Monday, August 28, 2017

Old Testament Readings 9-2015 to 8-2017

A couple days I posted an index of New Testament readings that I posted over the last couple years. Today I am posting the Old Testament Readings. In 2015-17 we read through the Old Testament in the Hebrew order accompanied by various commentaries while reading New Testament theologies and devotionals. Starting this September I will reverse this. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday I will be reading the NT accompanied by various commentaries and the Hebrew scritpures accomapnied by theoloogies and devotionals. I’ll be starting in the OT with The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible by Michael S. Heiser. As you can see below, I used The College Press NIV Commentary quite often. I found it to be a reasonable conservative evangelical commentary. There were a few other commentaries that I have been wanting to go through for some time and included them. I have given dates for the postings rather than all the links. My blog is organized by date so that should make them fairly easy to find. Enjoy!

  1. Walter Brueggemann, Genesis, Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching, This commentary challenged me to a deeper faith and more radical allegiance to God and His promises. Brueggemann's approach in this commentary is homiletical; he is concerned with how to preach and teach the text. September 8-October 6 2015
  2. Exodus, Philip Graham Ryken and R. Kent Hughes, Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory, Ryken devotes about 200 pages of his commentary to Exodus 19-20. October 16-November 17 2015
  3. Allen P. Ross, Holiness to the Lord: A Guide to the Exposition of the Book of Leviticus, I love Allen Ross’ commentaries. Creation and Blessing (Genesis) is still one of my favorites. If you ever decide to preach or teach through Leviticus you need this one. November 21-December 16 2015
  4. Iain M. Duguid and R. Kent Hughes, Numbers: God’s Presence in the Wilderness, January 2-23 2016
  5. Jeffrey H. Tigay, Deuteronomy, The JPS Torah Commentary, The JPS Commentary set is a Jewish commentary that provides traditional rabbinic and halakhic, along with critical, commentary. January 28-February 15, 2016
  6. Mark Ziese, Joshua, The College Press NIV Commentary, I thought this was one of the better commentaries in the series. February 26 and March 5 2016, Ruth: May 12, 2017
  7. Rob Fleenor, Judges, The College Press NIV Commentary, This was my favorite commentary in this series. Judges: March 19 and 26 2016
  8. James E. Smith, 1 and 2 Samuel, The College Press NIV Commentary, April 2-May 10 2016
  9. Jesse C. Long, 1 & 2 Kings, College Press NIV Commentary, May 22-July 13, 2016
  10. Terry R. Briley, Isaiah, The College Press NIV Commentary, August 6-September 6 2016
  11. Leslie C. Allen, Jeremiah: A Commentary, The Old Testament Library, This commentary does a good job of focusing on the forms Jeremiah uses to convey his message, and connects each passage with its Old and New Testament contexts. September 9-October 18 2016
  12. Brandon Fredenburg, Ezekiel The College Press NIV Commentary, October 22-November 19 2016
  13. Harold Shank, Minor Prophets vol. 1, The College Press NIV Commentary, Hosea through Jonah, November 25-December 14 2016
  14. Clay Ham and Mark Hahlen, Minor Prophets, The College Press NIV Commentary, Nahum through Malachi, January 8-25 2017
  15. S. Edward Tesh and Walter D. Zorn, Psalms 1, The College Press NIV Commentary, Psalms 1-89, January 30-March 13 2017
  16. S. Edward Tesh and Walter D. Zorn, Psalms 2, The College Press NIV Commentary, March 22-April 12 2017
  17. August H. Konkel and Tremper Longman III, Cornerstone Biblical Commentary, Vol 6: Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs, The authors’ main thesis is that Ecclesiastes, along with Job, provides an alternative view to Proverbs. Wisdom does not always bring success. It has limitations. Something more is needed to give ultimate meaning to life. Job: April 18-April 30 2017, Song of Songs May 19, 2017, Ecclesiastes May 23, 2017
  18. Dave Bland, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs, The College Press NIV Commentary, The commentary emphasizes that Proverbs is probably the only book of the Bible that can be read “verse-by-verse,” but even here the sayings are organized and grouped so that context is still important. Proverbs: May 4-May 10 2017.
  19. Timothy M. Willis, Jeremiah/Lamentations, College Press NIV Commentary, Lamentations May 28, 2017
  20. Mark Mangano, Esther & Daniel, The College Press NIV Commentary, Esther June 2, 2017, June 8-18 2017
  21. Keith N. Schoville, Ezra-Nehemiah, The College Press NIV Commentary, Ezra June 23, 2017, Nehemiah: July 5, 2017 
  22. John Mark Hicks, 1 & 2 Chronicles, The College Press NIV Commentary, July 14-August 30 2017

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