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Open Access Bible Commentaries ~ Quick Search

Use the quick search above to search open access Bible commentaries from such popular Web sites as,,,, and including many titles on this annotated opens new windowlist created by librarian Seth Allen.

One way to focus a search is to add a commentator's name. To find what Robertson says about the Greek word charis, for example, key in the words: charis Robertson. Hebrew and Greek words may be searched in Hebrew or Greek, e.g.עַלְמָה, πνεῦμα, or by transliteration, e.g. alma, pneuma.

Caveat: Though professors typically prefer not to see citations to open access commentaries in bibliographies of research papers if they are dated or otherwise do not meet expected scholarly norms, these resources are useful for quick reference, provided they are used circumspectly.

To access the Open Access Bible Commentaries Quick Search web page, go to opens new window

Resources for Evaluating Bible Commentaries

Opinions as to the relative value of the various Bible commentaries vary widely among biblical scholars. Students may wish to consult with their own professors as to their particular recommendations. The following works offer further guidance on the selection of commentaries.