Bible As Literature
The Bible is one of the central books in the Western tradition, exerting a profound and lasting influence on all areas of life and culture. The textual history and the construction of the canonical Bible is a long and complex story. This brief guide provides a basic orientation for locating information on the study of the Bible as literature and related subjects. Be sure to consult detailed notes in catalog records and references and bibliographies in books, articles, and reference works for additional readings.
Library of Congress Classification
Mapped to Holland & Terrell Library
Click on any of the links below to see where these subjects are physically located in Holland & Terrell Library. The reference books in these classifications are located in the reference area on the first floor of Holland & Terrell Library just off the Atrium. (The first floor level is the main entrance to the library.)
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Selected Library of Congress Subject Headings
Use these selected Library of Congress subject headings to find books about The Bible. In the Advanced Search in Search It select in subject from the drop-down menu and copy a subject heading from this list to paste in this search box. Next, choose the phrase is exact from the drop-down menu next to the subject search box. On the same search screen choose material type books and search scope WSU Libraries + Summit from those drop-down menus. For conveniece, you may want to sort the results list by choosing Date-newest. (Please note that the same title could appear on two or more lists.)
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Indexes & Book Reviews
Print and electronic information about scholarly journals, book review citations, and retrospective periodicals indexing.
The Bible as / and Literature: A Short Reading List
Selected Resources in the Holland & Terrell Reference Collection
Companions / Encyclopedias / Handbook
The Holland and Terrell Library print reference collection is located on the 1st floor of Terrell (main library entrance) behind the reference desk.
Anchor Yale Bible Series
The Anchor Yale Bible series is a project of international and interfaith scope in which Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from many countries contribute individual volumes. The project is not sponsored by any ecclesiastical organization and is not intended to reflect any particular theological doctrine.
The Anchor Yale Bible is committed to producing commentaries in the tradition established half a century ago by the founders of the series, William Foxwell Albright and David Noel Freedman. It aims to present the best contemporary scholarship in a way that is accessible not only to scholars but also to the educated nonspecialist. Its approach is grounded in exact translation of the ancient languages and an appreciation of the historical and cultural context in which the biblical books were written supplemented by insights from modern methods, such as sociological and literary criticism.
JSTOR & Project MUSE
Index of full-text religion periodicals currently available from JSTOR and Project MUSE.
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