Friday, November 5, 2010

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Over at Evangelical Text Criticism, Tommy Wasserman comments on the recently launched Oxford Bibliographies Online. This is intended to be an expert guide to the best available scholarship. These are annotated bibliographies on a given subject intended to help give researchers a jump on their work. The list of biblical studies topics is below and includes an entry on slavery by yours truly. But I do wonder who will pay $295 a year for access to such a service. You can get a month-by-month subscription for $29.95 a month. I suppose that would work for PhD students, but I suspect this will be a resource that is somehow attached to an institution's library rather than individual scholars.

Afterlife and Immortality by Stephen L. Cook
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha by David A. deSilva
Canon, Biblical by Lee Martin McDonald
Chronicles, 1 and 2 by Steven Shawn Tuell
Corinthians, 2 by Thomas D. Stegman
Daniel by Carol Newsom
David by Victor H. Matthews
Deuteronomistic History by Gary N. Knoppers
Deuteronomy by Stephen L. Cook
Epistles, Catholic by Peter H. Davids
Exodus, Book of by Thomas B. Dozeman
Galatians by Mark D. Nanos
Galilee by Mark Chancey
Genesis, Book of by Victor H. Matthews
Gospels, Apocryphal by James Keith Elliott
Hebrews by Ellen B. Aitken
Interpretation and Hermeneutics by Stephen L. Cook
Isaiah by Marvin A. Sweeney
Israel, History of by Marc Brettler
Jesus of Nazareth by Pierluigi Piovanelli Job Carol Newsom
Joshua by Thomas B. Dozeman
Judaism, Hellenistic by Lester L. Grabbe
Judaism, Rabbinic by Rivka Ulmer
Judges, Book of by Gregory Mobley
Kings, 1 and 2 by Gary N. Knoppers
Mark, Gospel of by James Keith Elliott
Martyrdom by Jan W. van Henten
Matthew, Gospel of by Daniel J. Harrington
New Testament and Early Christianity, Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the by Todd C. Penner
New Testament, Rhetoric of the by Duane F. Watson
New Testament, Social Sciences and the by Dietmar Neufeld
New Testament, Textual Criticism of the by James Keith Elliott
Old Testament, Social Sciences and the by Victor H. Matthews
Passion Narratives by Ellen B. Aitken
Pastorals by Raymond F. Collins
Pentateuch by Thomas B. Dozeman
Philo of Alexandria by David T. Runia
Proverbs by Timothy J. Sandoval
Psalms by Stephen Breck Reid
Q by John S. Kloppenborg
Qumran/Dead Sea Scrolls by Carol Newsom
Revelation (Apocalypse) by Daniel J. Harrington
Sacrifice by William K. Gilders
Scriptures by Vincent L. Wimbush
Slavery by John Byron
Solomon, Wisdom of by Daniel J. Harrington
Synagogue by Anders Runesson
Synoptic Problem by John S. Kloppenborg
Thomas, Gospel of by Stephen J. Patterson
Twelve Prophets, Book of the by Marvin A. Sweeney


  1. Good to know, John. Thanks! Too bad there's no PhD student discount!

  2. Great idea, but, to ask a silly question, is your article complete?! I only seem to be able to get to the first page - I click on the contents down the left-hand side, and it just takes me back to the top again. As far as I can tell, we have an institutional subscription, as I can log in to the site.

  3. Scratch that, it appears that neither institution of which I'm a member has a subscription (though why the website didn't tell me that...) ;-{

  4. Ed,

    The link seems to work for me. The topics on the left are not links, they are just a list. You can go the web site and take a guided tour.