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Bible, Theology & Ministry: Bible Commentary Call Numbers

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Within the Biblical Studies division of Library of Congress classifications, each Bible book is assigned a unique stem number.

Genesis BS 1235

Exodus BS 1245

Leviticus BS 1255

The suffix numbers .3 and .53 following the stem number of Biblical books indicate a commentary classification.

Genesis commentaries: BS 1235.53 

Please note:

.3 is the older commentary classification suffix

.53 is for newer commentaries since 2004 

Bible Commentary Call Numbers

Library of Congress classifications group titles together by subject.

General Bible commentary sets are in BS 192. Old Testament commentaries are in BS 482-498. New Testament commentaries are in BS 2330-2350.

Below is the the classfication range for individual Biblical book commentaries:

OLD TESTAMENT NEW TESTAMENT
Book Call # Range Book Call # Range
Genesis BS 1231 -1235.5 Gospel of Matthew BS 2570-2575.53
Exodus BS 1241-1245.5 Gospel of Mark BS 2580-25i5.53
Leviticus BS 1254-1255.5 Gospel of Luke BS 2590-2595.53
Numbers BS 1261-1265.5 Gospel of John BS 2610-2615.53
Deuteronomy BS 1271-1275.5 Acts of the Apostles BS 2620-2625.53
Joshua  BS 1291-1295.5 Romans  BS 2660-2665.53
Judges  BS 1301-1305.5 1 & 2 Corinthians BS 2670-2675.53
Ruth BS 1311-1315.5 Galatians BS 2680-2685.53
1 & 2 Samuel BS 1321-1325.5 Ephesians BS 2690-2695.53
1 & 2 Kings  BS 1331-1335.5 Philippians BS 2700-2795.53
1 & 2 Chronicles BS 1341-1345.5 Colossians BS 2710-2705.53
Ezra BS 1351-1355.5 1 & 2 Thessalonians BS 2720-2725.53
Nehemiah  BS 1361 -1365.5 1 & 2 Timothy BS 2740-2745.5
Esther  BS 1371-1375.5 Titus  BS 2750-2755.5
Job BS 1411-1415.5 Philemon  BS 2760-2765.53
Psalms BS 1418-1451 Hebrews BS 2770-2775.53
Proverbs BS 1461-1465.5 James BS 2780-2785.53
Ecclesiastes   BS 1471-1475.5 1 & 2 Peter, Jude  BS 2790-2795.53
Song of Solomon BS 1481-1485.5 1, 2 & 3 John  BS 2800-2805.53
Isaiah BS 1511-1515.5 Jude BS 2810-2815.5
Jeremiah BS 1521-1524.5 Revelation BS 2820-2825.5
Lamentations BS 1531-1535.5
Ezekiel BS 1541-1545.5
Daniel BS 1551-1555.5 APOCRYPHA
Hosea BS 1561-1565.5 1 & 2 Esdras BS 1711-1715.5
Joel BS 1571-1575.5 Tobit BS 1721-1725.5
Amos BS 1581-1585.5 Judith BS 1731-1735.5
Obadiah BS 1591-1595.5 Esther additions BS 1741-1745.5
Jonah BS 1601-1605.5 Wisdom of Solomon BS 1751-1755.5
Micah BS 1611-1615.5 Ecclesiasticus BS 1761-1765.5
Nahum BS 1621-1625.5 Baruch BS 1771-1775.5
Habakkuk BS 1631-1635.5 Prayer of Azariah BS 1781-1785.5
Zephaniah BS 1641-1645.5 Susanna BS 1791-1795.5
Haggai BS 1451-1555.5 Bel & the Dragon BS 1801-1805.5
Zechariah BS 1661-1665.5 Prayer of Manasseh BS 1811-1815.5
Malachi BS 1671-1675.5 1,2,3 & 4 Maccabees BS 1821-1825.5