Oxford Biblical Studies Online
(prehistory-1990's; updated monthly; all full-text; XLinks
) is a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history directed toward college students, scholars, clergy, and anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical and up-to-date resource. There is a Bible verse look-up feature as well as search and browse capabilities. Texts from selected Oxford Bibles can be viewed in a side-by-side display with the user's choice of commentary and annotation for the Study Bibles, the stand-alone Oxford Bible Commentary
, and A to Z concordances for the NRSV and NAB translations. Bible content is supplemented by collections of major apocryphal Old and New Testament texts in translation, as well as Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies
, Oxford History of the Biblical World
, Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible
, Oxford Bible Atlas
, and other works. Also included is quick access to over 5,000 A to Z entries from the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls
and Oxford Companion to the Bible.
There are hundreds of topical essays and images, timelines, tables and charts, Internet resources, a lectionary calendar, and suggested reading lists. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Oxford University Press.