Drew Longacre over at the OTTC blog recently posted I had the chance to meet Dan Wallace in Dublin this summer while viewing the Chester Beatty papyri, and I greatly appreciate his desire to make high-quality digital images of manuscripts available online. He and his team have taken photos of all of the Chester Beatty […]

Cool Tool for Bible Students: ORBIS Map

Some of the folks over at Stanford have created ORBIS, “The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World.” Of interest to the Bible student will be ability to calculate distances between various points via various modes of travel and transportation. Check it out and let me know what you think. What kinds of applications […]

Life and Epistles of St. Paul by Thomas Lewis

Just came across a couple of references to this work (2 vols) and found it on Archive.org (published in 1875). Lewis has some rather lengthy and interesting notes. I’m not sure how Lewis compares to Conybeare and Howson, but if you’re interested you can find volume one here and volume two here.

Acts 29: What Happened to Paul?

Was he executed at the end of Acts? Did he ever make it to Spain? Did he ever do any more evangelistic work? Join us Thursday, 10 October 2013, as we discuss what happened to Paul after the close of the book of Acts. How: via Skype — john.r.gentry When: 19.00 (7.00p) Moldova time | […]

PROVERBS Re/Overview

Join us via Skype (john.r.gentry) as we review/overview the book of Proverbs! I guarantee you’ll learn something about Proverbs that you didn’t already know! Lord willing, we’ll begin at 7.00p Moldova time (12.00 noon Eastern | 11.00a Central). NOTE: be sure to subscribe via email in the right sidebar so as to never miss a […]

Hebrew Manuscript Database

I just discovered Seforim Online,* a site that hosts a database of 273 Hebrew manuscripts, along with some unsorted/uncatalogued books as well. Of special interest to students/scholars of the Hebrew Bible will be the high quality color images of the Aleppo Codex and a black-and-white facsimile of the Leningrad Codex. I have booked marked this […]


I just used NewOCR.com to convert several pages of .TIFF files containing Russian text to .DOC files. It worked GREAT! There are no limits to the number of files you can analyze and convert. And they can read many different formats and languages. If you need some quick, online, FREE OCR work, try them. What […]

Chronological Reading Bible (HCSB)

Here’s another opportunity to get introduced to the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible.) The HCSB is an excellent, independent,* modern translation of the Bible that should be included in everyone’s group of comparative Bibles, if not as your main Bible. Like all Bibles with study notes, the notes are not inspired by God and should […]

Adoption, Orphans, a Pharisee, and a Tax Collector

Who are the orphans? Really. Think about it. Are they the blond-haired, blue-eyed, caucasian babies with above average intelligence and a clean bill of health? Were their biological parents perfect specimens of health (as were their grandparents for several generations) who were active in bettering society and gentrifying their communities? Did the parents of these […]