Basic Library Booklist

Detriot Baptist Theological Seminary

Description

This list has been prepared to assist students at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in selecting books for their future ministries. It has been specifically designed to answer the question of which books are the best on a particular book of the Bible or theological subject. In the case of commentaries, best means those that are the most helpful in exegesis and exposition, as well as understanding the overall argument of a book. Commentaries of a sermonic and/or devotional nature, though helpful and oftentimes essential for sermon preparation, are not generally represented in this list. The books are listed in order of importance. The first book listed, if available, is the one the student should purchase first. However, it should not be assumed that one commentary will suffice for the task of teaching or preaching through a book. This is almost never the case.

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Wenham, Gordon J. Genesis. 2 Vols. WBC. Thomas Nelson, 1987. Genesis Genesis: ranked 1
Selman, Martin J. 1 & 2 Chronicles. 4 Vols. TOTC. InterVarsity Press, 2008. 1 & 2 Chronicles 1/2 Chronicles: ranked 3
Waltke, Bruce K. The Book of Proverbs. 2 Vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2004. The Book of Proverbs Proverbs: ranked 1
Oswalt, John N. The Book of Isaiah. 2 Vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1986. The Book of Isaiah Isaiah: ranked 1
Block, Daniel I. The Book of Ezekiel. 2 Vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1997. The Book of Ezekiel Ezekiel: ranked 1
Bock, Darrell L. Luke. 2 Vols. BECNT. Baker Academic, 1994. Luke Luke: ranked 1
Thomas, Robert L. Revelation. 2 Vols. WEC. Moody Press, 1992. Revelation Revelation: ranked 9

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Top Commentaries by Book Top Commentaries by Series Forthcoming & Unreleased Commentaries
Pentateuch History Poetry Prophets Minor Prophets
Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1/2 Samuel 1/2 Kings 1/2 Chronicles Ezra/Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi
Backgrounds
OT Theology OT Introduction Atlases Biblical-Theological Dictionaries Archaeology Hebrew Lexicons Hebrew Grammars (Introductory) Hebrew Grammars (Intermediate) Hebrew Grammars (Advanced) Old Testament Canon/Textual Criticism Histories of Israel Ancient Near Eastern Histories Sociological and Anthropological Studies Feminist, Minority, and Third World Studies Literary Approaches Israelite Religion Messianic Judaism OT Apocryphal
Gospels/Acts Pauline Epistles General Epistles
Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1/2 Thessalonians Pastoral Epistles Philemon Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter/Jude Johannine Epistles Revelation
Backgrounds
Primary Source Materials NT Grammar NT Textual Criticism Lexical Analysis NT Introductions NT Theology History and Religion NT Apocryphal
Dictionaries / Encyclopedias Jesus & the Gospels Pauline Studies
Systematics Subjects
Systematic Theology Prolegomena Scriptures and Revelation Trinitarianism Doctrine of God Humanity/Anthropology Harmartiology/Sin Pneumatology/Holy Spirit Christology Soteriology/Salvaion Angels and Demons The Church Eschatology Biblical Theology Providence/Soveriegnty Ethics Sola Scriptura Theological Dictionaries Narrative Themes
Christian Life Ministry
Biblical Counseling Anxiety Technology Preaching