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Messianic Prophecies

Welcome to the research guide for your course in messianic prophecies.

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The suggested databases are accessible from this page 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 our collection through the online catalog, accessible from the library home page.
Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu

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.
Additional helpful items available in the collection include:

Selected Journals

Locate online access to these journals through the library's Periodical Listing.

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 respected commentaries and are available at studylight.org.

    • 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.

    • One For Israel is a pioneering outreach to both Jews and Arabs in Israel using videos that highlight Jesus' fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah and can provide context for your studies.

    • 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 unable to locate an item in the PHC collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan. ILL requests may be made directly in the library catalog.

  • 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. 

  • Citation assistance is available at OWL (Online Writing Lab) for Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and APA styling formats. 

    Created: Thornhill, 2011. Reviewed and  updated: Dr. Darryl Cox/Thornhill, 2018. 

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