This guide provides a number of useful resources. Use the tabs above to explore these resources.
Note: Many of the resources listed here are limited to use by members of The University of St. Thomas community (faculty, staff and students). If you are using the Guide off-campus, it will ask for a brief login to identify yourself as a member of The University of St. Thomas community before you can use these resources.
The most respected and authoritative biblical reference titles now online
Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides unrivalled access to six essential Oxford editions of the Bible alongside commentary and annotations from study Bibles seamlessly combined with reference material and primary texts.
2010 Booklist Editors' Choice
2010 Library Journal Best Reference
Core content includes: the Oxford Study Bible, New Oxford Annotated Bible 3/e, Jewish Study Bible, Catholic Study Bible 2/e, Access Study Bible with Apocrypha, and the Authorized King James Bible with Apocrypha
Reference, texts and commentaries include Barton: Oxford Bible Commentary, Metzger & Coogan: Oxford Companion to the Bible, Rogerson & Lieu: Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies, Coogan: Oxford History of the Biblical World, Browning: Oxford Dictionary of the Bible, Meyers: Oxford Encyclopedia of Archeology in the Near East, Schiffman & VanderKam: Encyclopedia of Dead Sea Scrolls , Sparks: The Apocryphal Old Testament, Elliott: The Apocryphal New Testament and McKenzie: How to Read the Bible
Maps and illustrations
Interactive timelines and bibliography
Excellent functionality and extensive links...
Search and browse options allow users to quick search all content simultaneously or to focus on a single type of reference content such as subject articles; chapters; biographies; images; maps; charts; or Bible study
Navigate back and forth between standard reference material and Bible text. Highlight any term within biblical verse and automatically run a quick search
Easily and quickly compare commentaries and texts of multiple bible versions
Extensive cross-searching provides users with access to related content in book, chapters, verse, primary texts, A-Z articles, and biblical text
Entries from Kohlenberger's Concise Concordance to the NRSV and New American Bible Concise Concordance can be viewed with the text of corresponding bibles for study and comparison
An expanding range of carefully selected links to external websites facilitate further research
Click on blue hyperlink below to search OBSO - also you can find a number of tutorials on YouTube....
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