How To Read the Bible For All Its Worth:

Start Here:

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: Fourth Edition by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour by Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart

Then go deeper. Start reading these books. There is no particular order just go where your interests take you. Remember, you do not have to agree with everything you read in a book. Think of scholarship and intellectual development as an ongoing conversation. All the authors that I am recommending here have a high view of scripture and at some level take it as authoritative in their lives.

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

The Art of Biblical History by V. Philips Long

A Biblical History of Israel by Iain Provan, V. Philips Long, and Tremper Longman III (If you find the introduction difficult, then skip to chapter 5, for now. Come back after you have read another history or two and you will see how brilliant it is.)

The Art of Biblical Narrative by Robert Alter

The Art of Biblical Poetry by Robert Alter

Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors by Douglas Stuart

Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors by Walter Brueggeman

Interpreting the Prophetic Word: An Introduction to the Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament by Willem VanGemeren

New Testament

New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors(3rd Edition) by Gordon Fee

Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation by N.T. (Tom) Wright

The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is by N.T. (Tom) Wright

Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God by Gordon D. Fee

Biblical Theology

The Progress of Redemption: The Story of Salvation from Creation to the New Jerusalem by Willem VanGemeren

The Search for Order: Biblical Eschatology in Focus by William Dumbrell

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