Finalists for Best Books in Old Testament Studies in 2021

The Center for Biblical Studies Book Award

The Center for Biblical Studies is pleased to announce the following finalists for best books in Old Testament Studies in 2021 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 18 and the Center for Biblical Studies Book of the Year will be announced on February 21. We congratulate each of the authors for their outstanding work.


The Septuagint: What It Is and Why It Matters
By Gregory R. Lanier and William A. Ross
Published by Crossway

The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (NICOT)
By Thomas Renz
Published by Eerdmans

The Book of Jeremiah (NICOT)
By John Goldingay
Published by Eerdmans

Old Testament Use of Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Guide
By Gary Edward Schnittjer
Published by Zondervan Academic

The Lord is My Shepherd: Psalm 23 for the Life of the Church
By Richard S. Briggs
Published by Baker Academic

Abraham’s Silence: The Binding of Isaac, The Suffering of Job, and How to Talk Back to God
By J. Richard Middleton
Published by Baker Academic

The Law, the Prophets, and the Writings: Studies in Evangelical Old Testament Hermeneutics in Honor of Duane A. Garrett
Edited by Andrew M. King, William R. Osborne, and Joshua M. Philpot
Published by B&H Academic

Conspicuous in His Absence: Studies in the Song of Songs and Esther
By Chloe T. Sun
Published by IVP Academic

Figuring Resurrection: Joseph as a Death & Resurrection Figure in the Old Testament & Second Temple Judaism
By Jeffrey Pulse
Published by Lexham Press

Exodus (The Story of God Bible Commentary)
By Christopher J. H. Wright
Published by Zondervan Academic


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