Study Materials

This section features a list of suggested secondary sources. Students were not required to consult these secondary sources; they are provided here as supplementary material.

Suggested Secondary Sources

Alter, Robert, and Frank Kermode, eds. The Literary Guide to the Bible. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780674875319.

Atler, Robert. The Art of Biblical Narrative. Reprint ed. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1983. ISBN: 9780465004270.

———. The Art of Biblical Poetry. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1987. ISBN: 9780465004317.

Brown, Raymond. An Introduction to the New Testament. New York, NY: Anchor Bible, 1997. ISBN: 9780385247672.

Fredriksen, Paula. Jesus of Nazareth: King of the Jews: A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity. New York, NY: Vintage, 2000. ISBN: 9780679767466.

———. From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Christ. 2nd ed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780300084573.

Friedman, Richard Elliott. Who Wrote the Bible? San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1997. ISBN: 9780060630355.

Heschel, Abraham Joshua. The Prophets. New York, NY: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2001. ISBN: 9780060936990.

Kugel, James L. The Bible As It Was. Reprint ed. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780674069411.

Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels. Reissue ed. New York, NY: Vintage, 1999. ISBN: 9780679724537.

———. Adam, Eve, and the Serpent. New York, NY: Vintage, 1989. ISBN: 9780679722328.

Sanders, E. P. The Historical Figure of Jesus. New York, NY: Penguin, 1996. ISBN: 9780140144994.

Segal, Alan F. Rebecca's Children: Judaism and Christianity in the Roman World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780674750760.

———. Paul the Convert: The Apostolate and Apostasy of Saul the Pharisee. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780300052275.