Brandel Library

BTS 2210: Jesus of Nazareth (Willitts)

Biblical Commentaries

Finding Commentaries in Brandel Library

Call numbers for the New Testament are BS 1901- BS 2970.

BS2415-2417 contain materials on the teachings of Jesus.

BS2549-2619 contain materials on the Gospels collectively and individually.

BS2559 contains harmonies of the Gospels.

BS2570-2575.6 is Matthew

BS2580-2585.6 is Mark

BS2589-2595.6 is Lukan writings.

BS2610-2615.6 is the Gospel of John.

  • You can find commentaries in two places in Brandel Library: in the Reference Section (on the 1st floor, behind the Reference Desks) and in the General Collection (on the 3rd floor). The same classification system applies to both collections, so the call number will be identical, but the location will differ. Reference copies of commentaries cannot leave the Library, so these copies cannot be checked out, but can be read in the Library, or portions of them scanned or photocopied. The General Collection copies may be checked out of the Library.
  • The Reference collection contains many of the most important commentaries, so it is a good place to begin your browsing for commentaries. In some cases, we have copies of a commentary in both places, but not usually.
  • Only a few biblical commentaries are available digitally as yet, but we are purchasing them as they are published. Separate records in the library catalog are retrieved for the print and the digital/electronic formats (which are marked with an 'eb' at the end of the call number), so it is easy to see when these commentaries are available for your subject.
  • Commentaries may be individual, free-standing books or they may be in a series. Some commentary series are shelved all together, but most series are shelved separately, in the appropriate section for the book/books/portion of book on which they comment.

Commentaries on the Gospels