Recommended Readings

What follows is a list of recommended readings on a variety of topics. Being included in this list does not necessarily indicate that I agree with all, or even most, of what is in the writing. It indicates that I think the writing is important and/or of high quality. Nonetheless, writing that I generally agree with is far more likely to find its way into this list. Bold face is used to indicate writings that I think are the best of the best for the subject in question.




Sarna, Nahum M. The JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1991.


Levine, Baruch A. Leviticus. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1989.

Milgrom, Jacob. Leviticus 1-16. New York: Doubleday, 1991.

Milgrom, Jacob. Leviticus 17-22. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Milgrom, Jacob. Leviticus 23-27. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Wenham, Gordon J. The Book of Leviticus. Kindle Edition. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979.


Ashley, Timothy R. The Book of Numbers. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1993.

Cole, R. Dennis. Numbers. Kindle Edition. The New American Commentary. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2000.

Levine, Baruch A. Numbers 1-20. The Anchor Yale Bible. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Levine, Baruch A. Numbers 21-36. The Anchor Yale Bible. New York: Yale University Press, 2000.

Milgrom, Jacob. Numbers. The JPS Torah Commentary. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1989.

Wenham, Gordon J. Numbers. Kindle Edition. Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. IVP Academic, 2015.


Tomasino, Anthony. Esther. Evangelical Exegetical Commentary. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2013.


Kruse, Colin G. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Kindle Edition. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014.

Moo, Douglas J. The Epistle to the Romans. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1996.

Schreiner, Thomas R. Romans. Kindle Edition. Baker Academic, 1998.

1 Peter

Elliott, John H. 1 Peter. Yale University Press, 2001.

Jobes, Karen H. 1 Peter. Kindle Edition. Baker Academic & Brazos Press, 2005.

Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2 Peter, Jude. Holman Reference, 2003.

2 Peter

Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2 Peter, Jude. Holman Reference, 2003.


Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2 Peter, Jude. Holman Reference, 2003.


Beale, G. K. The Book of Revelation. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998.

Koester, Craig R. Revelation and the End of All Things. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001.

Mounce, Robert H. The Book of Revelation. Revised. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010.


OT History

Kitchen, K. A. On the Reliability of the Old Testament. Annotated edition. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006.

Primeval History

Hodge, B. C. Revisiting the Days of Genesis: A Study of the Use of Time in Genesis 1-11 in Light of Its Ancient Near Eastern and Literary Context. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2011.

New Testament

Robinson, John A. T. Redating the New Testament. Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2001.

The Gospels

Burridge, Richard A. What Are the Gospels?: A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography. 2nd ed. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004.

Goodacre, Mark. Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas’s Familiarity with the Synoptics. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012.

Hill, C. E. Who Chose the Gospels?: Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy. Oxford University Press, USA, 2010.

Wenham, John. Redating Matthew, Mark and Luke: A Fresh Assault on the Synoptic Problem. InterVarsity Press, 1992.

NT History

Bruce, F. F. The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? 6th Kindle Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1981.

Chapman, David W. Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2010.

Gerhardsson, Birger. Memory and Manuscript with Tradition and Transmission in Early Christianity. Revised. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998.

Gerhardsson, Birger. The Reliability of Gospel Tradition. Hendrickson Publishers, 2001.

Hemer, Colin J. The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History. Edited by Conrad H. Gempf. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1990.

Keener, Craig S. Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. Baker Academic, 2011.

Historical Jesus

Barnett, Paul W. Jesus and the Logic of History. New Studies in Biblical Theology 3. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2001.

Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony. First Printing. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006.

Habermas, Gary R., and Michael R. Licona. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus. Kindle Edition. Kregel Publications, 2004.

Hoehner, Harold W. Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ. Kindle Edition. Zondervan, 2010.

Licona, Michael R. The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach. IVP Academic, 2010.

McIver, Robert K. Memory, Jesus, and the Synoptic Gospels. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011.

Porter, Stanley E., and Stephen J. Bedard. Unmasking the Pagan Christ: An Evangelical Response to the Cosmic Christ Idea. Toronto: Clements Publishing, 2006.

Textual Criticism

Metzger, Bruce M., ed. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. Second Edition. Hendrickson Pub, 2005.


Cavanaugh, William T. The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Duffin, Jacalyn. Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Howell, Martha, and Walter Prevenier. From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2001.

Kamen, Henry. The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision. Fourth Edition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.

McCullagh, Christopher Behan. Justifying Historical Descriptions. Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Roach, Marilynne K. The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege. Taylor Trade Publishing, 2004.



Kaczor, Christopher. The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice. 2nd Edition. Routledge, 2014.

Philosophy of Mind

Baker, Mark C., and Stewart Goetz. Soul Hypothesis: Investigations into the Existence of the Soul. Kindle Edition. Continuum, 2010.

Philosophy of Religion

Earman, John. Hume’s Abject Failure: The Argument Against Miracles. Kindle Edition. Oxford University Press, USA, 2000.

Spitzer, Robert J. New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010.


Bonnette, Dennis. Aquinas’ Proofs for God’s Existence: St. Thomas Aquinas on: “The Per Accidens Necessarily Implies the Per Se.” Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 1973.

Jensen, Steven J. Knowing the Natural Law: From Precepts and Inclinations to Deriving Oughts. Washington, D.C: The Catholic University of America Press, 2015.

Martin, C. F. J. Thomas Aquinas: God and Explanations. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1997.

Oderberg, David S. Real Essentialism. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Wuellner, Bernard J. Summary Of Scholastic Principles. Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011.


Fortson, S. Donald, and Rollin G. Grams. Unchanging Witness: The Consistent Christian Teaching on Homosexuality in Scripture and Tradition. B&H Publishing Group, 2016.

Kronen, John, and Eric Reitan. God’s Final Victory: A Comparative Philosophical Case for Universalism. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Ramelli, Ilaria L. E. The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis: A Critical Assessment from the New Testament to Eriugena. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Ramelli, Ilaria L. E., and David Konstan. Terms for Eternity: Aiônios and Aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts. Gorgias Press, 2013.

Rydelnik, Michael. The Messianic Hope: Is the Old Testament Really Messianic? B&H Academic, 2010.