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Religious Studies: Bibles, Biblical Commentaries and Scriptural Research

Subject Research Guide


Bible commentaries evaluate and analyze Bible text. There are numerous commentaries in the reference collection - first floor Ryan Library behind the group study rooms.

New Interpreters' Bible

Ryan Library Reference:
R 220.7 N352i

The 12-volume New Interpreter’s Bible presents leading biblical scholarship through an in-depth commentary on the complete Bible, including the Apocrypha. The contributors are leading biblical scholars who bring a wealth of fresh perspectives to biblical interpretation. The contributors are also theologically diverse, reflecting a wide range of denominational backgrounds: Roman Catholic, mainline Protestant, Jewish, and evangelical. The NIB offers the complete text of two leading biblical translations (the NIV and the NRSV), detailed commentary on coherent manageable portions of text, maps, and excursuses.

New Jerome Biblical Commentary

Ryan Library Reference:
R 220.7 N 5323

This contemporary verse by verse commentary examines the scientific, literary, and historical content of the Scriptures -- reflecting the exegetical variation found within the community of scholars.

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Scriptures and Sacred Texts