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Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies: General Resources, Biblical Backgrounds and Biblical Languages


General Resources for Biblical Studies

*BibleGateway.com

http://www.biblegateway.com

Search all or parts of the Bible in various versions.

*Biblical Studies on the Web

http://www.bsw.org/

“Your gateway to exegesis on the web.”  Includes some full-text articles from Biblica and Filiologia Neotestamentaria.

*Christian Classics Ethereal Library

http://www.ccel.org/

One of the largest collections of Christian, full-text e-books.  All works are believed to be “public domain.”  Includes the full text of the Ante-Nicene Fathers.

*Internet Resources for the Study of Judaism and Early Christianity

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rs/resources.html

Compiled by Jay Treat of the University of Pennsylvania

*Journal of Biblical Studies

http://journalofbiblicalstudies.org/

Electronic Journal dedicated to the field of Biblical Studies in general.

*Noncanonical Literature

http://wesley.nnu.edu/biblical_studies/noncanon/

An extensive collection of extra-biblical Jewish and Christian texts, as well as the Early Church Fathers

*Okeanos: Website for Biblical, Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

http://faculty.washington.edu/snoegel/okeanos.html

Extensive list of links arranged by subject, created by Scott Noegel of the University of Washington.

*Philologos Religious Online Books

http://philologos.org/online.htm

Collection of downloadable e-books, including a few classics in the area of Biblical studies.

*Religious Studies Web Guide

http://www.ucalgary.ca/~lipton/

An exhaustive collection of links to web sites of interest to those studying religion. Links can be searched by religious groups or by the format of each site’s content (e.g., book reviews, encyclopedias, journals, video, etc.).  Especially useful is the collection of links to sites that provide access to important texts associated with each religion.  Access the “texts” page here:  http://www.ucalgary.ca/~lipton/texts.html.

*Resource Pages for Biblical Studies

http://www.torreys.org/bible/

Extensive collection of links to Biblical studies resources on the web, compiled by Professor Torrey Seland of Volda University College in Norway

*Review of Biblical Literature

http://www.bookreviews.org/

Web site of full-text book reviews, sponsored by the Society of Biblical Literature.

*Sacred Scripture

http://www.vocations.org/library/linkss.htm

Annotated list of useful links from the University of St. Mary of the Lake

*Society of Biblical Literature Homepage

http://sbl-site.org/

*Virtual Religion Index

http://virtualreligion.net/vri/

*Wabash Center: Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/Internet/front.htm

An extensive collection of useful links in the area of religion, including theology and Biblical studies.

*W. Willker Bible-Links Page

http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~wie/bibel.html

Impressive collection of links from Wieland Wilker, a chemistry professor in Germany.


Biblical Backgrounds

General Resources

*American Schools of Oriental Research

http://www.asor.org/

*Archaeology Magazine

http://www.he.net/~archaeol/index.html

Some full-text articles, but mostly abstracts.

*Associates for Biblical Research

http://abr.christiananswers.net/home.html

Seeks to defend the historical reliability of the Bible via the findings of archaeology.

*Athena Review

http://www.athenapub.com/

“Journal of Archaeology, History and Exploration.”  Covers a range of time periods including the ancient world of the Mediterranean.

*Biblical Archaeology Society

http://www.bib-arch.org/

The homepage of the publishers of Biblical Archaeology Review, Bible Review and Archaeology Odyssey.

*Carl Conrad’s Home Page

http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/

Links to resources for the study of the classical world compiled by a now-retired classics professor.

*Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology

http://rome.classics.lsa.umich.edu/welcome.html

An extensive list of links from Prof. Sebastian Heath at the University of Michigan

*Eikon: Image Database for Biblical Studies

http://research.yale.edu:8084/divdl/eikon/

A searchable database of images from Yale Divinity School illustrating the Biblical world.

*Encyclopedia Mythica

http://pantheon.org/mythica/

Includes articles on Greek and Roman mythology.

*Exploring Ancient World Cultures

http://eawc.evansville.edu/

From the University of Evansville.  Contains information on the ANE, Egypt, Greece and Rome.

*Holy Land Photos

http://holylandphotos.org/

Search a database of free, high-resolution photographs that illustrate Biblical history.

*Interactive Ancient Mediterranean

http://iam.classics.unc.edu/index.html

A virtual map room from the University of North Carolina

*Myths and Legends

http://pubpages.unh.edu/~cbsiren/myth.html

An extensive list of links, including resources for studying myths and religious practices of the ancient world, maintained by Christopher B. Siren of the University of New Hampshire.

*Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/default.html

Includes many resource for the study of the ancient near eastern world

*Religious and Sacred Texts

http://davidwiley.com/religion.html

A collection of full-text links.  Hosted by davidwiley.com.  Includes many texts from the ancient world

*World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts

http://www.ettl.co.at/uc/ws/

Quotes from the sacred texts of religions throughout history, arranged by topic.

Ancient Near Eastern World: The World of the Old Testament (See Also “Biblical Backgrounds: General Resources) 

*Alexandria, Egypt

http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/alexandria/

Information and photographs of the ancient metropolis, produced by Alaa Ashmawy of the University of South Florida.

*Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III

http://international.loc.gov/intldl/cuneihtml/

This site, created by the Library of Congress, provides access to images of cuneiform tablets, along with descriptions of each tablet.

*Egyptology on the World Wide Web

http://www.cofc.edu/~piccione/index.html

Compiled by Peter A. Piccione, an egyptologist at the University of Charleston, S.C.

*ETANA: Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives

http://www.etana.org/


ETANA is a comprehensive internet site for the study of the ancient Near East.  It is maintained by a consortium of universities and scholarly societies.

*Eternal Egypt

http://www.eternalegypt.org/EternalEgyptWebsiteWeb/HomeServlet?ee_website_action_key=action.display.home&language_id=1

An interactive web site with charts, timelines, maps, and other resources pertaining to the study of ancient Egyptian history.  The web site is maintained by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. 

*The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology

http://academic.memphis.edu/egypt//main.html

Hosted by the University of Memphis.  Includes a virtual tour of sites around Egypt.

*Near East Archaeological Society

http://www.neasweb.org/

Second Temple Judaism and the Palestinian World of the First Century (See Also “Biblical Backgrounds: General Resources)

*Abila of the Decapolis

http://abila.org/

Official homepage of the Abila Archaeological Project

*Internet Jewish History Sourcebook

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/jewish/jewishsbook.html

A collection of links from professor Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

*The Jerusalem Mosaic

http://jeru.huji.ac.il/jerusalem.html

Learn about the history of Jerusalem and take a virtual tour

*Jewish Roman World of Jesus

http://www.religiousstudies.uncc.edu/JDTABOR/indexb.html

Produced by Professor James Tabor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Provides illustrative material from primary source documents relating to the historical background of the New Testament.

*The Madaba Plains Project

http://www.wwc.edu/academics/departments/theology/mpp/

The official homepage

*Palestine in the Time of Jesus

http://www.kchanson.com/PTJ/ptj.html

Web site produced by K. C. Hanson and Douglas Oakman to accompany their book by the same name.  Includes maps, source documents and other materials.

*Second Temple Synagogues

http://www.pohick.org/sts/

Site dedicated to the study of synagogues prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.  Produced by Donald Binder of Southern Methodist University.

Greco-Roman World: The World of the First Christians (See Also “Biblical Backgrounds: General Resources)

*The Ancient City of Athens

http://www.stoa.org/athens/

This site contains several images of the remains of ancient Athens

*ANRW Index

http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/biblio/anrw.html

An electronic index for searching ANRW, a premier reference series dealing with the Roman world.

*The Footsteps of Paul

http://www.abrock.com/Greece-Turkey/FootstepsIntro.html

Two gentlemen, Thomas Price and Alan Brockway, provide a virtual tour (complete with pictures) that attempts to document Paul’s journeys through Greece and Turkey.

* Perseus Digital Library

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

Searchable digital library containing many ancient Greek texts, plus resources for the study of Greek

*Scriptorium

http://www.historian.net/newindex.html

A potpourri of historical material related to the New Testament is presented here, including images of coins from the first century, and an attempt to reconstruct a timeline of New Testament events.  Web site produced by Jack Kilmon.

Dead Sea Scrolls

*On-Line Texts Related to Biblical Study: Dead Sea Scrolls

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~humm/Resources/Texts/dss.html

Full text of selected documents from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

*Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls

http://orion.mscc.huji.ac.il/

Contains resources on the Dead Sea Scrolls from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

*Scrolls from the Dead Sea

http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/intro.html

A web site designed to supplement the Library of Congress exhibit

Papryi Collections

*Duke Papyrus Archive

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/texts/homepage.html

Contains images as well as descriptions of ancient papyri from Duke University’s collection.

*Graeco-Roman Marriage Papyri

http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/Brewer/marriagepapyri/Index.html

An impressive collection of documents compiled by David Instone-Brewer, Research Fellow at Tyndale House in Cambridge.

*Papyrology

http://www.smu.edu/~dbinder/papyrolo.html

Includes links to papyri collections that are invaluable to NT studies.  Produced by Donald Binder of Southern Methodist University

* University of Michigan Papyrus Collection

http://www.lib.umich.edu/pap/


Biblical Languages

General Language Resources

*The Human-Languages Page

http://www.june29.com/HLP/

“Comprehensive catalog of language-related internet resources”

*SIL Home Page

http://www.sil.org/

SIL is a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates research in linguistics.

*yourDictionary.com

http://www.yourdictionary.com/

An extensive collection of language resources, including many links to foreign language dictionaries and grammars on the web.

Biblical Hebrew

*Accordance Bible Software

http://www.oaksoft.com/index.htm

From OakTree Software, one of the premier Bible software programs for MacIntosh users.  Includes information on prices and ordering the software.

*B-Hebrew

http://franklin.oit.unc.edu/cgi-bin/lyris.pl?enter=b-hebrew&text_mode=0&lang=english

Listserv for those interested in studying ancient Hebrew.  From this page, you can also access the archives of the discussion list without joining it.

*BibleWorks Homepage

http://www.bibleworks.com/

Provides information on the popular BibleWorks software, which includes both Greek and Hebrew resources.

*Gramcord Institute

http://www.gramcord.org/

Homepage for the non-profit organization that distributes the popular Gramcord software.  Information on prices and ordering is included.

Biblical Greek

*Accordance Bible Software

http://www.oaksoft.com/index.htm

From OakTree Software, one of the premier Bible software programs for MacIntosh users.  Includes information on prices and ordering the software.

*BibleWorks Homepage

http://www.bibleworks.com/

Provides information on the popular BibleWorks software, which includes both Greek and Hebrew resources.

*The Biblical Greek Mailing List

http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/

A mailing list open to anyone who is interested in studying Biblical Greek.  Note to students: this listserv assumes a working knowledge of Greek.

*CCU Digital Greek

http://library.ccuniversity.edu/digital-greek

A web site created and maintained by Scott Lloyd, a librarian at Cincinnati Christian University and a part-time instructor in first-year Greek.  The site includes several resources for first-year Greek students, including an annotated bibliography of Biblical Greek resources, web links, a collection of helpsheets, and information about Biblical Greek software.

*Duke Papyrus Archive

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/texts/homepage.html

Contains images as well as descriptions of ancient papyri from Duke University’s collection.

*Elementary Greek

http://www.theology.edu/greek01.htm

A series of brief lessons on the basics of Greek grammar from Jim West, ThD.

*Graeco-Roman Marriage Papyri

http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/Brewer/marriagepapyri/Index.html

An impressive collection of documents compiled by David Instone-Brewer, Research Fellow at Tyndale House in Cambridge.

*Gramcord Institute

http://www.gramcord.org/

Homepage for the non-profit organization that distributes the popular Gramcord software.  Information on prices and ordering is included.

*Greek 300: Biblical Greek Tutorial

http://artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/grk300.html

Annotated list of web sites by Carl Conrad, retired classics professor (Washington University, Saint Louis) and monitor of the Biblical-Greek listserv.

*Greek Grammar on the Web

http://perswww.kuleuven.ac.be/~p3481184/greekg.htm

An extensive list of web sites related to the study of ancient Greek, arranged by subject.  The site is produced by professor Marc Huys of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

*Greek Language and Linguistics Gateway

http://www.greek-language.com/

Maintained by Michael W. Palmer. Lists many resources on the web for the study of ancient Greek.

*The Greek New Testament

http://www1.uni-bremen.de/~wie/GNT/books.html

1881 Westcott-Hort text, combined with NA 26/27 textual variants.  Uses the “Symbol” font.

*The Greek New Testament Gateway

http://www.ntgateway.com/greek/

An impressive list of Biblical Greek resources on the web, produced by Mark Goodacre of the University of Birmingham.  Highly Recommended!

*Greek’n'Stuff for Home School and Christian School

http://www.greeknstuff.com/

A web site that provides resources for teaching Greek to school-aged children.

*Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts

http://www.earlham.edu/~seidti/iam/interp_mss.html

Helpful web site designed by Timothy Seid, of the Earlham School of Religion.  Gives a basic understanding of the science of textual criticism in its application to the Greek New Testament.

*The John Rylands Fragment

http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/data1/dg/text/fragment.htm

This page, which is part of the John Rylands Library website, gives a description of the John Rylands fragment of the Gospel of John.  Also includes images of both side of the fragment.

*Life and Works of Henry Barclay Swete

http://www.meetingpoint.org/swete/index.htm?articles.htm~swete

Web site dedicated to the writings of Swete, known for his work on the Septuagint.

* “Little Greek” Homepage

http://www.ibiblio.org/koine/

Contains resources and recommendations for learning Greek.

*Papyrology

http://www.smu.edu/~dbinder/papyrolo.html

Includes links to papyri collections that are invaluable to NT studies.  Produced by Donald Binder of Southern Methodist University

* Perseus Digital Library

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

Searchable digital library containing many ancient Greek texts, plus resources for the study of Greek.

*Resources for Learning NT Greek

http://www.ntgreek.org/index.html

Site produced by Corey Keating.

*Rod Decker’s Greek Resources

http://faculty.bbc.edu/rdecker/links.htm#Greek

A good collection of resources for studying Biblical Greek from Rodney Decker, faculty member at Baptist Bible College

*The Septuagint: Theological and Academic Resources

http://arts-sciences.cua.edu/ecs/jdk/LXX/index.htm

Compilation of web sites related to the study of the Septuagint.  Produced by Joel Kalvesmaki, of a graduate student of the Catholic University of America. 

*Song of the Lamb

http://www.songofthelamb.com/

Online drills designed to be used with William Mounce’s textbook The Basics of Biblical Greek.  The drills are helpful even if you don’t use the textbook.

* Teknia Software

http://www.teknia.com/

This site contains several resources, including Greek Fonts, to be used in the study of first year Greek.

*Textual Criticism and Manuscript Interpretation

http://members.aol.com/dvdmoore/html/txtcrt.htm

Resources compiled by David Moore

*Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

http://www.tlg.uci.edu/~tlg/

Homepage for the center at the University of California that produces the TLG database

*The Unbound Bible

http://unbound.biola.edu/

This site from Biola University includes a Greek lexicon and a Greek parser.

* University of Michigan Papyrus Collection

http://www.lib.umich.edu/pap/

The homepage for the ancient papyri collection housed by the University.

*W. Willker’s Bible Pages

http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~wie/ww_tc.html

Collection of resources useful for the study of the Greek New Testament.  Much of the material relates to manuscripts and textual criticism.  Created by Wieland Willker, a German chemistry professor whose hobby is Greek!

 



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