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This research guide is designed for use particularly by undergraduate students in the Christianity and Culture Program and by graduate students in the Faculty of Theology. It is maintained by Noel S. McFerran. It was last updated July 2012.

Biblical Texts - Original Languages

BibleWorks

BibleWorks.

[Available online for UofT use.]
The major online software program for Biblical exegesis and research.

The Interlinear NIV Hebrew-English Old Testament.

The Interlinear NIV Hebrew-English Old Testament.

Edited by John R. Kohlenberger, III. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1987. 3 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 715 1987]
The Hebrew text of the OT with each word or phrase translated into English immediately below the Hebrew. Those with a sufficient knowledge of Hebrew should use the standard critical text of the OT, Biblia hebraica stuttgartensia (St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 715 1997).

A Hebrew English Bible.

A Hebrew English Bible.

[Available online for free.]
Parallel texts of the Hebrew text of the OT and the 1917 Jewish Publication Society English translation. Appropriate for quick reference, but not for scholarly use.

Analytical Key to the Old Testament.

Analytical Key to the Old Testament.

Edited by John Joseph Owens. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1989-1991. 4 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — PJ 4731 .B53 O94 1989]
A verse by verse guide providing a translation and grammatical analysis of every word in the OT.

NASB-NIV Parallel New Testament in Greek and English.

NASB-NIV Parallel New Testament in Greek and English.

Edited by Alfred Marshall. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1986.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 1965 1987]
The Greek text of the NT with each word or phrase translated into English immediately below the Greek. Those with a sufficient knowledge of Greek should use the standard critical text of the NT, Greek New Testament (St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 1965 .1994).

The Greek New Testament Gateway.

The New Testament Gateway.

Edited by Mark Goodacre.
[Available online for free.]
Links to various online versions of the Greek NT.

Biblical Texts - English-Language Translations

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha (Revised Standard Version).

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha (Revised Standard Version).

[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 191 .A1 1977 N43]
The Revised Standard Version (RSV) is an English-language text appropriate for critical bible study by both Catholics and Protestants. The New Oxford edition is renowned for its annotations.

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha (New Revised Standard Version).

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha (New Revised Standard Version)..

[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 191.5 .A1 1991 N49]
The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) is a more recent translation, but one for which the Holy See has denied permission for Catholic liturgical or catechetical use. In spite of this, it is widely used in Canada. The New Oxford edition is renowned for its annotations.

Bible Gateway.

Bible Gateway.

[Available online for free.]
Searchable Biblical texts (Authorized King James, New International, and other English versions as well as German, Swedish, Latin, French, Spanish, and Tagalog translations).

Oremus Bible Browser.

Oremus Bible Browser.

[Available online for free.]
Searchable texts of the Authorized Version (King James) and the New Revised Standard Version.

Synopses

A synopsis compares similar texts by printing them in columns side by side allowing the student to see what passages in one text have parallels in another. For example, one can compare the account of a story in the Gospel of Matthew with the account of the same story in the Gospel of Mark.


 The Synopsis of the Four Gospels.

Synopsis of the Four Gospels.

Greek-English edition. Edited by Kurt Aland. Stuttgart: United Bible Societies, 1982.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2560 .A58 1982]
Uses the English text of the Revised Standard Version. A critical apparatus shows variant translations in other major English versions.

The Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum.

Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum.

[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2560 .A2 A35 1996]
Uses the Greek text of Novum testamentum graece, 26th edition. Also shows parallels from NT apocryphal works and from the Fathers of the Church.

A Synopsis of the Four Gospels in a New Translation.

A Synopsis of the Four Gospels in a New Translation.

Edited by John Bernard Orchard. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1982.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2560 .S93 1982]
Based upon the Griesbach Two-Gospel Hypothesis that Matthew was the first gospel written, and that Mark is based on Matthew and Luke.

Gospel Parallels.

Gospel Parallels.

Edited by Burton H. Throckmorton, Jr. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1992.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2560 .T48 1992]
Uses the English text of the New Revised Standard Version. Also includes parallels from the Gospel of Thomas and other apocryphal and patristic works.

New Gospel Parallels.

New Gospel Parallels.

Edited by Robert W. Funk. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985. 2 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2560 .F84 1985]
Uses each gospel in turn as its primary text. Includes parallels from the Gospel of Thomas and other apocryphal works.

Pauline Parallels.

Pauline Parallels.

Edited by Fred O. Francis and J. Paul Sampley. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1992.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2643 .F7 1992]
An English translation of each of the Pauline epistles showing parallel passages from the other Pauline epistles.

Concordances

A concordance is an alphabetical list of all the words in a work. A biblical concordance can be used to locate a known biblical passage or to learn how a particular word is used in the Scriptures.

Each version or translation of the Bible has its own concordance. If you are using the RSV translation then you should use a concordance to the RSV; if you are using the NRSV translation then you should use a concordance to the NRSV. Some biblical concordances also show what Hebrew or Greek word is used in the original text.


The Eerdmans Analytical Concordance to the Revised Standard Version Bible.

The Eerdmans Analytical Concordance to the Revised Standard Version Bible.

Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1988.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 425 .W48 1988]

The NRSV Concordance Unabridged.

The NRSV Concordance Unabridged.

Edited by John R. Kohlenberger, III. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1991.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 425 .K645 1991]

Veteris Testamenti concordantiae hebraicae atque chaldaicae.

Veteris Testamenti concordantiae hebraicae atque chaldaicae.

Edited by Solomon Mandelkern. Jerusalem: Schocken, 1959. 2 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 421 .M3]
The standard scholarly concordance to the Hebrew and Aramaic text of the OT.

Concordance to the Novum Testamentum Graece.

Concordance to the Novum Testamentum Graece.

3rd ed. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1987.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2302 .K65 1987]
A slightly abridged edition of the most important concordance to the Greek NT (the Vollstaendige Konkordanz). With the exception of 29 very common words, it lists all Greek words in their context, supplying variants from the most important modern critical editions.

Synoptic Concordance.

Synoptic Concordance.

Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1999. 4 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2555.5 .H64 1999]
A Greek concordance to the first three gospels in synoptic arrangement.

Multi-Volume Bible Encyclopedias

Each of these works includes articles about Biblical persons, places, events, concepts, and institutions. The articles are normally longer than those found in Bible dictionaries and usually include bibliographies.


The Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible.

The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible.

Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2006-2009. 5 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — on order]
The standard scholarly English-language encyclopedia on Biblical topics from a moderate to liberal perspective.

The Anchor Bible Dictionary.

The Anchor Bible Dictionary.

Edited by David Noel Freedman. New York: Doubleday, 1992. 6 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .A54 1992]
The standard scholarly English-language encyclopedia on Biblical topics until publication of The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1979-1988. 4 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .I6 1979]
Written from an evangelical perspective.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

[Available online for UofT use.]
Includes The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible as well as other dictionaries.

Bible Dictionaries

Each of these works includes articles about Biblical persons, places, events, concepts, and institutions. The articles are normally brief; they note the most relevant Scriptural passages, but usually do not include any bibliographies.


Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible.

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible.

Edited by David Noel Freedman. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .E44 2000]

The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary.

The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary.

Edited by Paul J. Achtemeier. San Francisco, CA: Harper, 1996.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .H235 1996]

Catholic Bible Dictionary.

Catholic Bible Dictionary.

Edited by Scott Hahn. New York: Doubleday, 2009.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS440 .H23 2009] (Catholic)

New Bible Dictionary.

New Bible Dictionary.

2nd ed. Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 1982.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .N48 1982] (Evangelical)

Oxford Companion to the Bible.

Oxford Companion to the Bible.

Edited by Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .M434 1993]

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books.

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books.

Edited by Bill T. Arnold and H.G.M. Williamson. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 1205.55 .D53 2005]

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels.

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels.

Edited by Joel B. Green and Scot McKnight. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2555.2 .D53 1992]

Dictionary of Paul and His Letters.

Dictionary of Paul and His Letters.

Edited by Gerald F. Hawthorne and Ralph P. Martin. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2650.2 .D53 1993]

Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments.

Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments.

Edited by Ralph P. Martin and Peter H. Davids. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1997.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2625.5 .D53 1997]

Dictionaries of Biblical Criticism

These works deal not with the content of the Bible but with critical methods of interpretation. Each includes articles which define these methods and articles on important biblical scholars.


Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible.

Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible.

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, General Editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2005.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .D47 2005]

A Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation.

A Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation.

Edited by R.J. Coggins and J.L. Houlden. Philadelphia: Trinity, 1990.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 500 .D5 1990]

Handbook of Biblical Criticism.

Handbook of Biblical Criticism.

Richard N. Soulen. 3rd edition. Louisvile, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 511.3 .S68 2001; 4th edition on order]

Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters.

Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters.

Edited by Donald K. McKim. Doweners Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 501 .A1 H57 1998]

Theological Word Dictionaries - Hebrew

A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament.

A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament.

Edited by Francis Brown, S.R. Driver, and Charles A. Briggs. Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1953.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 442 .B76 1953]
"Brown, Driver, Briggs" provides brief English definitions for Hebrew words and cites the major places in Scripture where a particular word is used. Another work should be used for more detailed word studies.

Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.

Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.

Edited by G. Johannes Botterweck and Helmer Ringgren. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1973 - 2006. 15 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .T513]
In-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words of the OT. Each article includes an examination of the secular use of a term, followed by a more extensive examination of its theological significance.

New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis.

New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis.

Edited by Willem A. VanGermeren. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997. 5 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area BS 440 .N438 1997]
Similar to Botterweck (above), but written from a more evangelical perspective.

Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament.

Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament.

Edited by Ernst Jenni and Claus Westermann. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1997. 3 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .T4813 1997]
Articles on 330 Hebrew words.

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament.

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament.

Edited by R. Laird Harris et al. Chicago: Moody Press, 1980. 2 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .T49 1980]
Articles on 1400 Hebrew words, stressing their theological, not linguistic, understanding.

Theological Word Dictionaries - Greek

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature.

Edited by Walter Bauer et al. 2nd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — PA 881 .B38 1979]
"Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich" is the standard one-volume lexicon to NT Greek; it is most useful for quick reference. It gives the history of a Greek word, indicating its use in classical and Hellenistic Greek literature, the Septuagint (the Greek version of the OT), and later Greek, as well as the NT occurrences themselves. Another work should be used for more detailed word studies.

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.

Edited by Gerhard Kittel. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1964-1976. 10 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .K58]
"Kittel" is the standard work for biblical-Greek word studies. More than 2300 theologically significant NT words are examined. Each article includes a discussion of the etymology of the word, its usage in classical and Hellenistic Greek, in the Septuagint, and in the NT. When a word has a Hebrew parallel in the OT, a brief treatment of the Hebrew word is given.

Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament.

Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament.

Edited by Horst Balz and Gerhard Schneider. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990-1993. 3 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2312 .E913 1990]
This dictionary defines and shows the usage for each word in the NT. Includes many words not treated in Kittel (above).

New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology

The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology.

Edited by Colin Brown. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1975-1978. 3 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2312 .T4413]
Page or more length articles on each of the major theological terms of the NT. Each articles shows how the term and other related words are used in classical and secular Greek, the OT, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic writings, and the NT. This work does not assume any knowledge of Hebrew or Greek. It is arranged in alphabetical order by the English (not Greek) word, and all Hebrew and Greek words are transliterated.

Theological Lexicon of the New Testament.

Theological Lexicon of the New Testament.

Edited by Ceslas Spicq. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — PA 875 .S613 1994]
Multi-page length articles examining the theological meaning of significant NT words. Arranged in alphabetical order by the Greek word, but with all Greek words transliterated. Extensive bibliographic footnotes.

Theological Word Dictionaries - General

The articles in each of these works emphasise the theological aspects of a word rather than the etymological or semantic aspects. All three of these works were edited by Catholics and therefore consider how a particular biblical word has been interpreted by the Church.


The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology.

The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology.

Edited by Carroll Stuhlmueller. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 417 .C735 1996]

Dictionary of Biblical Theology.

Dictionary of Biblical Theology.

Edited by Xavier Leon-Dufour. 2nd ed. Boston: St. Paul, 1988.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 543 .A1 V613 1982]

Encyclopedia of Biblical Theology.

Encyclopedia of Biblical Theology.

Edited by Johannes B. Bauer. London: Sheed and Ward, 1970. 3 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 440 .B5313 1970]

Commentaries on the Whole Bible

Among the standard Catholic biblical commentaries are the following:


The New Jerome Biblical Commentary.

The New Jerome Biblical Commentary.

Edited by Raymond E. Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Roland E. Murphy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 491.2 .N485 1990]

The International Bible Commentary.

The International Bible Commentary.

Edited by William R. Farmer, Sean McEvenue, Armando J. Levoratti, David L. Dungan. Collegeville, MN:Liturgical Press, 1998.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 491.2 .I57 1998]

The Collegeville Bible Commentary.

The Collegeville Bible Commentary.

Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1989.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area BS 491.2 .C66 1989]

New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture

A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture.

Edited by Reginald C. Fuller. Rev. and updated ed. New York: Nelson, 1975.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 491.2 .N48 1975]

Among the standard mainline Protestant biblical commentaries are the following:


The HarperCollins Bible Commentary.

The HarperCollins Bible Commentary.

Revised edition by James L. Mays. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, 2000.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 491.2 .H37 2000]

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible.

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible.

Editors: James D.G. Dunn and John W. Rogerson. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 491.3 .E37 2003]

The New Interpreter's Bible.

The New Interpreter's Bible.

New York: Abingdon, 1994-2002. 12 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 491.2 .N484 1994]

Commentaries on Specific Biblical Books

A commentary on a specific book of the Bible goes through that book and comments on each chapter and each verse in order. The vast majority of the Library's commentaries are shelved on the Third Floor and can be taken out. Using the library online catalog, do a "starting with" subject search as follows:

bible o t <name of book> commentaries OR bible n t <name of book> commentaries

E.g.: bible o t amos commentaries OR bible n t matthew commentaries

The following two works list the major commentaries on specific books of the Bible, clearly stating the particular perspective of individual commentaries. In both cases, the writer of the commentary survey comes from an evangelical perspective.


Old Testament Commentary Survey.

Old Testament Commentary Survey.

By Tremper Longman. 4th edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 1151.52 .L66 2007]

New Testament Commentary Survey.

New Testament Commentary Survey.

By D. A. Carson. 6th edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2341.2 .C33 2007]

Atlases

In addition to maps of the Biblical world at particular points in history, Bible atlases often include essays on the history and geography of the Biblical world, chronological charts, and other illustrations.

Oxford Bible Atlas.

Oxford Bible Atlas.

Edited by Adrian Curtis. 4th edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
[Availabe online for UofT use.]
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 630 .O96 2007]

The Macmillan Bible Atlas.

The Macmillan Bible Atlas.

Edited by Yohanan Aharoni and Michael Avi-Yonah. New York: Macmillan, 1977.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 630 .A372]

Atlas of the Bible.

Atlas of the Bible.

Edited by John Rogerson. New York: Facts on File, 1985.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 630 .R6 1985]

Finding More Resources
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies.

Resource Pages for Biblical Studies.

[Available online for free.]
A huge well-organized collection of links to biblical and other ancient texts, biblical studies electronic journals, bibliographies and other research, bible-related software and more.

An Introductory Bibliography for the Study of Scripture.

An Introductory Bibliography for the Study of Scripture.

By Joseph A. Fitzmyer. 3rd edition. Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1990.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 511.2 .F57 1990]
An annotated list of over 700 of the most important biblical texts and versions, lexica, grammars, concordances, dictionaries, commentaries, and bibliographies. Very useful for the graduate student who wishes to become familiar with the reference literature.

The Bible Book: Resources for Reading the New Testament.

The Bible Book: Resources for Reading the New Testament.

By Erasmus Hort. New York: Crossroad, 1983.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2330.2 H67 1983]
A guide to biblical translations, texts, dictionaries, commentaries, and handbooks. Much less scholarly than Fitzmyer's An Introductory Bibliography for the Study of Scripture, but perhaps more useful for the beginning student. Most works listed are in English.

Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study.

Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study.

By Frederick W. Danker. Revised and expanded edition. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2003.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 511.2 .D355 2003]
A guide showing how a student would use different biblical texts and versions, lexica, grammars, concordances, dictionaries, commentaries, and bibliographies.

Basic Tools of Biblical Exegesis: A Student's Manual.

By Stanley B. Morrow. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1978.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — Z 7770 .M332]

Finding Journal Articles

Old Testament Abstracts.

Old Testament Abstracts.

[Available online (1979 - present) for UofT use.]

New Testament Abstracts.

New Testament Abstracts.

[Available online (1956 - present) for UofT use.]

Old Testament Abstracts and New Testament Abstracts are the major English-language indexes to journal articles and books on Biblical topics. Each lists far more items than either the ATLA Religion Database or the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. OTA and NTA include paragraph-length summaries of the journal articles and books they index.


ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

[Available online (1949 - present) for UofT use.]
Over one million bibliographic citations to journal articles, essays in books, and book reviews in the field of religion. Includes a "Scripture Reference" search which enables one to look for materials on a particular scriptural passage.

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

[Available online (1981 - present) for UofT use.]
Print version (1930 - 1980): St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — AI 3 .C3
Over 200,000 bibliographic citations to Catholic books, book reviews, and journal articles from more than 160 Catholic magazines. Includes citations from many journals not indexed by ATLA Religion Database.

Elenchus of Biblica.

Elenchus of Biblica.

(formerly titled Elenchus bibliographicus biblicus).
Rome: Pontificio istituto biblico, 1968 - present.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 410 .E4]
The most complete index of journal articles and books on Biblical topics. Items are listed in broad subject categories, with author and scripture passage indexes. There are no summaries. Publication of each annual volume is usually delayed by several years; the most recent volume is for 2008. Before 1968 this index was part of the journal Biblica.

Use of the Bible in the Church

To see how particular passages of Scripture have been interpreted by the Fathers or used in the major doctrinal or spiritual writings of the Catholic Church, look in the Scripture Index at the back of the following volumes:


Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils.

Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils.

Edited by Norman P. Tanner. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1990. 2 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BX 825 .A1990]

The Christian Faith in the Doctrinal Documents of the Catholic Church

The Christian Faith in the Doctrinal Documents of the Catholic Church.

Edited by J. Neuner and J. Dupuis. 6th edition. New York: Alba, 2001.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BX 1747.5 C4813 2001]

The Sources of Catholic Dogma.

The Sources of Catholic Dogma.

Translated from the 13th edition of Henry Denziger's Enchiridion symbolorum. St. Louis, MO: Herder, 1957.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BX 1749 .D413 1957]

The Faith of the Early Fathers.

The Faith of the Early Fathers.

Edited by William A. Jurgens. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1970-1979. 3 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BR 63 .F3 1970b]

Summa Theologica.

Summa Theologica.

By Thomas Aquinas. New York: Benziger, 1947-1948. 3 volumes.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor — BX 1749 .T5 S913 1947 ]

Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Revised edition. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1999.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BX 1959.3 .E5 1999]

Biblia Patristica.

Biblia Patristica.

Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1986 - present. 5 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BR 66.5 B43 1975]
This work is an index to all the passages in the writings of the Fathers where they quote from Scripture. Even for those with a knowledge of Greek and Latin, it is a difficult work to use.

Catena Aurea: Commentary on the Four Gospels Collected out of the Works of the Fathers.

Catena Aurea: Commentary on the Four Gospels Collected out of the Works of the Fathers.

By Thomas Aquinas. Albany, NY: Preserving Christian Publications, 1995. 4 volumes in 7.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 2555 .A2 T513 1993]
[Matthew and Mark available online: www.ccel.org/a/aquinas]
Aquinas' compilation of patristic exegesis on the gospels. A verse or short passage of scripture is presented, followed by excerpts from the writings of the Fathers.

The International Bible Commentary

"Patristic Exegesis of the Books of the Bible." In The International Bible Commentary

Edited by William R. Farmer et al. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area — BS 491.2 .I57 1998]
The bibliographies list which Fathers wrote about which books of the Bible.

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.

Edited by Thomas C. Oden and Christopher A. Hall. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 1998 - present
[St Michael's — for individual call numbers check the library catalogue]
This 33 volume set provides English translations of biblical commentaries written by the Fathers of the Church from the second to the eighth century.