Old Testament Reading Room

This page is designed to help make Old Testament commentaries, dictionaries and related resources available to those without easy access to a theological library. Many of the links below connect you to scanned, published books made available by Google Books (often 75% of content). Importantly, Google Books allows you to search within a volume and also across volumes (rather than across the entire WWW).

NB: For bibliographic management and notetaking while reading, Zotero is highly recommended ("a free, easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources"). For page snapshots and printing of Google Book pages, try Microsoft's snipping tool (paste text into Word -- or Zotero).

Dictionaries, Encyclopedia & Handbooks of the Bible



Old Testment Bible Commentaries


One-Volume Bible Commentaries

Commentaries - Book by book

Note: Tyndale students also have access to the full-text version of the following commentaries from the Believers Church Bible Commentary Series (see Tyndale's Netlibrary eBooks):

  • Genesis. Eugene Roop. Herald Press, 1987.
  • Exodus. Waldemar Janzen. Herald Press, 2000.
  • Judges. Terry Brensinger. Herald Press, 1999.
  • Ruth, Jonah, Esther. Eugene Roop. Herald Press, 2002.
  • Proverbs. John W. Miller. Herald Press, 2004.
  • Jeremiah. Elmer A. Martens. Herald Press, 1986.
  • Ezekiel. Millard Lind. Herald Press, 1996.
  • Daniel. Paul M. Lederach. Herald Press, 1994.
  • Hosea, Amos. Allen R. Guenther. Herald Press, 1998.


Bible Atlases

Old Testament Theology and History

Old Testament Ethics

Biblical Hebrew

Old Testament Exegesis

Other Biblical Studies Resources on the WWW


Bible - Reference / General

Old Testament Resources on the WWW


  • See Tyndale's eJournal Database (note: for Tyndale students and faculty only). Choose EBSCOhost database; log in; choose "EBSCOhost" and then "ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials"; then choose "Scriptures" (at top). You will find many full-text theological journal articles available to you on any verse or chapter of the Bible. See list of Tyndale's academic ejournals with full-text articles for download.



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This page was created and is maintained by Arnold Neufeldt-Fast, Ph.D.