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Messianic prophecies

Welcome to the research guide for your course in messianic prophecies.  The suggested databases are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page.  Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community.  You may check the location and the availability of an item in the on-campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here and through the library home page.

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Recommended on-campus resources


The required reading, Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Beale and Carson, is on reserve at the circulation desk for 2 hour check out, in library use only. Additionally, the library collection includes many complete sets of Bible commentaries that can provide insights to specifric sections on messianic Biblical passages.  Commentary choices can be browsed by searching with the term "commentary" in the library's online catalog.  You may also browse the commentaries in the BS section of the library.

Additional helpful items available in the collection include:

  • Answering Jewish objections to Jesus: messianic prophecy objections at BV 4922 .B76 2000, vol.3, offers insights into messianic "proof text" passages.
  • History of messianic speculation in Israel at BM 615 .S5 1978 provides a Jewish messianic perspective.
  • Messianic Christology at BS 1119 .M44 1998
  • New Strong’s exhaustive concordance of the Bible : with main concordance, appendix to the main concordance, topical index to the Bible, dictionary of the Hebrew Bible, dictionary of the Greek Testament, edited by James Strong, Ref BS 425 .S8 1990.
  • Life and Times of Jesus, the Messiah at BT 301 .E3 1993
  • Systematic theology texts by Grudem, Chafer, Berkhof and others are available on reserve at the circulation desk.


Selected Journals

Christian Century - Print 2000-present and online 01/06/1988-present

Christian Scholar’s Review - Print 2000-present and online 07/01/2002-present

Commonweal - Print 2001-present and online 01/15/1988-present

Ecumenical Review - Online 01/01/1994-present

Harvard Theological Review - Print 2001-present and online 01/01/2001-1 year ago

Journal of Religious Thought - Online 07/01/1994-present


New Testament Studies - Online, 01/01/2001-1 year ago

Theological Studies - Online, 03/01/1995-present




Academic Search Premier provides access to the ATLA religious studies database.

ProQuest is a general database that covers a wide range of academic disciplines.


Internet Resources


Clarke's, Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown,  and Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament are well respected commentaries and easily available online. A number of other scholarly commentaories are available at

Christian Classics Ethereal Library offers a variety of full-text Christian classics.

Bible Gateway  provides helpful search capabilities, such as word and passage search, footnotes, and cross references in a number of English versions and several additional languages.
Jewish Encyclopedia provides access to the 12 volume set completed in 1906.  Although not updated for the 20th century, information is a valued resource for those interested in the Jewish roots of Christian belief and tradition.

Wabash Center Guide provides information and support primarily in support of theological teaching.  


Research Tips


  • Search by subject:  Once you have located a potential source in the catalog, click on the search term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects.
  • Once you locate a potential source, additional valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography.
  • If you are not able to find what you need on campus or online, you may also request an item through Interlibrary loan.  Instructions for obtaining an Interlibrary loan are available in the Library Services section of the library website.
  • Zotero is a free citation management system that allows you to collect, organize, and cite your resources. It will create your footnotes, end notes, in-text citations, and bibliographies. You may find that a librarian would be helpful in quickly learning the program and its functionality. 

All citations must be in Turabian format.  Information for proper Turabian citation can be found in the library.  Additional Turabian citation help can be accessed online at OWL (Online Writing Lab).  


Created: Thornhill, 2011. Reviewed: Dr. Darrell Cox, 2011, 2013.  Revised: Thornhill, 2013, 2014, 2015.