Bibliography: Paul’s Use of the Old Testament

© Roy E. Ciampa, 2009


Alphabetical Order by Author (see also

1.      David B. Capes, Old Testament Yahweh Texts in Paul’s Christology.  WUNT, 2.47.  Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1992.

2.      Richard M. Davidson, Typology in Scripture: A Study of Hermeneutical TUPOS Structures.  Berrien Springs, Mich.: Andrews University Press, 1981.

3.      E. Earle Ellis, Paul’s Use of the Old Testament.  Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1957; repr. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1981.

4.      E. Earle Ellis, Prophecy and Hermeneutic in Early Christianity.  WUNT, 18.  Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr [Paul Siebeck]; repr. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995.

5.      Craig A. Evans and James A. Sanders, edsPaul and the Scriptures of IsraelJSNTSup, 83.  Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity, 1.  Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993.

6.      L. Goppelt, Typos: The Typological Interpretation of the Old Testament in the New. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.

7.      A. T. Hanson, Studies in Paul’s Technique and Theology.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974.

8.      Richard B. Hays, The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul As Interpreter of Israel's ScriptureGrand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

9.      Richard B. Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul.  New Haven; Yale University, 1989.

10. Moyer V. Hubbard, New Creation in Paul’s Letters and Thought. SNTSMS, 119. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

11. Hans Hübner, Vetus Testamentum in Novo. 3 vols.  Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1997-.

1.      Dietrich-Alex Koch, Die Schrift als Zeuge des Evangeliums: Untersuchungen zur Verwendung und zum Verständnis der Schrift bei PaulusTübingen: Mohr, 1986.

2.      Richard N. Longenecker, Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975, 1999.

3.      Otto Michel, Paulus und seine Bibel.  BFCT, 2.18; Gütersloh: Bertelsmann, 1929; reprint ed., Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1972.

4.      Carey C. Newman, Paul’s Glory-Christology: Tradition and Rhetoric.  NovTSup 69; Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1992.

5.      A. Marvin Pate, The Reverse of the Curse: Paul, Wisdom, and the LawTübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000.

6.      Gerbern S. Oegema, Für Israel und die Völker: Studien zum alttestamentlich-jüdischen Hintergrund der paulinischen TheologieLeidenBoston: Brill, 1999.

7.      Stanley E. Porter and Christopher D. Stanley, eds., As It Is Written: Studying Paul’s Use of Scripture.  (SBL Symposium Series, 50.  Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008.

8.      James M.  Scott, Adoption as Sons of God: An Exegetical Investigation into the Background of ΥΙΟΘΕΣΙΑ in the Pauline Corpus.  WUNT, 2.48.  Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1992.

9.      Christopher D. Stanley, Arguing with Scripture: The Rhetoric of Quotations in the Letters of PaulNew York: T&T Clark International, 2004.

10. Christopher D. Stanley, Paul and the Language of Scripture: Citation Technique in the Pauline Epistles and Contemporary Literature.  SNTSMS 69; Cambridge: University Press, 1992.

11. Peter J. Tomson, Paul and the Jewish Law: Halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles.  CRINT, 3.1.  Assen & Maastricht: Van Gorcum; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990.

12. Francis Watson, Paul and the Hermeneutics of FaithNew York: T&T Clark International, 2005.

13. Florian Wilk, Die Bedeutiung des Jesajabuches für Paulus. FRLANT, 179.  Göttingen: Vandenhoeck, 1998.

14. N. T. Wright, The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology.  Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1991.


Monographs Dealing with Particular Letters in Canonical Order


Brian J. Abasciano, Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 9:1-9.  LNTS, 301.  London & New York: T & T Clark, 2005.

Richard H. Bell, Provoked to Jealousy: The Origin and Purpose of the Jealousy Motif in Romans 9-11.  Tübingen: Mohr, 1994.

Timothy W. Berkley, From a Broken Covenant to Circumcision of the Heart: Pauline Intertextual Exegesis in Romans 2:17-29.  SBLDS, 175.  Atlanta, Georgia: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000.

Olle Christoffersson, The Earnest Expectation of the Creature: The Flood-Tradition as Matrix of Romans 8:18-27.  Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1990.

Hans Hübner, Gottes Ich und Israel: Zum Schriftgebrauch des Paulus in Römer 9–11.  FRLANT, 136.  Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1984.

Sylvia C. Keesmaat, Paul and His Story: (Re)-Interpreting the Exodus Tradition.  Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.

Felice Montagnini, Rom. 5, 12-14 alla luce del dialogo rabbinico. Brescia: Paideia, 1971.

Shiu-Lun Shum, Paul’s Use of Isaiah in Romans: A Comparative Study of Paul’s Letter to the Romans and the Sibylline and Qumran Sectarian Texts.  WUNT 2/156.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002.

J. Ross Wagner,  Heralds of the Good News: Isaiah and Paul "In Concert" in the Letter to the Romans.  Leiden: Brill, 2002.


1 Corinthians

Benjamin L. Gladd, Revealing the Mysterion: The Use of Mystery in Daniel and Second Temple Judaism with Its Bearing on First Corinthians. BZNW 160; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008.

John Paul Heil, The Rhetorical Role of Scripture in 1 Corinthians. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

Karl-Heinrich Ostmeyer, Taufe und Typos: Elemente und Theologie der Tauftypologien in 1. Korinther 10 und 1. Petrus 3. WUNT 2/118.  Tübingen: Mohr, 2000.

Brian S. Rosner, Paul, Scripture and Ethics: A Study of 1 Corinthians 5–7.  Leiden: Brill and Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994, 1999.

H. H. Drake Williams, III,  The Wisdom of the Wise: The Presence and Function of Scripture within 1 Cor. 1:18-3:23Leiden:  Brill, 2001.


2 Corinthians

Linda L. Belleville, Reflections of Glory: Paul's Polemical Use of the Moses-Doxa Tradition in 2 Corinthians 3.1-18Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1991.

Scott J. Hafemann, Paul, Moses, and the History of Israel: The Letter/Spirit Contrast and the Argument from Scripture in 2 Corinthians 3.  WUNT, 81.  Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1995.

C. Marvin Pate, Adam Christology as the Exegetical & Theological Substructure of 2 Corinthians 4:7-5:21Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1991.

C. K. Stockhausen, Moses’ Veil and the Glory of the New Covenant: The Exegetical Substructure of II Cor. 3:1–4:6.  Rome: Pontificio Instituto Biblico, 1989.

William J. Webb,  Returning Home: New Covenant and Second Exodus as the Context for 2 Corinthians 6.14-7.1Sheffield:  JSOT Press, 1993.



Roy E. Ciampa, The Presence and Function of Scripture in Galatians 1 and 2WUNT 2/102.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1996.

G. Walter Hansen, Abraham in Galatians: Epistolary and Rhetorical Contexts. Sheffield: JSOT, 1989.

Sylvia C. Keesmaat, Paul and His Story: (Re)-Interpreting the Exodus Tradition.  Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.

B. W. Longenecker, The Triumph of Abraham’s God.  Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1998.

C. Marvin Pate, The Reverse of the Curse: Paul, Wisdom, and the LawTübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000.

Andrew H. Wakefield, Where to Live: The Hermeneutical Significance of Paul's Citations from Scripture in Galatians 3:1-14Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003.

William N. Wilder, Echoes of the Exodus Narrative in the Context and Background of Galatians 5:18. Studies in Biblical Literature, 23. New York: Peter Lang, 2001.

Jeffrey R. Wisdom, Blessing for the Nations and the Curse of the Law: Paul's Citation of Genesis and Deuteronomy in Gal 3.8-10Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001.



W. Hall Harris, The Descent of Christ: Ephesians 4:7-11 and Traditional Hebrew ImageryBiblical Studies Library.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

Thorsten Moritz, A Profound Mystery: The Use of the Old Testament in EphesiansLeidenNew York: E.J. Brill, 1996.

Thomas R. Neufeld, Put On the Armour of God: The Divine Warrior from Isaiah to EphesiansSheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.



See: Bruce L. Fields, “Paul as Model: The Rhetoric and Old Testament Background of Philippians 3:1-4:1.”  Ph.D. diss., Marquette University, 1995.


Christopher A. Beetham, Echoes of Scripture in the Letter of Paul to the Colossians. Biblical Interpretation Series 96; Leiden: Brill, 2008.


Pastoral Epistles

See: A. T. Hanson, “The Use of the Old Testament in the Pastoral Epistles,” IBS 3 (1981): 203–19.

Benjamin Paul Wolfe,  “The Place and Use of Scripture in the Pastoral Epistles.”   Ph.D. diss., The University of Aberdeen (Scotland), 1990.


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