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Introduction to God's Word

A guide to accompany the course BI 501 Introduction to God's Word.

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To search for books on the Bible it is helpful to use Library of Congress Subject Headings.

  • All items concerning the Old Testament begin with the subject heading Bible. O.T.
  • All items concerning the New Testament begin the subject heading Bible. N.T.

Narrower topics concerning the Bible are added following the main subject heading. The list below links to the narrower topic.

To find books about a specific book of the Bible, use the following format:

Bible O.T. Book of Bible

Bible N.T. Book of Bible

The above search may be narrowed by adding one of the below listed topics such as commentaries, criticism, or prophecies after the book of the Bible.

To search for commentaries, complete a subject search for Bible. N.T. Book of Bible Commentaries or Bible. O.T. Book of Bible Commentaries in the library catalog.

Note:  Many of our commentaries are in the Reference room and may be checked out overnight.

Browse for Books

Browse for Bible Resources in the Jessie C. Eury Library in the following locations:

220 Bible

221 Old Testament

221.4 Original Texts

222 Historical Books

223 Poetic Books

224 Prophetic Books

225 New Testament

226 Gospels

227 Epistles

228 Revelation

Selected Titles

Below are a few selected titles related to Bible research.

Books on exegesis and hermeneutics help you interpret the Bible by giving you tools to understand how the Bible authors employed various kinds of writing in the Bible.

Books on genre, like books on exegesis and hermeneutics, give you tools to understanding the various devices biblical authors used. These books help you identify if a text is narrative, poetry, prophecy, history, etc.