An Introductory Bibliography for the Study of Scripture presents an annotated list of scholarly works, perfect for the student beginning a study in one of the many Scripture-related disciplines. Fitzmyer has gathered together the greatest titles in Biblical literature and briefly describes each work. He presents only those resources which will be best suited to each particular field of study.
Each title is organized into convenient categories. These categories, each one comprising a their own chapter, include Grammars, Concordances, Commentaries, Geography, History, Hermeneutics, and many others. Every basic discipline related to Scriptural studies is here represented. The titles are ordered alphabetically in each categoy subdivision. The more important ones are listed with an asterisk, and the most important with two asterisks.
Becoming orientied in the vast array of materials available for the study of Scripture can be a daunting task. The student can easily find themselves at a loss trying to decide where to discover the standard, reputable titles and authors in their chosen discipline. With An Introductory Bibliography for the Study of Scripture, readers now have access to the best primary and secondary titles available.
[O]ne can readily benefit from an interaction with the works included by this first rate biblical scholar.
—Michigan Theological Journal
Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. is professor emeritus at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. he has taught New Testament, its Semitic background, and Biblical languages at Woodstock College, University of Chicago, Fordham University, and Weston School of Theology. In 1984 he was awarded the Berkitt Medal for Biblical Studies by the British Royal Academy. He has authored over twenty books. He is co-editor of the New Jerome Biblical Commentary.