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Old Testament Research Guide

A guide to Old Testament resources available within and through the Jessie C. Eury Library.

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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.

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

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 a specific chapter indicate the chapter using Roman numerals (I, V, X).

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

Browse for Books

Browse for Old Testament 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

Books on Exegesis and Hermeneutics

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

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.