Epistles of Thomas

July 26, 2007

Theological Journals on your computer

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas @ 19:56

If you enjoy reading journal articles then you will be excited to know that hundreds of years worth are available for purchase and use on your computer. Theological Journal Library is the premier collection which is released yearly with 50 issues of various journals. Current journals include Bibliotheca Sacra, Westminster Theological Journal, and 25 others. Galaxie makes them available in both Libronix and WordSearch versions. They are currently looking for volunteers to help with their BibSac vols 1-90 project so if you are interested in old journals and want to help surf on over to Galaxie and drop them a line. Logos Bible Software has also produced many journal collections and recently compiled an archaeology collection including Biblical Archaeology Review, Archaeology Odyssey, Bible Review, Biblical Archaeologist and several books. These collections include a lot of material but they aren’t cheap. The TJL goes for $300 and the Logos archaelogy collection is $400. You can buy the journal collections separately but of course the price is cheaper as a whole.

Many other journals are also available in Libronix format from Logos. Many articles from the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and the Journal for the Study of the New Testament will (hopefully) soon be available in book form from the Sheffield Reader Collection. Discipleship Journal is also available from its inception to 2005. There is a Bible and Spade collection spanning 1972-2005. Some of Bible and Spade is included in TJL but the latest vols. are unfortunately not. Evangelical Review of Theology 1977-2005 is available from WEA along with a collection of books.

These should give you something to start with and by the time you are finished reading them most of the other journals will likley have followed suit and be available electronically for home use.  Happy Reading!



  1. Good effort, Tom! Your blog will be helpful to many students and teachers of the Bible. I will come back often for insights and info.

    Comment by Chris Chiu — July 28, 2007 @ 20:58 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the mentions and links, Tom! The journals really are remarkably helpful to own in electronic format, especially when combined with a full digital library of Bibles, dictionaries, and language tools. Bible teachers find these materials particularly indispensible for preparing meaty, well-researched lessons.

    Comment by Daniel Foster — July 30, 2007 @ 11:08 | Reply

  3. Thanks Guys, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I agree Daniel that the journals are indispensable. I just wish they were better integrated into the library and relevant articles were easier to find. Perhaps you could mention this to the powers that be 😉

    Comment by true54blue — July 30, 2007 @ 19:58 | Reply

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