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Classics & Religious Studies 3310: Old Testament

Encyclopedias on the Old Testament and Judaism

The biblical worldEncyclopedias such as those listed on this page can be great places go start your research. My rule of thumb is the less you know about a subject, the more useful it may be to start by reading a few encyclopedia articles on the topic.

And don't read just for the content of the articles themselves: at the end of many encyclopedia articles you can find brief listings of books, articles, etc. for more information on the topic at hand.