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ANE cosmology (borrowed from Babylonian culture)
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Interpretation of the Bible in the Church   1994

 

http://www.ewtn.com/library/curia/pbcinter.htm

 

 

 

Bible sites

 

NEW AMERICAN BIBLE 

 http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/index.shtml#genesis 

 

ESTABLISMENT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT CANON

http://www.orthodox.net/faq/canon.htm  

 

ONLINE BIBLE REFERENCES

http://www.catholic-forum.com/members/popestleo/links.html

 

BLUELETTER BIBLE

http://www.blueletterbible.org/

 

BIBLE.COM

http://bible.com/

 

GOSPEL PARALLELS

A fascinating site where you can line up various accounts in different ways.  Displays the way the gospels share sources in the synoptic theory.

http://www.utoronto.ca/religion/synopsis

 

NEW TESTAMENT GATEWAY

This site can lead you to many topics and scholarly articles. 

http://www.ntgateway.com/  

 

OLD TESTAMENT GATEWAY

Interesting website from Australia

http://www.otgateway.com/

 

(Another) OLD TESTAMENT GATEWAY

 http://www.shc.edu/theolibrary/old.htm

 

Bible Study Tools CROSSWALK.com [includes Interlinear] 

You will find many tools on this site. Also, you have the ability to study various translations. This might be interesting to you concerning a particular passage to see how various translations are done.  Don't forget, our bible for the course is the NRSV.

www.crosswalk.com 

CATHOLIC.NET

This Catholic website provides quite a few podcasts on women in the Bible.  Look through the site for the items on women. Podcasts are short video segments.  

www.catholic.net 

 

CATHOLIC RESOURCES

http://catholic-resources.org

Click on "Biblical Resources"

Here you will find categories of biblical topics, ideas  about important passages, links to articles that have been given at scholarly  congresses [which you can access in the scholarly journals also.]

 

Early Christian Writings / Early Jewish Writings  http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/

http://www.earlyjewishwritings.com/

You can also find a link on here to "theories of the historical Jesus" . ... may offer some interesting passages to consider.

 

WOMEN IN THE BIBLE

This site provides some images of many of the women and some good links for information.

http://www.womeninthebible.net/

 

Women in the Bible 

This page gives a directory to a long list of female names and references. It is a Protestant church perspective and has a rather one-sided consideration of "gender talk" in the bible.

http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/women.html

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

This page provides a long directory of women in the bible. This is a solid website and has a more ecumenical perspective.  This is a good one to consult.

http://www.alabaster-jars.com/womenindex.html 

 

<름Ȉ>UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

This is a directory and access to online books and writings on women in the Bible. It provides some very interesting sources.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book//browse?type=lcsubc&key=Women%20in%20the%20Bible 

 

FIVE GOSPEL PARALLELS

http://www.utoronto.ca/religion/synopsis  

A really useful site where you can line up various accounts in different ways in order to explore a specific passage and  how  the sources may be relating.

 

Jewish Roman World of Jesus

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

This site can be used for your requirement to look into the social history of a particular passage.

 

PAUL ON PAUL

http://www.paulonpaul.org/

If you are studying a passage from a writing attributed to Paul, you may find some interesting information on this site. 

 

INTO HIS OWN

http://virtualreligion.net/iho/#Background

This site provides information on the political and social background of the NT.

 

 iTanakh

http://www.itanakh.org/ 

A collection of resources related to the study of the Hebrew Bible (OT) and related ANE texts.   Many other links found  here.  Excellent articles on historical and social background.  

 

 


 

Maps

 

BIBLE MAPS 

http://www.biblemap.org/  

Best one found to date – check the links as you hover over hypertext words

 

BIBLE.ORG  maps 

Good for Paul’s travels

http://bible.org/maps

 

EVANGELICAL BIBLE MAPS,  & OTHER CATEGORIES

biblical art associated with events 

http://www.preceptaustin.org/bible_maps.htm

 

BIBLE CA  (Some not quite so accurate)

http://www.bible.ca/maps/

 

BIBLE HISTORY AND MAPS  (a personal page)

 http://www.bible-history.com/maps/ 

 

BIBLE MAPS AND TIMELINES

http://www.biblestudy.org/maps/main.html

 

 

 


 

History and Archaeology

 

BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY REVIEW

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

 

ROSETTA

Journal of articles on textual criticism  (very scholarly)

http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/TC.html

 

ETANA

This has the ancient Babylonian and Assyrian myths if you are interested in the comparison with the pre-historical passages in Genesis.  (Under “E-Tact” click “All”)

http://www.etana.org

 

OKEANOS Ancient Near Eastern Studies 

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

Here you want to go to BIBLE and then to "General Information" and Resources. There are some good articles on particular books of the OT, for example "Job."

 

ETANA - ANE studies 

http://www.etana.org/

This site is a very scholarly one for ancient near east studies [ANE].  You are able to go to SEARCH COLLECTION and type in the book you are studying.  You will find good social and historical background, if you hunt the site well enough! 

 


 

Ancient Manuscripts

 

CODEX SINAITICUS 4th century

http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/

http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript/View/GA_01

 

LIST OF  ANCIENT BIBLICAL MANUSCRIPTS

 http://www.csntm.org/Manuscripts.aspx

This page provides instruction to use of these pages

Guide to the pages http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript/View/GA_02 

 

CODEX VATICANUS – 4th c.

http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript/View/GA_03

 

WASHINGTONIANUS – 5Th c.

http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript/View/GA_032

 

CODEX ALEXANDRINUS – 5th c.

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/codexalex_lg.html

 

11th c. LECTIONARY

http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript/View/noGA_Lect_Tirana_ANA_8

 

Dead Sea Scrolls

 

ORION CENTER CENTER, STUDY OF SCROLLS

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

 

JEWISH ROMAN WORLD OF JESUS

This page is presented by Dr. James D. Tabor.  It covers a lot of social history. Compares the world of Jesus with the world of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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

YouTUBE VIDEOS - QUMRAN

 http://www.nelc.ucla.edu/qumran/movies.html 

Commentaries

 

CROSSWALK.COM

http://www.biblestudytools.com/Commentaries/

Protestant commentary – just be aware

 

MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/henry/mhc.i.html  

Protestant and very old (19th century) but popular for many.

 

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE COMMENTARY 

evangelical, Baptist

http://www.biblelessonsintl.com/

 

CATHOLIC ONLINE

http://www.catholic.org/directory/index.php?cat_id=642

 

VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARY

http://www.vbvbc.org/

Protestant interpretation.

 

BIBLENOTES.COM

http://www.biblenotes.net/

 

NEW ADVENT BIBLE

http://www.newadvent.org/bible/

 

CATHOLIC BIBLE COMMENTARIES

http://library.stmarytx.edu/acadlib/subject/theology/bibcomm.htm

 

CATHOLICPAGES.COM

http://www.catholic-pages.com/DIR/commentary.asp

 

CATHOLIC RESOURCES  [This is a good resource page]

http://catholic-resources.org

Beware, however, some of the theological emphasis is somewhat minimalistic.

 

CATHOLICITY.COM 

Catholic services

http://www.catholic-pages.com/DIR/commentary.asp  

 

ST PAUL CENTER   Scott Hahn

http://www.salvationhistory.com/

 

HAYDOCK BIBLE COMMENTARY

http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id330.html  OT

http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id330.html  NT

Personal, Protestant

 

BIBLE STUDY  

http://aggreen.net/bible/biblstdy.html

 

CATHOLIC ANSWERS

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=318473

 

CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDY ONLINE

http://www.catholicbiblestudyonline.com/

 

CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS 

Bible information

http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/index.shtml

 

TEXT WEEK 

A site that provides sermon support and Bible passage commentaries

http://www.textweek.com/ 

 

WORKING PREACHER

www.workingpreacher.org

For Protestant (Lutheran) scholarly commentary on weekly passages

PAUL ON PAUL

For passages attributed to Paul, there is interesting information on this site.

http://www.paulonpaul.org

 

INTO HIS OWN

Gives some political and social background.

http://virtualreligion.net/iho/#Background

 

JEWISH COMMENTARY ON THE TANAKH

http://virtualreligion.net/vri/tanakh.html

 

iTANAKH

A collection of resources related to the study of the Hebrew Bible (OT) and related ANE texts.  Many other links found here.  Excellent articles on historical and social background.

http://www.itanakh.org 

 

 

 


 

Dictionaries

 

EASTON BIBLE DICTIONARY

http://eastonsbibledictionary.com/   

 

EASTON BIBLE DICTIONARY MAIN

http://www.biblelearn.com/

 

NET BIBLE DICTIONARY

http://net.bible.org/dictionary.php

 

SMITH’S BIBLE DICTIONARY

http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/smiths-bible-dictionary/ 

     

 

Patristic Writings
 
New Advent Fathers

 

Early Christian Writings 

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/index.html 

       Collection of Origen topics

       http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/fathers/origen_philocalia_02_text.html 

 

http://www.gnosis.org 

Go to LIBRARY   

Apocrypha, gnostic texts (so called), and some Dead Sea manuscripts

 

http://www.voskrese.info/spl/index.html

St. Pachomius Library 

 

http://ecole.evansville.edu/about.html

Ecole Initative - a massive site with manuscripts and scholarly articles about early Christian sources

 

Virginia M. Kimball
virginiakimball@comcast.net