Thursday, September 11, 2008

Welcome to the Online Bibliography of the Paul and Scripture Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature

The Paul and Scripture Seminar was created in 2005 to provide a forum for scholars to examine, debate, and work toward the resolution of a series of questions that have arisen in recent years concerning the way the apostle Paul interpreted and applied the Jewish Scriptures. The seminar will continue through 2010. Abstracts of the papers that have been presented in the seminar can be found on the seminar's main web page. These and other papers are now available in a book published by SBL Publications under the title, As It Is Written: Studying Paul's Use of Scripture.

One of the projects of the seminar is to create a collaborative online bibliography to assist scholars in performing research on Paul's use of Scripture. The bibliography was set up in wiki format so that interested scholars can maintain and update the file over time. Anyone can use the site on a read-only basis, but users who wish to add resources to the bibliography or otherwise contribute to its maintenance (e.g., by adding summaries and keywords to the entries) should send a message to to request editing privileges. Individual items may also be submitted to this address for entry into the bibliography.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

How to Use the Bibliography

To access the online bibliography, click here. The first screen lists only recent edits. To see a full listing of materials in the bibliography, click here and then click on the word "List." You can also do this from the bibliography page by going to "Resources," then "List," then "List" again (leaving the other items unchanged).

For detailed instructions on using and/or editing the bibliography, click here. Information about how to perform searches can be found in the file entitled "Sorting and selecting resources." You can also access this information from the bibliography page by clicking on "Resources" and then "News."

To bypass this welcome screen, bookmark this link.

The default style sheet for the online bibliography is The SBL Handbook of Style, edited by Patrick H. Alexander et al. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999). An electronic version of the handbook can be downloaded at