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Divinity & Religion Research: Write an Exegesis Paper

Identifies key divinity and religion resources for Regent University students and researchers.

Writing an Exegesis Paper

Writing an exegesis paper can be a challenging task, especially the first time.  Follow the guidelines your professor has given you and use these guidelines for additional help. Listed here in three groups, i.e.,  General Guides, Old Testament Guides, and New Testament Guides, these handbooks provide research methodology, samples, and lots of ideas for a better paper. All of these manuals are available in Regent University Library.

Library of Congress call numbers have been added to make it easier to find them in the library.


Biblical Hermeneutics:  A Comprehensive Introduction to Interpreting Scripture .  Nashville:  Broadman & Holman, 1996.   BS 476 .B494 1996

Danker, Frederick W.  Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study .  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 1993.     BS 511.2 .D355 1993

Exegesis:  Problems of Method and Exercises in Reading (Genesis 22 and Luke 15) .  Pittsburg:  Pickwick Press, 1978.   BS 476 .E9413 1978

Fee, Gordon.  The Questions of Exegesis.  Part 1 and 2 .  Sunland, CA:  Pilgrim Tapes, 198u.  Two sound cassettes; Located in Technical Services; Ask at the Circulation Desk.

__________.  To What End Exegesis?:  Essays Textual, Exegetical, and Theological .  Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans, 2001.    BS 511.3 .F44 2001

Gorman, Michael J.  Elements of Biblical Exegesis:  A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers.  Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson Publishers, 2001.    BS 511.2 .G67 2001

Hayes, John H.  Biblical Exegesis:  A Beginner's Handbook.  Atlanta:  John Knox Press, 1982.     BS 476 .H35 1987

Kaiser, Otto.  Exegetical Method:  A Student's Handbook.  New York:  Seabury Press, 1967.     BS 531 .K313

Kaiser, Walter C.  Toward an Exegetical Theology:  Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Book House, 1981.    BS 476 .K34

Marrow, Stanley B.  Basic Tools of Biblical Exegesis:  A Student's Manual.  Rome:  Biblical Institute, 1978.    Z 7770 .M33 1978

Patte, Daniel.  What is Structural Exegesis?   Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1976.    BS 2361.2 .P36

Powell, Mark Allan.  The Bible and Modern Literary Criticism:  A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography.  New York:  Greenwood Press, 1992.    BS 535 .P68 1992

Powell, Mark Allan.  What is Narrative Criticism?  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 1990.      BS 521.7 .P68 1990

Schertz, Mary H.  Seeing the Text:  Exegesis for Students of Greek and Hebrew.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 2001.    BS 476 .S325 2001

Scribes and Scripture:  New Testament Essays in Honor of J. Harold Greenlee.  Winona Lake, IN:  Eisenbrauns, 1992.    BS 2395 .S34 1992

Thompson, William D.  Preaching Biblically:  Exegesis and Interpretation.  Nashville:  Abingdon, 1981.    BS 534.5 .T48

Thorpe, R. Samuel.  A Handbook for Basic Biblical Exegesis.  Lanham:  University Press of America, 1999.    BS 476 .T49 1999


Chisholm, Robert B.  From Exegesis to Exposition:  A Practical Guide to Using Biblical Hebrew.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Books, 1998.    BS 1171.2 .C55 1998

A Guide to Old Testament Theology and Exegesis:  The Introductory Articles from the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis .  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1999.    BS 476 .G85 1999

Interpreting the Old Testament:  A Guide for Exegesis .  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2001.   BS 1171.2 .I585 2001

Klein, Ralph W.  Textual Criticism of the Old Testament:  The Septuagint After Qumran.  Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1974.    BS 1136 .K55

Powell, Timothy.  Guide to Exegesis of Old Testament Texts .  South Pasadena, CA:  Jameson Press, 1979.    BS 1171.2 .P886 1979x

Steck, Odil Hannes.  Old Testament Exegesis:  A Guide to the Methodology .  Atlanta:  Scholars Press, 1998.    BS 1174.2 .B3713 1998

Stuart, Douglas K.  Old Testament Exegesis:  A Handbook for Students and Pastors .  Louisville, KY:  Westminster Press, 2001.   BS 476 .S83 2001


Aland, Kurt and Barbara Aland.  The Text of the New Testament:  An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism .  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1989.    BS 1937.5 .A42 1989

Conzelmann, Hans.  Interpreting the New Testament:  An Introduction to the Principles and Methods of New Testament Exegesis .  Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson Publishers, 1988.      BS 2330.2 .C6613 1988x

Fee, Gordon D.  The Exegesis of the Epistles .  Sunland, CA:  Pilgrim Tapes, 198u.

____________.  New Testament Exegesis:  A Handbook for Students and Pastors .  Louisville, KY:  Westminster/John Knox Press, 2002.    BS 2331 .F44 2002

Greenlee, J. Harold.  Scribes, Scrolls, and Scripture:  A Student's Guide to New Testament Criticism .  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985.    BS 2325 .G68 1985

Guthrie, George H.  Biblical Greek Exegesis:  A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek .  Grand Rapids:    Zondervan, 1998.    PA 813 .G88 1998x

Handbook to Exegesis of the New Testament .  Boston:  Brill Academic, 2002.    BS 2331 .H35 2002

McKnight, Scot.  Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels .  Grand Rapids:  Baker Book House, 1988.    BS 2555.2 .M39 1988

_____________.  Introducing New Testament Interpretation .  Grand Rapids:  Baker Book House, 1988.    BS 2555.2 .M39 1988

New Testament Textual Criticism:  Its Significance for Exegesis:  Essays in Honour of Bruce M. Metzger .  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1981.    BS 2325 .N49 1981

Patte, Daniel.  Structural Exegesis for New Testament Critics .  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press,1990.     BS 2377.5 .P38 1990

___________.  Structural Exegesis:  From Theory to Practice:  Exegesis of Mark 15 and 16, Hermeneutical Implications.  Philadelphia:   Fortress Press, 1978.    BS 476 .P33

Quesnell, Quintin.  The Mind of Mark:  Interpretation and Method Through the Exegesis of Mark 6, 52.  Rome:  Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1969.    BS 2585.2 .Q4

Scholer, David M.  A Basic Bibliographic Guide for New Testament Exegesis .  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1973.    Z 7772 .L1 S35 1973

Schreiner, Thomas R.  Interpreting the Pauline Epistles .  Grand Rapids:  Baker Book House, 1990.        BS 2650.2 .S36 1990

Stenger, Werner.  Introduction to New Testament Exegesis .  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1993.        BS 2331 .S7213 1993

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