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.
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: