Over 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.
The New Testament Gateway is a directory of academic resources that Logos Bible Software hosts and that Mark Goodacre edits; he is professor of New Testament and Christian Origins in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. It houses hundreds of articles, provides numerous links, offers book reviews, and publishes a superb blog. Mark’s homepage: http://markgoodacre.org.
The Bible Gateway contains more than 200 versions of the biblical text in over 70 languages. Its simple navigation makes locating a precise translation easy, and the search engine is fast and effective. Nick Hengeveld founded the website at Calvin College in 1993, and since then it has joined several publishing partners as a division of Zondervan (a subsidiary of HarperCollins).
The Nestle-Aland (Novum Testamentum Graece) is one of two “critical” versions of Greek New Testament. It currently enjoys its 28th edition; the first edition was published in 1898. A committee of textual scholars continue to improve the text, and this is what the website demonstrates. Read the “history” of the Nestle-Aland, and then scroll through each canonical book. It is easy to use and a necessary tool for research.
Tyndale House boasts of over 1700 journals titles online regarding biblical studies, church history, theology, literature, and such as well as studies in various related fields of interest. It was designed for librarians and students and partners with University of Cambridge and the Tyndale Fellowship. It was founded in 1944. Numerous scholars maintain the site, which features an online library.
This is the faculty page for Albert Pietersma, professor of Septuagint and Hellenistic Greek, University of Toronto (Ph.D. Hebrew Language and Literature, 1970). Founded in 2000, it contains numerous articles posted nowhere else on the Internet on a variety of biblical topics on both the New and Old Testaments. Its numerous postings date from 1992 and open as pdf articles presented in a banner on each page displayed.
StudyLight.org has provided data for the public since 2001 and today is a leader in online resources. The founder is Jeff Garrison, a graduate of Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, TN, who today operates from his home in Gdansk, Poland. The website specializes in biblical translations and study tools, early church literature and historical texts, as well as dictionaries and encyclopedias.