The bibliographical entries in the course syllabus for BIB 5115: Intro to Biblical Studies II are required readings for the comprehensive exam. The following Reading List contains additional new readings as well as the BIB 5115 course readings to which special attention should be paid: (Original PDF)
and ANE History:
Bright, A History of
Israel or Michael D. Coogan (ed.), The
Oxford History of the Biblical World or J. H. Hayes & J. M.
Miller, Israelite and Judaean History.
Elements in the ANE
A. J. Hoerth, Peoples of the Old Testament World, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1998 or D. J. Wiseman, Peoples of Old Testament Times. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973.
and ANE Religions
Biblical and ANE Literature
H. Walton, Ancient
Israelite Literature in its Cultural Context, Grand Rapids:
Biblical Archaeology: These are very large files! Please download before printing.
The Canonization of Hebrew Scripture: The Talmudic and
Midrashic Evidence (New Haven, 1991), pp. 51-72 and notes.
(Requires a password to open this file since it is copyrighted.)
Dotan, Ben Asher’s Creed: A Study of the History of the
Controversy (Missoula, 1977).
M. Cohen, ‘Mavo L'Mahadurat Hakketer’ in M. Cohen, ed., Mikro'ot
G'dolot Hakketer - Yehoshua/Shoftim, (Jerusalem, 1992), pp. 1-57
(Eric: only up to p. 53 and notes. Requires a password to open this file since it is copyrighted.
Simon, Four Approaches to the Book of Psalms (Albany,
Septimus, “‘Open Rebuke and Concealed Love’:
Nahmanides and the Andalusian Tradition” in I. Twersky, ed., Rabbi
Moses Nahmanides (Ramban): Explorations in His Religious
and Literary Virtuosity (Cambridge, 1983), pp. 11-34.
M. Idel, “R Moshe ben Nachman-Kabalah Halacha umanhigut ruchanit”
Tarbiz 64(1995), pp. 535-580.