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Biblical Studies Library Research Guide: Commentaries

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Bible Commentaries in Reference

Anchor Bible Commentary Series

This flagship series of original translations and commentaries on each book of the Bible is a premier source for Biblical study.  Volumes include historical and critical analyses, information on various scholarly theories, and verse-by-verse commentary and exegesis.  Yale purchased the whole series from Doubleday in 2007 and now publishes the new titles and revisions of the older volumes.  In Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library, the series is available under REF BS 192.2 .A1G3.  Most of the volumes are also available in the circulating collection.

Additional Major Commentary Resources

New Interpreter's Bible:  General Articles & Introduction, Commentary, & Reflections for Each Book of the Bible, including the Apocryphal-Deuterocanonical Books.  12 v.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1994.  REF BS 491.2 .N484 1994

New Jerome Biblical Commentary.  Ed. Raymond E. Brown.  Englewood Cliffs:  Prentice-Hall, 1990.  REF BS 491.2 .N485

Word Biblical Commentary.  Ed. Bruce A. Metzger.  Nashville:  Nelson, 1999 and 6 volume update. CD-ROMs at Circulation Desk