About us

Further information about contributors on the French version of this notebook.

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This project is led by the French Institute of Christian sources (SOURCES CHRETIENNES), member of the search unit HiSoMA (History and Sources of the Ancient Worlds), a CNRS lab affiliated to Lyon II University.

BIBLINDEX aims to create an online index of biblical references found in Jewish and Christian literature, as well as in Western and Eastern texts of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, in order to renew the study of the interpretation and history of biblical texts.

A corpus of about 400,000 biblical references in the Greek and Latin  Christian literature of the five first centuries is already available on http://www.biblindex.org. Access to data is free. This website offers:

– Data from the published volumes of Biblia Patristica, Index des citations et allusions bibliques dans la littérature patristique, Editions du CNRS (ca. 270,000 biblical references, with updates on 5,000 references), prepared by the Centre for Patristics Analysis and Documentation (CADP) : 1. Beginnings to Clement of Alexandria and Tertullian, 1975 – 2. The third century (except Origen), 1977 – 3. Origen, 1980 – 4. Eusebius of Caesarea, Cyril of Jerusalem, Epiphanius of Salamis, 1987 – 5.Basil of Caesarea, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nyssa, Amphiloque of Iconium, 1991 – 6. Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose of Milan, Ambrosiaster, 1995 – 7. Didymus of Alexandria, 2000 – Supplement, Philo of Alexandria, 1982. [They all are all out of print.]

– Unpublished and unverified data from the archives of Biblia Patristica (ca. 100,000 references) on Athanasius of Alexandria, John Chrysostom, Theodoret of Cyrus, Procopius of Gaza, Jerome.

On the website http://www.biblindex.info, biblical texts written in different ancient languages (Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Syriac) and modern languages (French, English) are available. A multilingual concordance between those Bibles has been created, allowing the user to visualize the biblical text in order to compare it with the quotations found. Precise correspondences between their verses or part-verses, allowing cross searches, were established, manually, by the BiblIndex team.


From 2006 to 2009, this site was funded mainly by Research Cluster 13 of the Rhone-Alpes Regional Council.

From February 2011 to 2015, the project was supported by the French Research Agency (ANR), from 2015 to 2016 by the French Scientific Digital Library (BSN 5) : a new version of the site is currently prepared.

Following partners worked with Sources Chrétiennes between 2011 and 2015:

– two computer science labs, DRIM, part of the LIRIS in Lyon (Laboratoire d’InfoRmatique en Image et Systèmes d’information) and Steamer, part of the LIG (Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble);Logo LIRIS      Logo LIG

– two biblical institutes: the Peshitta Institute in Leiden and the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung in Münster.

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