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Theology and Religious Studies Research Guide


Most of the reference material in Biblical Studies can be found in the Religious Studies/Philosophy Library located on the 3rd floor of Mullen Library.  These items are non-circulating. The majority of printed works in this area are cataloged in the BS 1-2970 Library of Congress Classification System. Circulating material can be found in the Mullen Library stacks. The latest issues of current periodicals in Biblical Studies are located in Stacks 1 Center. 

Research Primers for Theology Students

Original Language Bibles

These select Bibles can be found on the third floor in the Religious Studies and Philosophy Library reference collection.  These are non-circulating.  However, many of the same items are also available in the Stacks.  In addition, other bibles can be found in the stacks.  Be aware of which translations are acceptable for your class or assignment. 

English Language Bibles

When selecting a bible, be sure to note which translation is being used (ie. New American, NRSV, King James).  Some instructors may require particular versions.  Most bibles are located in the BS191-194 call number range.

Bible Commentary Series

These are some of the commentary series that can be found in the Mullen Library stacks. Other commentary series are available with similar call numbers.

The Anchor Bible BS195.A53*
International Critical Commentary                       BS491.I6 (OT); BS491.I7 (NT)
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching BS491.2 .I5
The Cambridge Bible Commentary BS491.2.C17
Hermeneia BS491.2.H55
New American Commentary BS491.2 .N44
New Interpreter’s Bible BS491.2 .N484*
Word Biblical Commentary  BS491.2 W6
East Texas Baptist University’s Bible Study Guide Commentary Series E-Book


*These titles are also available in the Religious Studies Philosophy reference collection on the third floor of Mullen Library.  Reference materials do not circulate. 

Below is the list of commentaries recommended for TRS 201 classes:

Old Testament Commentary Series

The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries BS1151.2.T9
New International Commentary on the Old Testament BS1151.2.N55
Old Testament Message BS1151.2 .O4
Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture. Old Testament BS490 .A53

New Testament Commentary Series

The New International Greek Testament Commentary BS2341.2.N57
New International Commentary on the New Testament BS2341.2.N55
The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries BS2341.2 .T97
Sacra Pagina Series BS2341.2 .S2
 Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture. New Testament BS490 .A55

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