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Bible Commentaries Guide

The purpose of this guide is not to recommend Bible commentaries, but to help you discover what is available electronically in Luther Rice library collections. Please consult your course bibliographies and other suggested resources within your class to fi

General Information

General Information

This guide provides convenient access to Bible Commentaries in eBook format organized by Book of the Bible. Use the blue menu on the left to navigate to Old Testament, New Testament or Whole Bible to get started.

EBSCO and ProQuest readers are browser-based. So there is no need to use any software/reader to read these eBooks online. Authenticate yourself with your student login credentials, click on the PDF/EPUB Full Text link in the left menu to have the book opened. Once you open the book, you can use arrow buttons under the pages to turn the pages and navigate the book. You can also use the table of contents on the left side of the screen (once you open a full-text eBook) to skip around to specific sections or chapters.

See the EBSCO Video Tutorial Playlist here.

See the ProQuest Video Tutorial Playlist here.

Axis 360 eBooks require a checkout to be viewed. Checkout the Axis 360 eBooks using your student email address and Blackboard password. If you are unable to login to Axis 360, please contact the library.

Important Note

Important Note

Not every Bible Commentary in this guide will be suitable to every professor, class, or purpose. Some Bible commentaries are more suited to personal use or sermon preparation--not academic study and research papers. Please reference any course materials that suggest suitable Bible commentaries (or specific series) for that class and look for those in the guide for assignments. Most of the books have the name of the series at the bottom of each listing. The books are in alphabetical order by author in each Book category.

Hint: Scholarly commentaries tend to have many more footnotes and address the original languages. See the video below for a more complete explanation of different types of Bible commentaries.

Also, in the Whole Bible Commentary section, at the top, there are a couple of Bible Commentary survey books that give a brief assessment of various commentaries. This is very helpful, as well.

Video Tutorial on Choosing a Commentary

Contact Information

Smith Library
Luther Rice College & Seminary
3038 Evans Mill Road
Lithonia, GA 30038
770-484-1204 ext. 5756