Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism
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  • JPS: Tanach - Hebrew and English (see also here)
  • Mechon Mamre - Tanach in Hebrew (including one with cantillation marks), English (JPS 1917), and parallel Hebrew and English, plus Targum Onqelos
  • All-in-One Biblical Resources Search
  • On-Line Bibles - Searchable biblical texts in many languages and versions
  • The Unbound Bible
  • On-line RSV translation
  • Early Jewish Writings
  • Biblical Manuscripts Project - Dedicated to making high quality images and transcriptions of important Bible manuscripts and early printed editions freely available through the Internet.
  • von Gall, Der Hebräische Pentateuch der Samaritaner - From TC's E-bind project
  • On-line Resources for Biblical Studies - from UPenn
  • Resource Pages for Biblical Studies
  • Navigating the Bible
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Jewish Bible Association
  • The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Peer-reviewed electronic journal
  • Semeia Archive - From E-bind
  • Reading the Old Testament - Barry L. Bandstra's invaluable resource for teaching the Hebrew Bible
  • Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History - Biblical Studies Resources


  • ABZU: The Oriental Institute Research Archives
  • Abzu: Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet
  • Ancient History Sourcebook: ANE and Egypt
  • American School of Oriental Research
  • Inscriptifact


  • Paleojudaica - Blog by Jim Davila
  • Summary of Second Temple History
  • Second Temple Synagogues - A beautiful, extensive and informative site with primary texts and pictures of Second Temple synagogues, as well as many links to post-biblical Jewish and early Christian texts and www sites.
  • Post-Biblical Judaism
  • IOUDAIOS-L - Discussion list for Judaism in the Greco-Roman age. Site includes articles, bibliographies, and reviews.
  • Sampler of Inscriptions Documenting Jews and Judaism in the Greco-Roman Diaspora
  • Roman Sources on Jews and Judaism
  • Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism - An electronic journal for the study of the texts, languages and cultures of the Greco-Roman world of early Christianity and Judaism


  • Orion Center For The Study Of The Dead Sea Scrolls - An invaluable site, which includes a Qumran cave tour, Orion Center DSS Bibliography, and online index of DJD volumes.
  • On-line texts related to Biblical Studies: DSS
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit
  • The Great Isaiah Scroll
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls Project


  • Online Critical Pseudepigrapha
  • Old Testament Pseudepigrapha - English translations of selected texts
  • 40h Philadelphia Seminar for Christian Origins, Colloquium on Parabiblical Literature - Chaired by myself and Bob Kraft; see also his related course on Parabiblical Literature in Early Judaism and Early Christianity
  • Pseudipigraphal texts - Links to on-line texts of the Book of Jubilees, the Books of Adam and Eve, Life of Adam and Eve (Slavonic Version), a Fragment of the Apocalypse of Moses, the Martyrdom of Isaiah, First Enoch, the Letter of Aristeas, the Apocalypse of Adam, the Revelation of Esdras, the Second Treatise of the Great Seth, and the Testament of Abraham.
  • James Davila's Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Webpage - includes an OT Pseudipigrapha Annotated Bibliography, a link to his piece on "Enoch in Cyberspace: The Internet Meets the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha", as well as the text of several interesting guest lectures," most notably, James VanderKam on "The Enoch Literature" and John Reeves on "Reflections on Jewish Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphical Survivals in Medieval Near Eastern Religious Traditions"
  • Mark Goodacre's Aseneth page
  • The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit - Now featuring GOLD, a searchable on-line database of Genizah materials. Among the manuscripts on-line is O2 1102, a fragment of Ben Sira.
  • Library of Ethiopian Texts - Including Book of Enoch and Testament of Adam.
  • Slavonic Pseudepigrapha Project


  • Greater Cambridge Septuagint (Genesis-Ruth) - Full text Brooke/McLean's The Old Testament in Greek from TC's E-bind project, which also includes Field's Hexapla ( Genesis - Esther, Job - Malachi), Swete's classic book Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek, and many other resources.
  • The Septuagint: Theological and Academic Resources for the Study of the Septuagint and Old Greek Versions - An extensive collection of resources by Joel Kalvesmaki.
  • Hellenistic Greek Linguistics Pages
  • International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS)
  • NETS: New English Translation of the Septuagint


  • Writings of Josephus (trans. Whiston) - From Early Jewish Writings
  • Writings of Philo - From Early Jewish Writings
  • Project on Ancient Cultural Interaction (PACE) - A project headed by Steve Mason. Resources for the study of Josephus and beyond!
  • Perseus Author Index: Josephus
  • Works of Josephus - Whiston's English translation
  • Josephus on Jesus
  • Flavius Josephus
  • Resource Page for the study of Philo of Alexandria - Includes links to many articles on-line, as well as related web sites


  • TC: an Online Journal of Textual Criticism - Peer-reviewed electronic journal with extensive page of useful links
  • A general intro to textual criticism - A helpful quick-reference tool, which includes pictures of significant manuscripts (such as my favorite, Codex Vaticanus).
  • Catholic Encyclopedia: Editions of the Bible - Includes entries on Codex Vaticanus, Codex Sinaiticus, and Codex Alexandrinus, among many others.
  • SIL Biblical Text Apparatus Fonts
  • Textual Criticism and Manuscript Interpretation - An extensive lists of links compiled by David Moore
  • Images of Papyrus Codex 967 (2nd CE; Daniel, Esther)
  • From Papyri to King James: The Transmission of the English Bible - An on-line exhibit of papyri and manuscripts from University of Michigan.