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Biblical Studies

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 Vick Library WebsiteBiblical Studies Research Guide

 

 

 

This research guide is designed to point readers to major sources of information related to biblical studies available in or through the Vick Library. As used here, "biblical studies" is broadly defined to include biblical interpretation, biblical theology, systematic theology, church history, and comparative religion. Other Research Guides on this Web site address the related topics of biblical counseling, missions, and church ministries.

 

 


 

 

Reference Works

 

Religion

Encyclopedia of Religion [15 vols.] 

 

 

Biblical Studies

Anchor Bible Dictionary [6 vols.] 

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery 

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels 

Dictionary of Paul and His Letters 

Dictionary of New Testament Background 

Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments 

Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology 

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [4 vols.] 

Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible [5 vols.] 

 

 

Systematic Theology

Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics 

Dictionary of Premillennial Theology 

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology 

 

 

Church History & Historical Theology

Dictionary of Historical Theology          

Dictionary of Christianity in America 

Encyclopedia of Early Christianity 

The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church 

 

 

Periodical Indexes and Abstracts

 

ATLAS Religion Database with ATLASerials

Christian Periodical Index

New Testament Abstracts

Old Testament Abstracts

Religious & Theological Abstracts

Routledge Religion Resources

Southern Baptist Periodical Index

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

 

 

Software (Library Workstations)

 

BibleWorks 7

Helps with sermon preparation, complex morphological analysis, or writing seminary papers. Contains 64 Bible translations in 22 languages, 9 original language texts with 7 morphology databases, 5 Greek lexicons and dictionaries, 3 Hebrew lexicons and dictionaries, plus 8 practical reference works.

 

 

Websites

 

The Bible Gateway(TM) (Gospel Communications Network)A Bible study site offering access to Bible translations in a variety of modern languages.

 

Biblical Studies Foundation

A Bible and theology site featuring the NET Bible, Bible study resources, pastoral helps, sermon illustrations, and other resources.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Full-text of hundreds of Christian books, most in the public domain. Features the works of the Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene church fathers.

Crosswalk.com(TM)

An excellent Bible study site featuring some 20 English Bible translations. Bible verses are electronically linked to topical and textual entries in a variety of commentaries, dictionaries, encyclopedias, lexicons, and other resources. Also provides access to Bible translations in several foreign languages.

The Ecole Initiative

Web-based encyclopedia of early church history.

Greek New Testament (Tony Fisher)

A search engine for the Greek New Testament. Allows proximity searching and limitations by part of speech, voice, tense, mood, etc. Displays Greek text as images; does not require downloading a font.

The Hall of Church History

Links to authoritative resources concerning the major periods and religious groups of church history.

Olive Tree Bible Software

A search engine offering access to Bible versions in several modern languages. Features a King James Version mode that displays appropriate Strong's Concordance data as the mouse is dragged over each word.

The Unbound Bible (Biola University)

A search engine offering access to Bible versions in a variety of modern languages as well as several Greek and Hebrew texts. Displays up to 3 versions and or/texts in parallel columns.

 

 

Periodicals

 

Bible - Periodicals

Theology - Periodicals

Preaching - Periodicals

Church History - Periodicals

Religion - Periodicals

 

 

Special Collections

 

Several of the Vick Library's special collections are relevant to students of the Bible, theology, and church history.

 

  • Artifacts
  • Baptist History
  • Christian Biography
  • Microforms
  • Rare Books
  • Word Study Center

 

 

Dewey Class Numbers

 

  • Anthropology 220.6-220.68, 301-307                                                           
  • Apologetics     239-239.93
  • Apologetics—Biblical teaching  239-239.93 or according to what book of the Bible is being discussed in relation to the subject of Apologetics
  • Apologetics—Methodology  239-239.93
  • Baptist Bible Fellowship International  286.5
  • Bible and evolution    213, 215, 231.765, 231.7652
  • Bible—Antiquities     220.9-220.95
  • Bible—Concordances  220.3, 220.52, 220.52033, 220.523
  • Bible—Evidences authority, etc.  220.1-220.15
  • Bible—Geography     220.9-220.91
  • Bible—Inspiration     220.1-220.13
  • Bible. N.T. Ephesians—Commentaries  220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.5-227.5077
  • Bible. N.T. Ephesians—Criticism, interpretation, etc.  227.5-227.506
  • Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227-227.97
  • Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 227-227.066
  • Bible. N.T. Galatians—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.4-227.4077
  • Bible. N.T. Galatians—Criticism, interpretation, etc.  227.4-227.406
  • Bible.N.T. Gospels 226-226.5
  • Bible. N.T. Hebrews—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.87-227.87077
  • Bible. N.T. Hebrews—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 227.87-227.8706
  • Bible. N.T. –History of Biblical events 225.9-225.95
  • Bible. N.T. James—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.91-227.91077
  • Bible. N.T. James—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 227.91-227.9106
  • Bible. N.T. John—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,226.5-226.5077
  • Bible. N.T. John—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 226.5-226.508
  • Bible. N.T. Mark—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,226.3-226.3077
  • Bible. N.T. Mark—Criticism, interpretation,etc. 226.3-226.3077
  • Bible. N.T. Matthew—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,226.2-226.2077
  • Bible. N.T. Matthew—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 226.206
  • Bible. N.T. Luke—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,226.4-226.4077
  • Bible. N.T. Luke—Criticism, interpretation,etc.  226.4-226.406
  • Bible. N.T. I Corinthians—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.2-227.2077
  • Bible. N.T. II Corinthians—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.3-227.3077
  • Bible. N.T. I John—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.94-227.9407
  • Bible. N.T. II John—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.94-227.9407, 227.95
  • Bible. N.T. III John—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.94-227.9407, 227.96
  • Bible. N.T. I Peter—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.92-227.92077
  • Bible. N.T. II Peter—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.92-227.92077, 227.93-227.93077
  • Bible. N.T. I Timothy—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.83-227.83077
  • Bible. N.T. I Timothy—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 227.83-227.8306
  • Bible. N.T. II Timothy—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.83-227.83077, 227.84-227.8407
  • Bible. N.T. II Timothy—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 227.83, 227.8406
  • Bible. N.T. Revelation—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,228-228.077
  • Bible. N.T. Revelation—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 228-228.077
  • Bible. N.T. Romans—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77,227.1-227.1077
  • Bible. N.T. Romans—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 227.1-227.1066
  • Bible. N.T. Titus—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 225.7-225.77, 227.8-227.807, 227.83-227.83077, 227-85-227.85077
  • Bible. N.T.Titus—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 227.8-227.807, 227.83-227.83077, 227-85-227.85077
  • Bible. O.T. Daniel—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 227.1-227.106, 224.5-224.5077
  • Bible. O.T. Daniel—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 224.5-224.506
  • Bible. O.T. Ezekiel—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 224.4-224.4077
  • Bible. O.T. Ezekiel—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 224.406
  • Bible. O.T. Ezra—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 222.7-227.707
  • Bible. O.T. Ezra—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 222.7-227.707
  • Bible. O.T. Genesis—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 222.11-222.11077
  • Bible. O.T. Genesis—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 222.11-222.11077, 231.763-231.7652
  • Bible. O.T.—History Of Biblical events 220.95, 221.9-221.95
  • Bible. O.T.—History of contemporary events 221.9-221.95, 930.1
  • Bible. O.T. Isaiah—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 224.1-224.1077
  • Bible. O.T. Isaiah—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 224.1-224.1077
  • Bible. O.T. Jeremiah—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 224.2-224.2077
  • Bible. O.T. Jeremiah—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 224.206-224.2077
  • Bible. O.T. Major Prophets 220.7-220.77, 224-224.095
  • Bible. O.T. Minor Prophets 220.7-220.77, 224.9-224.9077
  • Bible. O.T. Nehemiah—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 222.8-222.8077
  • Bible. O.T. Nehemiah—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 222.8-222.8077
  • Bible. O.T. Proverbs—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 223.7-223.7077
  • Bible. O.T. Proverbs—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 223.7-223.7077
  • Bible. O.T. Psalms—Commentaries 220.7-220.77, 223.2-223.2077
  • Bible. O.T. Psalms—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 223.2-223.206
  • Bible—Reading 220-220.61
  • Bible—Study and teaching 268-268.8
  • Christian ethics 171.1,241-241.6
  • Christian sects 230-230.09, 291.9
  • Christianity and culture 260-261.1
  • Church—Authority—Biblical teaching 262.8
  • Church finance—Accounting 254.8
  • Church finance—Biblical teaching 254.8
  • Church finance—United States 254-254.8
  • Church growth 254.5
  • Church growth—Methodology 254.5
  • Church—History of doctrines 262-262.7, 270
  • Church polity 262-262.7
  • Counseling—Methodology 158-158.3, 253.5
  • Counseling—Philosophy  158-158.3, 253.5
  • Counseling—Religious aspects—Christianity 253.5, 261.515
  • Creationism 231.7-231.7652
  • Cross-cultural orientation 303.48, 303.482
  • Cross-cultural studies 303.4, 303.482, 306
  • Covenant theology—History of doctrines 230.046, 231.7, 231.76
  • Cults 291.9
  • Cults—United States 291.0973-291.9
  • Dispensationalism  230.046, 230.0463
  • Dispensationalism—History 230.046, 230.0463
  • Eschatology—Biblical teaching 236-236.9
  • Eschatology—History of doctrine 236-236.9
  • Ethics—History 170-179
  • Ethics in the Bible 241-241.6
  • Ethnology 306-306.9
  • Evangelistic work 269.2
  • Ezra (Biblical figure) 221.92
  • God—Attributes 231.4
  • God—Biblical teaching 231
  • God—History of doctrines 231
  • Hermeneutics 121.68, 220.6-220.63
  • Holy Spirit—Biblical teaching 231-231.3
  • Holy Spirit—History of doctrines 231-231.3
  • Holy Spirit—Person and offices 231-231.3
  • Indigenous church administration 254.1, 266-266.023
  • Jesus Christ—Biblical teaching 232-232.97
  • Jesus Christ—Biography 232.9-232.97
  • Jesus Christ—Biography—History and criticism 232.9-232.908
  • Jesus Christ—Biography—Public life 232.95-232.97
  • Jesus Christ—History of doctrines 232-232.09
  • Jesus Christ—Person and offices 232-232.8
  • Jews—History 909.04924
  • Jews—Social life and customs 909.04924
  • John, the Apostle, Saint 225.92
  • Judaism—History 296-296.8344, 909.04924
  • Leadership—Biblical teaching 253-253.7
  • Leadership—Moral and ethical aspects 158.4
  • Leadership—Religious aspects—Christianity 253-253.7
  • Luke, Saint 225.92
  • Mark, Saint 225.92
  • Matthew, the Apostle, Saint 225.92
  • Nehemiah (Governor of Judah) 221.92, 222.8-222.806
  • Palestine—Social life and customs 915.694, 956.94-956.9442
  • Pastoral theology 253
  • Pastoral theology—Baptists 250, 253
  • Pastoral theology—Philosophy 253-253.01
  • Patriarchs (Bible) 222.1-222.11095
  • Paul, the Apostle, Saint 225.92
  • Paul, the Apostle, Saint—Conversion 225.92
  • Preaching—Evaluation 251
  • Preaching—Methodology 251-251.08
  • Psalms (Music) 782.294
  • Salvation—Biblical teaching 234-234.9
  • Salvation--Christianity—History of doctrines  234-234.9
  • Sin—Biblical teaching  233.2-233.21, 241.3
  • Sin—History of doctrines  241.3
  • Spouses of clergy  257
  • Theological Anthropology 233-233.7
  • Theological Anthropology--Christianity 233-233.7
  • Theology, Doctrinal—History 230.09-230.0903
  • Theology—History  230.09

 

Subject Headings & Subdivisions

 

  • Anthropology
  • Apologetics
  • Apologetics—Biblical teaching
  • Apologetics—Methodology
  • Baptist Bible Fellowship International
  • Bible and evolution
  • Bible—Antiquities
  • Bible—Concordances
  • Bible—Evidences authority, etc.
  • Bible—Geography
  • Bible—Inspiration
  • Bible. N.T. Ephesians—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. Ephesians—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. Galatians—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. Galatians—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. Gospels
  • Bible. N.T. Hebrews—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. Hebrews—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. –History of Biblical events
  • Bible. N.T. James—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. James—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. John—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. John—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible.  N.T.  Mark—Commentaries
  • Bible.  N.T.  Mark—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. Matthew—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. Matthew—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible.  N.T.  Luke—Commentaries
  • Bible.  N.T.  Luke—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. I Corinthians—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. I John—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. I Peter—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. I Timothy—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. I Timothy—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. Revelation—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. Revelation—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. Romans—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. Romans—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. N.T. Titus—Commentaries
  • Bible. N.T. Titus—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. O.T. Daniel—Commentaries
  • Bible. O.T. Daniel—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. O.T. Ezekiel—Commentaries
  • Bible. O.T. Ezekiel—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. O.T. Ezra—Commentaries
  • Bible. O.T. Ezra—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. O.T. Genesis—Commentaries
  • Bible. O.T. Genesis—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible O.T.—History Of Biblical events
  • Bible O.T.—History of contemporary events
  • Bible. O.T. Isaiah—Commentaries
  • Bible. O.T. Isaiah—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. O.T. Jeremiah—Commentaries
  • Bible. O.T. Jeremiah—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible O.T. Prophets
  • Bible. O.T. Nehemiah—Commentaries
  • Bible. O.T. Nehemiah—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. O.T. Proverbs—Commentaries
  • Bible. O.T. Proverbs—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible. O.T. Psalms—Commentaries
  • Bible. O.T. Psalms—Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible—Reading
  • Bible—Study and teaching
  • Christian ethics
  • Christian sects
  • Christianity and culture
  • Church—Authority—Biblical teaching
  • Church finance—Accounting—Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Church finance—Biblical teaching
  • Church finance—United States—Law and legislation
  • Church growth
  • Church growth—Methodology
  • Church—History of doctrines
  • Church polity
  • Counseling—Methodology
  • Counseling—Philosophy
  • Counseling—Religious aspects—Christianity
  • Creationism
  • Cross-cultural orientation
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Covenant theology—History of doctrines
  • Cults
  • Cults—United States
  • Dispensationalism
  • Dispensationalism—History
  • Eschatology—Biblical teaching
  • Eschatology—History of doctrine
  • Ethics—History
  • Ethics in the Bible
  • Ethnology
  • Evangelistic work
  • Ezra (Biblical figure)God—Attributes
  • God—Biblical teaching
  • God—History of doctrines
  • Hermeneutics
  • Holy Spirit—Biblical teaching
  • Holy Spirit—History of doctrines
  • Holy Spirit—Person and offices
  • Jesus Christ—Biblical teaching
  • Jesus Christ—Biography
  • Jesus Christ—Biography—History and criticism
  • Jesus Christ—Biography—Public life
  • Jews—History
  • Jesus Christ—History of doctrines
  • Jesus Christ—Person and offices
  • Jews—Social life and customs
  • John, the Apostle, Saint
  • Judaism—History
  • Indigenous church administration
  • Leadership—Biblical teaching
  • Leadership—Moral and ethical aspects
  • Leadership—Religious aspects—Christianity
  • Luke, Saint
  • Man (Theology)
  • Mark, Saint
  • Matthew, the Apostle, Saint
  • Nehemiah (Governor of Judah)
  • Palestine—Social life and customs
  • Pastoral theology
  • Pastoral theology—Baptists
  • Pastoral theology—Philosophy
  • Patriarchs (Bible)
  • Paul, the Apostle, Saint
  • Paul, the Apostle, Saint—Conversion
  • Preaching—Evaluation
  • Preaching—Methodology
  • Psalms (Music)
  • Salvation—Biblical teaching
  • Salvation--Christianity—History of doctrines
  • Sin—Biblical teaching
  • Sin—History of doctrines
  • Spouses of clergy
  • Theology, Doctrinal—History
  • Theological Anthropology
  • Theological Anthropology--Christianity
  • Theology—History
  • Witness Bearing (Christianity)

 

 

 

Other Resources

 

You can simplify the task of finding the most respected works in biblical studies by consulting appropriate bibliographies in the Library's Reference Collection:

 

Forty Years of Commentaries 

IBR Bibliographies [13 vols.] 

The Minister's Library 

New Testament Commentary Survey 

Old Testament Commentary Survey 

 

 

 

Many theses and dissertations related to biblical studies can be located by searching the Theological Research Exchange Network database.

 

 

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