"There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written."
                                                            Genesis 3:19

Scholarly Biblical Journals
 

  
      
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In the Edward Lawrence Doheny Library

America (use with caution)

Biblica

The Bible Today (use with caution)

Bibliotheca Sacra

Catholic Biblical Quarterly cbq

Christian Century (use with caution)

Ephemerides Theologicae Louvainses

Estudios Biblios

Expository Times

Interpretation

Journal Of Biblical Literature

Journal (s) Of the Study of the New Testament / Old Testament

Journal of Semitic Studies

Le Monde de la Bible

Near Eastern Archeology (use with caution)

New Testament Studies

Novum Testamentum 

Revista Biblica

Review De Qumran

Scripture Bulletin

Semeia

Tablet (sometimes)

Theological Digest

Vetus Testamentum

 

Fulltext Available On-line at ATLA
(Directions below)
 

Biblical Archaeologist

1974

1997

Catholic Biblical Quarterly

1949

2000

Christian Century

1968

1998

Interpretation

1949

2001

Journal for the Study of the New Testament

1978

2001

Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

1976

2000

Journal of Biblical Literature

1981

2000

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

1967

1998

Near Eastern Archaeology

1998

2000

Novum Testamentum

1985

2000

Religious Studies Review

1975

2000

Semeia

1974

1999

Theological Studies

1960

1999

Vetus Testamentum

1951

1999

 

Directions for Using ATLA Bible Searches:
 

The most useful full-text index for scripture research is the ATLA Religion Index.  (ATLA = American Theological Library Association)  Access it as follows:
 

     (1) From the library’s homepage, go to the list of electronic databases (http://library.stjohnsem.edu/databases_alpha.htm) and click on FirstSearch.  Click on the drop down menu beside “Jump to advanced search,” then click on ATLA.
 

     (2) To view the latest issue of the journals on this list, click the drop down menu and choose source.  Type in the title of the journal.  Scroll down and type in the year (e.g., 2004).  You will retrieve a list of articles published in the journal during that year.
 

     (3) If you are searching for articles regardless of the source, you may search by subject or keyword.  If you’re searching for a particular scripture verse, choose scripture citation from the drop down menu.  It is important that you phrase your scripture search correctly.  For instance, if you are looking for material on verses 1 and 2 in First Corinthians, the correct phrasing would be Corinthians, 1st 1-2.

 

Notes from the Librarian on Interlibrary Loan:

 

Look over your citations carefully before requesting an inter library loan so that you don’t mistakenly order book reviews or letters to the editor when they really want articles.  And when using the ATLA index, pay attention to the source since some of the journals may not be appropriate (e.g., evangelical).  When in doubt, check with the professor first before submitting the ILL.