A Library for the Global Church

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2013.  Here at Tyndale House we are very grateful to be the custodians of one of the best libraries in the world for serious study of the Bible. This privilege is also a great responsibility. That is why we are seeking, with God’s help, to increase access to the library through putting more resources online.

In March we will be launching the prototype (Beta) version of the STEP project which provides in-depth online Bible study reference tools designed for users in under-resourced countries. We have begun groundwork to provide free online access to ten percent of our collection. Also, we have simplified our service offering access to scans of the whole collection.

Of course, we are able to provide these resources because we cherish our core mission to provide a community-based library here in Cambridge.


It’s a delight to be involved in sponsoring a new generation of scholars.

Nicholas Reid (right), currently doing a DPhil at the University of Oxford in Assyriology, has been awarded a David F. Breuer and Martha J. Breuer scholarship. More here.

Prize for Academic Excellence

Congratulations go to Tyndale House alumnus Dr Christian Askeland whose book on the Coptic translation of John's gospel has won the International Association of Coptic Studies’ Prize for Academic Excellence.

Christian says:

"The book is essentially the product of Tyndale Library and Sainsbury's chocolate!" More here.
Nathan in Nairobi

In November, Nathan Nzyoka Joshua from the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology wrote to let us know his good news: "Praise the LORD with us for he has given us great victory. Today he enabled me to defend my dissertation (PhD Biblical Studies, NT) successfully. I thank you very much for allowing me and my colleagues twice to use your very valuable library facility especially to access primary sources and other rare resources that are not found anywhere else on earth! God bless you very much indeed."

Josh: Connoiseur and Community Member

Josh Harper, who left in December, made an immense contribution to the Tyndale House community as a musician for chapel, planting many beautiful things in the garden, and blessing everyone regularly with his considerable culinary skills. We asked him a few questions as he prepared to leave - see the full interview here.

Why Learn Biblical Languages?

See a video featuring Tyndale House scholars here.


January 28: Reading Our Culture

7:45pm, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Dr Daniel Strange, Lecturer in Culture, Religion and Public Theology at Oak Hill Theological College, London, will present a fascinating evening seminar explaining how Christians can make the vital connections between the things that make people tick and the Good News they need to hear. More information and online booking here. Organised by Theology For All.

Bible and Church in Durham

St Nicholas' Church in Durham, in conjunction with Cranmer Hall, St. John's College, hosted one of our Bible and Church events in 2012. David Goodhew of Cranmer Hall said:

"It was a great success, with about 160 people present. I was struck by the way the team managed to be both accessible and scholarly at the same time - a rare achievement! One member of the St Nics congregation told me how the day had 'answered all the questions she had'. It definitely scratched where people are itching in this super-sceptical age."

Thank You

We are always so grateful for the support many provide to Tyndale House. The work of providing Biblical Scholars to serve the church is a team effort and every prayer you make or financial gift you are able to give is greatly appreciated, not only by us, but also by many people who benefit from the scholarship we provide. For more details of how to support us click here.


May God bless you in this New Year.


Peter Williams

Warden, Tyndale House, Cambridge.