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Biblical Interpretation Resources

A guide for students and researchers interpreting biblical texts. This guide includes original language resources, exegetical tools, and guidance on scholarly commentary and interpretation.

History of Interpretation Commentary Series

These commentaries represent the history of interpretation of particular books of the Bible. Some of these, like the Ancient Christian Commentariesare anthologies of patristic and early Christian commentary. Others are commentaries written by particularly significant figures in Church history. Where available, links below direct you to a catalog search for that series.


Ancient Christian Commentaries

  • This series contains anthologies of Patristic and early Medieval Christian commentary on books of the Bible. Classified Individually by book of the Bible.

Ancient Christian Texts

  • This series comprises whole volumes of Early Christian commentary, in reprints and translations. Each volume is written by a single theologian, such as Jerome or Eusebius of Caesarea. Classified individually by book of the Bible.

Reformation Commentaries on Scripture

  • Like the Ancient Christian Commentary series, but anthologized from Reformation-era figures. Classified individually by book of the Bible.

Specific Theologian Sets

The library also contains whole sets of commentary from particular historical theologians, like Martin Luther or Augustine.


Series that Contain Historical Commentary

  • Ancient Christian Writers - This series is devoted to ancient Christian texts; many (but not all) of the volumes contain scriptural commentary. Classified as a set. See: REF BR 60 A35.
  • The Fathers of the Church - Same as above. See REF BR 60 F3.

Augustine

  • Many of Augustine's commentaries can be found in the New City Press editions of his works, see BR 65 A5 and following.

Martin Luther

  • The series of volumes of Luther's works contains all of his scripture commentaries. Classified as a set, see BR 330 E5.

John Calvin

  • Calvin's scripture commentaries are contained in a single set. See REF BS 491 .C168.