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Bible - Exegetical Resources: By Theological Perspective

Theological perspectives

  • Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. Brazos Press, 2005 -. (series classified individually)
  • Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible. Louisville: Westminster John Know, 2010 -  .  (series classified individually)
  • O’Day, Gail R. and David L. Petersen, eds. Theological Bible Commentary.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009.  Ref BS491.3.T391 2009
  • The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008 -. (series classified individually)

Feminist / Women's commentaries

  • The IVP Women’s Bible Commentary.  Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002.  Ref BS521.4.I96 2002
  • Schottroff, Luise and Marie-Theres Wacker, eds. Feminist Biblical Interpretation: A Compendium of Critical Commentary on the Books of the Bible and Related Literature. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.  Ref BS 521.4.K8113 2012
  • Feminist Companion to the Bible series (series classified individually)
  • Feminist Companion to the NT series (series classified individually):

Ex: Levine, Amy-Jill.  A Feminist Companion to Luke.  New York: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.   BS2595.52 .F329 2002

  • Schottroff, Luise.  Feminist Interpretation: The Bible in Women's Perspective.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998.  BS521.4.S375 1998
  • Searching the Scriptures.  Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, ed.  New York: Crossroads, 1993. 2 vol.  BS2379 .S439 1993
  • Eskenazi, Tamara Cohn, ed. The Torah: A Women’s Commentary. New York: WRJ, Women of Reform Judaism Press, 2008. Ref BS1225.53.T676 2008


Global / Contextual commentaries

  • Patte, Daniel, ed.  Global Bible Commentary.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004.    Ref BS491.3.G562 2004
  • International Bible Commentary. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1998.   Ref BS511.2.I61 1998
  • Hendrickx, Herman. The Third Gospel for the Third World. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1996.  (Luke only) BS2595.3 .H498
  • Montague, George T. Companion God: A Cross-Cultural Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. Revised edition. New York: Paulist Press, 2010. BS2575.53.M759 2010
  • Tokunboh Adeyemo, ed. Africa Bible Commentary. Zondervan, 2006.   Ref BS491.3.A258 2006
  • The African Bible: Biblical Text of the New American Bible.  Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 1999.   Ref BS192.3.A1 1999 N35
  • Global Readings Series. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books. (series classified individually)

Ex: deSilva, David A. A Sri Lankan Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011. BS2685.53.D457 2011

  • Texts @ Contexts Series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. (series classified individually).

Ex: Brenner, Athalya, Archie Chi Chung Lee, and Gale A. Yee, eds. Genesis. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.  BS1235.52.G327 2010

Spanish language commentaries

  • “Conozca su Biblia” Series. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2009 - . (individual titles; series classified individually)

Ex: Garcia-Treto, Francisco. Salmos. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2010.

  • Daniel Carro, José Tomás Poe, Rubén O. Zorzoli, eds. Comentario Bíblico Mundo Hispano. El Paso, TX : Editorial Mundo Hispano, 1993- . Ref  BS497.2 .C732 1993  


  • Hornak, Kenneth Allen. Dictionary of the Bible: English-Spanish, Spanish-English = Diccionario de la Biblia. Horsham, PA : Editorial Castilla La Vieja, c2008.   Ref BS443.H813 2008
  • Daniel Carro, José Tomás Poe, Rubén O. Zorzoli, eds. Comentario Bíblico Mundo Hispano. El Paso: Editorial Mundo Hispano, 1993- present.  Ref BS497.2.C732 1993
  • Gonzalez, Justo. Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit. New York: Orbis Press, 2001.   BS2625.53 .G643 2001
  • Gonzalez, Justo. Santa Biblia: The Bible through Hispanic Eyes. New York: Orbis Press, 1996.      BS476 .G643 1996

African American

  • Brian K. Blount, ed. True to our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.    Ref BS2341.52.T866 2007
  • Hugh Page, Jr, ed. The Africana Bible: An African American Old Testament Commentary. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.  Ref BS1171.3.A258 2009
  • Holy Bible: African American Jubilee Edition: Contemporary English Version.  New York: American Bible Society, 1999. Ref BS195.C762 1999



  • Smith, Brendan Powell. The Brick Bible: a New Spin on the Old Testament. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2011.  Juv BS550.3.S643 2011
  • Smith, Brendan Powell. The Brick Bible: The New Testament : a New Spin on the Story of Jesus. New York: Skyhorse Pub, 2012. Juv BS2401 .S6437 2012
  • Tutu, Desmond. Children of God: Storybook Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zonderkidz, c2010.     Children's Corner BS551.3.T967 2010
  • Salkin, Jeffrey K. Text Messages: A Torah Commentary for Teens. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2012.   BS1225.53.T355 2012
  • The Official Bibleman. Nashville, Tenn.: Tommy Nelson, c2000.   Juv PN1995.9.B53 O44 2000

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