Helpful Resources for Scripture Study
Three manuals prepared by the Church Education System for use in seminary, institute, and university classes are excellent resources for students of the Old Testament at any level: Old Testament, Genesis-2 Samuel; Old Testament, I Kings-Malachi; and The Pearl of Great Price.
"These very inexpensive student manuals provide good overviews, helpful notes and commentaries, important quotations, and useful points to ponder," says FARMS founder John W. Welch. "Budding scholars as well as even the best gospel scholars should be aware of everything covered therein. Because so many people in the church have read them, these manuals have become a de facto coin of the realm. To avoid plowing old ground or reinventing the wheel, gospel scholars need to know what has been written in the past and then move on from there. And when speaking to informed audiences, they ought to be able to assume that most people in the audience are familiar with these basic materials."
The manuals can be purchased at distribution outlets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (online at www.ldscatalog.com) and from many LDS bookstores. For a list of more specialized readings on the Old Testament, see the "Recommended Readings" section of the FARMS Web site.