Biblical Studies Resources
This subject guide provides resources related to research on the bible. Methodological approaches to the study of the bible can vary between literary studies, historical criticism, homiletical approaches, and postcolonial research. On the second tab, you'll find direct links to the library catalog on specific books of the bible.

Key eresources available to our students include:
Other Useful Tools
  • BILDI Unrestricted Resource
    A bibliography of biblical and biblical-archaeological literature, covering articles, collected works, and monographs. Coverage for some of its 540 periodicals begins in 1985.
    Note: Open Access
  • Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies Restricted Resource Some full text available
    OBO offers over 150 bibliographies on topics in Jewish Studies, including historic figures, Jewish culture (US and Europe), the Shoah, and modern Jewish politics.
    Note: Access: current students, faculty, staff, on campus visitors
  • Oxford Scholarship Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
    Access nearly 2,000 recent scholary books published by Oxford University Press at this link or through the library catalog. All areas of religious research are included.
    Note: Access: current students, faculty, staff, on campus guests
  • Bible Basics Pronunciation Guide Unrestricted Resource
    NET Ministries guide to pronouncing most words relevant to biblical and theological studies, from Aaron to Zuphite. Provides audio files as well as written phonetic notation. 
Citing Your Sources
There are three different style guides available for students of the Bible. Listed below, in order of preference & accessibility, are your professors' preferred citation styles:
  • SBL Handbook of Style Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
    The Student Supplement for the SBL Handbook of Style. This offers students resources on the basics of SBL Style as well as information on the many, many abbreviations that are used in Biblical studies. 
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
    Find it. Write it. Cite it. The Chicago Manual of Style Online is the venerable, time-tested guide to style, usage, and grammar in an accessible online format. Turabian is a shortened version of The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Turabian -- A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is available in print at both libraries in the reference room at LB2369 .T8
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Quick Access to Commentaries
In the following two columns you will find a set of weblinks that will take you directly to the library's book catalog, ECCO. These searches are a little fuzzy (clicking on the link for the Gospel of John will also bring up books on the Epistles of John, etc.). Some of the books do not have weblinks, as we have no items in the collection that are specifically about that book. However, the majority of those texts are from the Apocrypha, which are oftentimes discussed together in one-volume commentaries, found via this link.

The library also owns several ebook commentaries. The two most useful sets are the Hermeneia series and the Wisdom Commentary series from Liturgical Press.
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