Helpful sites for research
The internet is full of resources - some good and some bad. It's my desire to give you access to the best information for Bible study that the Internet has to offer. This section of the site is devoted to on-line Bible studies and resources for personal research. Please note that the inclusion of a link here does not mean that The 2 Timothy 2:2 Objective endorses all of the material that may be found there; and we obviously cannot be responsible for any links that those sites may provide. I have tried to provide a brief explanatory note for each link taken from their respective site. All links on this page are listed in alphabetical order.
The on-line journals are those in which the user can access actual articles on-line for no charge.
I realize that this is by no means an exhaustive list. However I want to provide a place of easy access to as much information that I can. Any suggestions you may have to contribute to this list would seriously considered. If you have any suggestions to include to this list, or if you experience trouble with any of the links please, email me.
Online Study Resources
BibleGateway.com is a free service for reading and researching scripture online-- all in the language or translation of your choice! They provide advanced searching capabilities based on keywords or scripture references, and various tools to enhance your study of the Bible.
The Bible Desk
The Bible Desk is mega-site of Bible, Christian and religious information and studies, prophecy, doctrine, news, prayer, sermons, statistics, tools and tracts. This site features the Chronological 4 Gospels, Prayer Book, Prophecy Bible, and a photo tour of Israel.
The purpose of this site is to present a comprehensive and coherent methodology for Biblical interpretation.
The Biblical Studies Foundation is a non-profit organization founded for the purpose of distributing sound, evangelical Bible study materials in electronic format so those with small personal libraries or without access to a local Bible college or seminary library, etc., may have access to sound biblical studies from their home.
The Blue Letter Bible
The Blue Letter Bible now has over 3,560,000 links onsite to over 165,000 pages of concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, images, and Bible versions!
Christian Answers is a worldwide evangelism, education and discipleship ministry of Films for Christ (also known as Eden Communications). Their primary goal is to provide accurate, biblical answers on a wide variety of questions asked by Christians and non-Christians.
The Christian Arsenal
The Christian Arsenal website is dedicated to the study of the Word of God, the defense of the Christian Faith, and providing tools for discernment for Christians today. The Arsenal provides resources for a wide variety of subjects that everyone can use. Pastors, Seminary Students, Youth Ministers, Sunday School Teachers, parents, youth and children can all find some of the best on the web through this site.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Classic Christian books in electronic format, selected for your edification. There is enough good reading material here to last you a lifetime, if you give each work the time it deserves! All of the books on this server are believed to be in the public domain in the United States unless otherwise specified. Copy them freely for any purpose. Outside of the US, check your local copyright laws.
The authors of this website see it as their fulfillment of the commandment to use their abilities with computers to fulfill the commandment commonly called “The Great Commission” None of the authors hold to any particular sect or denominational creed. Their hope is that this website of information is helpful in your worshipping of God in Spirit and Truth and your obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Crosswalk.com's Bible Study Tools®
Crosswalk.com's Bible Study Tools® are designed to facilitate in-depth study and exploration of God's Word. As the largest resource of its kind on the Internet, this powerful free resource embodies our corporate mission: to equip people to grow in their faith and apply it practically in their lives. Crosswalk.com is aggressively pursuing plans to expand the scope of these free resources, including the addition of Bibles in more languages and a greater number of English translations.
Gutenberg Digital Website
featuring an easy-to-use digitized version the whole of Johann Gutenberg's Bible (ca. 1454). You can choose how to view individual pages of text and you can explore all sorts of material connected with the Gutenberg Bible, essays on his life, achievement, background and more. Available in both German and English.
Internet Christian Library
The Internet Christian Library contains one of the largest and most complete archiving of “classical” Christian materials available on the Internet. This link is to ICL's Guide to Christian Literature on the Internet.
Phil Johnson’s Bookmarks
A huge list of helpful information and studies. You have to see this site!
This website is Precept Ministries website for Austin, TX. However, it is more than that. It is filled with commentaries, bible maps, biblical language studies, historical biographies and more.
Religion Online is designed to assist teachers, scholars and general “seekers” who are interested in exploring religious issues. The aim is to develop an extensive library of resources, representing many different points of view, but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship. While the initial orientation has been to seek material written primarily from a Christian perspective, the ultimate aim is to broaden the scope to include material on all the world's major religions.
The Unbound Bible
The Unbound Bible is a collection of searchable Bibles consisting of: 10 English versions including the NASB, Greek and Hebrew Versions (the original Bible languages), 4 ancient versions, 42 versions in other languages Contains several worthy Biblical research tools.
Screenflex Portable Room dividers has a list of Bible study resources located here. This list not only has bible study tools, but it also provides some interesting bible study apps, and some fun and interesting virtual Bible field trips that are worth checking out!
The World Wide Study Bible
The World Wide Study Bible organizes scripture versions, commentaries, sermons, study guides, and book references according to scripture passage. Are you studying a particular passage? You'll find many relevant references here
When it comes to the Biblical Languages, ministers need information they can access easily and quickly. We are all too busy to spend hours at our desk in lexicons and grammars. It is our goal to provide the best links on the web to help ministers stay fresh in their language studies. However, currently posted is a couple of websites with great resources available.
Ancient Hebrew Research Center
Teaching the ancient Biblical Hebrew language of the Bible through the study of the ancient Hebrew alphabet, culture, and thought. On the website are lessons for learning Hebrew, in-depth word studies and information on the ancient Hebrew alphabet, language and culture as it relates to the Bible and its proper interpretation. Resources include the ancient Hebrew alphabet, inscriptions, dictionary, translations, root word studies and a ”Learn Hebrew” course.
BiblicalHebrew.com is dedicated to Biblical Hebrew Language learning. They offer courses and resources for studying the biblical Hebrew language and worldview. Hebrew distance learning materials are available on tape, cdrom, flashcards, printed texts and online. They also supply Hebrew learning software and Hebrew grammars. They have 500+ students on 5 continents and offer email and postal tutoring. They also publish “Roots & Branches” the Hebraic and Judaic theological journal.
Consonants and Vowels in the Hebrew Script (Aritcle)
This is an introductory explanation how vowels are treated in the Hebrew writing system. It is intended for an audience that has no previous knowledge of the Hebrew language or script.
Hebrew for Christians
Hebrew for Christians provides basic information about the Hebrew alphabet, vowels, and Biblical Hebrew grammar so that you can better understand the Scriptures from a Hebraic point of view.
Navigating the Bible
Navigating the Bible was conceived as a means by which a Jewish boy or girl could study and learn to recite their Bar or Bat Mitzvah portion of the Torah. It was also envisaged at the time that the material, in enabling someone to study the Torah at a place and time of their own choosing, would appeal both to those who wanted to re-establish their Jewish roots or else who were remote from centers of Jewish learning and wanted to maintain some form of contact. This is a Jewish site but the Christian can learn a lot of Hebrew from this site.
The Biblical Greek Forum is a bulletin board for scholars and students of Biblical Greek. Their main focus is upon understanding the Greek text of the Bible. Discussion topics include scholarly study of the Greek Bible and related Jewish and Christian Greek texts, tools for beginning and advanced students of Biblical Greek such as textbooks, reference works, bibliography and research tools, and linguistic topics such as morphology, lexicography, syntax, and discourse analysis.
The Institute for Biblical Greek
The Institute of Biblical Greek has a mission to promote academic study of the New Testament in the original language. If only five percent of the Christian church were able to read and study the New Testament in the original Greek many divisions would be reconciled and much spiritual growth in unity would result. The Institute of Biblical Greek is committed to provide both live distance education and conventional classes to make this Biblical language more accessible. Currently, there are live online and touring intensive classes. The Institute of Biblical Greek is also committed to offering many educational pages freely online. This not only includes educational lectures, graphic, charts and audio files, but also recommending books and links to other helpful sites online.
Little Greek 101
Little Greek 101: Learning New Testament Greek. A “Little Greek” is someone who is still learning Greek. Little Greek 101 is an evolving online textbook for beginning New Testament Greek. Each chapter has two sections; you should always read both of them, but it doesn't matter which you read first.
The New Testament Greek Gateway
This is a list of resources available at The New Testament Gateway. These resources range from on-line Greek texts to grammars, from Greek fonts to computer software. It is definitely worth a look for the minister wanting a deeper knowledge of Biblical Greek.
The Perseus Digital Library
Perseus Digital Library is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Their primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. This is a digital library of ancient texts, many in Greek, based at Tufts University, Medford, MA. It includes an on-line version of the Liddell-Scott Jones lexicon, which is the definitive lexicon of Classical Greek. You can also see how Greek words in the New Testament are used by other Greek authors. It is always worth remembering that there is a host of Greek literature that can shed light on the NT. It has recently included a complete on-line text of the NT, in which every word can be grammatically analyzed and defined.
Resources for Learning New Testament Greek
The purpose of this Web site is to provide resources for people seeking to know the Living God and His Word through the original language of the New Testament, Koine Greek.
The American Journal of Biblical Theology
The purpose of the American Journal of Biblical Theology is to provide an outlet for theologians and theology students in the field of Biblical Theology to share their research in a peer-reviewed monthly journal environment.
Antithesis was a bi-monthly publication by Covenant Community Church of Orange County (O.P.C.), and is copyright (c) by Covenant Community Church 1990-91. It is being published on the World Wide Web by permission.
Published since 1920 by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Biblica is a research journal and appears four times a year. It is dedicated to biblical studies on the Old and New Testament, and Intertestamentary literature, and covers fields of research, such as exegesis, philology, and history.
Biblical Archaeology Review
Biblical Archaeology Review connects the academic study of archaeology to a broad general audience eager to understand the world of the Bible. Covering both the Old and New Testaments, BAR presents the latest discoveries and controversies in archaeology with breathtaking photography and informative maps and diagrams.
Chafer Theological Seminary Journal
A quarterly publication for the students, families, and friends of Chafer Theological Seminary. Some back issues are available to download.
An online review of current Biblical and theological studies. The purpose of the Denver Journal is to establish an online Evangelical review journal of biblical and theological studies edited and produced by the faculty of Denver Seminary for use by alumni and all who are interested in biblical and theological ministry and research. (This journal only reviews books).
Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal
Begun in 1996, DBSJ is designed to present scholarly articles from a fundamentalist perspective. Their goal is to publish articles characterized by quality research and cogent argumentation.
The Filologia Neotestamentaria journal is the result of initiative taken at the Chair of Greek Philology of the Department of Antiquities of the University of Córdoba, Spain. Within its Scope lies every aspect of New Testament Greek philology, namely textual criticism, grammar, semantics, lexicography and eventually semiotics and its relationship with Classical or Hellenistic Greek.
“First Things, the Journal of Religion and Public Life” is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.
Journal of Applied Missiology
The Journal of Applied Missiology (abbreviated JAM) was a semi-annual publication of the Abilene Christian University Missions Department.
Journal for Christian Theological Research
The Journal for Christian Theological Research (JCTR) was an organ of the Christian Theological Research Fellowship in association with the Systematic Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion. This journal is no longer being published.
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society is the on-line journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. They are a professional society of Biblical scholars, teachers, pastors and others involved in the evangelical scholarship serving Christ and His Church. There are many good articles to be found in the archives.
Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society
The aim of GES is to promote the clear proclamation of God's free salvation through faith alone in Christ alone, which is properly correlated with and yet distinguished from issues related to discipleship.
Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism
Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism originates from McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON, Canada. This journal is for the study of the texts, languages and cultures of the Greco-Roman world of early Christianity and Judaism. The scope of this journal is broad, in that articles are welcome on many areas of relevance to the journal’s aims. Nevertheless, the approach of the journal is also specific--to publish only the highest quality articles that examine the ways in which the Greco-Roman world was the world of the New Testament and early Judaism.
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, journal established in 1996 to foster scholarly research on the Hebrew Bible, Ancient Israel’s History and cognate fields of studies.
Journal of Religion and Society
The Journal of Religion and Society has been established to promote the cross-disciplinary study of religion and its diverse social dimensions through the publication of research articles, discussions and critical notes, and book reviews.
The Journal of Southern Religion
The Journal of Southern Religion is the first scholarly journal devoted to the study of religion in the American South. This journal is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal reflecting the best traditions of objective and critical scholarship in the study of religion. The Journal of Southern Religion is published, in its entirety, on the World Wide Web.
Kerux Incorporated was founded in 1986 at Escondido, California. The name of the corporation is derived from the Greek word for "herald," "proclaimer," "preacher." On the opening of Northwest Theological Seminary in Lynnwood, Washington in 2001, the corporation was transferred to the seminary and the name of the journal was changed to "Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary." The journal prints biblical-theological material in the Reformed/Calvinistic tradition.
The Master’s Seminary Journal
Begun in 1990, The Master's Seminary Journal is a publication of the faculty of The Master's Seminary. It is published semi-annually and contains scholarly articles dealing with the Biblical text, theology, and pastoral concerns. It also contains reviews of current books and significant articles relating to these issues.
McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry
MJTM is an electronic journal that seeks to provide pastors, educators, and interested lay persons with the fruits of theological, biblical, and professional studies in an accessible form. Published by McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, it continues the heritage of scholarly inquiry and theological dialogue represented by the College’s previous print publications: the Theological Bulletin, Theodolite, and the McMaster Journal of Theology.
TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism
TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism is an electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Jewish and Christian biblical texts.