Biblical Studies: Background and Facts

Guide to help you find library resources to help with studies of the Bible.
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Why background?

Background sources  (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) provide well established summary and factual information. Useful for:

  • basic concepts and established viewpoints
  • historical context and relationships to other topics
  • specialized terms and definitions
  • data, facts, formulas

Hebrew Bible

Example page from the firs Hebrew Bible published in the U.S.

Thomas Dobson (1751-1823) was the first in the United States to publish a complete Hebrew Bible. Wikimedia Commons.

Reference Books about the Bible (online)

Reference Books about the Bible (print)

Single-Volume Guides, Companions, Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Etc.

Single-Volume Concordances

Single-Volume Dictionaries and Lexikons