Another great source in telling what specific passages and terms mean in the Bible are Bible Commentaries. These Commentaries do a deep dive into the different sections of the Bible and cover some of the main interpretations of different Bible passages along with their connections to historical events and other passages occurring elsewhere in the Bible.
Below are a number of the GCC Library's online reference resources. These resources contain a wealth of encyclopedia and background information content. Where possible, we have highlighted the Religious Studies encyclopedias in these collections.
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