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Religion: Bible: Commentaries

Start your research using the best resources recommended by the subject librarian for religious studies. It highlights the key indexes and reference works for the academic study of religion, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and more.

Major English Language Bible Commentaries

Biblical Interpretation

Single-Volume Bible Commentaries

Jewish Commentaries

Pre-critical commentaries

Commentaries that were written before the advent of the historical-critical method.

How to search for commentaries in the Catalog


To find Bible commentaries in the Library Catalog, use these headings:

Bible. -- Commentaries (Commentaries on both testaments)

Bible. Old Testament -- Commentaries (On the Hebrew Bible)

Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries (The first five books of the Hebrew Bible)

Bible. New Testament -- Commentaries (Only on the New Testament)

Many useful commentaries are published on books of the Bible that are not necessarily part of a larger comprehensive set. To find these, search the catalog by keyword using the following pattern. You don't need to add the dashes or the periods when searching.

Bible. [name of the book] -- Commentaries

e.g.  Bible. Isaiah commentaries  

e.g.  Bible Matthew commentaries