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Women & Christian Ministry: Finding Commentaries

Library of Congress Classification for Commentaries

Each book of the Bible is assigned a unique stem number. For instance:

BS 1235 = LC stem for commentaries on Genesis

BS 1245 = LC stem for commentaries on Exodus

The suffix numbers following the LC stem number indicate date-range of publication:

BS 1235.3 indicates a commentary on Genesis published between 1951 and 2001

BS 1235.53 indicates a commentary on Genesis published since 2001

 

OLD TESTAMENT Book                    LC Stem               NEW TESTAMENT BOOK                        LC Stem

Genesis

BS 1235

Gospel of Matthew

BS 2575

Exodus

BS 1245

Gospel of Mark

BS 2585

Leviticus

BS 1255

Gospel of Luke

BS 2595

Numbers

BS 1265

Gospel of John

BS 2615

Deuteronomy

BS 1275

Acts of the Apostles

BS 2625

Joshua 

BS 1295

Romans 

BS 2665

Judges 

BS 1305

1 & 2 Corinthians

BS 2675

Ruth

BS 1315

Galatians

BS 2685

1 & 2 Samuel

BS 1325

Ephesians

BS 2695

1 & 2 Kings 

BS 1335

Philippians

BS 2705

1 & 2 Chronicles

BS 1345

Colossians

BS 2715

Ezra

BS 1355

1 & 2 Thessalonians

BS 2725

Nehemiah 

BS 1365

1 & 2 Timothy

BS 2745

Esther 

BS 1375

Titus 

BS 2755

Job

BS 1415

Philemon 

BS 2765

Psalms

BS 1430

Hebrews

BS 2775

Proverbs

BS 1465

James

BS 2785

Ecclesiastes  

BS 1475

1 & 2 Peter, Jude 

BS 2795

Song of Solomon

BS 1485

1, 2 & 3 John 

BS 2805

Isaiah

BS 1515

Jude

BS 2815

Jeremiah

BS 1525

Revelation

BS 2825

Lamentations

BS 1535

   

Ezekiel

BS 1545

   

Daniel

BS 1555

 

Hosea

BS 1565

 

Joel

BS 1575

 

Amos

BS 1585

 

Obadiah

BS 1595

 

Jonah

BS 1605

 

Micah

BS 1615

 

Nahum

BS 1625

 

Habakkuk

BS 1635

 

Zephaniah

BS 1645

 

Haggai

BS 1555

 

Zechariah

BS 1665

 

Malachi

BS 1675

 

LC classification for: Entire Bible (BS 491); entire O.T. (BS 1151); for entire N.T. (BS 2341)