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Types of Bible Commentaries
There are three types of bible commentaries:
Single volume commentary
- 1 book covers the entire Bible
- gives general information, a brief overview
- many books shelved side-by-side cover entire Bible
- gives more specific information than the single volume commentary and less specific than the book length commentary
Book length commentary
- 1 book covers 1 book of the Bible,
- gives highly specific and detailed information
Single Volume Commentaries
To use the print commentaries, you may either visit the library in-person and scan (or take photos with your phone) of the pages that you need, or request the chapter that you need through Interlibrary Loan. (For example, request the section on "Exodus 3: 1-22."
Multi-volume commentary (print only)
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
To find eBooks, on the left sidebar, choose eBooks:
Search for Book-Length Commentaries
Use UP Library Search to find books, streaming videos, online resources, journal articles, and much more (Search Tips). See our Finding Books on the Shelf handout for help locating books in the building.
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