A Bible study web-site that attempts to share scholarly views - Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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  • fulltimestudent

    The site can be accessed at: http://global.oup.com/obso/about/

    Their stated goal:

    Quote:Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. The integration of authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible make Oxford Biblical Studies Online a valuable resource not only for college students, scholars, and clergy, but also anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical, and up-to-date resource.
    Easy to search and navigate, this site offers a ready access point for a wealth of Bible text and commentary—including the New Oxford Annotated Bible and five other popular Oxford Study Bibles—under the direction of a team of esteemed scholars headed by Editor in Chief Michael D. Coogan.
    Texts from selected Oxford Bibles can be viewed in side-by-side display with the user's choice of commentary and annotations from the Study Bibles, the stand-alone Oxford Bible Commentary, and A-Z concordances for the NRSV and NAB translations. The Bible content is supplemented by collections of major apocryphal Old and New Testament texts in translation.

    My favourite section:

    Bible verses with side-by-side scholarly analysis of the text.

    Link: http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/sidebyside/bibref/NRSV/commref/NRSV/Gen/1

  • David_Jay

    Oxford has a great collection of various translations incorporated into critical study editions. The NRSV Oxford study editionand the Oxford edition of the NAB(RE) are considered standards for any serious Biblical library (and they are not limited to only these translations).

    A word of warning for those used to the Watchtower world of Bible theology: you will need to learn a whole new language to understand the basic academia of Bible study. It's easy enough for high school level, but Watchtower exegesis is so absent of the pure basics it can be overwhelming at first.

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