Bible, Bible Study, and Sacred Texts

Two thousand years after they were written and decades after they were found in desert caves, some of the world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls went online for the first time on Monday in a project launched by Israel's national museum and Google. Read the story Here. Go to the site Dead Sea Scrolls
Guide to Popular Bible Translations offered here by Cokesbury
Common English Bible A new translation available online.
The African American Lectionary, more than 5000 pages of free material presenting all the annual days of the African American church and more Visit it here.

''Daily Grace’’, iPhone app from Women of the ELCA, is now available! Daily Grace, an on-the-go companion for your journey, offers a faith reflection every day. Go to dailyGrace for more information and to download this free app.

IPhone App demo

Luther Seminary's Enter the Bible has extensive historical, theological, and literary analyses of every book in the Bible with supporting information about ancient Near Eastern history and culture. It includes passage-by-passage comments on biblical texts, many of which also offer links to video presentations by biblical scholars. It has maps, glossaries, identifications of biblical people and places, and art images. If you create a free account and log in, you can save links, take notes, and follow ready-made study paths.

Read the Bible in a Year, a schedule from the N. GA Conference, UMC.

OpenYale free online courses in New Testament and the Hebrew Bible taught by Yale professors.

Revised Common Lectionary

Common Lectionary designed especially for Baptist, Reformed and Free Church/Congregationalist traditions.

Audio Bible Study from BaptistWay Press.

ScriptureEcho an unusual and dramatic process for reading scripture in a group.

Launched this January, a new service called FaithElement brings several innovations to small group Bible study for youth and adults. The materials are free for church groups to use, with funding coming from sponsorships. You won’t want to miss FaithElement and The Faith Lab; read more and find links at FaithElement
Find The Gospel of Contradiction: An Interview with Mary Gordon and other essays and materials about our sacred texts at Patheos

Regional Council collection of Bible On Line resources.
Dead Sea Scrolls: Words that Changed the World at the Royal Ontario Museum has closed but the website still offers fascinating lectures by authorities on the scrolls and the world that produced them. The Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series explores the Scrolls’ continued relevance to the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. ROM
Bible Gateway has most versions of the Bible available on line-- amazing resource!! 
Maps Old Testament, New Testament and more
Map of sites in story of Jesus
Interactive Bible Maps
Map of Paul's first Missionary Journey

Treasures of Heaven brings together over 150 objects from institutions like the Vatican and art museums across Europe and the United States.  Visit now.     

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Advent Online

Join an international community of prayer this Advent with Advent Word from Virginia Theological Seminary. Read it here and sign up. 

Living Well Through Advent from Living Compass here.

Or, perhaps you want to join the Advent Conspiracy. Find it here

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints celebrates  Light the World One by One. Explore this concept and see a beautiful video “The Christ Child” at

Advent Retreats

Ignatius House is offering Advent Days of Reflection and two-night Advent Retreats this season.

Days, Tuesday, December 3, Register here or Thursday, December 12, Register here.

Two-day retreats December 6-8, Register here or December 20-22, Register here.

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