Biblical Studies

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Links & General Resources (below)
Digital Library
The Gospels
[not much there yet]
Greek Language

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Journal of Religion and Society (ejournal)
"...has been established to promote the cross-disciplinary study of religion and its diverse social dimensions through the publication of research articles, essays and opinions, review articles, and book reviews."

The Jesus Archive - (dead link)
"Dedicated to the Study of the Historical Jesus, Early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism"
"Think of the Jesus Archive as your portal to the historical Jesus on the World Wide Web. In its present incarnation, the Jesus Archive offers the following features: Research Resources [includes over 1000 primary and secondary sources on the Web] ... Scholars Database ... Forums ... Books."

The New Testament Gateway
"The New Testament Gateway is a comprehensive directory of academic internet resources related to the New Testament. It is divided into (at present) 27 separate pages, each relating to a specific topic. Every link is annotated. The annotations help users to pinpoint the information for which they are looking. The New Testament Gateway focuses on resources that will be of interest to both scholars and students of the New Testament."
By Mark Goodacre, Lecturer in New Testament, University of Birmingham, UK.

Resource Pages for Biblical Studies
Focusing on Early Christian Writings and Their Social World
"These pages are intended as a resource for serious, scholarly studies of the early Christian writings and their social world."
Pages includes Bible Texts, Electronically Published Biblical Studies, Aspects of the Mediterranean Social World, Biblical Studies and Computer Technology, and Philo of Alexandria Page.
Compiled by Torrey Seland, Associate Prof. of Biblical Studies, Volda College, Norway

Into His Own: Perspectives on the World of Jesus
With New Translations from Primary Texts
"...is designed as a tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures. Since the works in the New Testament were composed in implicit & 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."
Sections include: Texts ; Background ; Reviews.
By Mahlon H. Smith, Dept. of Religion, Rutgers University

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The Bible and Interpretation
"Dedicated to delivering the latest news, features, editorials, commentary, archaeological interpretation and excavations relevant to the study of the Bible for the public and biblical scholars."

Computer Assisted Theology on the Internet
Provides an annotated index of Internet resources relating to theological studies
Maintained by Michael Fraser, Oxford University

Corpus Paulinum
The Corpus-Paul List
"...is a moderated academic e-list dedicated to the scholarly discussion and evaluation of critical questions surrounding the life, influence, teaching, theology, and the writings of the Apostle Paul. The List's purpose is to provide a forum where these questions may be raised, entertained, and debated outside of the usual arenas of printed journals and monographs."

Dating the Oldest New Testament Manuscripts
Peter van Minnen

Electronic Publications and Technology Resources for Biblical Studies - (dead link)
By Patrick Durusau, Society of Biblical Literature

Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts
"The main focus of the web is on the process used to study the ancient manuscripts upon which the New Testament is based. While the language discussed is Greek, almost everything is explained with transliterations into English and, where applicable, translations from standard English Bibles."
By Timothy W. Seid, Brown University


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Into His Own
Perspective on the World of Jesus With New Translations from Primary Texts.
"Into His Own is designed as a tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures. Since the works in the New Testament were composed in implicit & 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.
Sections include: Texts ; Background ; Reviews ; Network ; Weblog.
By Mahlon H. Smith, Dept. of Religion, Rutgers University

Journal of Biblical Studies
"...is an electronic journal dedicated to the field of Biblical Studies in general. Articles on any aspect of Biblical Studies (including: Archaeology, linguistics, exegesis, history, and textual issues) are welcome, and contributions that challenge the traditional boundaries of Biblical Studies are encouraged. We would also like to see articles that discuss the relationship between Biblical Studies and other disciplines."

  • Resources
    Topics include: Fonts ; Linguistics ; Organizations ; Mailing Lists ; Archaeology ; Methodology ; Biblical Studies ; Publications ; Online Texts ; Humanities.
    An excellent collection of online resources.

NOOHRA Foundation
"The Noohra Foundation presents direct modern English translations of ancient Aramaic biblical texts with their rich, sociological Semitic customs and traditions."

Okeanos - Ancient Near Eastern Studies
"...an interdisciplinary resource for the study of the Ancient, Biblical, Classical, and Late Antique Near East.
Sections include: Academic Units ; Archaeology ; Atlases ; Bible ; Bibliographies ; Organizations ; Listservers ; General Resources ; Jobs ; Journals ; Museums ; Philology ; Publishers ; Scholars.
Created and Maintained by Scott Noegel, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington

Pointing the Way: A Guide to Christian Literature on the Internet
"This document contains pointers to internet accessible literature related to Classical Christianity"
Includes Bibles, Bible study aids, books, and collections of books

Revelation Resources
Resources for the Study of the Book of Revelations
Georg S. Adamsen, The Lutheran School of Theology in Aarhus

Virtual Christianity
"An extensive catalogue of major Christian resources with some commentary regarding content. Emphasis includes Bible resources, commentaries and devotionals, Christian literature, and other major pages devoted to Christianity."
Maintained by Steven Adkins

WebNexus - (dead link)
"Links for students and scholars of Early Judaism and Christianity, offering a selective, annotated guide to various web sites."
Sections include: Early Judaism & Christianity ; General Christian Links ; General Jewish Links ; Religious Studies ; Classical Studies ; Library Resources ; Publishers & Booksellers ; Software for Theology ; Greek & Hebrew Fonts ; Desk References ; Search Engines ; Directories ; World News ; Web-Servant.
By Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Jerry D. Truex

The Whole Bible: New Testament History
By Geoff Trowbridge

Yale Divinity Digital Image and Text Library
"..."...is a faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School that provides digital resources for teaching and research related to the history of Christianity... Some images in the database are restricted to Yale use, due to copyright agreements."


Historical Jesus

Into His Own: Perspectives on the World of Jesus
With New Translations from Primary Texts
"...is designed as a tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures. Since the works in the New Testament were composed in implicit & 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."
Sections include: Texts ; Background ; Reviews.
By Mahlon H. Smith, Dept. of Religion, Rutgers University

The Jesus Archive - (dead link)
"Dedicated to the Study of the Historical Jesus, Early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism"
"Think of the Jesus Archive as your portal to the historical Jesus on the World Wide Web. In its present incarnation, the Jesus Archive offers the following features: Research Resources [includes over 1000 primary and secondary sources on the Web] ... Scholars Database ... Forums ... Books."

Jesus Seminar Forum
Mahlon Smith, Rutgers University

Journal of Religion and Society (ejournal)
"...has been established to promote the cross-disciplinary study of religion and its diverse social dimensions through the publication of research articles, essays and opinions, review articles, and book reviews."

The First Christians
From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians
A Frontline Special
The excellent companion web page to the PBS special.

The Role of Women in the Christian Churches of Paul's Day
Excerpts from Dr. Helmut Koester's September 13, 1997 address entitled, "St. Paul: His Mission to the Greek Cities & His Competitors," which he delivered at The Foundation for Biblical Research, Charlestown, NH.




Maintained by Mike Madin, a graduate of the Univ. of Washington's Comparative Religion program.
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