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Bible Commentaries

Librarian-curated guide for finding and using Bible Commentaries

Welcome to the Resource Guide for Bible Commentaries!

This guide will give you suggestions for specific library resources to consult for Bible Commentaries, along with tips for searching, exploring suggestions by book of the Bible, and getting more help from your research librarian!

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What are Bible Commentaries? Bible commentaries are a kind of reference source that give detailed explanations about specific books of the Bible or sections of Scripture. They are written by Bible scholars, who are experts in their field, delving into the meaning of the content through studying the language, history, cultural context, theological background, and more. We can learn a lot about how to interpret Scripture by using commentaries to explore in detail; start with general information to Find Commentaries and important series, then explore the subpages for commentary recommendations on specific parts of the Bible.

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