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Q. Are there scholarly bible commentaries online?
Answered By: Harold Henkel Last Updated: Mar 08, 2018 Views: 2090
We recommend checking Summon for commentaries. Summon is the default search bar in the center of the Library homepage: www.regent.edu/lib
As an example: You can search for: Bible. -- Corinthians, 2nd -- Commentaries. This is the subject format used in the catalog system
If you only want e-book commentaries, select "Full Text Online" and "book/ebook" from the left-side panel.
Just be aware that many publishers have not yet made their commentaries available digitally. Many of the most highly recommended commentaries are not available as ebooks. However, you can request that relevant pages be scanned from print commentaries and made available as a PDF through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.
We have a brief tutorial on how to place an ILL request here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhsvhykkCyg
You would want to use the book chapter option
Distance students can make inter-library loan requests for commentaries available for checkout in Regent Library's general collection. Students may request that physical books be shipped to them free of charge (though they are responsible to pay return shipping or bring them to campus) or they may request a book chapter. Through a book chapter request, you may have pages of a book scanned and made available to you as a PDF. This process usually has minimal turnaround time and is available at no cost to you. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan here.
We also recommend that distance students search for other nearby libraries that have commentaries available--universities and seminaries are your best bets. As distance students you can take advantage of our library card reimbursement to help with the cost of accessing local materials.