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Hebrew Bible / Old Testament



This is a guide that explores resources in biblical studies focusing on the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament.

The tutorial videos in this section were designed to help students become familiar with some basic tools that will be instrumental in any research project at Boston College.

Searching for journal articles in the Atla Religion Database

Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies

Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies is a great resource as you begin your research for identifying seminal works of scholarship in your area of study.  The bibliographies are extensive and integrated with links to the library catalog.  To check if a source is available via BC Libraries, click on the "+" sign and then on the "Find it @ BC" button.

Oxford Bibliographies find it at BC button


Old Testament Abstracts

Old Testament Abstracts was established in 1978 and contains abstracts of journal articles and books related to Old Testament Studies.  It is available in print and online as an e-journal.  You can also search the publication in database form.  Please note that the database version contains a Scripture Search feature that functions in the same manner as the Atla Religion Database as seen in the video tutorial to the left.