Links and resources

SBL International Cooperation Initiative

The “International Cooperation Initiative” launched by the Society of Biblical Literature’s is a formidable goldmine of resources, including more than 1.500 recent scholarly books that are here made available online for colleagues from the Global South.


Bibliographies on Africa and the Old Testament

Some years ago, Knut Holter published two bibliographical studies on Africa and the Old Testament:

Tropical Africa and the Old Testament: A Select and Annotated Bibliography. Oslo: University of Oslo, 1996 (Faculty of Theology: Bibliography Series, 6).

Old Testament Research for Africa: A Critical Analysis and Annotated Bibliography of African Old Testament Dissertations, 1967-2000. New York: Peter Lang, 2002 (Bible and Theology in Africa, 3). Below are (i) an annotated list of the dissertations, and (ii) an article that analyzes aspects of the dissertation material: Knut Holter, “The first generation of African Old Testament scholars: The geographical hermeneutics of their academic training,” Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa 17 (2004) 2-18.

Knut Holter’s Africana Book Reviews

This section will soon offer access to Professor Knut Holter’s more than 150 brief book reviews, published over the years in various academic journals, especially in BookNotes for Africa: A Review Journal.

Recent reviews:
Books on Africa and the Bible:

Coming soon.

Books on African theology, church life, culture:

Coming soon.

BOTSA: Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa, 1996-2006

BOTSA: Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa was edited and published biannually by Professor Knut Holter in the years 1996 to 2006, from 1996 to 1999 under the name Newsletter on African Old Testament Scholarship.