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Biblical Studies Resources

An orientation to selected resources in Harvard Divinity School Library and in online resources licensed by the Harvard Library for the study of the Bible

Call Numbers for Biblical Sections and Books

Inserted into the order of the books are the names of groups of books (for example, Pentateuch, Five Scrolls, Gospels), the most comprehensive always preceding.

The call number given is the start of a range of call numbers covering a book or a group of books.  For most books of the Hebrew Bible, there are five numbers in the range. The first four are for texts of the book; these may have some commentary. The fifth call number is for criticism and commentaries.  For example, texts of Genesis (with or without commentary) are found in the range BS 1231-1234; criticism and commentaries are found in BS1235-BS1235.6.  For books of the Old Testament, there are six numbers in the range.  The first five are for texts and the fifth is for criticism and commentaries.  For example, texts of Matthew are found in the range BS2570-2574; criticism and commentaries are found in BS2575-2575.6.

Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)

BS 1143 Hebrew Bible as a whole
BS 1201 Historical books
BS 1221 Pentateuch (Torah)
BS 1231 Genesis
BS 1241 Exodus
BS 1251 Leviticus
BS 1261 Numbers
BS 1271 Deuteronomy
BS 1286 Prophets (Nevi'im) in general
BS 1286.5 Former Prophets
BS 1291 Joshua
BS 1301 Judges
BS 1308 The Writings (Ketuvim)
BS 1309 Five Scrolls
BS 1311 Ruth
BS 1321 Samuel
BS 1331 Kings
BS 1341 Chronicles
BS 1351 Ezra
BS 1361 Nehemiah
BS 1371 Esther
BS 1401 Poetical books
BS 1411 Job
BS 1419 Psalms
BS 1461 Proverbs
BS 1471 Ecclesiastes
BS 1481 Song of Solomon
BS 1501 Prophetic books (Latter Prophets); Major Prophets
BS 1511 Isaiah
BS 1521 Jeremiah
BS 1531 Lamentations
BS 1541 Ezekiel
BS 1551 Daniel
BS 1560 Minor Prophets
BS 1561 Hosea
BS 1571 Joel
BS 1581 Amos
BS 1591 Obadiah
BS 1601 Jonah
BS 1611 Micah
BS 1621 Nahum
BS 1631 Habakkuk
BS 1641 Zephaniah
BS 1651 Haggai
BS 1661 Zechariah
BS 1671 Malachi
BS 1691 O.T. Apocrypha
BS 1830 O.T. Pseudepigrapha

New Testament

BS 2333 N.T. as a whole
BS 2548 Gospels and Acts
BS 2549 Gospels
BS 2570 Matthew
BS 2580 Mark
BS 2589 Luke and Acts
BS 2590 Luke
BS 2610 John
BS 2626 Acts
BS 2630 Epistles
BS 2640 Pauline Epistles
BS 2660 Romans
BS 2670 Corinthians
BS 2680 Galatians
BS 2690 Ephesians
BS 2700 Philippians
BS 2710 Colossians
BS 2720 Thessalonians
BS 2730 Pastoral Epistles
BS 2740 Timothy
BS 2750 Titus
BS 2760 Philemon
BS 2770 Hebrews
BS 2777 General or Catholic Epistles
BS 2780 James
BS 2790 Peter
BS 2800 John
BS 2810 Jude
BS 2820 Revelation
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