{Biblical resources}

Biblical resources, including textual resources for other traditions' holy books.
Please help to make this a become a better resource for students and scholars alike by sending in your recommendations of helpful sites and/or original material in the biblical field.

Bibliographies

Hebrew Bible Bibliographies
from Barry L. Bandstra
Christianity: Reference Tools and Bibliographies: Bible
an annotated listing from the Yale University Library
General Works on the New Testament
The Gospels
Paul and the New Testament Letters
from Rev. William Harmless, S.J.

Study Sites, Texts and Libraries:

Electronic Scripture Library
* *  has a large collection of annotated links on scripture and its background
Bible Gateway
**  search many versions of the bible
The New American Bible
[a version missing from above searchable versions]
The On-Line Jewish Library
The New Testament Gateway
* * * an excellent resource from Dr Mark Goodacre, University of Birmingham
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies
* * "Focusing on the early Christian writings and their social world" . Compiled by Prof. Torrey Seland in Norway
World Wide Study Bible
(from the CCEL server at Wheaton)
Academic Info Biblical Studies
An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
a searchable Greek lexicon
at the Perseus project
Little Greek
help in learning the Greek of the New Testament along with advice and links to many good resources
Bible translation
a site from Wayne Leman that is rich in information and links about the biblical languages and translations
Inscriptions of the Land of Israel
Browsing through maps
The Development of the Canon of the New Testament
collected and organized by Glenn Davis
Electronic New Testament Educational Resources
*** from Prof. Felix Just, S.J. - Loyola Marymount University / offers a large number of topics especially for the beginning student, including helpful documents such as
"The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church" a report of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, April 23, 1993
The Common Lectionary
[There is also a section for web pages treating the lectionaries in the Preaching section]
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Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
by Barry L. Bandstra
A nicely presented book available on the web

Special Topics

Second Temple and Talmudic Era,
an excellent resource from the Dinur Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
A Synoptic Gospels Primer
from Mahlon H. Smith, Rutgers University who also offers a Hyperglossary for the above.
Into His Own — Perspective on the World of Jesus
Prof. Smith also offers this rich collection of texts from early sources such as Josephus giving the background to the Christian scriptures.
The Synoptic Problem
an excellent resource, maintained by Stephen Carlson
The Search for the Historical Jesus: Past and Present
part of an internet course at the University of Santa Clara, SCTR 011: Origins of Western Religion
New Testament Textual Criticism
an encyclopedia compiled by Robert Waltz
The Qumran Library
an introduction to Qumran on the ibiblio site
The Jewish Roman World of Jesus
a attractive site from Prof. James Tabor at UNC Charlotte
Academic E-lists
a directory of academic discussion lists on topics of interest to biblical scholars as catalogued on the NT Gateway site


The Noncanonical Homepage
from Wesley NCC. "By studying similar literature that precedes and follows the Biblical writings chronologically, students of the Bible are better prepared to discover the intended meaning."
The Nag Hammadi Library
includes many non-canonical texts and background on gnostic material including The Gospel of Thomas
Religious texts
a group of links to sacred texts, from the Bhagavad Gita to Zoroastrian texts, compiled by David Wiley.
Quran Browser
(in English) from the Brown University Scholarly Technology Group, with access to the translations of Pickthall, Yusufali and Shakir
The Book of Mormon
stored at the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
The Bahá'í Writings
on the ibiblio site


Electronic Biblical Journals

Online Journals of biblical interest
A list focusing on journals that have articles "of biblical interest that are either published fully on the Web or that have home pages" from Biblical Studies on the Web which also hosts the Biblica journal on-line
Review of Biblical Literature
published by the Society of Biblical Literature has a searchable database for reviews of books about biblical studies **
The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

Professional Biblical Societies: (also a good source for resource links)

 Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars

 Catholic Biblical Association

The Irish Biblical Association

Society of Biblical Literature


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