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Study of Religions Research Resources: Reference Resources

Commentaries

Use these resources when you are looking for information on a specific biblical passage.  They will give you translation information as well as the historical and literary context of the work.

  • The Anchor Bible Ref BS192.2 A1 1964 G3 (there is a separate volume for each biblical book)
  • The New Interpreter's Bible Ref BS491.2 N484 1994 (12 vols.)
  • Women's Bible Commentary Ref BS491.2 W66 1998
  • Mercer Commentary of the Bible Ref BS491.2 M47 1995
  • Eerdman's Commentary of the Bible Ref BS491.3 E37 2003

Reference Resources

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dictionaries and encyclopedias provide an overview of a subject, introduce basic concepts, summarize key issues, define terms, and cite factual information. The articles may also refer to other entries on related topics and provide you with a list of books and articles to help continue your research. The following encyclopedias and dictionaries are examples of the type of resources located in the Reference Department on Wilson 4:

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