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.
AKM Adam is a biblical scholar, theologian, and priest who earned his Ph.D. in New Testament at Duke University. He serves as tutor of New Testament, St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, and as lecturer in the New Testament at Oriel College, Oxford. His blog, “AKMA: The Life and Thoughts of an Ecclesiastical, Academic Technologic,” offers articles on various topic with acumen and at times humor.
The “Evangelical Textual Criticism” blog began in 2005 as a forum for those knowledgeable of the biblical text, language, and history from an evangelical perspective. Its editors are Peter M. Head, New Testament tutor at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, and Tommy Wasserman, associate professor in New Testament exegesis and dean at Örebro School of Theology. The content is superb with many qualified collaborators.
“Patheos” is the blog of James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin chair in New Testament language and literature, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. It was founded in 2008. His topics vary and are cleverly written, and while there is limited advertising the navigation is not affected. Check out his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/religionprof, for a different format. Begin with “Blogroll.”
“Coptic Language Links” focuses on the biblical text in that dialect. It is the site of Christian Askeland, assistant research professor of Christian Origins, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN. Begin with the links, where resources are posted, including the Sahidic and Coptic New Testament versions as well as dictionaries, grammars, and such. Check out the numerous websites links and book downloads.
This site is dedicated to the various editions of John’s gospel in Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic. The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, University of Birmingham (see webpage), is responsible for maintaining the data, together with numerous scholars in the field of gospel studies. This is the most extensive list of manuscripts and fragments regarding the Fourth Gospel on the Internet.