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Biblical Resources

BIBLES, CONCORDANCES, BIBLE SEARCH, and other bible-related resources. Online texts, cross-references, and scholarship. Links and commentary.

Commentaries and Biblical Studies
Extra-canonical texts
General and Miscellaneous Resources
Glossaries and dictionaries
New Testament
Particular printings and manuscripts
Online Biblical Texts:
  Modern Language Versions
  Hebrew, Greek and Latin Versions

Commentaries and Biblical Studies

Amos: Postmodern Bible commentary
The submitter says: 'Literary and linguistic comment, background history and archaeology'.

'An internet resource for studying the Bible created with college-level students and ministers in mind.'

Commentaires bibliques sur les lectures du Lectionnaire oecuménique révisé
From the Diocese of Montreal, a most useful resource.

Kata-pi Biblical Rescources
'A new study Bible, & resource pages on biblical archaeology, chronology, history, manuscripts, maps, creeds, liturgy, meditation, devotion, music, theology. It features 20 out-of-print textbooks books adapted to web format & all extensively cross-linked. Many are illustrated & some have music clips. The most recent publication is a searchable Bible database, ot, nt, apoc Lxx in parallel source language & English with extensive introductions to each book of the bible.'

Marginally Mark (Reflections for Preachers on Mark's Gospel)
'This companion site to "Matthew in the Margins" offers reflections for preachers and others on the Gospel of Mark for Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary, as used in the Anglican Church of Australia'.

Matthew in the Margins
'MIM is an attempt to help preacher, congregation, and the text of Matthew week by week to connect with each other during 'Year A' of the Revised Common Lectionary as used in 'A Prayer Book for Australia' of the Anglican Church of Australia; to encourage us to find new 'entry points', and risk breaking out from any preaching strait-jackets, including any we use to bind the Living God'.

A Resource Page for Biblical Studies
Biblical scholars should go here first (says Dr Michael Fraser, now of Oxford, who's been tracking theological resources for years).

Revised Common Lectionary
Sponsored by the Diocese of Montréal, weekly commentary on the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary, links to texts, reader aids and a bibliography. Comments available in English, French, and Portuguese.

Extra-canonical texts

'Nag Hammadi Gospels'
An online edition of the new Coptic gospels, in both Spanish and English.

General and Miscellaneous Resources

All-in-One Biblical Resources Search
This amazing site was conceived by Dr Mark Goodacre of the Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, UK [now Associate Professor of New Testament in the Religion Department at Duke University]. We are at a loss for words to explain just what it is, but if you try it we know you will like it as much as we do.

Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars
An international association of biblical scholars who are affiliated with the churches of the Anglican Communion. It supports biblical scholarship at all levels, fosters greater involvement of biblical scholars in the life of Anglican churches, and promotes the development of resources for biblical studies in Anglican theological education.

The Bible in 50 Words
For a smile, need we add?

The Bible Project
Artist Brian J. Turner Paints the Bible. 'Brian J. Turner has delighted visitors to his gallery in Exeter with critically acclaimed paintings of biblical texts and everyday events. His major Cathedral Tour of Biblical Narrative Paintings, which visited eight cathedrals around the UK, was a huge success. Now, in a remarkable new project, this Devon artist journeys through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, offering to audiences a treasure trove of paintings that challenge and inspire.'

Christian Resource Institute
A quite comprehensive biblical and lectionary site. The site is associated with the Nazarene Church, but links are comprehensive and ecumenical and include the Book of Common Prayer.

DCI Online
'These pages in the middle of the world's busiest market place - the Internet - are our “shop window” and reflect the everyday activities of the movement mainly in the developing world.' 'World news, free Bible Schools, Banking for the Poor, Business for Mission and a host of resources to help reach the lost, the last and the least from a global on-line network open to all' and in 16 languages.

Institute for Biblical & Scientific Studies
Incredibly broad compilation of links, continually updated, from searchable Septuagint Old Testament to Dan Brown's Da Vince Code.

Internet Resources for the Study and Teaching of Theology
Dr Michael Fraser's superb collection.

'Into His Own': A tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures
'Since the works in the New Testament were composed in implicit and often explicit dialog with first century champions of Jewish tradition, the bulk of the passages included here have been excerpted from works written by Jewish authors, especially those composed after the Hebrew scriptures that can be found in any Christian "Old Testament." But there are also selections from non-Jewish sources that help bring the writings of Christian authors into a clearer cultural perspective. The world in which Jesus lived & out of which Christianity emerged was not simply Jewish, but rather a complex cultural cauldron in which the ideologies, social standards and politics of Jews and non-Jews interacted, often with explosive results'.

A Little Bible Handbook
By Tony Harwood-Jones. A well-done and interesting project. There are some nice reviews of it here.

Multimedia Genesis
A Flash animation of the Genesis recounting of the first seven days of creation. Perhaps a bit too Disneyish in sum, it nonetheless gives an idea of some of the effects possible in this format. Uses the Authorised Version text and an irritating (to us) muzak-ish version of Pachelbel's famous canon as background. (Please note that unless you have version 4 or 5 of Macromedia's Shockwave/Flash plugin on your computer this animation will not work.)

'Navigating the Bible'
An interesting and handsomely designed Bible site, developed originally to help young Jewish boys and girls prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The Pentateuch section includes the Five Books of Moses along with commentaries; there is a comprehensive glossary and an atlas. Each Sedrah (Torah reading), Maftir (last reading) and Haftarah may be viewed in Hebrew and in English. In addition, you can download audio files sung by a professional cantor: a marvellous opportunity to hear Hebrew chanted.

Pocket Canons
Salon Magazine writes about Grove Press' 'Pocket Canons' series of 'hip new editions of the Good Book', aiming to save the Bible from fundamentalists.

St Francis Xavier Bible Game
A new site that looks interesting: 'a source for bible word games based on the principles and history of the Catholic faith.'

Glossaries and dictionaries

A Glossary of 17th-Century Biblical English
A brief dictionary to archaic words in the Authorised Version (King James).

Postmodern Bible Dictionary
The submitter says: 'Hypertext and multimedia dictionary project'. Several hundred entries by February 2005).


EasyEnglish Info
The Wycliffe Associates (UK) have developed EasyEnglish, a simplified English vocabulary with limited but correct grammatical structures to make the Bible, Bible commentaries, and other materials available to those just learning English or for those who already have a limited mastery.

Learning New Testament and Septuagint Greek, a good site at the University of North Carolina, with tips, online tutorials, advice, and resources for learning biblical Greek.

Latin: QuickLatin
A shareware programme, 'which helps you translate Latin into English. At the moment it does not do English into Latin. It has dictionary and parsing capabilities, plus some sentence-handling abilities'. The web site is concise and helpful, but alas the programme is only for computers running Windows.

New Testament

The Jesus Page
Ed Friedlander is a pathologist in the USA who runs the most successful medical help site on the Internet. He's also a very articulate Anglican who writes essays from time to time to time that are utterly uncategorisable and well worth reading.

New Testament Gateway
The NT Gateway is the most complete directory of Internet resources on the New Testament to be found. It is produced and maintained by Dr Mark Goodacre in the Department of Religion at Duke University in North Carolina. If you are doing serious Bible study this site should already be an essential bookmark on all your browsers.
'Browse or search annotated links on everything from the Greek New Testament to Jesus in Film. For updates, new information, discussion, comments and assorted observations, please visit the NTGateway weblog.' NT Gateway is updated daily.

Particular printings and manuscripts

Audio Bible
Alexander Scourby reads the
King James Version of the Bible. It can be heard online in its entirety or purchased on CD. The site supports JAWS readers for the visually impaired.

Bible, illuminated (The St John's Bible)
The Saint Johns Bible is first new illuminated Bible in centuries. Here's a sample of the beauties of the Bible, due to be completed in the early years of the 21st century.

Codex Sinaiticus
'Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript – the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity – is of supreme importance for the history of the book.' This is the first release of the Codex Sinaiticus Project website. it will be substantially updated in November 2008 and completed in July 2009.

Gutenberg Bible
The complete Göttingen Gutenberg bible is now online, free, courtesy of the Göttingen State and University Library.

Page images of the complete first printing (Barker) of the Authorised Version
Digital scans of every page of the Authorised ('King James') Version of the Bible you can read, resize, select by page or book. The reproduction is outstanding. This is only one small part of the outstanding collection of the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Imaging at the University of Pennsylvania.

Online Biblical Texts: Modern Language Versions

The Bible Gateway
Your choice of text versions and language.

Bibles in Your Language
Audio, online, and print Bibles in 140 languages.

New Revised Standard Version
The NRSV Bible, both old and new testaments, is available online through the Oremus Bible Browser.

New Testament: J B Phillips translation
The J B Phillips translation of the New Testament is both online and in a downloadable file. Gordon Smith, the webmaster, comments: 'The aim is to provide a modern English-language New Testament on the Internet with background study material. The site includes pages with (1) Jesus' words in red; (2) with integrated notes and maps; (3) collected verses on Christian life and worship; (4) a Gospel harmony in 40 parts; and (5) background notes on the New Testament'. Well done!

oremus Bible Browser
The oremus Bible Browser provides a simple interface to the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, searchable by chapter and verse. Both the American English and Anglicized (UK English) editions of the NRSV are available. In addition, the Authorized Version (or King James Version), and several other versions of the psalms are available.

University of Virginia eText Center
A reader comments: 'This site used to have the RSV and King James Bibles available in a Web-based version. It has now added the RSV and King James formatted for the Microsoft Reader and for the Palm. The site indicates that an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formatted will be added soon'.

Online Biblical Texts: Hebrew, Greek and Latin versions

The Blue-Letter Bible
This site features interlinear Greek and Hebrew as one of the search options and uses small gifs to display the Greek and Hebrew. It can be a little slow loading, but worth the wait. The English text and accompanying concordances are, according to the site, the: '1769 King James Authorised Version, with Wigram's Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance (1843/1890), Wigram's Englishman's Greek Concordance (1839/1903), identified using James Strong's numbers (1890)'.

Codex Sinaiticus
'one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time.'

German Bible Society
Online Bibles: Hebrew OT, Greek NT, OT, Latin Vulgate, Luther German, KJV.

The Latin Vulgate
HTML searchable version at U of Chicago ARTFL. Gospelcom version at The Bible Gateway.

The Septuagint (LXX) Bible
The full text.
This very good site provides full searchable text of the Bible in its original languages, complete with instant hover-over morphological analysis. The tutorial is useful, and so are the online resources for learning biblical Greek.

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