BIB2042/3 Principles of Biblical Interpretation

Reference Works

reference work is a book or serial publication that contains useful facts and information such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, almanacs, and catalogs. Generally, reference works are consulted for particular pieces of information, rather than read from beginning to end. Most reference works are compiled by a team of contributors whose work is coordinated by one or more editors rather than by an individual author. Updated editions are usually published as needed, in some cases annually (e.g., almanacs, who's who). NOTE: Dictionary definitions and very short encyclopedia entries can be used as a beginning point in your research, however, do not count these sources as one of the "minimum of three" academic resources. Interacting with more in-depth academic material will help raise your score.


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Search Terms/Keywords

Using LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) to search for resources will, more often than not, yield the most relevant results.  Below are some LCSH you can use to search for topics in your Project and/or CRA.  Be sure to choose the SUBJECT search field from the drop-down list (in Adanced Search) or include the search terms in quotation marks in the Basic Search box. Enter the SUBJECT search terms exactly as you see them.
You can also search by "keyword" in the All Text or Optional fields.


Suggested search terms:

LCSH Keyword
FREEDOM--Religious aspects (combine with KW "Galatians") prophetic oracles (combine with "lawsuit")
BIBLE. Old Testament--Law types of Psalms
Bible. John 6 (combine with KW "cannibalism") interpreting narrative (search as TITLE)
HERMENEUTICS -- Religious aspects -- Christianity    narrative
BIBLE--Criticism, interpretation (combine with KW "historical-grammatical")  
BIBLE--Translating (combine with KWs "literal", "free", or "'dynamic equivalence")  
BIBLE. Versions, English  
BIBLE. Prophetic books (combine with KWs "lawsuit", "woe" or "promise")  
BIBLE. Psalms--Criticism, interpretation  
BIBLE. Proverbs--Criticism, interpretation  
APOCALYPTIC literature, Biblical  
BAPTISM in the Holy Spirit (combine with KWs "doctrine of subsequence" or "initial physical evidence")  
ASSEMBLIES of God--Doctrine [AND] Glossolalia  

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