Bible Study



The study of biblical passages, using the Bible itself, background materials, and commentaries.

BibleWorks

BibleWorks is a Bible software program containing the original biblical languages and many translations. It comes with a variety of lexicons, dictionaries, and other research tools for all levels of users.

BibleWorks is available on campus lab computers (Schertz, Library and AD21 labs) under "Start/Programs."

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Versions

English versions of the Bible are on the shelves at BS170-BS192, BS192, and parallel versions at BS2025. Spanish versions are at BS29, Chinese at BS315.C35, and Japanese at BS315.J35.

To browse an alphabetical list, select "Subject keyword" and type "bible english versions."

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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

The Anchor Bible Dictionary   Ref BS 440 .A54 1992
DIctionary of Jesus and the Gospels   Ref BS 2555.2 .D53 1992
Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible   Ref BS 440 .E44 2000
Encyclopaedia Judaica   Ref DS 102.9 .E496
HarperCollins Bible Dictionary   Ref BS 440 .H235 1996
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE)   Ref BS 440 .I6 1979
Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible (IDB)   Ref BS 440 .I63
New Catholic Encyclopedia   Ref BX 841 .N44 2003
Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament   Ref BS 2312 .K5813 1964

To browse an alphabetical list, select "Subject keyword" and type "bible dictionaries."

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Study Bibles

HarperCollins Study Bible   Ref BS 191.5 .A1 1993 C35
The Access Bible NRSV with Apocryphal Books   Ref BS 191.5 .A1 1999 .N49
The NIV Topical Study Bible   Ref BS 195 .N37 1989

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Commentaries

The Anchor Bible   Ref BS 192.2 .A1 1964 .G3
Believers Church Bible Commentary   Ref BS 491.2 .B44
Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching   Ref BS 491.2 .M474
New Interpreter's Bible   Ref BS 491.2 .N484 1994
The Women's Bible Commentary   Ref BS 491.2 .W66 1992

To browse an alphabetical list, select "Subject keyword" and type "bible commentaries."

To narrow your search to New Testament (NT) or Old Testament (OT) commentaries, select "Subject keyword" and type "bible nt commentaries" or "bible ot commentaries."

To narrow your search even further to a book of the Bible (for example, the book of Luke) select "Subject keyword" and type "bible nt luke commentaries."

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Concordances

Concordances are works that list the words of the Bible and give the passages where each word occurs.

The Analytical Concordance to the Revised Standard Version of the New Testament (1979)   Ref BS 2305 .M67
The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (comparing KJV words and phrases with 5 other translations)  

Ref BS 425 .S8 1980

The NIV Exhaustive Concordance   Ref BS 425 .G62 1990
NRSV Exhaustive Concordance   Ref BS 425 .N453 1991
Nueva Concordancia Strong Exhaustiva   Ref BS 425 .S8 2002

To browse an alphabetical list, select "Subject keyword" and type "bible concordances."

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Biblical World in Pictures

1,300 images of maps, ancient manuscripts, and archeological sites, from the Exodus, other Old Testament sites, the Jerusalem and Galilee of Jesus, and the travels of Paul.

Biblical World in Pictures is available on campus lab computers (Schertz, Library and AD21 labs) under "Start/Departments/Bible."

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Atlases

Harper Atlas of the Bible

  Ref Atlas (on the Atlas stand)
The MacMillan Bible Atlas   Ref BS 635.2 .A3 1993
Oxford Bible Atlas   Ref BS 630 .O96 1984
Westminster Historical Atlas of the Bible   Ref Atlas (on the Atlas stand)

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Web Resources

Bible Gateway
A free service for reading and researching scripture online - various languages and translations except the NRSV.

Internet Christian Library
Particularly useful for links to Biblical translations

King James Version of the Bible (searchable)

Virtual Religion Index: Biblical Studies
Biblical research reference tools: full-text translations, tools for Bible study, articles on methods, links to online journals.

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For further assistance, ask a Reference Librarian

 
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