New Testament and Religion

Here at Corinthian Matters, we’ve been slowly building our New Testament and Religion collection in the Zotero Library. The online collection includes all articles published in three recent works related to archaeology, history, and the New Testament: Urban Religion in Roman Corinth (2005), Corinth in Context (2010), and Corinth in Contrast (2013), as well as relevant Corinthia bibliography in the first two of those books. The bibliography also includes references from several commentaries and New Testament introductions. The collection is by no means exhaustive but it is a good list of bibliographic references relevant to Greek and Roman religion, New Testament, Judaism, early Christianity, and Islam. It includes (as of 1-16-15) 1,699 items representing major commentaries, books, and articles.

All religion articles and books have the master tag .RELIGION; the New Testament items specifically are also grouped in a subcollection called “New Testament”. Many items are tagged with keywords such as “commentary”, “1 Corinthians” and “2 Corinthians”. So, you can find recent commentaries on 1 and 2 Corinthians by selecting the two tags “.RELIGION” and “commentary”.

Articles and books are tagged according to specific chapters in 1 and 2 Corinthians. So if you’re interested in relevant material on 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 (the famous love chapter), simply select the tag “_1 Cor. 13”. This is a critical component of the library because the search feature of Zotero does not work as well — since articles and abstracts use different ways of referencing the texts, e.g., “I Corinthans XIII”, “1 Cor. 13”, “First Corinthians Chapter Thirteen” etc…


Note that a chapter tag does not pull in entire commentaries on 1 Corinthians, which obviously have something to say on that chapter.