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Biblical Studies -- Old Testament: Getting Started

Guides for courses that relate to the Old and New Testaments. Also, general information that will aid in the understanding and reflection of the Bible.

Research Guides for OT, NT, and Psalms

The Old Testament Guides were developed for students taking Bible classes and in particular for those working on Exegesis papers or exams. Each book tab has recommended academic/library resources that should be considered when working on an exegesis paper. Please notice that some of the resources are print and some are electronic. IN order to use electronic resources when off campus, the student will need to use your library number and PIN.

The commentaries listed are not exhaustive but are to give examples of appropriate commentaries for academic work. When consulting commentaries, it is important to consider commentaries from diverse perspectives in order to broaden one's worldview of the text.

Library Databases



Digital Reference Sources at UPSem

Digital Reference Sources at UPSem

Go here to access a more complete library guide on digital resources that are available through UPSem library.

Downloadable Audiobooks

This is a growing collection. If you have suggestions for new titles, please email Dora Rowe.

Reference Librarian

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Mengistu Lemma
Mengistu Lemma, PhD
Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian
William Smith Morton Library/
Union Presbyterian Seminary
3401 Brook Rd, Richmond VA 23227
(804) 278-4333