Excellent news! Ben Blackwell at the Dunelm Road notes in a recent post that the index of patristic biblical citations & allusions found in the 7 volume Biblia Patristica is searchable online through BIBLindex!
As Ben notes, the search interface is not terribly user-friendly, but who cares? It beats flipping through pages any day. Check out his post for information on using this resource.
In case you’re wondering, here’s a little bit of information on the Biblia Patristica series (as explained by Ben):
Seven volumes have been published to date, along with a supplementary volume for biblical references in Philo of Alexandria, who served as an exegetical model for many patristic authors. The entries do not distinguish between quotations and allusions, and criteria for the latter are rather loose. (Began in 1975, latest volume in 2000.)
- Volume 1: beginnings of extracanonical Christian literature up to Clement of Alexandria and Tertullian.
- Volume 2: Third century, apart from Origen.
- Volume 3: Origen
- Volume 4: Fourth century, includes Eusebius of Caesarea, Cyril of Jerusalem, and Epiphanius of Salamis.
- Volume 5: covers Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, and Amphilochius of Iconium.
- Volume 6: Latin writers, Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose of Milan, and the Ambrosiaster.
- Volume 7: Didymus the Blind.
If this post excites you, you’ll want to read Ben’s earlier post on Patristic Biblical Citations.
Thanks, Ben, for blogging on this!