With 2012 coming to an end, I am looking forward to 2013 and the many books that I want to read. This year found me reading much in the field of NT Theology. I read Beale’s massive tome on NT Theology, Caird’s excellent NT Theology, and Dempster’s OT Biblical Theology. I also read Allen’s work on Deuteronomy and Hebrews, Thisleton’s primer on Hermeneutics, and Bateman’s book of charts on Hebrews. The are a few others, I just do not know them off hand at the moment.
This brings me to the question of what books I need to read this in 2013. Currently, I am reading through Hagner’s excellent NT Intro and Bultmann’s biography. These will both take me into 2013. I also have Goodacre’s book on the Gospels and Thomas on the docket once I finish Bultmann. Also on the list is Neill and Wright’s Interpretation of the New Testament. I also heard that Vol. 4 of Wright’s Christian Origins Series—the long awaited volume on Paul—is scheduled for publication this year as well, so that will go on the list!
As for what matters most, I am reading through the Greek NT this year (I started early on this), reading through the OT in English (my Hebrew is not up to par), and the Apostolic Fathers.
My question to you is this: what books would you recommend that I add to the list?