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Biblical Studies

Designed for Biblical studies students, this guide takes you through the Library’s resources to improve your research.

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Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

What are Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias?

  • Offer entries relating to people, places, customs, doctrine and biblical criticism. Entries can vary in length from very brief to in-depth studies that are multiple pages.
  • Highlight biblical text through short Bible commentaries, maps, historical backgrounds, archaeological background, tables of weights, lists of kings, and much more.
  • Illuminate aspects of the Bible for greater understanding.

Here is an example from Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary Genesis 9:21. "And he drank of the wine, and was drunken—perhaps at the festivities of the vintage season. This solitary stain on the character of so eminently pious a man must, it is believed, have been the result of age or inadvertency."

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Gallery of Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

You will find Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias in the Main Collection on the Upper level of the Library.  

Dictionaries and encyclopedias covering the entire Bible may be found in the 220.3 area. Some are focused on specific parts of the Bible such as: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels

Books/Physical Holdings

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