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New Testament Abstracts (NTA)

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Founded in 1956, New Testament Abstracts (NTA) is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy, and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. Every year NTA abstracts at least 1,500 articles chosen from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages. Nearly 700 current books are also summarized annually. In May 2017 NTA was featured in the BC Chronicle.

Christopher R. Matthews, Editor
Christopher R. Stroup, Assistant Editor


Print Subscriptions

NTA is published three times each year.

Cost per year: $43.00 (domestic), $57.00 (foreign), postage paid.

Subscriptions to NTA are handled by the Caltholic Biblical Association.



Over 50,000 abstracts and book notices from NTA are available to institutions in a searchable online format from EBSCO Publishing. The current version includes all abstracts and book notices published from 1985 through 2014 (NTA 29–58).


Journal Abstract Categories

New Testament General
  • Canon
  • Interpretation
  • Textual Criticism
  • Biblical Linguistic and Philology
  • Biblical Translation
  • Computer-Assisted Research
  • Scholars
  • Bulletins
Gospels – Acts
  • Gospels (General)
  • Jesus
  • Passion and Death
  • The Resurrection
  • Synoptics
  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John
  • Acts of the Apostles
Epistles – Revelation
  • Epistles (General)
  • Paul
  • Romans
  • 1-2 Corinthians
  • Galatians – Philemon
  • Hebrews
  • Catholic Epistles
  • Revelation
Biblical Theology
  • Christology
  • Church and Ministry
  • Various Themes
World of the New Testament
  • Archaeology
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Jewish World
  • Rabbinics
  • Greco-Roman World
  • Early Christianity
  • Gnosticism