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Topic Guide - Biblical Studies

This guide lists starting points for locating resources pertaining to Biblical studies.

Historical Reception

Reception history is the study of how biblical texts have changed over time in different cultures and communities, through transmission, translation, or reading, retelling, and reworking. In other words, reception history explores all the different ways that people have received, appropriated, and used biblical texts throughout history. (Breed, Brennan. "What is Reception History?")

Look for these Squires Library commentary titles on the shelves with the book of the Bible being studied:

  • Ancient Christian Commentaries
  • Reformation commentaries
  • The Church’s Bible
  • Blackwell Bible Commentaries

For a focused look at Pentecostal reception history,