OT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies

A list of the best books on OT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users.



All Books on OT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies

Score Cover Author Title Pages Series Year Tags Links
The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape, and Interpretation Waltke, Bruce K. 266 SDSSRL 2001
Ancient Texts For The Study Of The Hebrew Bible: A Guide To The Background Literature Sparks, Kenton L. 514 2005
Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance deSilva, David A. 432 2004
Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology (in two volumes) eds. Wright, Archie T.; Embry, Brad; Herms, Roland 1504 2018
What Is Midrash? (Guides to Biblical Scholarship New Testament Series) Neusner, Jacob 294 GtBS 1987
Liturgical Works (Eerdmans Commentaries on the Dead Sea Scrolls) Davila, James R. 349 2001
1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation Nickelsburg, George W. E.; VanderKam, James C. 184 2012
Rewriting Scripture in Second Temple Times Crawford, Sidnie White 144 SDSSRL 2008
Midrash: Reading the Bible with Question Marks Eisenberg-Sasso, Sandy 200 2013
The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls Magness, Jodi 284 SDSSRL 2003
The Formation of the Jewish Canon Lim, Timothy H. 304 AYBRL 2013
History and Prophecy: The Development of Late Judean Literary Traditions Peckham, Brian 832 AYBRL 1993
Studies in Midrash and Related Literature Goldin, Judah 419 JPS-SDS 1995
Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture (3 Volume Set) eds. Schiffman, Lawrence H.; Kugel, James L.; Feldman, Louis H. 3302 2014
Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash (Indiana Studies in Biblical Literature) Boyarin, Daniel 176 1994
A Companion to the Book of Enoch: A Reader's Commentary, Vol I: The Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36) Heiser, Michael S. 2020
The Cosmic Mountain in Canaan and the Old Testament Clifford, Richard J. 236 2010
Two Powers in Heaven: Early Rabbinic Reports About Christianity and Gnosticism Segal, Alan F. 314 2002
A Companion to the Book of Enoch: A Reader's Commentary, Vol II: The Parables of Enoch (1 Enoch 37-71) Heiser, Michael S. 2021
Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity: The Reception of Enochic Literature Reed, Annette Yoshiko 336 2006
The Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides Wilson, Walter L. 302 CEJL 2005
The Apocrypha Jones, Ivor H. 187 ECS 2003
The Deuterocanonical / Apocryphal Texts: Volume 5 Mills, Watson E.; Wilson, Richard F. 288 MCB 2002
Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation Evans, Craig A. 304 1992
Wisdom Literature (Eerdmans Commentaries on the Dead Sea Scrolls) Kampen, John 408 2011
Introduction to Rabbinic Literature Neusner, Jacob 752 AYBRL 1999
Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls eds. Charlesworth, James H. 410 AYBRL 1992
Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls: The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, the Lost Library of Qumran Schiffman, Lawrence H. 560 AYBRL 1995
Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism Schiffman, Lawrence H. 500 SDSSRL 2010
A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature Fitzmyer, Joseph A. 320 SDSSRL 2008
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hasmonean State Eshel, Hanan 220 SDSSRL 2008
Biblical Interpretation at Qumran Henze, Matthias 228 SDSSRL 2004
Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls Collins, John J.; Kugler, Robert A. 177 SDSSRL 2000
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins Fitzmyer, Joseph A. 308 SDSSRL 2000
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible Ulrich, Eugene 327 SDSSRL 1999
Relics of Ancient Exegesis A Study of the Miscellanies in 3 Reigns 2 Gooding, D. W. 144 SOTSMS 2009
Hebrew Life and Literature: Selected Essays of Bernhard Lang  Lang, Bernhard 252 SOTSMS 2008
The Personification of Wisdom Sinnott, Alice M. 218 SOTSMS 2005
Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful: Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John Mathews, Mark D. 291 SNTSMS 2013
Geography in Early Judaism and Christianity: The Book of Jubilees Scott, James M. 348 SNTSMS 2005
The Concept of Purity at Qumran and in the Letters of Paul Newton, Michael 184 SNTSMS 2005
The Temple and the Community in Qumran and the New Testament: A Comparative Study in the Temple Symbolism of the Qumran Texts and the New Testament Gärtner, Bertil 180 SNTSMS 2005
The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 1: Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity eds. Mulder, M. J.; Sysling, Harry 956 CRINT 1988
The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 2: Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period: Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Qumran Sectarian Writings, Philo, Josephus eds. Stone, Michael Edward 714 CRINT 1984
The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 3: Literature of the Sages: Second Part: Midrash and Targum, Liturgy, Poetry, Mysticism, Contracts, Inscriptions, etc.... eds. Safrai, Shmuel; Safrai, Ze’ev; Schwartz, Joshua; Tomson, Peter J. 794 CRINT 2006
The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud: Volume 3: Literature of the Sages: First Part: Oral Tora Halakha, Mishna, Tosefta, Talmud, External Tractates eds. Safrai, Shmuel CRINT 1987
Josephus' Description of the Essenes: Illustrated by the Dead Sea Scrolls Beall, Todd S. 212 SNTSMS 2004
The Talmud – A Biography Banned, censored and burned. The book they couldn't suppress Freedman, Harry 256 2014
Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context: A Survey of Parallels Between Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Texts Walton, John H. 260 LBI 1994
Josephus' Interpretation of the Books of Samuel Avioz, Michael 272 LSTS 2015
Tendentious Hagiographies: Jewish Propagandist Fiction BCE Chyutin, Michael 352 LSTS 2012
The Use of Sobriquets in the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls Collins, Matthew A. 288 LSTS 2011
Gleanings from the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artifacts from the Schøyen Collection Elgvin, Torleif; Eshel, Hanan; Eshel, Esther; Hallermayer, M.; Pfann, Stephen; Goransson, S.; Schøyen, M. 208 LSTS 2016
The Aramaic and Egyptian Legal Traditions at Elephantine: An Egyptological Approach Botta, Alejandro F. 256 LSTS 2011
Dualism in Qumran Davies, Philip R.; Goff, Matthew J.; Heger, Paul; Hempel, Charlotte; Leonhardt-Balzer, Jutta; Popovic, Mladern; Tukasi, Emmanuel O.; Victor, Royce M. 208 LSTS 2010
Determinism and Petitionary Prayer in John and the Dead Sea Scrolls: An Ideological Reading of John and the Rule of the Community (1QS) Tukasi, Emmanuel O. 192 LSTS 2008
The Serekh Texts Metso, Sarianna 102 LSTS 2007
The Parabiblical Texts: Strategies for Extending the Scriptures among the Dead Sea Scrolls Falk, Daniel K. 202 LSTS 2007
The Self-Understanding of the Dead Sea Scrolls Community: An Eternal Planting, A House of Holiness Swarup, Paul 224 LSTS 2006
Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance deSilva, David A. 496 2018
Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism Simkovich, Malka Zeiger 424 2018
Echoes of a Prophet: The Use of Ezekiel in the Gospel of John and in Literature of the Second Temple Period Manning Jr., Gary T. 256 LNTS 2004
The Glory of Israel: The Theology and Provenance of the Isaiah Targum Chilton, Bruce D. 178 LHBOTS 1983
Exegesis at Qumran: 4Q Florilegium in Its Jewish Context Brooke, George J. 390 LHBOTS 1984
Temple Scroll: An Introduction, Translation and Commentary Maier, Johann 144 LHBOTS 1987
Theophoric Personal Names in Ancient Hebrew Fowler, Jeaneane D. LHBOTS 1988
A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora Boyarin, Daniel 192 2015
Introducing the Pseudepigrapha of Second Temple Judaism: Message, Context, and Significance Gurtner, Daniel M. 464 2020
Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism Reed, Annette Yoshiko 362 2020

Forthcoming Works

Year Author Title Series
forthcoming Crawford, Sidnie White The Damascus Document Hermeneia
forthcoming Rajak, Tessa; Pearce, Sarah J. K. The Letter of Aristeas Hermeneia
forthcoming Schuller, Eileen M. The Thanksgiving Scroll Hermeneia
forthcoming Zahn, Molly The Temple Scroll Hermeneia
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