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Bible commentaries, such as the sources below, help you to find exegesis of your biblical passage.
Types of Bible Commentaries
In your research you are likely to use two types of bible commentaries:
- 1 book has chapters covering every book of the Bible
- gives general information, a brief overview
- A book that covers 1 book of the Bible (e.g., a book on Genesis)
- gives highly specific and detailed information
Class Activity: Find a Book on Your Passage
- Search for a bible commentary on the book of the Bible that includes your passage.
In the Find a Commentary search box below, enter:
[name of your book of the Bible] commentary
Example: Exodus commentary
- Locate a book that is available in the Book Stacks. Write down or take a photo of the call number
- We will go to the lower floor to find the book on the shelf and bring it back to the Classroom.
Class Exercise: Using Commentaries
- Look up your passage in the book you found downstairs.
- Also look up your passage one one of these online commentaries:
- Enter something that you learned about your passage into the OneDrive document.
UP's library has many book-length commentaries on each book of the bible, available either in print or as eBooks.
Use the search box on this page to search for: [name of your book of the Bible] commentary
On the left sidebar, you can limit your search to Print Books or eBooks:
Recommended Book-Length Commentary Series: Smyth & Helwys
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