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Middle East Studies

Resources relevant for the study of the Middle East and North Africa from the ancient to the modern period


Here you'll find a selection of bibliographic resources relevant for the academic study of the Hebrew Bible and history and culture of Ancient Israel. Find additional resources under the Ancient Near East section of this guide.

Remember to use Library Catalog Search to find specific books in print or electronic format, including those from important series.

For further advice on getting underway with your research, see the Religious Studies research guide. 

Listservs, blogs, web journals

Article Indexes / Databases

Reference Portals

Reference Works

Tip: Keep in mind that you may cross search many of the titles above via the Oxford Biblical Studies Online (OBSO) gateway

Other Online Text Collections / Corpora

Ugaritic Studies

See also “Ugaritic and Biblical Literature” (Mark Smith) Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Religion, pub. online Mar 2015

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