- How to Start Writing an Exegesis Paper
- Use these Reference Resources to start your reseach
- Introductory Sources
How to Start Writing an Exegesis Paper
Although your professor may have specific instructions that differ from what this tutorial presents, here are the basic steps common to most exegesis papers.
- Select a chapter or passage of the Bible
- Analyze the passage based on its historical and cultural background
- Perform exegesis of each verse
- Provide an overall critical interpretation of the passage and how it may be applied
- Create a list of works cited or bibliography using an appropriate citation style
Use these Reference Resources to start your reseach
Use the tabs located near the top of the screen to see which biblical commentaries the Library has for earch book of the Bible.
- The "OT Commentaries" tab contains a dropdown menu for commentaries by book of the Old Testament.
- The "NT Commentaries" tab contains a dropdown menu for commentaries by book of the New Testament.
- The "Reference Sources" tab contains a list of concordances and Bible dictionaries.
- The "Articles" tab contains a list of resources for finding scholarly journal articles on biblical topics.
- The "Web Resources" tab contains a list of useful resources on the web related to biblical exegesis and biblical archaeology.
- The "Primary Sources" tab contains a list of useful primary sources on the web related to biblical exegesis and biblical archaeology.
- The "Writing & Citing" tab contains resources for writing and citing.
For students who are unsure which book, chapter, and verses to write an exegesis on, or who are looking for background information on the Old Testament or New Testament, introductory sources are available.
Use these sources to familiarize yourself with the Old Testament or New Testament in general, in preparation for reasearching and writing your exegesis.