BIBLICAL RESOUCES

Commentaries and Biblical Studies

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

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.

General and Miscellaneous Resources

The New Testament Gateway
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.

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’.