Academic Bible Study – Free Online Tools

Academic Bible Study – Free Online Tools

Academic Bible Study – Free Online Tools 150 150 Andrew Hicks

This is a collection of free online resources for the academic study of the Bible. I have already published a list of resources for the non-academic, but serious study of scripture (see it here). I thought it would be a good exercise for myself to have a one-stop shop of resources for my academic studies in scripture. I thought it would also be a good idea to share this list with others.

I am constantly discovering new resources so this is a constant work in progress. If you are aware of quality resources please share them in the comments and I will check them out and potentially add them to this list. Forgive me for the formatting. It is also a work in progress. I thought after I had already started the vast majority of my list to separate them into categorized smaller lists and to alphabetize them. Hopefully, I will be able to tidy up this list in the time to come. If not, I will still use it for my own personal reference. Maybe this will be of benefit and blessing for you as well. It is my prayer that it might be so. Enjoy.


Craig Keener’s Site

N. T. Wright’s Site

Dave Black’s New Testament Greek Portal – 


Bible Odyssey

NABRE Catholic Study Bible

The Bible in Light of the Ancient Near East

Virtual World Project

The Ancient Near East Today: Current News About the Ancient Past


Online Resources for Studying and Teaching About Ancient Mediterranean Culture

JSTOR – The Journal for the Study of Religion. 

Holy Land Photos 

Life in the Holy Land – Articles on Ancient History

SeedbedHere are videos and here is Seven Minute Seminary.

Yale Divinity School – The YouTube page of YDS. There are lots of great lectures and classes available here.

Text & Canon Institute – A blog page by Phoenix Seminary that has lots of great articles about issues surrounding text and canon.

Links to Quality Youtube Lectures

Lectures given by Dr. Dale Manor at Harding University in Searcy Arkansas.

Yale Open Courses About Biblical Studies

Books, Pamphlets, Etc.

Textual Research on the Bible: An Introduction to the Scholarly Editions of the German Bible Society

The Bible In Its Context: How To Improve Your Study of the Scriptures 

Open Resource Ancient Near Eastern Monographs 

Open Resource International Voices in Biblical Studies 

The New English Translation of the Septuagint 

Academic Blogs & the Blogs of Academics 

Anselm House – The blog spot of Matthew Barrett.

The Bible and Culture: A One-Stop Shop For All Things Biblical and Christian – The blog spot of Dr. Ben Witherington III.

Walter Brueggemann

Pete Enns

Church Blogmatics – The blog of Beth Felker Jones.

Experimental Theology – Though Richard Beck is not a Biblical scholar, his interdisciplinary readings of scripture and theology are sure to be useful for a wide variety of biblical studies.

Wil Gafney – Womanists Wading in the Word

Philip A. Harland

Michael Heiser

Larry Hurtado

The Lab – The Logos Academic Blog

Molding Citizens for the Kingdom of God: Background and Thought of the Early Generations – The blog spot of Dr. Richard Oster.

David Pawson

Roman Times – An online magazine about current archaeology and classical research into the lives of inhabitants of the Roman Empire and Byzantium and the civilizations around them.

Septuaginta & C. – Greek Old Testament and Hebrew Bible. The site of William P. Ross.

Word From the Bird – The blog spot of Michael F. Bird.


The Bible for Normal People

The Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Seminary

Fringe Pop 321

The Naked Bible Podcast

New Books in Biblical Studies

*Theology in the Raw

Formatting & Reference

Zotero – A free to download software that helps you manage your bibliographic information and can be used to auto generate Turabian formatted references for research papers.

SBL Handbook of Style Blog – Explanations,  clarifications, and expansions about formatting for academic research papers in Biblical studies.

SBL Handbook of Style Student Supplement

Review of Biblical Literature

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections



The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies – A free online journal published in conjunction with Asbury Seminary with a wide variety of topics and texts discussed all through the lens of inductive bible study.

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1 comment
  • August 28, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. I think that you should publish more about this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people do not speak about these subjects. To the next! All the best!!

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