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Women's Bible Commentary
Call Number: Ref BS491.3 .W66 2012
Publication Date: 2012
The Queer Bible Commentary
Call Number: Ref BS680.H67 Q44 2006
The New Interpreter's Bible
Call Number: Ref BS491.2 .N484 1994 v.1-12
Publication Date: 1994
Global Bible Commentary
Call Number: Ref BS491.3 .G57 2004
Researching Biblical Passages
Biblical commentaries are a category of texts that, as their name implies, provides commentary on biblical passages. They define terms, discuss major themes, and identify how a particular collection of verses fits within the larger book. There are a few key ways to find biblical commentaries in our library. The first is to use the commentaries that are in the Reference section, listed below. The second way is to search the library catalog to find commentaries in the General Collection - as a bonus, you can check these out!
Biblical Commentaries in the Reference Section
Reference books are found on the main floor of the library facing Beck Hall.
Biblical Commentaries in the General Collection
This includes multi-volume series where each volume is a commentary on a book of the Bible, as well as separately published commentaries on individual Biblical books. To search the catalog effectively, go to the Advanced Search screen. Enter the word "commentaries" in on search box, and set the drop down menu to Subject. Then enter the name of your book of the Bible (like Matthew or Genesis) in another search box. Then search & see what you find.
Anchor Bible Commentary Series - General Collection: BS192.2.A1 (44 vol)
This series of commentaries covers books from the OT and NT. These are shelved together in the general collection. Note that some books may be covered in two volumes, numbered 40 and 40A.
Hermeneia Series - General Collection - Various Locations
This is a series of commentaries on different books of the Bible. To locate these, search in the catalog for the series title and the title of a book of the Bible (ex. "Hermeneia" and "Hosea").
New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series - General Collection - Various Locations
This is a series of commentaries on different books of the Bible. To locate these, search in the catalog
for the series title and the title of a book of the Bible (ex. "New Cambridge Bible Commentary" and "Genesis").
Old Testament Library - General Collection - Various Locations
This series of commentaries covers only books of the Old Testament. These are not shelved together - to locate one of these, search the catalog for the series title, the title of the book, and the publisher.
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