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Bible Commentaries Plus -- Guide Contents

This LibGuide is designed to raise awareness of the many Bible commentaries available in the ORU Library. The commentaries listed have been selected as starting points for doing research on the various books and sections of the Bible. Other works such as introductions, critical and interpretative works, and theological studies related to a book or section of the Bible are listed separately in boxes labeled, "More on...". For further guidance in selecting commentaries, check out the resources listed in the Resources for Bible Evaluating Commentaries box on this page. Guest researchers who do not have access to ORU's restricted resources may wish to try the Open Access Bible Commentaries Quick Search.

To recommend a commentary to add to this LibGuide or to add to the ORU Library collection, please contact Sally Shelton.


    Open Access Bible Commentaries ~ Quick Search

    Use the quick search below to search open access Bible commentaries from such popular Web sites as,,,, and

    Included in the search are Bible commentaries, dictionaries and encyclopedias, and word studies by such authors/editors as Barclay, Calvin, Gaebelein, Matthew Henry, Jamieson-Fausset-Brown, Keil and Delitsch, Lightfoot, Robertson, Spurgeon, Vincent, Wesley, and others. Many of the titles in the annotated list created by librarian Seth Allen are searchable in this custom search engine.

    In performing a search, you may add a commentator's name to focus your results. For example, to find what Robertson says about the Greek word charis (grace), key in the words: charis Robertson. Hebrew and Greek words may be searched in Hebrew or Greek, e.g. עַלְמָה, πνεῦμα, or by transliteration, e.g. alma, pneuma.  

    Note: though professors typically prefer not to see citations to open access commentaries in research papers as many are dated or otherwise do not meet expected scholarly norms, these resources may be beneficial for quick reference and for devotional use, provided they are used circumspectly. 

    To access the Open Access Bible Commentaries Quick Search web page, go to


    Resources for Evaluating Bible Commentaries

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    An Annotated Guide to Biblical Resources in Ministry - Bauer, David R.
    Call Number: BS540.B38 2003 Reference
    ISBN: 1565637232

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    New Testament Commentary Survey - D. A. Carson
    Call Number: BS2341.2.C33 2001
    ISBN: 0801031249
    Publication Date: 2007-01-01
    5th ed.; 6th ed. on order

    Commentary and Reference Survey - Darrell L. Bock (Foreword by); John J. Glynn; John Glynn
    Call Number: BS511.3.G59 2007 Reference
    ISBN: 0825427371
    Publication Date: 2007-02-15

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    Old Testament Commentary Survey - Longman, Tremper
    Call Number: BS1151.52.L64 2007
    ISBN: 0801031230
    4th ed.

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    Old Testament Commentary Survey - Longman, Tremper
    Call Number: ebrary
    ISBN: 0801039916
    Publication Date: 2013
    5th ed.

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    Commentaries for Biblical Expositors - Rosscup, James E.
    Call Number: BS491.2.R827 1993 Reference

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    The Literature of Theology - Stewart, David
    Call Number: BR118.B67 2004 LRC-4
    Revised edition
    "Reviews and ratings of Biblical, theological, and practical Christian works"

    Online Commentaries
    A list of online commentaries that are in the public domain. The list was compiled by Tyndale House.


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