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My theology professor asked me to use a Bible "commentary." Does the library have such a thing?

What is the difference between a commentary an encyclopedia and a concordance?
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016  |  543 Views
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A commentary is distinguished by its organization; it is a chapter by chapter, verse by verse interpretation/exposition of a biblical book. 

You can search for commentaries by doing the following. In the library catalog, search by "subject" using the following format:  Bible [name of book] Commentaries

The same format is used for books in both the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the New Testament.

For example, you can find commentaries on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament book of Genesis by entering "Bible Genesis Commentaries."

Commentaries on the New Testament gospel of Matthew can by found by entering "Bible N T Matthew Commentaries."

Ron Crown

Theology Reference Librarian
crownrw@slu.edu

977-3083

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