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Bible Background

This guide provides information on Bible background resource in order to better understand Scripture's context.

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Welcome to the Bible Backgrounds Research Guide!  This guide contains information on how to research and find resources for the study of Bible Backgrounds in the Jessie C. Eury Library. 

This guide contains several sections to help you complete research assignments.

  • General Background Resources
  • Jewish Cultural Studies Resources
  • Other Ancient Near Eastern Cultural Resources
  • Greco-Roman Cultural Resources

Each of the above sections contains links and information for books, journals, and other media resources which will be helpful for any student wishing to further explore the biblical world.