Outstanding Links: 02 Biblical Languages

Arch ImageOver the next few days, I want to share a few remarkable websites that are accessible at no cost to the public and are related to the types of topics in which CECS specializes. The links provided are active, so merely click to enter. A few lines of text describe each site in order to assist users navigate the content. These have taken several months to accumulate and are the result of evaluating numerous contributions that are currently maintained under the auspices of universities, organizations, foundations, and outstanding scholars.


Learn an ancient language online (including Greek) with this site from the Academy of Ancient Languages. Gary D. Martin, lecturer of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, founded this resource. In addition to language lessons are miscellaneous papers and notes. Full courses are not yet available, but the quick links are helpful and provide considerable guidance.


This was the website on the Greek New Testament of Anthony J. Fisher, University of York, Computer Science Department, in cooperation with several academic institutions. Its instructions are detailed but clear and the site contains two search engines, one for selected chapters and the other for specific words. Each book of the New Testament is listed in canonical order with links but there is no translation is offered.


“The Encyclopedia of the New Testament Text Criticism” contains articles on nearly every topic regarding the topic. Rich Elliott, Simon Greenleaf University, founded the site in 1997, but after ten years it remains largely unchanged, apart from corrections. The navigation is alphabetically arranged and linked to detailed articles. While there are several technical issues impeding the site, it is still worth visiting.