Finalists for Best Books in Biblical Theology in 2020

The Center for Biblical Studies Book Award

The Center for Biblical Studies is pleased to announce the following finalists for best books in Biblical Theology and Reference in 2020 for the Center for Biblical Studies Book Award (listed in no particular order).

The winners in each category (Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Theology) will be announced on February 19 and the Center for Biblical Studies Book of the Year will be announced on February 22. We congratulate each of the authors for their outstanding work.


Exodus Old and New: A Biblical Theology of Redemption (Essential Studies in Biblical Theology)
By L. Michael Morales
Published by IVP Academic

Rebels and Exiles: A Biblical Theology of Sin and Restoration (Essential Studies in Biblical Theology)
By Matthew S. Harmon
Published by IVP Academic

Biblical Theology According to the Apostles: How the Earliest Christians Told the Story of Israel (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
By Chris Bruno, Jared Compton, and Kevin McFadden
Published by IVP Academic

Invitation to Biblical Theology: Exploring the Shape, Storyline, and Themes of Scripture (Invitation to Theological Studies Series)
By Jeremy M. Kimble and Ched Spellman
Published by Kregel Academic

The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament
By G. K. Beale and Benjamin L. Gladd
Published by IVP Academic

Divine Blessing and the Fullness of Life in the Presence of God (Short Studies in Biblical Theology)
By William R. Osborne
Published by Crossway

The Serpent and the Serpent Slayer (Short Studies in Biblical Theology)
By Andrew David Naselli
Published by Crossway

Demons: What the Bible Really Says About the Powers of Darkness
By Michael S. Heiser
Published by Lexham Press


Introducing the Pseudepigrapha of Second Temple Judaism: Message, Context, and Significance
By Daniel M. Gurtner
Published by Baker Academic

In Stone and Story: Early Christianity in the Roman World
By Bruce W. Longenecker
Published by Baker Academic

Studying the New Testament Through Inscriptions: An Introduction
By D. Clint Burnett
Published by Hendrickson

The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary
Edited by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays
Published by Baker Books

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine
By Catherine Hezser
Published by Oxford University Press


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