Bibliotheca Sacra

Bibliotheca Sacra  
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DisciplineTheology, Old Testament, New Testament
Edited byGlenn R. Kreider
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ISO 4Bibl. Sacra

Bibliotheca Sacra is a theological journal published by Dallas Theological Seminary, first published in 1844 and the oldest theological journal in the United States. It was founded at Union Theological Seminary in 1843, and moved to Andover Theological Seminary (now Andover Newton Theological School) in 1844 after publishing three issues, to Oberlin College in 1884, and to Xenia Seminary in 1922. Dallas Theological Seminary (then the Evangelical Theological College) took over publication in 1934.


Early edition of Bibliotheca Sacra

The founding editor of Bibliotheca Sacra was Edward Robinson, who handed it over to Bela Bates Edwards in 1844, who merged it with the Biblical Repository in 1851. Upon his death in 1852, it was taken over by Edwards Amasa Park, who pledged to "cherish a catholic spirit among the conflicting schools of evangelical divines." He held the editorship until 1884, when he transferred control of the journal to George Frederick Wright at Oberlin College in an effort to keep it safe from growing liberal sentiment at Andover. Wright edited Bibliotheca Sacra until 1921, when he was succeeded by Melvin G. Kyle. Kyle's successors as editor were John H. Webster (1930–1933), Rollin T. Chafer (1934–1940), Lewis Sperry Chafer (1940–1952), John F. Walvoord (1952–1985), Roy B. Zuck (1986–2013),[1] Larry J. Waters (2013–2018), and Glenn R. Kreider (2018–present).


  1. ^ Morison, William J. "Bibliotheca Sacra" in The Conservative Press in Twentieth-Century America ed. Ronald Lora, (Greenwood Press, 1999), p. 91–101.

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