Use LibrarySearch to explore critical schools of Bible scholarship. Use a keyword approach as much as possible.
Guides to Biblical Scholarship series
Examples of critical schools:
Common topics for critical schools:
Use keywords in LibrarySearch and look at your results. There are thousands of subjects but here are some common ones and how they are "formed." Note the N T and O T and quotation marks.
Patterns to follow:
To find books about specific parts of the Bible, use the following format for a subject search
For Old Testament books:
Bible O.T. [Name of Book] -- Commentaries
Bible O.T. [Name of Book] -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
For New Testament books:
Bible N. T. [Name of Book] -- Commentaries
Bible N. T. [Name of Book] -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Here are the three main patterns for searching the catalog by subject:
[name of book] AND commentaries
[name of book] AND criticism
[name of book] AND theology
Genesis AND theology
Pentateuch AND commentaries
Gospels AND commentaries
John AND commentaries
John AND criticism
John AND theology
Critical treatments of Bible texts:
Note also that you can combine subjects with criticism interpretation” in keyword searches.