Text and Canon

Barr, James, Holy Scripture, Canon, Authority, Criticism, Westminster, Philadelphia, 1983.

Barton, John, What is the Bible? SPCK, London, 1991.

Baxter, Margaret, The Formation of the Christian Scriptures, NT Intro 2. TEF Study Guide 26. SPCK.

Brueggemann, Walter, The Creative Word, Canon as a Model for Biblical Education, Fortress Press Philadelphia, 1982.

Campenhausen, Hans von, The Formation of the Christian Bible, Fortress Press, Philadelphia, 1972.

Driver, G R, Semitic Writing. From Pictograph to Alphabet, 2nd rev ed 1954, London.

Ehrman, Bart D, Whose Word Is It? The Story Behind Who Changed the New Testament and Why, Continuum, London, 2008.

Flack, E E, Metzger, B M and others, The Text, Canon and Principal Versions of the Bible, 1956.

Elliott, J K, 'Biblical Manuscripts in Manchester', in Expository Times, vol 110, no 2 (November 1998), pp 50f.

Kenyon, F G, Our Bible and the Ancient Manuscripts, 1958 edition, Eyre and Spottiswoode, London.

Kenyon, F G, The Text of the Greek Bible, 1949 edition, Duckworth, London.

McDonald, Lee Martin, The Biblical Canon: its Origin, Transmission and Authority, rev 3rd edn, Hendrickson, Peabody, MA 2007

Miller, John W, The Origins of the Bible. Re-thinking Canon History, 1994, Paulist Press, New York.

Pritchard, James B (ed), The Ancient Near East. An Anthology of Texts and Pictures, 1958, Oxford University Press, London.

Roberts, C H & Skeat, T C, The Birth of the Codex, The British Academy, London, 1983.

Rogerson, J W, An Introduction to the Bible, Equinox, London, rev edn 2005.

Sanders, James A, Canon and Community, a Guide to Canonical Criticism, Fortress Press, Philadelphia, 1984.

Soulen, Handbook of Biblical Criticism, 1977, Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 1976 (?).

Thomas, D Winton (ed), Documents From Old Testament Times, 1958, Nelson, London.

VanderKam, James C, The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, 1994, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids.

Vermes, Geza, The Dead Sea Scrolls. Qumran in Perspective, 1994, (revised edition), SCM Press, London.

Old Testament

Ap-Thomas, D R, A Primer of Old Testament Text Criticism, 1947, Epworth Press, London.

Beckwith, Roger, The Old Testament Canon of the New Testament Church and its Background in Early Judaism, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1985.

Childs, B S, Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture, 1979, Fortress Press, Philadelphia.

Tov, Emanuel, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, 1992, Fortress Press, Minneapolis.

Wuerthwein, E, The Text of the Old Testament, 1979.

New Testament

Childs, Brevard S, The New Testament as Canon: An Introduction, SCM Press, London, 1984.

Comfort, Philip Wesley, Early Manuscripts and Modern Translations of the New Testament, 1990, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids.

Grant, Robert M, The Formation of the New Testament, 1965, Hutchinson University Library, London.

Lienhard, Joseph T, The Bible, the Church and Authority: the Canon of the Christian Bible in History and Theology, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1995.

Metzger, B M, The Canon of the New Testament, Its Origin, Development and Significance, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1987.

Metzger, B M, The Early Versions of the New Testament, 1977, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Metzger, B M, The Text of the New Testament, 1968, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Parker, D, The Living Text of the Gospels, CUP, 1997.

Pattie, T S, Manuscripts of the Bible. Greek Bibles in the British Library, Revised Edition, 1995, The British Library, London.

Patzia, Arthur G, The Making of the New Testament. Origin, Collection, Text and Canon, 1995, InterVarsity Press, Illinois.


Cameron, Ron (ed), The Other Gospels. Non-canonical Biblical Texts, 1983, Lutterworth Press, Guildford.

Dunkerley, Roderic, Beyond the Gospels, 1957, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex..

Grant, Robert M & Freedman, David Noel, The Secret Sayings of Jesus, 1960, Collins, London.

Hennecke, E, New Testament Apocrypha, 2 vols, 1963-65, Lutterworth Press, London.

James, M R (ed), The Apocryphal New Testament, 1924, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Jeremias, Joachim, Unknown Sayings of Jesus, 1957, SCM Press, London.

Koester, Helmut, Ancient Christian Gospels. Their History and Development, 1990, SCM Press, London.


Anderson, Bernard W, The Unfolding Drama of the Bible, 4th edition, Fortress Press, Minneapolis 2006

Bergant, Dianne, Israel’s Story: Parts One and Two, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN 2006 and 2007 

Briggs, Richard, Reading the Bible Wisely,London, SPCK, London, 2003

Brueggemann, Walter, The Word Militant: Preaching a Decentering Word, Fortress Press, Minneapolis,  2007

Claasens, L Juliana M, The God Who Provides. Biblical Images of Divine NourishmentAbingdon Press, Nashville, 2004 

O'Keefe, John J & Reno, R R, Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible, John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2005.

Lions, William John and Isabella Sandwell (eds), .Discovering the Word Preaching and Exegesis in the Westen Christian Tradition, Equinox Publishing, Sheffield, 2012.

Kling, David W, The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times, OUP, New York, 2004.

Matthews, Victor H, Old Testament Turning Points: the Narratives that Shaped a Nation, Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI, 2005.

Sandys-Wunsch, John, What Have They Done to the Bible? A History of Modern Biblical Interpretation, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 200 

Zetterholm, Karin Hedner, Jewish Interpretation of the Bible. Ancient and Contemporary, Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2012.

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