Bibliography

The following is a list of sources that are either cited on this website or which I have found useful in my studies.  Included in some will be links to brief reviews on Hebrew Root.

All quotations from the Babylonian Talmud, unless otherwise attributed, are from Jacob Neusner’s The Babylonian Talmud: Translation and Commentary (Hendrickson, 2006) 

All quotations from the Early Church Fathers, unless otherwise attributed, are from The Early Church Fathers Series in WinHelp Format: A 37-volume electronic collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church by Maged Nabih Kamel, MD (1996), http://www.zeitun-eg.org/ecfidx.htm

Books

Anderson, Sir Robert, The Coming Prince (Kregel Publications, 1957)

Archer, Gleason L. Jr., Daniel (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, Gaebelein, Frank E., ed.), (Zondervan, 1981)

Barnhouse, Donald Grey, Revelation: An Expositional Commentary (Zondervan, 1971)

Boice, James Montgomery, Genesis:  An Expositional Commentary, Volume 1:  Chapters 1-11 (Baker, 2002)

Bokenkotter, Thomas, A Concise History of the Catholic Church (Doubleday, 2004)

Bonchek, Avigdor, Studying the Torah: A Guide to In-Depth Interpretation (Aronson, 2004)

The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Hendrickson, 2005)

Brown, Michael L.

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Volume 1:  General and Historical Objections (Baker, 2000)

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Volume 2:  Theological Objections (Baker, 2000)

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Volume 3:  Messianic Prophecy Objections (Baker, 2003)

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Volume 4:  New Testament Objections (Baker, 2007)

Davies, W.D., Paul and Rabbinic Judaism: Some Rabbinic Elements in Pauline Theology (SPCK, 1962)

Cohen, Abraham, Everyman’s Talmud: The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages (Schocken, 1975)

Cornuke, Robert and David Halbrook, In Search for the Lost Ark of the Covenant (Broadman and Holman, 2002)

The Chumash: The Stone Edition by Rabbi Nosson Scherman (Artscroll, 2001)

Dahl, M. E., The Resurrection of the Body (SCM, 1962)

Davies, W.D., Paul and Rabbinic Judaism: Some Rabbinic Elements in Pauline Theology (SPCK, 1962) – Review

Donin, Rabbi Hayim Halevy

To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life (Basic, 1972)

To Pray as a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service (Basic, 1980)

Durant, Will, The Reformation: A History of European Civilization from Wycliff to Calvin: 1300 – 1564 (Simon and Schuster, 1957)

Duvernoy, Claude, Controversy of Zion (New Leaf Press, 1987)

Eastman, Mark and Chuck Smith, The Search for Messiah (Joy, 1996)

Edersheim, Alfred, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah: Complete and Unabridge in One Volume (Hendrickson, 1993)

Edersheim, Alfred, The Temple:  Its Ministry and Services, (Hendrickson, 1994)

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, David L. Lieber, ed. (Rabbinical Assembly, 2004)

Evans, Michael D., The American Prophecies:  Ancient Scriptures Reveal Our Nation’s Future (Warner Faith, 2004)

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Gaebelein, Frank E., Ed. (Zondervan, 1981), in 12 volumes

Faid, Robert W., A Scientific Approach to Christianity (New Leaf, 1991)

Gentile, Ernest B., The Final Triumph:  What Everyone Should Know About Jesus’ Glorious Return (Chosen Books, 2001)

Geisler, Dr. Norman, Systematic Theology (Bethany, 2003) in two volumes

Grant, Michael, A Guide to the Ancient World (H.W. Wilson, 1986)

Gundry, Robert H., The Church and the Tribulation:  A Biblical Examination of Posttribulationism (Zondervan, 1973)

Halley’s Bible Handbook with the New International Version, 24th ed. (Zondervan, 1965)

Halley’s Bible Handbook with the New International Version, 25th ed. (Zondervan, 2000)

Hammer, Reuven, Entering the High Holy Days:  A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers, and Themes (JPS, 2005)

Hegg, Tim

Fellowheirs: Jews & Gentiles Together in the Family of God (FFOZ, 2003) – Review

The Letter Writer: Paul’s Background and Torah Perspective (FFOZ, 2002)

Hislop, Alexander, The Two Babylons (Chick Publications, no copyright given, original copyright 1858)

Hunt, Dave

What Love is This? Calvinism’s Misrepresentation of God (Loyal, 2002)

A Woman Rides the Beast:  The Roman Catholic Church and the Last Days (Harvest House, 1994)

Ironside, H.A., Lectures on the Book of Revelation (37th printing, Loizeaux Brothers, 1985)

Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews

Kasdan, Barney, God’s Appointed Customs: A Messianic Jewish Guide to the Biblical Lifecycle and Lifestyle (Lederer Books, 1991)

Kasdan, Barney, God’s Appointed Times: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Celebrating the Biblical Holidays (Messenger Media, 1993)

Kinzer, Mark S., Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism: Redefining Christian Engagement with the Jewish People (Brazos, 2005)

Koch, Robert and Remy, Christianity: New Religion or Sect of Biblical Judaism? (Messenger Media, 1999)

Lancaster, D. Thomas,

Restoration: Returning the Torah of God to the Disciples of Jesus (FFOZ, 2005)

King of the Jews: Resurrecting the Jewish Jesus (FFOZ, 2006)

The Mystery of the Gospel: Jew and Gentile and the Eternal Purpose of God (FFOZ, 2003) – Review

Leman, Derek,

Jesus Didn’t Have Blue Eyes (Mt. Olive Press, 2004)

A New Look at the Old Testament (Mt. Olive Press, 2006)

Paul Didn’t Eat Pork: Reappraising the Pharisee (Mt. Olive Press, 2005)

Lewis, C.S.

Mere Christianity (Touchstone, 1996)

The Problem of Pain (Harper San Francisco, 2001)

Lewis, David Allen, Signs of His Coming (New Leaf Press, 1997)

Lockyer, Herbert, All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible (Zondervan, 1973)

Luther, Martin, Commentary on Romans (Kregel, 1976)

MacPherson, Dave, The Rapture Plot (Millennium III, 2000)

McDowell, Josh, Evidence that Demands a Verdict:  Historical Evidences for the Christian Faith (Thomas Nelson, 1979), in two volumes

Missler, Chuck and Mark Eastman, Alien Encounters:  The Secret Behind the UFO Phenomenon, revised ed. (Koinonia House, 2003)

Morris, Henry M., The Genesis Record:  A Scientific & Devotional Commentary on the Book of Beginnings (Baker Book House and Master Books, 1976)

Mounce, Robert H., Matthew (New International Biblical Commentary Series) (Hendrickson, 1991), in two volumes

Murphy, Dr. Ed, The Handbook For Spiritual Warfare, Revised and Updated (Thomas Nelson, 2003)

Nanos, Mark, The Mystery of Romans: The Jewish Context of Paul’s Letter (Augsburg Fortress, 1996)

Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers

[NETS] A New English Translation of the Septuagint, Albert Pietersma and Benjamin G. Wright, ed. (Oxford, 2007)

Olsen, C. Gordon, Beyond Calvinism and Arminnianism: An Inductive Mediate Theory of Salvation (Global Gospel Publishers, 2002)

Peck, M. Scott, M.D., People of the Lie:  The Hope for Healing Human Evil (Simon and Schuster, 1983)

Perez, Jamie L., M.Ed., Romans: From the Mind of Paul (Writer’s Club, 2001)

Perkins, Pheme, Resurrection: New Testament Witness and Contemporary Reflection (Doubleday, 1984)

Price, Randall, Jerusalem in Prophecy:  God’s Stage For the Final Drama (Harvest House, 1998)

Rosenthal, Marvin, The Pre-wrath Rapture of the Church, (Nelson, 1990)

Scott, Brad, Embraced by the Darkness: Exposing New Age Theology from the Inside Out (Crossway Books, 1996)

Seiss, Joseph A., The Apocalypse:  An Exposition of the Book of Revelation, (Kregel, 1987 reprint)

Smith’s Bible Dictionary (Barbour, 1937)

Sproule, John A., In Defense of Pretribulationism (BMH Books, 1980)

Stedman, Ray C., Our Riches in Christ: Discovering the Believer’s Inheritance in Ephesians (DHP, 1998)

Stern, David H.

Jewish New Testament Commentary (JNTP, 1989)

Messianic Jewish Manifesto (JNTP, 1988)

Restoring the Jewishness of the Gospel:  A Message for Christians (JNTP, 1988)

Telushkin, Rabbi Joseph

Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History (Morrow, 1991)

Jewish Wisdom: Ethical, Spiritual, and Historical Lessons From the Great Words and Thinkers (Morrow, 1994)

Tenney, Merrill C., Interpreting Revelation:  A Reasonable Guide to Understanding the Last Book in the Bible (Hendrickson, 2001)

Thayer, Joseph H., Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (Hendrickson, 2007)

Unger, Merrill F., The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, R.K. Harrison, ed. (Moody, 1988)

Van Kampen, Robert, The Sign (Crossway, 1993)

Vine, W.E., Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Thomas Nelxon, 1997)

Wilson, Marvin R., Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (Eerdmans, 1989)

Wycliffe Bible Dictionary (Hendrickson, 1999), Charles F. Pfeiffer, Howard F. Vos, John Rea, ed.

Wylen, Stephen M., The Jews in the Time of Jesus: An Introduction (Paulist, 1996)

Young, Brad, Meet the Rabbis: Rabbinic Thought and the Teachings of Jesus (Hendrickson, 2007)

Articles

Alvis, Mark, “Ezekiel’s Temple,” retrieved from http://www.caledonianfire.org/caledonianfire/docs/Ezekiel.htm on June 11, 2003.

Christianity & Renewal, “The Persecuted Church,” retrieved from http://www.Christianityandrenewal.com/archdec2000a.htm on July 4, 2004

Cooper, Rev. Charles, “A Response to Ron Graff:  Pretribulation or Prewrath,” Sola Scriptura, retrieved from http://www.solagroup.org/articles/endtimes/et_0010.html on September 23, 2003

Cooper, Rev. Charles, “The Meaning and Significance of Revelation 16:15,” Sola Scriptura, retrieved from http://www.solagroup.org/articles/endtimes/et_0011.html on October 12, 2003

Dolphin, Lambert, “Rosh Hashanah Notes,” Lambert’s Library, http://www.ldolphin.org/rosh.html, retrieved on May 2, 2002

Dolphin, Lambert, “The Tower of Babel and the Confusion of Languages,” Lambert’s Library, http://www.ldolphin.org/babel.html, retrieved on October 3, 2004

Farah, Joseph, ”Myths of the Middle East,” WorldNetDaily (2000), retrieved from http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=15066 on July 2, 2004

Feldick, Les, “Through the Bible with Les Feldick,” retrieved from http://www.lesfeldick.org/lesbk11.html on July 2, 2004

Fitleberg, Gary, “Jordan is Palestine,” The Israel Report, Feb. 2, 2004, retrieved from http://christianactionforisrael.org/isreport/janfeb04/jordan.html

Holding, James Patrick, “Let’s Get Physical: Foundational Essay on the Resurrection Body,” retrieved from http://tektonics.org/lp/physrez.html on Nov. 26, 2006.

Ice, Thomas, “Perhaps Today: The Imminent Coming of Christ,” The Thomas Ice Collection, retrieved from http://www.raptureme.com/featured/tt7.html on January 3, 2004

Jones, Vendyl, ”Andrew Jukes on Jerome,” Vendyl Jones Research Institutes Researcher, March 2002, available at http://www.vendyljones.org.il

Missler, Chuck, Koinonia House

“A Biblical Mystery:  His Unfamiliar Face,” retrieved from http://www.khouse.org/articles/technical/19990301-52.html on Mar. 1, 1999

 “The Great Snatch?” retrieved from http://www.khouse.org/articles/prophetic/19950101-35.html on Jan. 1, 1995

“Pattern, not Just Prediction:  Midrash Hermeneutics,” Koinonia House, May 2001

 “The Gift from Ethiopia:  A Relic with a Future? Pt. 1” retrieved from http://www.khouse.org/articles/biblestudy/20011101-377.html on Nov. 1, 2001

with Bob Cornuke, “A Relic with a Future? Pt. 2, The Gift From Ethiopia,” retrieved from http://www.khouse.org/articles/biblestudy/20011201-383.html on Dec. 1, 2001

“The Persecuted Church,” Christianity & Renewal, retrieved from http://www.christianityandrenewal.com/archdec2000a.htm on July 4, 2004

Stedman, Ray C., “The Tower of Babel,” Lambert’s Library, http://www.ldolphin.org/babel.html, retrieved on October 3, 2004

Stephens, Brett, “Why Europe Hates Israel,” Freeman Center for Strategic Studies, retrieved from http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/580731/posts on November 29, 2001

Vaterlaus, Gary, “Amillennialism:  Exploring its ‘Origens,’” Parousia:  The Sign Ministries Newsletter (Summer 2001)

“Why Not Rebuild the Tabernacle First?” The Temple Institude, retrieved from http://www.templeinstitute.org/faqs/tabernacle-faq.html on July 17, 2004

Yudin, Joseph, “Let It Fall,” Arutz Sheva, May 12, 2004

Zacharias, Ravi, “Coherence In Worship,” A Slice of Infinity, Jan. 14, 2000

Electronic Literature and e-Books

Barnes, Albert, Notes on the Bible, an e-Sword module, version 7.8.5, ed. Rick Meyers, 2000-2007, www.e-sword.net

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Classic 1914 Edition

Gill, John, Exposition of the Entire Bible, an e-Sword module, version 7.8.5, ed. Rick Meyers, 2000-2007, http://www.e-sword.net

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, an e-Sword module, version 7.8.5, ed. Rick Meyers, 2000-2007, http://www.e-sword.net

Jamieson, Robert, A. R. Fausset and David Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, an e-Sword module, version 7.8.5, ed. Rick Meyers, 2000-2007, http://www.e-sword.net

Keil, Johann and Franz Delitzsch, Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament, an e-Sword module, version 7.8.5, ed. Rick Meyers, 2000-2007, http://www.e-sword.net

McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries on Mark 7, available for e-Sword at esnips.com

Missler, Chuck, “The Camp of Israel,” Lambert’s Library, retrieved on June 26, 2004

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady and the Revising Committee, The Women’s Bible (1898), retrieved from The Internet Sacred Text Archive on February 29, 2004

Webb, J.B., The Pilgrims of New England:  A Tale Of The Early American Settlers, e-book from The Gutenberg Project (www.gutenberg.net), published November 23, 2003 [EBook #10222]

Audio Resources

Lipkin, Avi, Sleeping in America: The Secret War (Koinonia House, 2003)

Missler, Chuck

The Christmas Story (What Really Happened), Briefing Pack (Koinonia House, 1994)

The DaVinci Deception, Briefing Pack (Koinonia House, 2004)

The Book of Revelation, Audio Commentary (Koinonia House, 2000)

How to Study the Bible, Briefing Pack (Koinonia House, 1995)

10 Replies to “Bibliography”

  1. I’m curious what your opinion is on the whole notion that the Gospels, and perhaps the entire New Testament, were not originally written in Greek but rather in Aramaic, and that the most accurate translation of the New Testament into English is the Peshitta New Testament?

    I am not a Aramaic primacist, but I have a friend who is. He loves to tell me about the Peshitta and Aramaic and so on but I just sense something’s off about it all.

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    1. Some of the early Church fathers (Jerome in particular comes to mind) indicated that as late as the 4th Century there were copies of some books of the NT (Matthew, for example) in the native tongue of the Jews. Given that few enough Jews in Judea knew conversational Greek that Titus had to use Josephus as a translator, it seems likely that any book originally intended for a Judean audience (poss. Hebrews, James, and Jude as well) would have been written in either Aramaic or Hebrew.

      Having said that, there are mathematical properties in the NT Greek, especially Matthew, that demonstrate that the Holy One has inspired the Greek. Furthermore, there are prophecies in the Tanakh (OT) that indicate that the New Covenant would initially be given in Gentile language through interpreters (Joseph speaking to his brothers through an interpreter and Isa. 28:11 come to mind). So while the Peshitta is definitely interesting from a scholarly standpoint and I would love to see someone find a scroll of the Hebrew Matthew, Hebrews, etc. in a jar in a cave somewhere, I am confident that the Greek NT is as God-breathed as the Hebrew of the Tanakh.

      I disagree with my Eastern Orthodox friends, on the other hand, that the Greek of the LXX is inspired, let alone superior to the original Hebrew.

      Shalom.

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  2. I disagree with my Eastern Orthodox friends, on the other hand, that the Greek of the LXX is inspired, let alone superior to the original Hebrew.

    Interesting that you noted this. You must have read a little more on my blog. Obviously, as a translation from the Hebrew, the LXX will not be able to capture perfectly the sense of the Hebrew; but this is a problem with ALL translations.

    Can you give some examples of where/why you feel the LXX is not inspired (setting aside the question of the deutero-canonical books)? I’m not an absolutist on this issue; I use the King James Version but I see no reason not to consider the Greek of the LXX to be a reliable Old Testament (the question of “inspiration” is one of faith, I suppose).

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    1. I’ll have to be quick since I’m about to leave, so if you’d like I’ll be happy to elaborate later, but my four main reasons are:

      1) The LXX, as all translations are wont to do, loses meaning when translating Hebrew. In particular, Greek’s precision actually gets in the way of conveying the full breadth of meaning available in even a short Hebrew phrase.

      2) The quality of the LXX varies wildly, from very good (the Torah and Isaiah) to abysmal (Esther).

      3) The LXX was translated in a time that even the Apocryphal books admit that there was no prophet in the Land (see 1Macc. 4:24, 9:27), the “famine of hearing the words of the Lord” that Amos prophesied. No prophet, no Scriptural inspiration.

      4) The Apostles, while they often defaulted to the LXX the same way a Christian will default to the common translation of his time and home church, did often depart from it. You don’t depart from what you consider inspired.

      Gotta run, so Shabbat Shalom to you.

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  3. Shalom, Michael, I have been glancing through your bibliography. Pretty impressive. I recognize a number of people on there. I do not see J.K. McKee. I highly recommend him. His work is very scholarly.

    We personally know Gary Vaterlaus. :-) My hubby, Dave, helped open the Creation Museum where Gary currently works. Dave is a science buff and is familiar with Henry Morris’ writings. We used to have “The Genesis Flood”, but I think it got destroyed. (Long story.)

    I used to have a book called “Babylon, Mystery Religion” by Ralph Woodrow. Woodrow based a lot of his information on Hislop’s “Two Babylons”. Woodrow pulled his book from the market when, according to Woodrow, Hislop admitted that his book was faulty. I do not know the details because it has been years. I seem to recall it was something along the lines of Hislop did not do due diligence to make sure that what he was writing was factual and true. It would be good to be able to find out more about that. I just thought I would mention it since “Two Babylons” is in your list. (OK. I just did a search. Here are couple of links on that: http://www.ralphwoodrow.org/books/pages/babylon-mystery.html and http://www.ralphwoodrow.org/books/pages/babylon-connection.html )

    BTW, my mother-in-love used to go to Ray Stedman’s assembly. Our family is a bit eclectic. LOL

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    1. Shalom, Abigail.

      You’re right about The Two Babylons. I’d put it in my bibliography many years ago, but should probably go ahead and remove it, as my views on comparative mythology and the Roman Catholic Church have both matured since then. Actually, it’s about time to do a rehaul of the whole page.

      Thanks for the recommendation on J.K. McKee. I look forward to looking into his work when I’ve gotten the “to read” stack down a bit more. And that’s cool about Ray Stedman. I’ve long loved his work, even if my own theology is a little different.

      Shalom!

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      1. As a former Catholic, the more I study the Hebrew/Jewish roots of my faith, the more I realize how much the Catholic Church actually held onto even though they became very antisemitic and definitely have gone astray in some key, non-negotiable areas.

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  4. That’s true for both Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, actually. In fact, I think a lot of Christian history parallels Israel’s to an amazing extent, even down to the “kingdom” being first split in half and then having one half fall before the other to a force from the area of ancient Assyria, aka Islam. The struggles with syncretism and heresy are also very parallel, and the early popes, much like the early kings of Israel, really were struggling with trying to hold everything together in the face of great chaos.

    You might find my commentary on Revelation 2, specifically Thyatira, to be interesting in that regard.

    Shalom!

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