Several of our religion databases allow you to search for articles on a specific Bible verse or passage.
Ebsco databases that will enable Scripture searching are Atla, Christian Periodical Index, Old Testament Abstracts, and New Testament Abstracts. But each database searches Scripture passages slightly differently. Atla uses an "SR" prefix, while OT and NT Abstracts use a "ZP" prefix. The Christian Periodical Index has Scriptures passages as subject headings but doesn't have a Scripture search feature within the database. We have created an Ebsco search link below that searches all of these databases (and some others with religious content) simultaneously.
Ebscohost Religion, Philosophy, and Multidisciplinary Journal Search
Use the book name and chapter for a specific Scripture passage you wish to search without specifying a field. Leave the default "Select a Field." You often get more results by looking for an entire chapter rather than specific verses. Sometimes articles will be about only a few of the verses within a larger passage. You generally will have to skim the results because there may be some irrelevant titles. When searching for books beginning with ordinal numbers such as first and second, etc., use the book's name followed by the ordinal number, e.g., "Corinthians, 1st" or "Corinthians, 2nd."
Theological Journal Library
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