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Biblical Exegesis Sources: Get Started

This guides provides the steps and list of sources to use in doing a Biblical exegesis

What is Exegesis?

Exegesis is a "critical interpretation of a text or a portion of Scripture" according to Webster's Dictionary. 

This Research Guide provides the order in which to do an exegesis, a list of reference books to use, and help with finding Commentaries and articles on Scripture.

Recommended stages of exegesis:

  • First, study the background of the passage
  • Second, study the individual works
  • Third, study the content of the passage

There are specific sources you need to use in a particular order to do this. If you have any difficulty finding the correct work or using it, please ask a librarian for help.