Free NT Resources Master List in response to COVID-19
See updated list here
Links for New Testament Studies:
free access during Coronavirus
Please add to these resources, which are focused on New Testament Studies—so don’t add resources which have nothing to offer for NT Studies. They are sorted alphabetically by provider, with a link in each case, so if you add something please continue that practice. If you are unable to edit this but have something to contribute, please either request access or email me at: email@example.com
BiblicalStudies.org.uk—don’t forget this longstanding resource, which has lots of out-of-copyright articles and books available Making Biblical Scholarship Accessible Since 2001
Cambridge University Press—temporarily offline, but free access to textbooks (which they say should be restored soon) Textbooks | What We Publish
Crossway—free access to ESV Bible resources here [thanks, Brian Tabb]
Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft: academic Bible texts online
The following editions are currently available:
- Hebrew Old Testament following the text of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia
- Greek New Testament following the text of the Novum Testamentum Graece (ed. Nestle-Aland), 28. Edition and the UBS Greek New Testament
- Greek Old Testament following the text of the Septuagint (ed. Rahlfs/Hanhart)
- Latin Bible following the text of the Vulgate (ed. Weber/Gryson)
Digi20—Digital collection of the Bavarian State Library. Mostly Books in German and from all theological fields here
GlossaHouse—free access to digital resources. See here for details.
International Critical Commentary/J. David Stark—free index and links to all online, public domain volumes of the International Critical Commentary. There is also a series that addresses how to gain access to research material online for free and a number of posts that specifically address individual online resources.
JSTOR—free access to lots of journals JSTOR resources during COVID-19
Ligonier Ministries—the online arm of R. C. Sproul’s ministry: lots of their resources available freely here
Logos Seminary Remote Learning Library—for students stuck at home and faculty desiring to equip those students, Logos is providing thousands of resources freely available for the next 60 days: Faithlife | Seminary Remote Learning Library. Details of each resource are accessible by clicking the links below:
- Lexham Press Master Collection (363 vols.): This is the entire library to date from Lexham Press, including commentary series like the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series and the Osborne New Testament Commentary Series.
- Classic Scholarship Collection (1,211 vols.): We’ve pulled together hundreds of works from the most trusted Christian authors and teachers of all time: Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, and more.
- Logos Mobile Education Courses: Help your students learn from top Bible scholars with access to our full catalog of online courses, including video lectures, transcripts, and activities to keep them learning wherever they are.
- Galaxie’s Theological Journal Library (900+ vols.): Encompassing over 170 years of academic research, these journals represent the finest evangelical scholarship, analyzing current scholarly debates and making it possible to participate in the cutting edge of biblical and theological research.
- International Critical Commentary Series (62 vols.): The ICC has long held a special place among works on the Bible. It brings together all the relevant aids to exegesis: linguistic and textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological, with a comprehensiveness and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series.
Mohr Siebeck make some of their journal content and some of the WUNT II series of monographs freely available—here’s a list
National Emergency Library—a special collection from the Internet Archive with lots of Biblical Studies and Theology available (mostly older stuff, but lots is valuable): details here.
Oxford Biblical Studies Online—thousands of reference articles drawn from Oxford University Press’s major print publications and much more; some accessible for free, some requiring an individual or institutional subscription: www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com
Perlego—an online resource including over 17,000 current books in theology and philosophy, including commentaries and reference books in NT. Patrick Mitchel (Irish Bible Institute) comments: “The reading experience is really nice. Every paragraph of every book has a URL and can be bookmarked. Tutors can set reading for students who can get to it by just clicking on a link. Students can bookmark and highlight reading.’ During coronavirus, your institution can sign up for 5 weeks for free student and faculty access, and individuals can get a 14 day free trial: see here for the site, and to access the institutional offer, email Ryan Borgensius, VP of Sales.
Project Muse—lots of books and journals Project MUSE
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies—focuses on the early Christian writings and their social world, with many links to texts, electronically published scholarly work, and more, from Prof. Torrey Seland: http://www.torreys.org/bible
Sage Publishing—making lots of books and journals available freely Open resources to help universities teach online
SBL: The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition (edited by Michael W. Holmes)—SBL in association with Logos Bible Software offers a new, critically edited Greek New Testament in electronic and print formats. https://www.sbl-site.org/educational/SBLGNT.aspx
Scribd—lots of helpful material including commentaries from Eerdmans, Zondervan, Baker Academic. 30 days free access available here.
T & T Clark/Bloomsbury—offer 60-day access to their online collections to institutions who sign up. This includes their Jesus Library. Details here
Tyndale House Cambridge Online Resources—Greek and Hebrew fonts and keyboards, many sites and sources for biblical studies and theology, bibliography databases and catalogs for online reading, commercial and free Bible software, lexicons, Bible translations, etc: http://legacy.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/online-resources
Virtual Manuscript Room—Images, transcriptions and other material about New Testament manuscripts are available at the following sites:
- NTVMR: the New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room hosted by the INTF in Münster (includes a discussion board and over one million images): https://ntvmr.uni-muenster.de/
- CSNTM: high-quality photographs from the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts in Texas: http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript
- Editio Critica Maior: for material on John and the Pauline Epistles, visit www.iohannes.com and www.epistulae.org
- Vetus Latina: a site for the Old Latin Bible at www.vetuslatina.org
Zondervan Academic are offering video lectures for free until 30 June, and also access to online textbooks for students who are without print copies. Here are details from an email from Stan Gundry:
- We always offer free Textbook Plus resources for over 60 Zondervan Academic textbooks. For many books, you can download instructor manuals, editable PowerPoint slide decks, sample syllabi, quizzes, and other teaching resources. To request these materials, please visit our TextbookPlus Instructor Resources website or contact Matthew Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We have decided to provide free digital copies of Zondervan Academic textbooks to students who no longer have access to physical books they purchased because of sudden campus closures.Access will be provided through Zondervan Academic Online Courses for three months to these students. Zondervan Academic Online Courses include digital textbook access, video lectures from authors, review tools, assessments, and more, all hosted on an easy-to-use platform from Biblemesh. To get free access for your students, please contact Joshua Kessler at email@example.com . (We apologize that, due to demand, we are unable to offer the normal level of customization for these free courses.)
- We have decided to make all video lectures free for three months for instructors. These videos are available for free streaming on our MasterLectures platform, which hosts thousands of video lectures filmed by Zondervan Academic authors based on their textbooks. Within the next few days, this platform will also include access to more than 40 CourseGuides. These CourseGuides contain review questions, key points in each lecture, review exercises, and more. If you would like free access to MasterLectures through June 30, 2020, please contact Kent Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are other ways we can assist you, please let us know. At this time, some of our employees are already working at home, and if the day comes that our building is closed until the worst of this crisis is over, you may rest assured that all of us are equipped to work remotely and we will be available by both email and phone.
Thank you for allowing us to partner with you in the important work you are doing during this uncertain time.
On behalf of all of us at Zondervan Academic, Stanley N. Gundry