Yale Divinity Library:

Very Brief Bibliographic Introduction to Old Testament Study

See the Biblical Studies LibGuide for more information: http://guides.library.yale.edu/bible


Tools needed for various tasks:

Groundwork:
Texts - various versions
Bible dictionaries & encyclopedias - look up terms, locations, genres, etc.
Atlases
Studying the text:
Concordances - tracing word usage
Lexicons, dictionaries - meaning of words
Learning from others:
Commentaries
Library catalog (Orbis) - find books
ATLA/ATLAS Religion Database - find journal articles and chapters within books

Reference Works on Exegesis:

Texts:

Commentaries:

One volume commentaries:

Other commentaries (series):

Reference tools:

Electronic sources:

Concordances:

Lexicons:

Atlases (on atlas stand in **Reference**):

Dictionaries:

Other:

Finding secondary literature:


ATLA / ATLAS Religion database: find journal articles and chapter in books:

Basic Search Screen for ATLAS Religion Database:

 

Search for specific Scripture passage:

Browse the available citations:



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