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Resource Guide:
The Bible as Literature

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Bible--Parables.
  • Bible--Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Bible as literature.
  • Narrative poetry
  • Narrative theology

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Bible and Critical Theory
  • Narrative
  • Christianity and Literature
  • Salmagundi
  • New England Review
  • Kenyon Review
  • Prooftexts
  • Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought
  • Commentary
  • Journal of Biblical Literature

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The Bible as literature : an introductionBS 535 .G25 1986
Melville’s BibleseBook
How Contemporary Novelists Rewrite Stories From the Bible : The Interpretation of Scripture in LiteratureeBook
Reading the Bible as literature : an introductionBS 535 .C73 2010
The gospels and Homer : imitations of Greek epic in Mark and Luke-ActsBS 2585.52 .M26 2014
A History of the English Bible As LiteratureeBook
Pen of Iron : American Prose and the King James BibleeBook
Retellings : The Bible in Literature, Music, Art and FilmeBook
The Shadow of a Great Rock : A Literary Appreciation of the King James BibleeBook
The wisdom books : Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : a translation with commentaryBS 1403 .A48213 2010
The world of biblical literatureBS 535 .A57 1991
The literary guide to the BibleBS 511.2 .L58 1987
The art of Biblical narrativeBS 1171.2 .A45 1981
The art of Biblical poetryBS 1405.2 .A48 1985