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Accessing Bible Commentaries Online: Home

This guide contains links and instructions on how to find and download ebook versions of biblical commentaries from Warner Library's resources.

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Where do I find ebook biblical commentaries?

Best place to go is our Eagle Search box, located on the library's homepage!

Type in the name of the book you want to find a commentary for, along with the word "commentary," and click "Search." (For example, "Genesis commentary" or "Matthew commentary.)

You will need your MyEastern login information to gain access, whether off or on campus.

On the results page, make sure to select the "eBooks" box under "Limit by Source Type" on the left:

Then you have your results! You can read these ebooks entirely on your browser, free of charge!

How can I download the book, or a chapter?

In order to download a chapter or an entire ebook, you will need a MyEBSCO account and download the Adobe Digital Editions program to your computer. Both are free, so long as you use your Eastern email address to sign up.

Getting a MyEBSCO account:

  1. Click Sign In at the top right of the screen, on the maroon bar.
  2. Create an account using the link at the bottom of the sign in page, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. After you've verified your account, sign in to access your account.

Downloading Adobe Digital Editions:

  1. Once you've found the ebook you want to download, either click "Full Download" for the entire ebook, or select the specific chapter you want to download. Different ebooks have different lengths of time they can be downloaded, so bear in mind that the book will need to be re-downloaded once the time has passed.
  2. Click the Adobe Digital Editions hyperlink in the resulting pop-up window in order to download the program in a separate window. Follow all on-screen instructions to complete the download.
  3. Click the Download button to add the ebook or chapter to Adobe Digital Editions, which is housed on your computer's desktop. Doing this allows you to read the ebook while offline.

Examples of Commentary Series found in Eagle Search

  • The Fathers of the Church
  • New Collegeville Bible Commentary
  • Reformation Commentary on Scripture
  • Believers Church Bible Commentary
  • Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
  • New Cambridge Bible Commentary
  • Interpretation
  • Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary
  • Septuagint Commentary Series
  • Paulist Press
  • T&T Clark Press
  • And various standalone publications that aren't part of a series

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