Sacred Scripture

Scripture Resources


  • The Complete Parallel Bible. (NRSV, REB,NJB, NAB). Oxford university Press, 1993.Ref  220.52 B582c 1993
  • Catholic Comparative New Testament. (NAB/RSV/NRSV/JB/NJB/Douay-Rheims/Good News)Oxford U. Press, 2006. Ref 225.52 C363o
  • Other Bible versions: Ref 220.52; General Collection 220.52
  • Bible Works CD-ROM (available in computer lab)


  • Synopsis of the Four Gospels. Kurt Aland, ed. United Bible Societies, 1964. Ref 226.1 A319so
  • New Gospel Parallels. 2 vols. Robert Funk, ed. Fortress Press, 1985. Ref 226.1 B582n
  • Pauline Parallels: A Comprehensive Guide. Walter Wilson, ed. John Knox Press, 2009. 227.06 P328w


  • Catholic Bible Concordance RSV, Catholic Edition. Emmaus Road Publishing, 2009. Ref 220.2 L991c
  • An Analytical Concordance to the Revised Standard Version of the New Testament. Westminster Press, 1979. Ref 225.2 M878a
  • Eerdmans Analytical Concordance to the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Eerdmans, 1988. Ref 220.2 W578e
  • Nelson’s Complete Concordance of the New American Bible. Liturgical Press, 1977. Ref 220.2 W578e
  •  Complete Concordance to the Bible (Douay Version). Herder, 1945. Ref 220.2 T474c 1945
  • Bible Works (available in computer lab)

Bible Dictionaries (one volume)

  • Catholic Bible Dictionary. Scott Hahn, ed. Doubleday, 2009. Ref 220.3 C363h
  • Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. David Noel Freedman, ed. Eerdmans, 2000. Ref 220.3 E26f

Bible Encyclopedias & Multi-Volume Dictionaries

  • Anchor Bible Dictionary. 6 vols. Doubleday, 1992. Ref 220.3 A539f
  • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Rev. 4 vols. Eerdmans, 1979-1988.  Ref  220.3 I61b
  • New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible. 5 vols. Abingdon, 2006-2009. Ref 220.3 I61 2006
  • Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible. Rev. ed. 5 vols. Zondervan, 2009. Ref 220.3 Z87t
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series. InterVarsity Press, 1992-2008.
    • Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch Ref 222.11 D554a   
    • Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books Ref 222 D554a 
    • Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings Ref 221.3 D554l 
    • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels Ref 226.2 D554g 
    • Dictionary of Paul and His Letters Ref 227.1 D554h 
    • Dictionary of the Later New Testament & its Developments Ref 225.3 D554m    
    • Dictionary of New Testament Background  Ref 225.95 D554e

Word Studies (One volume theological dictionaries on the whole Bible)

  • Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Carrol Stuhlmuller, ed. Liturgical Press, 1992. Ref 220.3 C697s 1996
  • Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. Lelan Ryken et al, eds. InterVarsity, 1998. Ref 220.3 D554r
  • Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Xavier Leon-Dufour. Seabury, 1973. Ref 220.3 L582d 1973

Word Studies (Theological Dictionaries of the Old Testament)

  • New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. Van Gemeren, ed. Zondervan, 1997. Ref 221.3 N532v
  • Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament.  2 vols. Archer, Harris and Waltke. Moody, 2003. Ref 221.44 T391h
  • Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. Botterweck and Ringgren, eds. 15 vols. Eerdmans, 1974–. Ref  221.3 B751t

Word Studies (Theological Dictionaries of the New Testament)

  • The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology. 3 vols. Colin Brown, ed. Eerdmans, 1978. Ref 225.3 N532
  • Theological Dictionary of the New Testament 10 vols. Gerhard Kittel, ed. Eerdmans, 1976. (Index volume includes guide to English words) Ref  225.35 T391
  • Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament. 3 vols. Balz & Schnieder, eds. Eerdmans, 1993. Ref 225.4803 E99b


  • One volume commentaries on the whole bible (New Jerusalem, Collegeville, International Bible Commentary, etc) Ref 220.7
  • Commentary Sets (Entire Sets Shelved together in continuous vols)
    • New Interpreters Bible. 12 vols. Ref 220.7 N 532
    • Anchor Bible 44 vols. 220.52 A 539
    • Word Biblical Commentary 52 vols. 220.7 W 924
  • Commentary Series. (Individual vols. interfiled by books of the Bible)
    (Sacra Pagina, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, Navarre Bible, New International Commentary on NT/OT, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, etc)  Shelved in canonical order (OT follows order of Protestant Bible):

    • Old Testament 222-224
    • New Testament 226-227
    • Deuterocanonical Books (Apocrypha)  228

Patristic Commentary on Scripture

Bibliographies & Indexes

  • How to Find Scripture Articles in EBSCOhost databases
  • Biblical Studies Bibliographies Ref 016.22
  • Elenchus of Biblica (annual bibliography) Ref 051. E39b
  • Old Testament Abstracts (available in periodicals and online)
  • New Testament Abstracts (available in periodicals and online)
  • ATLA Religion Database (online)
  • Catholic Periodical and Literature Database (online)


  • Academic websites
  • Catholic websites
    • Felix Just, S.J. E.N.T.E.R (Electronic New Testament Educational Resources)
      Many helpful charts and tables on New Testament plus magisterial documents on scripture and resources on use of scripture in the lectionary and mass.
    • Congregation for the Clergy Biblia Clerus  Links Scripture texts to citations in patristic commentaries and magisterial documents
    • St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Scott Hahn & others.
      Online bible studies and other resources, news about Letter and Spirit conferences and other events sponsored by the center and its speakers.