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JPS Miqra'ot Gedalot, or Commentators' Bible

Try the JPS Miqra'ot Gedalot, or Commentators' Bible, which is located at REF BS1223 .C37 2005.  Remember to start at the back of the volume.  Find your passage by attending to the "breadcrumbs" at the top left of every page (e.g. "NUMBERS 11:26-29").               

Babylonian Talmud and Midrash Rabbah

The Babylonian Talmud (REF BM 499.5 .E5 1965) and the Midrash Rabbah (REF BM517 .M6E54) are indexed by passage as well as by keyword-in-English.  The indices to the Babylonian Talmud are contained in vol. 30 (three copies), and the indices to the Midrash Rabbah, in vol. 10 (two copies).  For a set of detailed instructions, see the one-page document in PDF below.  Copies of this document have been placed with the volumes in question, which are located in the Reference Collection.  The directions are illustrated by slides approximately 59-78 of the Power Point presentation delivered in class.  But please don't hesitate to see Steve Perisho for assistance.

Advanced Indices to the Talmud

I put this up more for Dr. Koenig and myself than for the class, so feel entirely free to ignore.

Advanced indices to the Talmud (most requiring a degree of facility with Hebrew) include the following.  For more, see the entry on the Talmud in Oxford Bibliographies Online, by Dr. Joshua Ezra Burns. (Though according to Dr. Burns, 1-2) the scripture indices to the two massive concordances to the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds, together with 3) the 5-volume index of proper names in the Babylonian, all three of them by Kosovsky, can't really be used independently of the sets (which is to say the concordances) to which they belong.)

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

The Torah/Pentateuch volumes of the InterVarsity Press series Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture are located in the Reference Area at REF BS1151.2 .A53 2001 vols. 1-3.  Select the volume on the book in which your passage is located, turn to the passage, and study the snippets of patristic commentary there anthologized.  If you would like to see the snippet in context, see Steve Perisho for help locating an English translation of the entire commentary or treatise.  The volumes in this series look like this:

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Look for the relevant volumes in the companion series Reformation commentary on Scripture as they appear, at roughly REF BS1151.52 .R45 2012:

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Other Series

"The Bible in Medieval Tradition" cover art