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Biblical & Religious Studies: How to search for Biblical people

Searching for Biblical people in the online catalog

  1. The general rule is to use the first name of the person, and use the search option, "Subject"

       2.   The following are some examples to use in Primo, again using Subject  (commas and parentheses are not necessary in below examples)

  • adam (biblical figure)
  • esther queen of persia
  • jeremiah (biblical prophet)
  • john, the apostle, saint
  • paul, the apostle, saint
  • joseph (son of Jacob)
  • joseph, saint
  • sarah (biblical matriarch)
  • moses (biblical leader)
  • mary, blessed virgin, saint

       3. Other important historical people - again using subject begins with... (commas and parentheses are not necessary)

  • Clement, of Alexandria, Saint
  • Ignatius, Saint, Bishop of Antioch
  • Irenaeus, Saint, Bishop of Lyon
  • Clement I, Pope


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