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Hebrew Bible / Old Testament


Interpretation History

This is a guide that explores resources in biblical studies focusing on the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Using the Encyclopedia of Biblical Reception

As its name implies, The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR) is an encyclopedia of entries pertaining to important biblical topics, people, and places arranged in alphabetical order. This can be useful for gaining further insight into particular topics that may come up during exegesis.  Currently, the EBR is still being written with volumes 1-17 (out of 30) available online.  

General Books

  • Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [Online]
    The ACCS is a collection of early Church Fathers' commentary on scripture, translated into English.  Arranged in canonical order, students can read how Church Fathers interpreted important passages throughout the bible.  An excellent resource for researching early Christian interpretation history.

Dead Sea Scrolls