This is somewhat of an experiment. The goal here is to post answers with reading recommendations for those that would like to learn more about the Bible. There are a lot of well read folks on BH.SE and I'd love to hear recommendations from you.
One answer per topic, that way the voting mechanism can be leveraged to some extent (not one book per answer, but one topic, such as "Hebrew Bible: Ancient Near East" as an example).
I'm going to avoid community wiki for now; post your recommendations under your own name. That way folks know who to interact with to learn more (perhaps why a certain book is recommended). I know this means there may be some duplication of topics, but this will help readers identify resources with specific biases (all resources are biased, but a Christian user will likely post resources from like-minded scholars, while a Jewish user will likely post completely different resources).
- Please don't vote based on your agreement or disagreement with various resources. Vote purely on the quality of the resources (i.e. only DV if you know various resources to contain inaccurate or intentionally misleading information, and please comment with specifics so others can learn and evaluate these claims for themselves).
The books do not have to be available online nor must they be free or low cost. The goal is to recommend the best resources available.
Have fun! The goal is to share knowledge and learn from one another.