The following sites have been awarded the ARIL Hot Site designation
as offering among the best resources concerning the Bible on the Internet.
- The Text This Week
If you were
lost on a deserted island with a laptop so disabled that you could link to only
one Bible related website, this would be the one you would want. The perfect
starting point for anyone with an interest in studying the Bible or preaching.
Ooops, that blows my analogy, since you wouldn't have a congregation on a deserted
island. Still this site is totally wonderful.
Testament Web Resources
Mark Goodacre's outstanding gateway to the best
academic material on the New Testament available online. This site is designed
without graphics or frames to facilitate quick and easy access and will be one
of the first sites a student of the New Testament will want to visit when conducting
serious study of the biblical text.
of Egypt and Canaan in Ancient Times (These pages are currently unavailable
as Professor Abercrombie has moved to a new post at Boston University. Hopefully
he will update his materials and make them available once again.) An excellent
resource on archeology constructed by John R. Abercrombie now of Bostin University.
This is an outstanding example of how the Internet can be used as a resource in
Jesus Seminar Homepage of the famous (or notorious) effort to separate myth
from historical reality and fact from the mysteries of the biblical text in search
of what many refer to as "the historical Jesus." This particular
effort has probably gained more press attention and notoriety and any other single
undertaking in the field of biblical scholarship in recent years.
GodWeb features a fully searchable Bible dictionary, daily Bible readings,
and articles bringing biblical scholarship to bear upon hotly contested issues
of the day, for example: homosexuality, the right to life, creationism, and more.
Search For The No Frills Jesus. For a review of contemporary New Testament
that will give you much to think about, see the 1996 Atlantic
Monthly article, which clearly lays out issues raised by the Jesus Seminar, with
particular attention given to the search for the historical Jesus.
J. O'Donnell Home Page A University of Pennsylvania classicist has put
together a remarkable resource useful for anyone interested in the classics or
the history of religion.
Resources for Old Testament Studies. As maintained at the Pitts Theological
Library, Emory University.
Resources for New Testament Studies (Same source as above.)
Ancient Manuscripts Web (This site has found a new home and is once
again live on the Net.) If you've got a few hours this is a rich resource which
will go a long way in deepening your understanding of issues involved in the interpretation
of ancient manuscripts, not just the Bible. Created by Timothy Seid, now at the
Earlham School of Religion.
Page for Biblical Studies Another winner, and better than ever.
This is a comprehensive tool for serious students of the Bible, put together by
Torrey Seland, the Biblical Studies Department, Volga College, Norway.
WWW Bible Gateway The entire text of the Bible searchable by word, phrase,
or verse in multiple translations as maintained by the Gospel Communications Network.
Revised Standard Bible The RSV made more accessible through the use
of a convenient search engine developed at the University of Michigan Humanities
Text Initiative program.
- World Wide
Study Bible The WWW Study Bible is conceived as a means of organizing
all of the Bible-related resources on the WWW. Selected a verse or passage you
are interested in exploring and go to a menu of all known online versions from
which you can choose your favorite. In addition, you can then access related online
resources: commentary, sermons, secondary literature, musical settings, etc.