Bibles and Bible Study

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National Bible Week

( 23-30 Nov. 2008; 22-29 Nov. 2009)

National Bible Association: National Bible Week -

"National Bible Week", Christianity Today -

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Bible Translations and Special Editions

Steps to Selecting A Bible (Zondervan) -

Bible Translations - comparison (Zondervan) -

Bible Translation (theories) -

Bible Translations -

Bible Translation Comparison Chart (compares parallel passages) -

Bible Translation Reading Level -

About Bible Translation (Internationala Bible Society) -

English Versions of the Scriptures (Michael Marlowe) -

A View of the Versions (Al Maxey) -

Translations of the Bible Into English (Ken Collins) -

How to Choose a Large-Print Bible (e-How) -

"New page-turner Bible is launched: A new version of the Bible which its author says can be read in less than two hours has been launched," BBC News, 21 September 2005 -; describes The 100-Minute Bible, written as a page-turner for those who do not have the time to read the full version; available in paperback and audio editions.

Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasurers of the Bible (Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona, Fla.) - ; comprehensive exhibition on the history of the Bible in the world, includes information about the historical documents referenced in "The Da Vinci Code", actual fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ; 26 May to 27 Sept. 2006.

Gutenberg Bible

The Gutenberg Bible at the Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin; digital images of entire Bible (one of five complete Gutenbergs in the U.S.), plus numerous background essays.

Treasurers in Full: Gutenberg Bible, British Library; allows reader to compare side-by-side digital images of same page in the two complete Gutenberg Bibles in the collection of the British Library; includes background information, a bibliography, glossary, and links to relevant sites.

Gutenberg Digital, Goettingen State and University Library, Germany; digital images of entire Gottingen Gutenberg Bible, the Göttingen Model Book (instructions to illuminators on book ornamentation, with English translation), and the "Helmasperger's Notary Instrument" (legal document which records the dispute between Gutenberg and his backer Johannes Fust, with English translation.

3:16 : Bible texts illuminated / Donald E. Knuth. Madison, Wis. : A-R Eds. (1991). [REQ]

The Bible and the People: An exhibition in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Cal.; 24 Sept. 2004 to 9 Jan. 2005; online highlights.

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Bible Reading and Study Methods

Plans for Reading the Bible (Zondervan) -

Bible in a Year (Crosswalk) -

"Methods of Bible Study", Rev. R.A. Torrey (Crosswalk) -

Bible Resource Center (American Bible Society) -

The Revised Common Lectionary (Vanderbilt University Divinity School) -

When Will It Be Read - ; tables (including Excel spreadsheets) of the Bible passages assigned for each Sunday on the Liturgical Calendar under various lectionary plans, organized in order of the books of the Bible.

Spirituality and Worship: SAMUEL (UCC Lectionary and Bible Study Resources) -

Bible in Year by E-Mail -

Bible Study Courses -

The Kerygma Program - to support congregations in developing strong and effective programs for adult Bible study; textbooks, training for leaders, e-mail devotions, and CD-ROM/DVD products.

Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction / Mark Roncace and Patrick Gray. Williston, VT: Society for Biblical Literature (2005).

Eat this book: A conversation in the art of spiritual reading / Eugene H. Peterson. Wm. B. Eerdmans.

Bible Reading Fellowship: Resourcing Your Spiritual Journey; books and discussion of Bible stories and texts.

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Online and Electronic Bibles

New Media Bible (American Bible Society) -

New English Bible -

Hyper-text King James Version of the Bible -

Blue Letter Bible; includes Hebrew/Greek/Latin text, plus KJV, NLV -

Searchable NRSV Bible -

Next Bible -; includes commentaries, articles, word studies, original biblical languages and cross references.

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Bible Study Commentaries, Dictionaries, and Other Tools

Bible Hermeneutics -

Bible Resource Center (American Bible Society) -

Don't Know Much About the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned, Kenneth C. Davis. Perennial Currents (1999), 560 p. Also available in Audiocassette and Audio CD format [WPL] - Engaging, colorful discussion of the historical and faith significance of the Old and New Testament books, including many points ignored in Sunday School classes.

Jesus Seminar Forum -

Bible Quiz (Christianity Today) -

The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon (Crosswalk) -

The New Testament Greek Lexicon (Crosswalk) -

Living Belief: Introduction to the Bible / by Rev. Dr. Susan Lochrie Graham (University of Exeter) -; WebCT Exemplary Course 2003 online instruction.

Bible Study Tools (, Christianity Today) -

St. Sam's Dictionary (Episcopal) -

Bible Gateway - ; online NIV Bible search tool.

Search God's Word (Heartlight) - ; online Bible search and study tools.

Blue Letter Bible - ; online Bible search and study tools.

All the Plants of the Bible (Old Dominion University) -

Items which are available through the local public library system are identified as follows: [SPL] = Southbury Public Library; [WPL] = Woodbury Public Library; [MPL] = Middlebury Public Library; [BIB] = Bibliomation library cooperative; [REQ] = Connecticut StateLibrary reQuest catalogue.

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