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World Within the Text
The World Within the Text (also known as World Of the Text) helps you to understand the Biblical text.
- sources that provide interpretation or explanation of the text (exegesis)
- sources that analyze the text as a work of literature
- line by line commentary on specific passages
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 Commentary
- Use the Search for commentaries box below to search for: Genesis 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 1 copy per group back to the classroom
- Look up the section on Genesis chapter 6: 1-7 in the book from the lower floor.
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:
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