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Major Online Resources...

Oxford Biblical Studies Online...Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library is excited to announce that we now have access to a major resource for Biblical study and scholarship, the Oxford Biblical Studies Online.  This resource is very rich in content and includes the full-text of six different Bibles as well as in-depth commentaries and concordances.  You can look up specific Bible verses and compare them with another text or commentary.  Use this link to view a short introduction to OBSO by Michael Coogan, the Editor in Chief.

New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed...This 15 volume, second edition features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.

The Cambridge Companion Series contains the full-text of many Cambridge companions on religious topics and persons.

The eBook Religion Collection contains the full-text of over 4,100 scholarly books on a very broad range of religious topics, including ethics, history of religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and religious texts.

Additionally, the Loeb Classical Library Online, which provides the full-text of every book in the Loeb Classical Library, includes works of Church Fathers (Basil, Clement of Alexandria, Eusebius, Ignatius, Polycarp and others).



Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library Resources for Biblical Study and Scholarship

Click here for books of interest for Biblical scholarship recently added to the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library collection.

Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library has a rich collection of Biblical study tools.  Use the tabs across the top of this page to aid in identifying specific sources which may be useful. Please note that the sources listed in this guide are only a starting point. The lists of resources are not comprehensive and there are many other excellent resources that space did not permit to be included.

More general resources are also very useful for Biblical studies.  These include databases (e.g. ATLA, Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online, Academic Source Complete, etc.), journals (e.g. Journal of Theological Studies, Modern Theology, etc.) and encyclopedias (e.g. New Catholic Encyclopedia).  These and other general sources are included in the Religion and Theology Subject Guide.  

Although many of the print sources listed in this guide are reference copies (shelved in the reference section of the library on the first floor), we do have circulating copies of many of the titles.  Check the online catalog to see what's available.  And if you want to browse through the print books on the Bible, this link will provide an overview of where they are located (click on "Subclass BS, the Bible" for detailed list).

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The Catholic Study Bible
Call Number: REF BS 192.3 .A1 2006


Recently Added Bible Scholarship Sources

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The Scripture Documents - Bechard, Dean P.
Call Number: BS 587 .S37 2002

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Interpreting the Bible: a Handbook of Terms and Methods - Tate, W. Randolph
Call Number: REF BS 511.3 T38 2006

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Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters - McKim, Donald
Call Number: REF BS 501 .A1 H57 2007

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Oxford Bible Atlas - Curtis, Adrian
Call Number: REF BS 630 .O96 2007


Recently Added Circulating Books

Apocalypticism in the Bible and Its World.  Frederick J. Murphy.  BS 646 .M87 2012

Biblical Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism.  Jack R. Lundbom.  BS 537 .L86 2013

Composition of the Pentateuch.  Joel S. Baden.  BS 1225.52 .B3325 2012

Exodus 1-19 and Exodus 20-40.  William Johnstone.  BS 1245.53 .J64 2014 TEXT, BS 1245.53 .J646 2014 TEXT

Ezra-Nehemiah.  Paul L. Redditt.  BS 1355.53 .R43 2014 TEXT

Hermemeutics; an IntroductionAnthony C. Thiselton. BS 476 .T458 2009

Introduction to the Medieval Bible.  Frans van Liere.  BS 68 .L54 2014

Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature.  John J. Collins, edBS 646 .O94 2014

Paul and the Faithfulness of God, v.1 & 2.  N.T.Wright.  BS 2506.3 .W75 2013

Paul and the Philosophers.  Ward Blanton, ed.  BS 2651 .P38325 2013

Paul for Today's Church; a Commentary on First Corinthians.  Stanley B. Marrow.  BS 2675.53 .M37 2013

Pauline Perspectives; Essays on Paul, 1978 - 2013.  N.T. Wright.  BS 2651 .W75 2013

Psalm 63; a Study of Its Imagery and Theology in the Context of the Psalter.  Zbigniew Zieba.  BS 1450 63rd .Z54 2013

Reading the Old Testament in Antioch.  Robert C. Hill.  BS 1160 .H56 2010

Scripture and the Authority of God; How to Read the Bible Today.  N.T. Wright.  BS 480 .W83 2011

Second Corinthians.  Raymond F. Collins.  BS 2675.53 .C66 2013

The Ten Commandments; Interpreting the Bible in the Medieval World.  Lesley SmithBS 1285.52 .S64 2014

Under the Gaze of the Bible.  Jean-Louis Chretien.  BS 511.3  .C47513 2015  

The Violence of Scripture; Overcoming the Old Testament's Troubling Legacy.  Eric A. Seibert.  BS 1199 .V56 S45 2012

"What Did Ezekiel See?"; Christian Exegesis of Ezekiel's Vision of the Chariot from Irenaeus to Gregory the Great.  Angela Russell Christman.  BS 1545.52 .C48 2005


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Biblical Study and Scholarship Resources

Need assistance in finding sources for Bible research and scholarship?  Contact Susan Vaughan, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library religion/theology subject specialist at or 972-721-4130. 

Additionally, research assistance is available at the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library Help Desk, or 972-721-5315.


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