Biblical studies is one of the areas of greatest strength in Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Indeed, Andover-Harvard has the major responsibility in the University for the collection of books, serials, and other materials in the biblical field. This includes biblical texts, biblical theology, biblical commentaries and criticism, hermeneutics, and biblical archaeology. Houghton Library has pre-Reformation biblical texts and imprints. Widener Library has post-Biblical Jewish materials. Collecting in western languages is as comprehensive and exhaustive as possible, except for the Bible itself. Texts of the Bible are collected for research and historical purposes only. Thus, new editions of the Bible will be purchased in many languages, while new printings or expensive editions and reprints may not.