[B-Greek] citation of church fathers in UBS

Steve Puluka steve at puluka.com
Thu Mar 23 20:30:41 EST 2006

Matt Rondeau wrote:
> Hello,
>     I'm currently writing a textual criticism essay on John 12:28, and I was
> wondering if anyone could help me in regards to locating specific instances
> where the church fathers quote from a particular verse.  For instance, John
> 12:28 has a note of Augustine 1/3 meaning that he cites the aforementioned
> verse 3 times, and once he agrees with this particular variant.  My problem
> is that I can't seem to find where Augustine actually cites this verse, or
> any other fathers for that matter.  It seems that I would have to read every
> work written by them to find the citations.  I've checked the Loeb series,
> but many of them don't have scripture indexes.  Any help is greatly
> appreciated.
> Matthew Rondeau

The key index for patristic citations by scripture verse is:

Biblia Patristica: index des citations et allusions bibliques dans la
littérature patristique (Paris : Editions du Centre national de la 
recherche scientifique, 1975-  , 7 volumes)

Another series of interest is the seven or eight volumes in:

New Testament in the Greek Fathers.
Society of Biblical Literature. Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press,

This series covers only one patristic author per volume and usually only 
one book too.  Only the following seem applicable to your question:

Ehrman, Bart D. Didymus the Blind and the text of the Gospels. The New 
Testament in the Greek fathers ; no. 1. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1986.

Brooks, James A. The New Testament text of Gregory of Nyssa. The New 
Testament in the Greek Fathers ; no. 2. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1991.
Ehrman, Bart D., Gordon D. Fee, and Michael William Holmes. The text of 
the fourth Gospel in the writings of Origen. The New Testament in the 
Greek fathers ; no. 3. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1992.

Mullen, Roderic L. The New Testament text of Cyril of Jerusalem. The New 
Testament in the Greek fathers ; no. 7. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1997.

For electronic searches see if your institution subscribes to any of the 
following three databases.

Greek Fathers are included in:

Thesaurus linguae graecae. E. University of California, 2000. CD-ROM or 
Available from http://www.tlg.uci.edu/.
Likewise the Latin Fathers are available electronically from:

Patrologia Latina Database. from ProQuest Information and Learning 
Company, 1996. CD-Rom, On-line http://pld.chadwyck.com/

A wider source of latin texts is available from:

Tombeur, Paul. CLCLT Library of Latin Texts. Version 6. Brepolis 
Publishers, 2005. www.brepolis.net

Steve Puluka
Masters Student, SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary
Cantor, Holy Ghost Church, Mckees Rocks PA

More information about the B-Greek mailing list