The following subscribed and purchased resources are available inside Tyndale House.
The following web subscriptions and networked software can be accessed INSIDE Tyndale House on any networked computer. A few are CDs for which we have a 1-terminal licence, so they are only available in the Resource Room. The following list is a small selection of the most important resources. See further lists for Religion, Classics and an introduction to Cambridge University electronic resources. To search many more electronic resources, use Search+.
If you are a student or staff of Cambridge University, you can arrange to use some University resources away from the site - see setting up a VPDN link (This gives full instructions so please try to follow them yourself before asking for help; when the instructions refer to your ID & PW they mean your Cambridge ID (eg dib10) and your vpdn password which is sent to you when you fill in the online registration form).
New Testament Abstracts contains more than 44,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 16,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts.
Old Testament Abstracts similarly features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more.
Annually indexes 30,000 articles from the 520 international journals and festschriften at the Tübingen library in the area of religion. Updated half-yearly. It encompasses the older Zeitschrifteninhaltsdienst Theologie (ZID) current contents service. It indexes articles in theological journals and essays in selected books from 1984 to date. Journals are indexed within 24 hours of the time they are received at the Tübingen university library, so this is by far the most current theological database.
The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. It is a database for documenting graduate research, with over 2.3 million dissertations and theses included from around the world. Formerly UMI Dissertation Publishing. See also abstracts in Index to Theses (UK).
The New Pauly provides comprehensive coverage of the Ancient World from the prehistory of the Aegean (2nd millennium BCE) to Late Antiquity (600-800 CE). A special section of the encyclopedia is devoted to the reception of the Ancient World until the present day and the history of classical scholarship. The scholarship of the New Pauly reflects both traditional and new areas and approaches presented by internationally recognised leading experts. The articles cover all aspects of the Ancient World: persons, places, institutions, events, artefacts, technical terms, ideas and concepts etc. The subject goes beyond the traditional paradigm by giving special attention to the interaction between Greek and Roman culture and the neighbouring Semitic, Celtic, Germanic cultures etc. Many articles are illustrated with maps, site plans, genealogical tables and black-and white photographs. Some sections are still only in German
The Orion Center aims to index and search all articlws and books relevent to Dead Sea Scroll studies, though in practice this includes a large proportion of related Jewish and Graeco-Roman studies too. The drill-down subject index is a model of how a bibliographic thesaurus should work.
Database for searching virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and 600 A.D., and a large number of later texts. In excess of 105 million words from over 10,000 works. Also includes the Canon of Greek Authors and Works, a comprehensive database of all known ancient Greek and Byzantine authors, together with bibliographies of existing critical editions of their extant works.
This is listed here because of its importance, even though it is a freely available resource. It is listed in more detail together with other free web resources with other Biblical Studies web links.
Brill's New Jacoby (BNJ) is a new edition of the 856 fragmentary historians that comprise F. Jacoby's monumental Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Parts I-III, but with significant additions. Each author has a Greek text (updated from that of Jacoby where relevant); facing English translation; new, critical commentary (for the first time for authors 608-856, on which Jacoby did not write commentaries); a brief encyclopaedia-style entry about his life, works, importance, etc.; and a select bibliography. BNJ will also include several new authors and many fragments of existing authors that were either unknown to Jacoby or excluded by him.
The Ma'agarim database of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in Jerusalem includes documents and inscriptions from 2nd C BC to 5th C AD, including all rabbinic and Dead Sea Scroll texts. Searches for roots, declined forms, combinations etc and shows them in context. The interface is in Hebrew. Hint: if you open it in Chrome, a lot of the Hebrew is translated.
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.
The older Jewish Encyclopaedia is very good (and sometimes better) for rabbinic background, and is freely accessible and searchable on the web.
The Babylonian Talmud is a sustained commentary on the written law (the Torah, the Hebrew Scripture) and on the oral law (the Mishnah) of Israel. Completed in about 600 C.E., the Talmud of Babylonia records how Jewish scholars preserved a humane religion and enduring culture. As the primary document of rabbinic Judaism, it throws considerable light on New Testament studies as well. Neusner has added fresh and helpful introductions to individual tractates, as well as references for Bible verses alluded to in the Talmud. PDF edition with search functions.
To use this on your computer while at Tyndale, you need a local wired connection (ask for a local IP number). Then right-click on this shortcut and click on "Save ... as" (eg to your Desktop) and ensure it is called "BTalmud.LNK".
The Jerusalem Talmud is a commentary on the written law (the Torah, the Hebrew Scripture) and o the oral law (the Mishnah, ca. 200 CE) of Israel. Completed in about 400 CE, it records Jewish scholarly thought in the two centuries following the writing of the Mishnah itself.
To use this on your computer while at Tyndale, you need a local wired connection (ask for a local IP number). Then right-click on this shortcut and click on "Save ... as" (eg to your Desktop) and ensure it is called "JTalmud.LNK".
This contains the world`s largest electronic collection of Jewish texts in Hebrew ever recorded, which embody thousands of years of Jewish learning. The database includes numerous works from the Responsa Literature - rabbinic case-law rulings which represent the historical-sociological milieu of real-life situations. In addition, the database includes the Bible, the Talmud and their principal commentaries; works about Jewish law and customs; major the codes of Jewish law, such as Maimonides` Mishneh Torah and the Shulchan Aruch with its principal commentaries; midrashim, Zohar, etc
This internet version of the Responsa Project includes a variety of tools and capabilities in its various features of search, navigation of texts, and hypertext links between books in different databases. The Online version includes a variety of features, advanced search options, navigation and hyperlinks to connect the books in the various repositories.
Rabbinic legal traditions from the 1st to 6th century - Mishnah, Tosephta, Jerusalem & Babylonian Talmud - in English & Hebrew, searchable by words, phrases and Scripture refs. The different collections are presented in parallel, with hints for dating and some technical terms.
Davka's Rabbinic Literature
Davka`s Soncino Talmud, Midrash Rabbah, Zohar and Tanach (OT) and in Hebrew/Aramaic and English. Rashi's commentary on Torah in Hebrew. Requires installation.
To use this on your computer while at Tyndale, you need a local wired connection (ask for a local IP number). Then right-click on this shortcut and click on "Save ... as" (eg to your Desktop) and ensure it is called "Davka.LNK". Then open the folder for further instructions.
The contents of all lexicon articles published up to 2008 (that is the letters A–M, O, P–pomifer, porta–pulso), the articles in the Onomasticon volumes (letters C and D), the Index librorum and the Praemonenda de rationibus et usu operis, a multilingual introduction to the printed version of the "Thesaurus Linguae Latinae". The content is thus identical to that of the printed version. Each year the contents of the newly printed fascicles are added to the database.
Searches a group of dictionaries:
* Lexicon totius latinitatis Onomasticon (Ios. Perin, Patavii,1940)
A Latin Dictionary (Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, Oxford, 1933 )
* Dictionnaire latin-français des auteurs chrétiens (Albert Blaise, Turnhout, 1954-1967,revised and corrected under the direction of Paul Tombeur (2005)
*A Glossary of Later Latin to 600 A.D. (Alexander Souter, Oxford 1949)
*Lexicon latinitatis medii aeui (Albert Blaise, Turnhout, 1975)
*Glossarium mediae et infimae latinitatis (Editio noua aucta pluribus uerbis aliorum scriptorum Léopold Favre, T. I-VIII, Parisiis, 1883-1887)
*Firmini Verris Dictionarius (Dictionnaire latin-français de Firmin le Ver 1440, edited by Brian Merrilees and William Edwards, Turnhout, 1994)
*Anonymi Montepessulanensis Dictionarius (Le glossaire latin-français du ms. Montpellier H236, edited by Anne Grondeux, Turnhout, 1998)
*Dictionarius familiaris et compendiosus (Dictionnaire latin-français de Guillaume Le Talleur, edited byWilliam Edwards and Brian Merrilees, Turnhout, 200)
An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne`s Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. The database contains the complete Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes. Migne`s column numbers, essential references for scholars, are included.
In Principio - Incipit of Latin Texts (or try here)
This incipit index is a database of Latin incipits available on CD-ROM and via the World Wide Web, from the pre-classical age to the renaissance. They are taken from the files and library reference materials of l’Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (IRHT) in Paris, France, and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), the two largest incipit card files in the world. This is an invaluable tool for the scholar tracing the development of a text or simply seeking the identity of a codex. Since the number of incipits in the world of medieval Latin literature is vast, regular supplements have augmented this corpus. The tenth and newest edition of In Principio offers more than 900,000 incipit entry records.
CLCLT Library of Latin Texts A and B (or try here)
Tool for searching Latin texts from 240 BC to the present day. Follow this link and scroll down to Full Text databases. CLCLT covers nearly all Latin texts, including those of Classical antiquity. This is probably the best search tool for Latin available. Replaces the CETEDOC BTL CD ROM.
Vetus Latina (or try here)
A card index source for the project to reconstruct the pre-Vulgate Old Latin translation of the Bible from citations within the Latin Church Fathers. Abbot Joseph Denk, in the late nineteenth century undertook to start collecting all citations to the Latin Bible from the writings of the Church Fathers. Denk`s collection, comprising many hundreds of thousands of files, was deposited at Saint Boniface Abbey in Beuron (Germany). The collection is the foundation for the task of editing the ancient Latin versions of the Bible being undertaken by the Vetus Latina Institute at the abbey itself. The VLD-online contains every citation, listed by book, chapter and verse of the Bible. The use of the application is simple. The application allows the scholar to search citations individually or as a whole, following the biblical structure to print the results. The result of the search is the image of the archival cards with the up-to-date information as it is held in the Vetus Latina Institute in Beuron. The interface is mostly in German but very straightforward
An electronic version of the complete printed text of Acta Sanctorum, from the edition published in sixty-eight volumes by the Société des Bollandistes in Antwerp and Brussels. It is a collection of documents examining the lives of saints, organised according to each saint`s feast day, and runs from the two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December published in 1940. Contains all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indices. Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers, essential references for scholars, are also included.
Contains the full text of 20 versions covering the history of the English Bible: West Saxon I (Gospels), c.990; West Saxon II (Gospels), c.1175; John Wycliffe (Early), c.1384; John Wycliffe (Late), c.1395; William Tyndale (Pentateuch, Jonah & New Testament), 1530-1534; Miles Coverdale, 1535; Great Bible, 1540; Thomas Matthew, 1549; Bishops` Bible, 1568; Rheims Douai, 1582-1610; Geneva Bible, 1587; King James Bible, 1611; Daniel Mace (New Testament), 1729; Richard Challoner, 1750-1752; John Wesley (New Testament), 1755; John Worsley (New Testament), 1770; Noah Webster, 1833; Leicester Ambrose Sawyer (New Testament), 1858; Twentieth Century New Testament (New Testament), 1904; New English Bible, 1970.
Availble as part of Oxford Reference Online Premium which brings together many of OUP`s most popular reference titles into a single, cross-searchable, collection. It includes the Oxford Classical Dictionary, the Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization, Who`s who in the Classical World and the Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary.
Essential bibliographic resource for all Classical disciplines. Useful for finding books and articles on specific subjects or ancient authors. It can be searched using a range of criteria, e.g. modern author, ancient author, keyword, subject, date, etc. Useful for decoding abbreviations used for journal titles.
In printed form the Index is the most important and largest archive of medieval art in the world. The online version contains c. 30% of the original Index and further files from the original are added each week. The Index records works of art produced throughout the world from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1550 and there is a special emphasis and focus on art of the western world. In recent years significant holdings from Coptic Egypt, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Syria, Armenia, and the Near East have also been added. Seventeen different media are represented in the archive, including manuscripts, metalwork, sculpture, painting and glass.
The Encyclopaedia of Islam sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World from religion and history to politics and culture. It embraces articles on distinguished Muslims of every age and land, on tribes and dynasties, on the crafts and sciences, on political and religious institutions, on the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of the various countries and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities. Its geographical and historical scope encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all modern Islamic states.
Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an (EQ) is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'anic studies. With nearly 1000 entries in 5 volumes, the EQ is the first comprehensive, multi-volume reference work on the Qur'an to appear in a Western language.
Contains the definitions, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. OED is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium.
Oxford Reference Online brings together many of OUP's most popular reference titles into a single, cross-searchable, collection. It includes the Oxford Classical Dictionary, the Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization, Who's who in the Classical World and the Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary.
Periodicals Index Online (formerly known as Periodicals Contents Index) is a database of millions of article citations published in over 5,000 periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years.
Fully searchable and extensively cross-referenced dynamic web version of the multi-volume encyclopedia. More than 2000 articles, from Aristotle to Nominalism and from Personal Identity to Zeno of Elea.
International Medieval Bibliography (or try here)
Bibliography of all subjects relating to the Middle Ages, date range 400-1500, covering medieval history in archaeology, architecture, arts, canon law, the crusades, daily life, ecclesiastical history, folk studies, historiography, language, literature, military history, music, philosophy, political thought, religion, social history, and theology in Europe, North Africa, Armenia, and the Muslim World. Over 300,000 records deriving from articles published in journals, and in miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, collected essays, Festschriften and exhibition catalogues).
Digital edition of The Eighteenth Century, the world’s largest library of the printed book on microfilm, available through its imprint Primary Source Microfilm™. In the most ambitious single digitization project ever undertaken, 138,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800 will be made available online over the course of the next two years. When complete, the product will allow full-text searching of 26 million pages of material, in essence, every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources.
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains more than 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640)and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Libraries possessing this collection find they are able to fulfill the most exhaustive research requirements of graduate scholars - from their desktop - in many subject areas, including English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.
(The Resource Room has BibleWork 8 installed. This networked v.7 loads slowly but works fast enough. Remember to exit when you've finished).
Searchable Bible texts in English and most of the original-language texts, with integrated lexicons & helps. For PC Windows.
To use this on your computer while at Tyndale, you need a local wired connection (ask for a local IP number). Then right-click on this shortcut and click on "Save ... as" (eg to your Desktop) and ensure it is called "BW7.LNK".
(The Resource Room Mac has the 'real' Accordance installed but this PC emulation gives access to some functions.)
Searchable Bible texts, in English versions, Greek and Hebrew, including morphological tagging. The PC network runs via the Basilisk II emulator. Ask for a network connection to the Mac version.
To use this on your computer while at Tyndale, do the following in Internet Explorer (other browsers don't have sufficient accesses to the network)
Ignore the error message about CDs.
Other resources available:
The 'Rashi' commentaries on the complete Hebrew Bible, in English and Hebrew. Searchable.
Dead Sea Scrolls
All the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts published in Discoveries in the Judean Desert and Martinez's English translation, searchable in each language. By FARMS.
The FARMS version available from Brill and the Accordance version.
Packard Humanities Institute database of Latin texts. Updated periodically.
Packard Humanities Institute database of Greek inscriptions & papyri.
Kittel`s Theological Dictionary of the NT
Complete text of the 10 volume work, with Logos search engine.
Available from Logos
École Biblique's Catalogue
Catalogue of articles in the 500 theological journals held at the École Biblique in Jerusalem, with Logos search engine. Searchable by scripture reference as well as other fields.
Installed as a CD in the CD room. as a Logos resource. (We also have many other Logos resourses)
Religious and Theological Abstracts (RTA)
85,0000 English abstracts of articles since 1960, from a large international selection of journals in religion & theology. Updated annually. Installed as a CD in the CD room.
Old Testament Abstracts (OTA)
English abstracts of internationally published books and articles relating to Old Testament studies from 1978. Updated annually.
Bible Picture Gallery
LineArt and PhotoArt pictures suitable for illustrating lectures on Bible events or background. Tyndale Subscription
Encyclopaedia of Religion
This is the full 17-volume Macmillan encyclopaedia, covering Ancient Near Eastern to Zoroastrian religions, including ancient and modern religions and philosophy of religion.
Bible Windows (old version)
Searchable Bible texts, in English versions, Greek and Hebrew, including morphological tagging. For PC Windows.
OnLine Bible Deluxe
Searchable Bible texts, in English versions, Greek and Hebrew. For Macintosh & PC (though the PC version is not installed).
Mostly available for free download on the web.
Gramcord Bible (old version)
The same superb texts which are used by AcCordance, but with an inferior PC search engine.
AGES Library (formerly Sage Library)
Lots of Church History documents, including the Ante-Nicene Fathers, Nicene and Post Nice Fathers, as in the 38 volume printed English editions.
Early Church Fathers
Ante-Nicene Fathers, Nicene and Post Nice Fathers, as in the 38 volume printed English editions, with footnotes scripture citation indexes etc.
Available from Logos. Free version without the indexes & footnotes on the web.
Coptic Texts and Tutor
Includes Coptic tutur, dictionary, New Testament texts and lectionary with readings in Bohairic and English.
By the St. Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society, Los Angeles 1998.
Legends of the Jews by Ginzberg
All the volumes including the footnotes and notes on the footnotes.
Note: the free version on the web does not include the 3 vols of footnotes with references to the original sources.
NIDOTTE - Dictionary of OT Theology
The full text, searchable.
The whole text as printed in several volumes, plus yearly updates with audio and video files.
Anchor Bible Dictionary
Complete text of the 5 volume work, with Logos search engine.
Available from Logos
Biblical Archaeology Review Archive (1975-2001)
Complete text of the journals, with 8000 photos plus 5 BAR books
Available from Logos
"All" the edited Ugaritic texts, in Ugaritic.
Available from and now free on the web
Philo in English
The Logos version, without Greek, but the Greek is available at Perseus.
Available from Accordance and Logos.
HALOT - Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the OT
Versions for Bible Works and Accordance. Not the Logos version.
Luther's Complete Works
Full text of those red (but not read) volumes.
Available from Logos.
IVP Essential Reference Collection
The Logos version, without Greek, but the Greek is available at Perseus.
An interactive guide to Biblical Hebrew, with spoken pronunciation. For PC with Window and soundcard. Please use headphones!
BAGD's Greek Lexicon
Versions in Bible Works and in Accordance. Not the Logos version.
Grudem's Systematic Theology
The full text, searchable.