• Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

    • Christian Apocrypha and Early Christian Literature
      A wide range of texts — some showing Gnostic tendancy or influence — survived within the Christian tradition outside of the New Testiment canon.
    • Early Christian Apocrypha
      A guide to the extra-canonical writings of the first centuries of the Christian era.
    • Early Christian Writings
      Early Christian Writings is the most complete collection of documents from the first two centuries with translations and commentary. Includes the New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, and Church Fathers.
    • Noncanonical Literature
      Noncanonical literature documents to aid students and scholars in biblical interpretation including introductions and summaries of many noncanonical works.
    • Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
      The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha is a loose collection of ancient quasi-biblical writings fictionally attributed to biblical characters or set in the Old Testament period but rejected from the mainstream scriptural canons of both Judaism and Christianity.
  • Archaeology

  • Bible Translation

    • Home for Bible Translators and Scholars
      HBT is a nonprofit ministry supporting translators and scholars from around the world to deepen their knowledge of the original Hebrew language and the context of the Old Testament Bible while studying in Israel.
    • Summer Institute of Linguistics
      SIL International serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training and materials development.
    • United Bible Societies
      The United Bible Societies is made up of 146 national Bible Societies operating in over 200 countries and territories. Together, they are the biggest translator, publisher and distributor of the Bible in the world.
  • Bibliography

    • Midrash
      A very extensive bibliography of studies that investigate midrash compiled by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
    • The Synoptic Gospels and the Synoptic Problem
      A recommended list of books and articles (an annotated bibliography) compiled by Stephen C. Carlson for those who wish to read more about the synoptic problem and related topics.
  • Book Reviews

    • Review of Biblical Literature
      The Review of Biblical Literature (RBL), founded by the Society of Biblical Literature, presents reviews of books in biblical studies and related fields.
  • Cairo Genizah

    • Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit
      The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection of the University of Cambridge is a window on the medieval world. Its 190,000 manuscript fragments are an unparalleled resource for the study of Judaism and Jewish history.
  • Church Fathers

    • Faulkner Patristics Project
      An online database of original-language texts with English translations for the Early Church Fathers contained in J. P. Migne’s.
    • Patristics in English Project
      Patristics In English Project is an online initiative whose goal is to translate all existing patristic texts up until the year 1000 into English and then distribute them freely via the Internet.
  • Classical Studies

  • Databases

    • Global Jewish Database
      The Global Jewish Database (The Responsa Project) at Bar-Ilan University, which includes Jewish commentaries on the Bible and rabbinic works, is the largest database of its kind.
    • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
      TLG has collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.
  • Dead Sea Scrolls

    • Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation
      The Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation is the financial support of the official publication of the scrolls in the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert (DJD) Series by Oxford University Press.
    • Library of Congress Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit
      “Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship” is an exhibition at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
    • Shrine of the Book (The Israel Museum)
      The Shrine of the Book is the wing of the Israel Museum that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered 1947–1956 in 11 caves in and around the Wadi Qumran.
    • West Semitic Research Project
      The West Semitic Research Project, directed by Dr. Bruce Zuckerman, uses advanced photographic and computer imaging techniques to document objects and texts from the ancient world.
  • Flora and Fauna

  • Geography

    • BiblePlaces.com
      BiblePlaces.com features photographs and descriptions of sites in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Greece with an emphasis on biblical archaeology, geography and history.
    • Oriental Institute Map Series
      Seven site maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses.
    • The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World
      The Barrington Atlas, created by the Ancient World Mapping Center, provides a set of on-line resources related to ancient geography and cartography.
  • Greek and Hebrew Language Studies

    • Biblical Language Center
      A unique program based in Israel designed to give Bible translators and scholars the ability to speak and read ancient Greek and Hebrew with understanding.
  • Historical Jesus

    • From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians
      A FRONTLINE PBS television series that explores the world of Jesus and early Christianity.
    • NTGateway.com
      The New Testament Gateway, authored by Dr. Mark Goodacre, is a comprehensive directory of academic internet resources related to the New Testament. Every link is annotated.
  • History

    • Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
      An online encyclopedia of the rulers of the Roman empire and their families from Augustus (27 B.C.-14 A.D.) to Constantine XI Palaeologus (1449-1453 A.D.).
  • Jewish Roots of Christianity

    • Center for Judaic-Christian Studies
      Founded by the late Dwight A. Pryor, JC Studies provides Christians unique material for understanding Christianity’s Hebraic origins and dimensions.
    • Centre for the Study of Biblical Research
      CSBR is headed by Dr. E. William Bean, a member of the Advisory Board of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation. CSBR provides monthly e-lessons (in PDF and MP3 formats) about the New Testament and the Jewish roots of the Christian faith.
    • En-Gedi Resource Center
      EGRC is an ecumenical educational ministry whose goal is to help Christians grow in their understanding of the Bible and their Messiah, Jesus, by providing resources to study them within their Jewish culture and historical context.
    • Gospel Research Foundation
      The Gospel Research Foundation, headed by Dr. Brad H. Young, is dedicated to the scholarly exploration and spiritual restoration of the Jewish roots of Christian faith.
    • Our Rabbi Jesus
      OurRabbiJesus.com is the website of Dr. Lois Tverberg, author of “Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus” (Zondervan, 2012). On this site Tverberg shares exciting insights into the cultural context of the Bible.
  • Museums

    • Hecht Museum (University of Haifa, Israel)
      The permanent archaeological exhibition is based on the collection of the late Dr. Reuben Hecht and supplement by artifacts on loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
    • The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel)
      The Israel Museum, with nearly 500,000 objects of fine art, archaeology, Judaica and Jewish ethnography, is Israel’s leading cultural institution and one of the leading encyclopedic museums of the world.
  • Online Discussion Forums

    • B-Greek: The Biblical Greek Forum
      A forum devoted to Koine Greek texts, Greek language and linguistics, and the teaching and learning of Greek.
    • JerusalemPerspective.com
      Participants in Jerusalem Perspective’s online forum focus their discussions on the life and words of Jesus in the Gospels of the New Testament.
  • Our Jewish Roots for Christian Kids

  • Partners

    • BiblePlaces.com
      BiblePlaces.com features photographs and descriptions of sites in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Greece with an emphasis on biblical archaeology, geography and history.
    • SEMO.net
      Jerusalem Perspective and SEMO.net have been partners for over 15 years. JP’s WordPress website is the third version of our site. All three have been designed and developed by Brian Becker and his talented staff.
  • Photography

    • BiblePlaces.com
      Arguably the Web’s best source of high quality photographs of the lands of the Bible, BiblePlaces.com features photographs and descriptions of sites in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Greece.
    • Israel's National Photo Collection
      The photo collection of the Israel Government Press Office (approx. 500,000 photographs) was amassed since 1948. These photographs include many photos of antiquities and archaeological sites in Israel.
  • Software and Tools

    • Accordance Bible Software
      Accordance is the only full-featured Bible program designed explicitly for Macintosh. Whether you need advanced research tools or basic Bible study help, Accordance makes it easy to deepen your study of the Bible.
  • Synoptic Research

    • Internet Resources for Studying the Synoptic Gospels
      Stephen C. Carlson’s JerusalemPerspective.com article, “The Synoptic Problem Home Page and Other Internet Resources.”
    • Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research
      The Jerusalem School is collaboration of Christian and Jewish scholars in the land and language of Jesus, bringing historical, linguistic and critical expertise to bear on the Synoptic Gospels.
    • Synoptic Gospels Primer
      This primer by Mahlon H. Smith is designed for students in college level courses on the Gospels, or anyone else interested in the “Synoptic Problem.”
    • Synoptic Problem Website
      Created by Stephen C. Carlson, this site is a major contribution to Synoptic Gospels research. Open the “Overview of Proposed Solutions” page, which includes a discussion of the hypothesis of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research.
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