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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 begins with..."

       2.   The following are some examples to use, again using subject begins with... (commas and parentheses are not necessary)

  • 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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