New Testament Abstracts

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.

Print Subscriptions

NTA is published three times each year. Cost per year: $43 (domestic), $57 (foreign), postage paid.

The publishers of NTA are making arrangements for future subscription services and fulfillment.

New Testament Abstracts Online

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).

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Now in its seventh decade, NTA, a publication of STM has become the definitive source on current literature devoted to research of the New Testament and the times in which it was formed, and an invaluable resource around the world.

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NTA Staff

Christopher Matthews

Christopher R. Matthews
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David Jorgensen

David Jorgensen
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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

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

Epistles – Revelation

  • Epistles (General)
  • Paul
  • Romans
  • 1-2 Corinthians
  • Galatians – Philemon
  • Hebrews
  • Catholic Epistles
  • Revelation