Finalists for Best Books in Old Testament Studies in 2019

The Biblical Foundations Book Award

The Center for Biblical Studies is pleased to announce the following finalists for best books in Old Testament Studies in 2019 for the Biblical Foundations Book Award (listed in no particular order).

The winners in each category (Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Theology) will be announced on February 20 and the Biblical Foundations Book of the Year will be announced on February 24. You can read the original announcement of the Biblical Foundations Book Award, which includes the list of distinguished jurors and participating publishers, here. We congratulate each of the authors for their outstanding work.


Urban Legends of the Old Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions
By David E. Croteau and Gary E. Yates
Published by B&H Academic

The Liturgy of Creation: Understanding Calendars in Old Testament Context
By Michael LeFebvre
Published by IVP Academic

Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters
By Carmen Joy Imes
Published by IVP Academic

An Obituary for “Wisdom Literature”: The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus
By Will Kynes
Published by Oxford University Press

Reading Scripture Canonically: Theological Instincts for Old Testament Interpretation
By Mark S. Gignilliat
Published by Baker Academic

Paradigm Change in Pentateuchal Research
Edited by Matthias Armgardt, Benjamin Kilchor, and Markus Zehnder
Published by Otto Harrassowitz

The Multifaceted Saviour of Psalms 110 and 118: A Canonical Exegesis
By Ian J. Vaillancourt
Published by Sheffied Phoenix Press

The World around the Old Testament: The People and Places of the Ancient Near East
Edited by Bill T. Arnold and Brent A. Strawn
Published by Baker Academic

Basics of Hebrew Discourse: A Guide to Working with Hebrew Prose and Poetry
By Matthew H. Patton and Frederic Clarke Putnam
Edited by Miles V. Van Pelt
Published by Zondervan Academic

Exegetical Gems from Biblical Hebrew: A Refreshing Guide to Grammar and Interpretation
By H. H. Hardy II
Published by Baker Academic


Isaiah: A Mentor Commentary, Volumes 1–2
By Paul R. House
Published by Christian Focus

Amos, Jonah, & Micah (Evangelical Exegetical Commentary)
By JoAnna M. Hoyt
Published by Lexham Press

Walking the Ancient Paths: A Commentary on Jeremiah
By Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. with Tiberius Rata
Published by Lexham Press

Genesis: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)
By Andrew E. Steinmann
Published by IVP Academic

Psalms 73–150: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (The New American Commentary)
By Daniel J. Estes
Published by B&H


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