Sacred Texts

The Bible, Chinese Sacred Texts, Jewish Sacred Texts, The Qur’an, The Sutras, The Vedas

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The Bible

Collections of Bible Texts

Bible Gateway

A searchable digital collection of over 200 versions of the Bible in 70 languages.

Bible Hub

A searchable digital collection of Bible translations, with original Greek and Hebrew sources, lexical resources, concordances, and commentaries.

The History of the Bible

The Bible as Book. The Reformation. Ed. Orlaith O’Sullivan. The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2000.

De Hamel, Christopher. The Book: A History of the Bible. NY: Phaidon Press, 2001.

McDonald, Lee M. The Formation of the Christian Biblical Canon. Rev. ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Press, 1995.

Miller, John W. The Origins of the Bible: Rethinking Canon History. New York: Paulist Press, 1994.

Theron, Daniel J. Evidence of Tradition. London: Bowes and Bowes, 1957.
 
Zaman, Luc. Bible and Canon. A Modern Historical inquiry. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

Resources from the Society for Biblical Literature

The Society for Biblical Literature (SBL)

Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia
UBS Greek New Testament
Biblia Sacra Iuxta Vulgatam
Septuaginta

The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition.

Tyndale Archive of Biblical Studies

Includes dictionaries of biblical Hebrew, rabbinic Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Arabic, and Coptic.

Chinese Sacred Texts

The I Ching

The 1899 translation by James Legge.

Confucian Classics

Chinese text with English translation of the Confucian Analects, the writings of Mengzi, the Li Ji, and other texts.

Daoist Texts

Chinese text with English translation of the Zhuangzi and the Dao de Jing.

Jewish Sacred Texts

The Tanakh

Parallel English and Hebrew text of the Torah (Pentateuch), the Nevi’im (Prophets), and the Ketuvim (Writings), with Rashi commentary.

The Talmud

The Jerusalem Talmud and Babylonian Talmud, with guides and commentary.

The Mishnah

Hebrew with English translation.

Midrash

Aggadic and Halachic Midrash with commentary.

The Qur’an

The Noble Qur’an

The Qur’an in English with links to other resources.

Quranic Arabic Corpus

Provides grammatical information and literal English translation for each word of the Qur’an, showing the English and Arabic together.

The Sutras

Buddhist Sutras

The Vedas

The Hindu Vedas

A collection of Hindu sacred texts, including the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda, with the Upanishads, the Puranas, and sacred laws. The digitized texts are from late 19th and early 20th century English translations.