I’ve learned a lot about the Bible and about reading the Bible from many different teachers along the way. Some have been teachers in a classroom in which I was present, but many more have been teaching by writing.
I could make a long list of teachers I’d recommend, and I may do that one day soon, but today I want to point out a teacher who is very special to me. I’ve never met him, but he as changed my life.
Dr. John Goldingay
Dr. Goldingay has passed the 75th year of his life by now, and he is still productive. You can pick up anything he has written—and that’s a lot—and gain from it. He has that ability to take complex material and make it understandable.
You can catch up with Dr. Goldingay at The Goldingay Bible Clinic.
Dr. Goldingay is an OT scholar. In that sense, he has helped me learn to read the OT on its own. I believe that is important.
Right now I’m reading: Goldingay, John. Biblical Theology: The God of the Christian Scriptures. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic: An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016.
In this book, the good doctor shows his chops with the NT as well.
You will never be disappointed in Goldingay unless you want dry, dusty reading material.