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Theology and Religion: Biblical Exegesis Resources

Library resources for theology and religion


Bible Commentaries

Biblical Commentaries: Because commentaries help explain Bible passages, they can be useful when you are working on a biblical exegesis. The library has many print and online commentaries.

The Oxford Bible Commentary (e-book)

Bible Dictionaries

Anchor Bible Dictionary (on reserve, CLC desk)

Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, volumes -13 by by Horst Balz (Editor); Gerhard Schneider (Editor)
Call Number: BS2312 .E913 1990

Publication Date: 1990

Suggested Search Terms

If you are writing an exegesis on a scripture passage, you may find these search terms helpful.

  • Using the Search@XU advanced search or within a database, select to search by Subject Terms and enter:
    • Bible. Name of Book Chapter (example: Bible. John 1)
    • Bible. -- Commentaries
    • Bible. -- Name of Book -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. (example: Bible -- John -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.)
    • RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- New Testament
    • RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- Old Testament
    • Bible -- Feminist criticism
    • Bible -- Criticism, Textual
    • Religion
  • If you are searching JSTOR, try searching:
    • Critical readings
    • Old Testament or New Testament
    • The topics in the passage (example: Resurrection)
    • Christology
    • Gospels