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Biblical Studies Resources

An orientation to selected resources in Harvard Divinity School Library and in online resources licensed by the Harvard Library for the study of the Bible

Biblical Texts

English Language Bibles

Oxford Biblical Studies Online (Harvard Login) includes Oxford Study Bible, New Oxford Annotated Bible (3rd ed.), Jewish Study Bible, Catholic Study Bible (2nd ed.), Access Study Bible with Apocrypha, and the Authorized King James Bible with Apocrypha; two translations can be compared on one screen.

Bible in English (Harvard Login) has twenty versions of the Bible from the tenth to the twentieth century.  Texts from the Protestant, Roman Catholic and non-conformist traditions are represented.

Bible Gateway is a free service for searching and reading a variety of  English translations. It excludes the "study bibles" offered in Oxford Biblical Studies Online (Harvard Login).

At Harvard Divinity School Library (and at other libraries), English language Bible are found in the reference collection and in the stacks at BS135-198. The call number for the New Revised Standard Version is BS191.5.

Hebrew Bibles

Hebrew Bibles in the reference collection and in the stacks have the call number beginning with BS715:

Greek New Testaments

Greek New Testaments in the reference collection and in the stacks have the call number BS1965. 

Other Languages

Bible Gateway has translations in German, Swedish, Latin, French, Spanish,Tagalog, and English.


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