarsity, 1988.

Cassuto, Umberto. The Documentary Hypothesis and the Composition of the Pentateuch. Translated by Israel Abrahams. Shalem Press, 1961.

Dempster, Stephen G. Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible. InterVarsity, 2003.

Dever, Mark. The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made. Crossway, 2006.

Dillard, Raymond and Tremper Longman III. An Introduction to the Old Testament. 2nd edition. Zondervan, 2006.

Dorsey, David A. The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis –Malachi. Baker Academic, 1999.

Dumbrell, William J. The Faith of Israel: A Theological Survey of the Old Testament. 2nd edition. Baker Academic, 2002.

Evans, Craig A., and Emanuel Tov., eds. Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective. Baker Academic, 2008.

Chavalas, Mark W., and K. Lawson Younger Jr. eds. Mesopotamia and the Bible: Comparative Explorations. Baker Academic, 2002.

Childs, Brevard S. Fortress Press, 1979.

Clines, David J. A. The Theme of the Pentateuch. 2nd edition. Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.

Clowney, Edmund P. The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament. Presbyterian & Reformed, 1988.

Craigie, Peter C. The Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, & Content. Abingdon, 1986.

Crossley, Gareth. The Old Testament Explained and Applied. Evangelical Press, 2002.

Currid, John. Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament. Baker Books, 1997.

Currid, John. Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible: A Basic Guide. Baker Books, 1999.

Edershiem, Alfred. Old Testament Bible History, updated edition. Hendricksen, 1994.

Feinberg, John S. ed. Continuity and Discontinuity: Perspectives on the Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments. Crossway, 1988.

Gaebelein, Frank E., editor. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 1,  Zondervan, 1979.

Garrett, Duane. Rethinking Genesis: The Sources and Authorship of the First Book of the Pentateuch. Mentor, 2000.

Greidanus, Sidney. Preaching Christ from the Old Testament. Eerdmans, 1999.

Hamilton, Victor P. Handbook on the Historical Books. Baker Academic, 2001.

Hamilton, Victor P. Handbook on the Pentateuch. Baker Book House, 1982. Harris,

R. Laird. Inspiration and Canonicity of the Bible. Zondervan, 1969.

Harrison, Roland K. Introduction to the Old Testament. Hendrickson Publishers, 2004.

Helyer, Larry R. Yesterday, Today, and Forever: The Continuing Relevance of the Old Testament. 2nd edition. Sheffield Publishing Company, 2004.

Hess, Richard. Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey. Baker Academic, 2007.

Hill, Andrew E., and John H. Walton. A Survey of the Old Testament. Second edition. Zondervan, 2000.

Hoerth, Alfred. Archaeology and the Old Testament. Baker, 1997.

Hoffmaier, James K. Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition. Oxford, 2005.

Hoffmaier, James K. Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition. Oxford, 1996.

Hoffmaier, James K. The Archaeology of the Bible. Lion, 2008.

House, Paul R., and Eric Mitchell. Old Testament Survey. 2nd edition. B&H Academic, 2007.

Johnson, Dennis E. Presbyterian & Reformed, 2007.

Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. Hard Sayings of the Old Testament. Intervarsity Press, 1988.

Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. More Hard Sayings of the Old Testament. Intervarsity Press, 1992.

Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament. Baker/Revell, 2003.

Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. The Messiah in the Old Testament. Zondervan, 1995.

Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. The Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable and Relevant? Intervarsity  Press, 2000.

Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. Toward Rediscovering the Old Testament. Zondervan, 1991. Kitchen

Kenneth A. On the Reliability of the Old Testament. Eerdmans, 2003. Kline

Meredith G. The Structure of Biblical Authority. 2nd edition. Eerdmans, 1975.

La Sor, William S., David A. Hubbard, Frederic W. Bush, and Leslie Allen. Old Testament Survey. 2nd edition. Eerdmans, 1996.

Leder, Arie C. Waiting for the Land: The Story Line of the Pentateuch. Presbyterian & Reformed, 2010.

Longman, Tremper, III. Making Sense of the Old Testament: Three Crucial Questions. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998.

Matthews, Victor H., and D. C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 3rd edition. Paulist, 2006.

Motyer, Alec. Look to the Rock: An Old Testament Background to Our Understanding of Christ. Kregel Academic & Professional, 1996.

Merrill, Eugene H. Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel, 2nd edition. Baker Academic, 2008.

Mark F. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti. The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. B & H Academic, 2011.

Niehaus, Jeffrey J. Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology. Kregel Academic & Professional, 2008.

Oswalt, John N. The Bible Among Ancient Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature? Zondervan, 2009.

Pritchard, James B. Ancient Near Eastern Texts. 3rd edition. Princeton University Press, 1969.

Provan, Iain, V. Philips Long, and Tremper Longman III. A Biblical History of Israel. Westminster/John Knox Press, 2003.

Richter, Sandra L. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament. InterVarsity, 2008.

Sailhamer, John H. The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition, and Interpretation. InterVarsity Press, 2009.

Sailhamer, John H. The Pentateuch as Narrative: A Biblical?Theological Commentary. Zondervan, 1992.

Sasson, Jack M. ed. Civilizations of the Ancient Near East. 4 volumes. Hendrickson, 2006.

Schultz, Samuel J. The Old Testament Speaks. 3rd edition. Harper & Row, 1980.

Sparks, Kenton L. Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible: A Guide to the Background Literature. Hendrickson, 2005.

Schwantes, Siegfried J. A Short History of the Ancient Near East. Baker Book House, 1965.

Van De Mieroop, Marc. A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000?323BC. 2nd edition. Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Vanhoozer, Kevin J., ed. Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament: A Book by Book Survey. Baker Academic, 2008.

Walton, John H. Ancient Israelite Literature in its Cultural Context: A Survey of Parallels Between Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Texts. Zondervan, 1989.

Walton, John H. Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Bible. Baker Academic, 2006.

Walton, John H. and Andrew E. Hill. The Old Testament Today: A Journal from the Original Meaning to Contemporary Significance. Zondervan, 2004.

Wood, Leon J. The Prophets of Israel. Baker Book House, 1979.

Wright, Christopher. Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament. Intervarsity Press, 1992.

Young, Edward J. An Introduction to the Old Testament. Eerdmans, 1960.

BI13 New Testament Introduction/BI 14 Biblical Hermeneutics

Patzia, Arthur G. and Petrotta, Anthony J. Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.

NT21  Intermediate Greek: Syntax and Exegesis
Blass, F. and A. DeBrunner. A Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. Translated by Robert W. Funk. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1961. ISBN: 0-226-27110-2.

Louw, Johannes P. and Eugene A. Nida. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains, 2nd ed. New York: United Bible Societies, 1989.

Moule, C. F. D. An Idiom Book of New Testament Greek. 2d ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959.

Moulton, James Hope, Wilbert Francis Howard, and Nigel Turner. A Grammar of New Testament Greek. 4 vols. volume 1, volume 2, volume 3, volume 4,  Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1908–1976.

Porter, Stanley. Idioms of the Greek New Testament, 2nd ed. Biblical Languages: Greek series. Sheffield: JSOT Press/Continuum, 1992. [ISBN: 1850753792 paperback]

Young, Richard A. Intermediate New Testament Greek: A Linguistic and Exegetical Approach. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994.

Robertson, A. T. A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1934.

Zerwick, Maximilian S. J. Biblical Greek: Illustrated by Examples. English ed. Roma: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1994. ISBN: 88-7653-554-3

Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis – Jonah

Tucker, W. Dennis, Jr. Jonah: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text. Waco, Tex.: BaylorPress, 2006.

Long, Gary  A.  Grammatical   Concepts  101   for  Biblical  Hebrew.    Peabody,  MA: Hendrickson, 2002.

Arnold, Bill T. and John H. Choi. A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Brown, Francis, S. R. Driver and Charles A. Briggs. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament. Oxford: Clarendon, 1952. (BDB)

Limburg, James. Jonah. Old Testament Library. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox, 1993.

Putnam, Frederic Clarke, ed. A Cumulative Index to the Grammar and syntax of Biblical Hebrew. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 1996.

Sasson, Jack M. Jonah. Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1990.

Stuart, Douglas. Hosea-Jonah. Word Biblical Commentary. Waco, Tex.: Word Books, 1987.

Wolff, Hans Walter. Obadiah and Jonah: A Commentary. Trans. Margaret Kohl. Minneapolis, Minn.: Augsburg, 1986.

PRECISION WRITING

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer Adler & Charles Van Doren (Revised edition, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972).

The Oxford Guide to Library Research by Thomas Mann (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).

The Craft of Research by Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, & Joseph Williams (Third edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008).

PT11  Pastoral Theology I

Thomas Murphy, Pastor Theology ( Primedia eLaunch, 2013)

John Angell James, An Earnest Ministry (Banner of Truth, 1993)

The Westminster Conf. Papers, The Office and Work of the Minister (Tentmaker, 1986).

Charles Brown, The Ministry (The Banner of Truth, 2006).

Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor (The Banner of Truth, 1989

John Piper, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals (Broadman, 2002).

John Piper and Donald Carson, The Pastor as a Scholar and the Scholar as a Pastor (Crossway, 2011).

John MacArthur, Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry  (Word, 1995).

Ichabod Spencer, A Pastor’s Sketches -Vol. 1 & 2 (Solid Ground, 2002).

Tim Chester and Steve Timmis, Total Church (Crossway, 2008).

Colin Marshall and Tony Payne, The Trellis and the Vine (Matthias Media, 2009).

Gareth Crossley, Growing Leaders in the Church (Evangelical Press, 2008).

Ken Sande, The Peacemaker (Baker, 2004).

Curtis C. Thomas, Practical Wisdom for Pastors (Crossway, 2001).

C. John Miller, Excellence in Leadership (Zondervan, 1986).

C. John Miller, Outgrowing the Ingrown Church (Zondervan, 1986).

Mark Dever, The Deliberate Church (Crossway, 2005)

PT13  Preaching I

Adams, Jay. A Consumer’s Guide to Preaching: How to Get the Most Out of a Sermon. USA: Victor Books, 1991.

Alexander, J. W. Thoughts on Preaching. Repr. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1975.

Barnhouse, Donald Grey. Let Me Illustrate. Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell, 1967.

Chapell, Bryan. Using Illustrations to Preach with Power. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1992.

Dabney, R. L. R. L. Dabney on Preaching: Lectures on Sacred Rhetoric. Repr. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1979.

Gordon, T. David. Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2009

Jensen, Phillip D. and Grimmond, Paul. The Archer and the Arrow: Preaching the Very Words of God. Kingsford, NSW: Matthias Media, 2012

Johnson, Dennis. . Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2007.

Kistler, Don, ed. Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching. Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2002.

Larsen, David L. The Company of the Preachers. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1998.

Logan, Samuel T Jr., ed. The Preacher and  Preaching: Reviving the Art in the Twentieth Century. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1986.

MacArthur, John. Rediscovering Expository Preaching. Dallas: Word Publishing, 1992.

Meyer, Jason C. Preaching: A Biblical Theology. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.

Millar, Gary and Campbell, Phil. Saving Eutyches: How to Preach God’s Word and Keep People Awake. Kingsford, NSW: Matthias Media, 2013

Montoya, Alex. Preaching with Passion. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2000.

Motyer, Alec. Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching. Great Britain: Christian Focus, 2013

Olford, Stephen F., David L. Olford. Anointed Expository Preaching. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1998.

Perkins, William. The Art of Prophesying. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1982.

Shedd, William G. T. Homiletics and Pastoral Theology. London: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1965.

Smith, Robert. Doctrine that Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing, 2008

Spring, Gardiner. The Power of the Pulpit: Thoughts addressed to Christian Ministers and those who hear them. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1986.

Stapleton, Michael. The Illustrated Dictionary of Greek and Roman Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1978.

Stott, John R. W. Biblical Preaching Today. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1961.

Stott, John R. W. The Preacher’s Portrait. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1961.

PT14 Preaching II

Adam, Peter. Speaking God’s Words: A Practical Theology of Expository Preaching. Downers Grove: IVP, 1996.

Akin, Daniel L., Bill Curtis, and Stephen Rummage. Engaging Exposition. Nashville: B&H, 2011.

Akin, Daniel L., David L. Allen, and Ned L. Mathews, eds. Text-Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon. Nashville: B&H, 2010.

Beeke, Joel R. How to Evaluate Sermons. Darlington, England: EP Books, 2012.

Bryson, Harold T. Expository Preaching: The Art of Preaching Through a Book of the Bible. Nashville: B&H, 1995.

Carter, Terry G., J. Scott Duvall, and J. Daniel Hays. Preaching God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Preparing, Developing, and Delivering the Sermon. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

Chapell, Bryan, ed. The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach: Help from Trusted Preachers for Tragic Times. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

Chapell, Bryan. Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. Grand Rapids: Baker,1994.

Clowney, Edmund P. Wheaton: Crossway, 2003.

Dever, Mark and Greg Gilbert. Preach: Theology Meets Practice. Nashville: B&H, 2012.

Goldsworthy, Graeme. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Greidanus, Sidney. Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Method. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

Henry, Jim and Marilyn Jeffcoat. The Two Shall Become One: A Wedding Manual. Nashville: B&H, 2000.

Henry, Jim. A Minister’s Treasury of Funeral & Memorial Messages. Nashville, B&H, 2003.

Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament: A Guide for the Church. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.

Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching & Teaching. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1981.

Kistler, Don, ed. Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching. Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria, 2002.

Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn. Preaching and Preachers. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1971.

MacArthur, John F. Jr., Rediscovering Expository Preaching: Balancing the Science and Art of Biblical Exposition. Edited by Richard L. Mayhue and Robert L. Thomas. Dallas: Word, 1992.

McDill, Wayne. The 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching. Nashville: B&H, 1994.

Merida, Tony. Nashville: B&H, 2009.

Piper, John. The Supremacy of God in Preaching. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.

Richard, Ramesh. Preparing Expository Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for Biblical Preaching. GrandRapids: Baker, 2001.

Ryken, Leland, and Todd Wilson. Wheaton: Crossway, 2007.

Shaddix, Jim. The Passion-Driven Sermon: Changing the Way Pastors Preach and Congregations Listen. Nashville: B&H, 2003.

Smith, Steven W. Nashville: B&H, 2015.

Stott, John R. W. The Preacher’s Portrait. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1961.

Vines, Jerry and Jim Shaddix. Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons. Chicago: Moody, 1999.

York, Hershael W. and Bert Decker. Preaching with Bold Assurance: A Solid and Enduring Approach to Engaging Exposition. Nashville: B&H, 2003.

PT15 History of Preaching and Preachers

Broadus, John A. Lectures on the History of Preaching. New York: Sheldon & Co., 1876.

Dargan, Edwin C. A History of Preaching from the Apostolic Fathers to the Great Reformers, A.D. 70-1572.  New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1905.

Dargan, Edwin C. A History of Preaching from the Close of the Reformation Period to the End of the Nineteenth Century, 1572-1900. New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1913.

Dargan, Edwin C. The Art of Preaching in the Light of Its History. New York: G. H. Doran, 1922.

Davies, Horton. Worship and Theology in England. 3 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996. Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3

Edwards, O. C. A History of Preaching. Nashville: Abingdon, 2004.

Ker, John. Lectures on the History of Preaching. New York: A. C. Armstrong & Son, 1888.

McKibbens, Thomas. The Forgotten Heritage: A Lineage of Great Baptist Preaching. Macon: Mercer, 1986.

Old, Hughes O. The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church. 7 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998-2010. Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5, Vol 6, Vol 7

Pattison, T. Harwood. The History of Christian Preaching. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1903.

Smyth, Charles. The Art of Preaching: A Practical Survey of Preaching in the Church of England, 747-1939. New York: MacMillan, 1940.

Stitzinger, James F. “The History of Expository Preaching.” The Master’s Seminary Journal 3(1992): 5-32.

Stout, Harry S. The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England. New York: Oxford, 1986.

Turnbull, Ralph G. A History of Preaching from the Close of the Nineteenth Century to the Middle of the Twentieth Century. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1974.

Webber, Frederick R. A History of Preaching in Britain and America. 3 vols. Milwaukee:Northwestern, 1957.

Wiersbe, Warren W. and Lloyd M. Perry. The Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching and Preachers. Chicago: Moody, 1984

PT18 Law and Gospel in Pastoral Ministry

Stephen Tyng. Lectures on the Law and the Gospel (Vestavia Hills, Alabama: Solid Ground Christian Books).

Richard Barcellos.  In Defense of the Decalogue (Enumclaw, Washington:  WinePressPublishing, 2001).

Ernest Reisinger.  The Law and the Gospel (Philipsburg, Pennsylvania:  Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1997).

Wayne Strickland, Editor. Five Views of the Law and the Gospel (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1996).

John Murray. Principles of Conduct (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1981).

E. F. The Marrow of Modern Divinity

Patrick Fairbairn. The Revelation of Law in Scripture (Winona Lake,  Indiana:  Alpha Publications, 1979).

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