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Bible Reading Plans and Popular Sites
- ESV One Year Bible This is the daily reading in written and audio form of the popular ESV One Year Bible.
- NIV One Year Bible This is the daily reading in written form of the popular NIV Daily Bible.
- Chronological and Other Reading Plans Choose your plan from chronological reading or many others as well as choice in translation (NASB, Amplified, KJV, NKJV, NLT etc).
- The following are popular sites to study the Bible on the Web: Biblegateway.com, Crosswalk, Blueletterbible, Biblestudy, E-Sword, E-Bible, Studylight.
Study Bibles and Other Resources
Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedia
Research Assistance for Biblical Studies
- Textweek.com This text is like having a personal research assistant on any given passage. It includes links to scholarly articles on the passage as well as artwork and even movie clips to illustrate a given passage’s point. This resource is from an Anglican perspective and includes how non-evangelicals think of Bible passages.
- 1,000 Years of Gospel Interpretation How did people interpret the Gospels for the first 1,000 years of Christianity? Read Thomas’s, Catena Aurea (“The Golden Chain”), at this site indexed to each Gospel passage.
- Search 10,000 Books in 5 Seconds This feature searches the entire CCEL website of Bible related material. Type in the words and ideas you are looking for using “AND”, “OR” or “NOT” and have this site sift through thousands of religious texts where your words occur in close proximity.
- Jewish Interpretation and the Bible This site is from a Puritan commentator, John Lightfoot whose Commentary on the New Testament (Matthew-Acts) has special reference to how Rabbinic teaching may relate to the Bible.
- Rashi (Jewish Commentary ca. 1075 AD)
- Access to Jewish Biblical Interpretation (Primary Documents in English) This is a site hosting the Mishnah, Talmud and other Jewish documents in English translation.
- Great Scholarly Baptist Commentary on all of Scripture This is the site for the Bible commentary of John Gill (1697-1771). Gill was the pastor Spurgeon was afraid to follow because he might not live up to Gill’s power in the pulpit. Gill’s commentaries excel many because he had a mastery of ancient literature in both history and Rabbinics.
- Desiring God Ministries is another great Reformed Baptist website.
- Sonic Light is a Baptist Dispensational site which includes verse by verse interpretation of the whole Bible.
- Biola’s Resource page is here.
- Great Scholarly Methodist Commentary on all of Scripture This is the site for the Bible commentary of Adam Clarke (1760-1832) a Methodist polymath. Clarke is particularly good with ancient historical references.
- Great Scholarly Presbyterian Commentary on all of Scripture This is the site for the Bible commentary of Albert Barnes a scholarly American Presbyterian Minister.
- Monergism.org is a great, great Reformed site..
- 3rd Millennium Ministries is the site of Richard Pratt.
- Reformed Sermons from all of the Bible.
- JSTOR, ATLA and Google-Scholar are 3 ways to find current articles in Biblical Studies.
- Classic Bible Commentaries
Collections of Ancient Texts
- Religious Texts of Ancient World Religions This site includes an electronic edition of the Babylonian Talmud as well as other extra-biblical texts.
- Tufts Perseus Classical Greek, Latin Texts and Papyri This site includes many Greek and Latin texts from antiquity in book the original language and in translation.
- Protestant Reformation Sources This is a site with texts from Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin and many of the early reformers of the church.
- Internet Archive of Protestant Reformation Sources This site includes even more of the early reformers as well as helpful links to other reformation studies. Material related to the Old Testament or the time of Jesus:
- An Academic Webpage on Material Related to the Bible
- Philo, (older translation of Philo),
- Dead Sea Scrolls,
- New Testament Apocrypha,
- Pseudepigrapha (this site includes ancient Pseudepigrapha as well as modern cult texts),
- Summary of Jewish Interpretation of the OT through the middle ages.
- Targums (Jewish interpretive translations of the OT).
Graphics and the Bible
- bibleplaces.com Have you ever wondered what “Shechem” looks like, or what the Jordan River looks like at the Abel-Shittim crossing? Here’s the site for you.
- biblepicturegallery.com/ This is a scholarly clip art site. This site has pictures from scholarly dictionaries and lexica on subjects related to the Bible and antiquity. It also has a great artwork collection related to the Bible.
- New Testament Art Index,
- Old Testament Art Index. These sites collect artwork representing various Biblical passages and organize each passage’s artwort by date of painting.
Maps and Timelines for the Bible
Creative Bible Teaching Tools
- wingclips.com/cart.php Are you teaching the Bible and wish you had a movie clip to illustrate your point. Check this website out.
- www.textweek.com/movies/movies.htm This is from the Textweek site mentioned above. It is a movie index of illustrations for ideas in the Bible.
- http://hollywoodjesus.com/ How Christianity and Pop Culture relate. This site offers ways of using elements of contemporary culture as a springboard to interact with other worldviews particularly postmoderns.
- http://www.crosswalk.com/news/ This is a Christian website with ideas and issues from contemporary culture. There is good discussion of how these relate to a Christian worldview.
Specialty Study Pages for Greek and Hebrew
- For the Liddell, Scott and Jones (LSJ), Greek Lexicon, Bryan student Stephen Hill found the following Classical Greek search tool. Diogenes.
- http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/ This is a page with the Greek text from one of the most important manuscripts in the world.
- http://www.ccel.org/a/anonymous/gnt/home.html Listen to the Greek New Testament read aloud in MP3 format.
- http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/ptmp3prq.htm Listen to the Hebrew Bible read aloud in MP3 format.
- Hebrew Language Specialty Tools. This site has a collection of all the websites related to the study of the Hebrew text.
- Full text of BHS from the German Bible Society.
- Nestle-Aland 28 from the German Bible Society.
- UBS 5 from the German Bible Society.
- The London Codex. This is the actual facsimile version of the London Codex. It was copied about 820-850 AD.
- The Aleppo Codex. This is the actual facsimile version of the Aleppo Codex. Scroll down to input the reference. The consonants were copied about 920 AD.
- The Leningrad Codex. This is the actual facsimile version of the Leningrad Codex copied in 1008 AD. This is the source of most printed Hebrew Bibles including, BHS, BHL, and the Quinta (BHQ, which has the OT equivalent of Metzger’s Textual Commentary). The linked text here is black and white. Bibleworks 10.0 comes which a color version!
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