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.
SBL: Society of Biblical Literature has an African Biblical Hermeneutics Section, which convenes every year at SBL’s annual meeting.
NABIS: Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies has annual meetings and publishes African Journal of Biblical Studies.
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.
- Carter, Jason A: Inside the Whirlwind: The Book of Job through African Eyes (2017)
- Goldenberg, David M: Black and Slave: The Origins and History of the Curse of Ham (2017)
- Udoekpo, Michael Ufok: Rethinking the Prophetic Critique of Worship in Amos 5 for Contemporary Nigeria and the USA (2017)
Books on Africa and the Bible:
Books on African theology, church life, culture: