Here I give my personal recommendations, including books that address literary genre, social location of the interpreter, hermeneutical challenges, the role of the Spirit in appropriating Scripture for Christian faith and practice, etc.

Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Poetry. New York: Basic Books, 1985.

Caird, G.B. The Language and Imagery of the Bible. London: Duckworth, 1980.

Cook, Stephen L. The Apocalyptic Literature. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003

Davis, Ellen F. and Richard B. Hays, ed. The Art of Reading Scripture. Grand Rapids: WB Eerdmans, 2003.

Enns, Peter. Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. Scripture and Discernment: Decision Making in the Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996

Lapsley, Jacqueline E. Whispering the Word: Hearing Women’s Stories in the Old Testament. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.

Noll, Mark A. The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. 

Petersen, David L. and Kent Harold Richards. Interpreting Hebrew Poetry. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.

Rae, Murray. History and Hermeneutics. New York: T&T Clark, 2005.

Sandy, D. Brent. Plowshares and Pruning Hooks: Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002.

Thompson, John. Reading the Bible with the Dead. Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans, 2007.