Many of the themes of this dictionary can be followed up in the numerous commentaries on individual books of the Bible that are available, and especially in the one-volume Oxford Bible Commentary (edited by John Barton and John Muddiman, OUP, 2001) which has authoritative articles and extensive bibliographies. A Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation (SCM Press, 1990) and the Oxford Companion to the Bible (OUP, 1993) have been widely recommended, and the six volumes of the Anchor Bible Dictionary (1992) are an indispensable work of reference.

For further reading:

Old Testament

  • James Barr , The Concept of Biblical Theology (SCM, 1999)
  • James Barr , History and Ideology in the Old Testament (OUP, 2000)
  • James Barr , The Scope and Authority of the Bible (SCM, 2002)
  • John Barton , Reading the Old Testament (DLT, 1996)
  • John Barton , Ethics and the Old Testament (SCM, 2002)
  • John Barton , The Nature of Biblical Criticism (John Knox Press, 2007)
  • W. Brueggemann , Theology of the Old Testament (Fortress Press, 2002)
  • R. E. Clements , A Century of Old Testament Study (Lutterworth, 1983)
  • B. S. Childs , Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context (SCM, 1985)
  • R. J. Coggins , Samaritans and Jews (Blackwell, 1975)
  • J. L. Cronshaw , Old Testament Wisdom (SCM, 1982)
  • K. Dell , Opening the Old Testament (Blackwell, 2008)
  • E. S. Gerstenberger , Theologies in the Old Testament (Fortress Press, 2002)
  • L. L. Grabbe , Ancient Israel: what do we know and how did we know it? (T. & T. Clark, 2008)
  • A. Linzey and D. Yamamoto (eds.), Animals on the Agenda (SCM, 1998)
  • E. W. Nicholson , Preaching to the Exiles (Blackwell, 1970)
  • J. Reeve (ed.), Sacred: Books of the Three Faiths (British Library, 2007)
  • J. Rogerson , Beginning Old Testament Study (SPCK, 1998)
  • J. Rogerson , Chronicles of the Old Testament Kings (Thames & Hudson, 1990)
  • R. S. Sugirtharajah , The Bible and the Third World (CUP, 2000)
  • Phyllis Trible , Texts of Terror (SCM, 2002)
  • G. Vermes , An Introduction to the Complete Dead Sea Scrolls (SCM, 1999)
  • R. N. Whybray , The Good Life in the Old Testament (T. & T. Clark, 2001)
  • R. N. Whybray , The Making of the Pentateuch (Sheffield Academic Press, 1987)

New Testament

  • M. Barker , Temple Themes in Christian Worship (T. & T. Clark, 2007)
  • C. K. Barrett , Jesus and the Gospel Tradition (SPCK, 1972)
  • C. K. Barrett , New Testament Essays (SPCK, 1972)
  • M. Bockmuehl (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Jesus (CUP, 2001)
  • Ian Boxall , New Testament Interpretation (SCM, 2007)
  • R. E. Brown , The Birth of the Messiah (Chapman, 1979)
  • R. E. Brown , Introduction to the New Testament (Doubleday, 1997)
  • R. Burridge , What are the Gospels? (CUP, 2004)
  • R. Burridge , Four Gospels, One Jesus (SPCK, 2005)
  • R. Burridge , Imitating Jesus (Eerdmans, 2006)
  • J. M. Court , Approaching the Apocalypse (I.B. Tauris, 2008)
  • John Drury , Painting the Word (Yale University Press, 2002)
  • J. D. G. Dunn , Unity and Diversity in the New Testament (SCM, 1997)
  • J. D. G. Dunn , The Theology of Paul the Apostle (T. & T. Clark, 2003)
  • A. M. Farrer , History and the Gospel, in A Celebration of Faith (Hodder, 1972)
  • E. S. Fiorenza , In Memory of Her (SCM, 1983)
  • E. S. Fiorenza (ed.), Searching the Scriptures: A Feminist Introduction (SCM, 1994)
  • D. Ford , Shaping Theology (Blackwell, 2007)
  • R. H. Fuller , The Formation of the Resurrection Narratives (SPCK, 1980)
  • Mark Goodacre , The Synoptic Problem (Continuum, 2001)
  • J. D. Gossman , The Birth of Christianity (T & T Clark, 1998)
  • Michael Goulder , A Tale of Two Missions (SCM, 1994)
  • A. E. Harvey , Jesus and the Constraints of History (Duckworth, 1982)
  • S. Hauerwas , With the Grain of the Universe (SCM, 2002)
  • B. Hebblethwaite and D. Hedley , The Human Person in God's World: Studies to commemorate the Austin Farrer Centenary (SCM, 2006)
  • Judith Herrin , Byzantium (Penguin, 2008)
  • M. Hooker , Paul: A Short Introduction (One World, 2003)
  • W. Horbury , Jewish Messianism and the Cult of Christ (SCM, 1998)
  • J. L. Houlden , Backward into Light (T. & T. Clark, 1995)
  • J. L. Houlden , Ethics and the New Testament (T. & T. Clark, 1995)
  • J. L. Houlden , The Public Face of the Gospel (SCM, 1997)
  • J. L. Houlden (ed.), Jesus: the Complete Guide (Continuum, 2005)
  • A. S. Jenson , Theological Hermeneutics (SCM, 2008)
  • Robert Morgan (ed.), The Nature of New Testament Theology (SCM, 1973)
  • C. F. D. Moule , The Birth of the New Testament (Continuum, 2000)
  • S. Moyise , Evoking Scripture: Seeing the Old Testament in the New (T. & T. Clark, 2008)
  • G. O'Collins , Jesus: a Portrait (DLT, 2008)
  • G. Pattison , Art, Modernity and Faith (SCM, 1998)
  • J. M. Robinson , The Secrets of Judas (Harper, 2006)
  • Christopher Rowland , Christian Origins (SPCK, 2002)
  • Christopher Rowland and Christopher Tuckett (eds.), The Nature of New Testament Theology; Essays in Honour of Robert Morgan (Blackwell, 2006)
  • E. P. Sanders , The Historical Figure of Jesus (Penguin, 1993)
  • E. P. Sanders , Paul (OUP, 1993)
  • A. Schweitzer , The Quest of the Historical Jesus (with a preface by D. E. Nineham, SCM, 2000)
  • Graham Stanton , Gospel Truth? (Harper Collins, 1998)
  • Graham Stanton , Jesus and Gospel (CUP, 2004)
  • G. Theissen , The Shadow of the Galilean (SCM, 1987)
  • G. Theissen , The New Testament (T. & T. Clark, 2003)
  • G. Vermes , Jesus the Jew (SCM, 2006)
  • G. Vermes , The Nativity: History and Legend (Penguin, 2006)
  • Francis Watson , Text and Truth: Redefining Biblical Theology (T. & T. Clark, 1999)
  • Francis Watson , Paul, Judaism and the Gentiles (Eerdmans, 2007)
  • N. T. Wright , The New Testament and the People of God (SPCK, 1992)
  • N. T. Wright , The Resurrection of the Son of God (SPCK, 2003)
  • N. T. Wright , Judas and the Gospel of Jesus (SPCK, 2006)

New Testament Environment

  • C. A. Evans and S. E. Porter , Dictionary of New Testament Background (IVP, 2000)
  • B. J. Malina , The New Testament World (SCM, 1981)
  • W. A. Meeks , The First Urban Christians (Yale, 1983)
  • W. A. Meeks , In Search of the Early Christians (Yale, 2002)
  • G. Theissen , The Social Context of Pauline Christianity (T & T Clark, 1982)