Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Online Bible Tools

A list of the tools cited in a discussion on the Digital Medievalist mailing list beginning June 27, 2011.

The Bible Tool
Welcome to The Bible Tool-- a free, evolving open source tool for exploring the Bible and related texts online. Created by CrossWire Bible Society, the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Bible Society as the first in a number of coming Bible engagement tools using an XML standard called OSIS , we provide power searching capabilities to help you engage the Bible at a deeper level.
The Bible Tool began as part of an effort by the SBL and ABS to bridge the gap between academia and the church. We want both scholars and laypeople to engage the Bible, gaining contextual understanding through:
  • the use of technology to dig deeper into the text;
  • accessing scholarly articles, to understand the implications of what academic discoveries might have in understanding the context of society in Bible times
We plan to further this effort by:
  • making free, open source Bible tools available which people can customize for themselves and others, built by the hundreds of technical experts who volunteer their time to the CrossWire Bible Society;
  • providing an OSIS editor using MS Word 2003, so you can encode your texts and make them available for others
  • leveraging our existing distribution channels: making the tool available soon to the 20,000 churches who have Web sites using ABS's ForMinistry.com, and the thousands of SBL members who engage the Bible from numerous academic perspectives
To learn more about how to use the Bible Tool, visit our FAQ section.
To learn more about the OSIS initiative, visit the Bible Technologies Group.

Biblija.net - The Bible on the Internet

Electronic edition of the Gospel according to John
Vetus Latina Iohannes
An edition of the manuscripts with Old Latin versions of John  
Online facsimiles and transcriptions of Sahidic Coptic manuscripts of John  
Transcriptions of Greek Papyri, Majuscules and Minuscules (work in progress)

New Testament . Virtual Manuscript Room


The Unbound Bible

This Website is Copyright © 2005-2006 Biola University.
Biola does not hold the Copyright to any Biblical texts on this site.
Some Biblical texts on this site are in the Public Domain,
and others are Copyrighted by their Copyright holders.

Vetus Latina - Resources for the study of the Old Latin Bible
The Vulgate took many years to become established as the principal Latin Bible. In the meanwhile, the Old Latin versions continued to be used. Some of these translations are preserved in Bible manuscripts, in the writings of the Church Fathers and in early Christian liturgies.

These texts are of great significance for the history of the early Church and the transmission of the Bible. Most of the Old Latin translations were made from Greek manuscripts which no longer exist. Although the Latin texts have undergone their own process of transmission, the original layer preserves a witness to the Bible, especially the New Testament, which would otherwise be lost to us. The language and history of these documents also provides information on the social background of early Christian communities and the spread of the Church.

VulSearch: view and search the Vulgate
VulSearch is a program for Windows 98 and later.
  • View the Clementine Vulgate Bible with the Douay–Rheims translation side-by-side
  • Fast full-text searching of both bibles
  • Create bookmarks, cross-references and annotations
  • Integrated with the Latin dictionary program Words
VulSearch is free software.
(VulSearch is copyright © 2000-07, but is released under the GPL. This means that it can be freely used, copied, modified and distributed.)

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