This space provides a portal to devotional, scholarly, and church-related sites on the Internet. A growing variety of these sites contain the full text of scripture and interpretive works. Since the Web is often a transient medium, you'll occasional encounter a broken link in this list. If you do, help out the editors of the St. Barts site; click and send a note about bad links to the Link Advisor.

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Religious Studies Sites

Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, Scripture and Other Text Resources

  • A list of online Bibles
    Quite an amazing number, in a wide assortment of languages.

  • Bible Browser
    Developed by a group at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. You can search for chapter and verse, key words, or phrases, selecting from three translations.

  • The Bible Gateway
    Your choice of text versions and language.

  • Bible, illuminated (The St John's Bible)
    The Saint Johns Bible is first new illuminated Bible in centuries. We'll warn you of a quite enormous graphic on the home page; prepare to wait a bit for the download. Here's a sample of the beauties of the Bible, due to be completed in the early years of the next century.

  • The Bible in 50 Words
    For a smile

  • Bible Links
    Jim Ross, professor emeritus at Virginia Theological Seminary, oversees a page of links for Bible studies.

  • The Blue-Letter Bible
    This site features interlinear Greek and Hebrew as one of the search options and uses small gifs to display the Greek and Hebrew. It can be a little slow loading, but worth the wait. The English text and accompanying concordances are, according to the site, the: '1769 King James Authorised Version, with Wigram's Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance (1843/1890), Wigram's Englishman's Greek Concordance (1839/1903), identified using James Strong's numbers (1890)'.

  • Christian Resource Institute
    A quite comprehensive biblical and lectionary site. The site is associated with the Nazarene Church, but links are comprehensive and ecumenical and include the Book of Common Prayer.

  • A Glossary of 17th-Century Biblical English
    A brief dictionary to archaic words in the Authorised Version (King James).

  • Learning New Testament and Septuagint Greek, a good site at the University of North Carolina, with tips, online tutorials, advice, and resources for learning biblical Greek.

  • Gutenberg Bible
    The complete Gšttingen Gutenberg bible is now online, free, courtesy of the Gšttingen State and University Library.

  • Internet Resources for the Study and Teaching of Theology
    Dr Michael Fraser's superb collection.

  • 'Into His Own': A tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures
    'Since the works in the New Testament were composed in implicit and often explicit dialog with first century champions of Jewish tradition, the bulk of the passages included here have been excerpted from works written by Jewish authors, especially those composed after the Hebrew scriptures that can be found in any Christian "Old Testament." But there are also selections from non-Jewish sources that help bring the writings of Christian authors into a clearer cultural perspective. The world in which Jesus lived & out of which Christianity emerged was not simply Jewish, but rather a complex cultural cauldron in which the ideologies, social standards and politics of Jews and non-Jews interacted, often with explosive results.

  • Tanakh
    A comprehensive listing of Hebrew Bible resources available online.

  • QuickLatin
    A shareware programme, 'which helps you translate Latin into English. At the moment it does not do English into Latin. It has dictionary and parsing capabilities, plus some sentence-handling abilities'. The web site is concise and helpful, but alas the programme is only for computers running Windows.

  • Nag Hammadi Gospels
    An online edition of the new Coptic gospels, in both Spanish and English.

  • Navigating the Bible
    An interesting and handsomely designed Bible site, developed originally to help young Jewish boys and girls prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The Pentateuch section includes the Five Books of Moses along with commentaries; there is a comprehensive glossary and an atlas. Each Sedrah (Torah reading), Maftir (last reading) and Haftarah may be viewed in Hebrew and in English. In addition, you can download audio files sung by a professional cantor: a marvellous opportunity to hear Hebrew chanted.

  • New Testament Gateway
    This is the most complete online Bible resource that we know of. It is produced and maintained by Dr Mark Goodacre of the University of Birmingham, in England. Despite its name, it also contains Old Testament resources, but it has vastly more material pertaining to the New Testament. There's so much here that we don't want even to try to summarise it. If you are doing serious Bible study you need to become familiar with this site and its contents.

  • New Testament: J B Phillips translation
    The J B Phillips translation of the New Testament is both online and in a downloadable file. Gordon Smith, the webmaster, comments: 'The aim is to provide a modern English-language New Testament on the Internet with background study material. The site includes pages with (1) Jesus' words in red; (2) with integrated notes and maps; (3) collected verses on Christian life and worship; (4) a Gospel harmony in 40 parts; and (5) background notes on the New Testament'. Well done!

  • Lectionary Tests for Reference and Reflection
    A project of the Divinity Library, a division of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library of Vanderbilt University.

Comprehensive Web Sites

  • All-in-One Biblical Resources Search
    This amazing site was conceived by Dr Mark Goodacre of the Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, UK.

  • Virtual Religion Index - Rutgers University, Religion Department
    Frequently updated and well-maintained and organized web site for all aspects of religion. Major subject areas include American Religions, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Anthropology & Sociology of Religion, Archaeology & Religious Art, Biblical Studies, Buddhist Tradition, Christian Tradition, Comparative Religion, Confessional Agencies, East Asian Studies, Ethics & Moral Values, Greco-Roman Studies, Hindu Tradition, Islam, Jewish Studies, Philosophy & Theology, and Psychology of Religion.

  • A Resource Page for Biblical Studies
    Biblical scholars should go here first (says Dr Michael Fraser, now of Oxford, who's been tracking theological resources for years).

  • Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion - Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
    A selective guide, with useful annotations, to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are teaching or studying in religion and theology at the undergraduate and graduate level. Within topical headings, materials are divided in types: syllabi, e-texts, e-journals, websites, bibliographies, and listserv discussion groups.

  • Directory of Internet Resources for the Study of Religion is compiled by Mike Madin. Easy to use with good annotations. Frequently updated.

    An independent project by Preston Hunter, this site contains "statistics" for over 4,000 religions. The site does not offer any filtering or distillation, and there are often contradictory statistics for some groups, so much of the data should be used cautiously.

Associations, Organizations


  • Antioch
    A site devoted to Pisidian Antioch, the ancient site of St Paul's first sermon. Good information on the current state of archaeological excavation, photos, and links.

  • Pisidian Antioch
    A site devoted to Antioch, the ancient site of St Paul's first sermon. Good information on the current state of archaeological excavation, photos, and links.