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New Electronic Resource: The Bible in English

Pepperdine University Libraries now provides access to The Bible in English.

This database includes 20 different versions of the English Bible (including 12 full Bibles, five New Testament texts, two versions of the Gospels only, and William Tyndale’s translations of the Pentateuch, Jonah, and the New Testament).

English literature scholars will find this resource particularly insightful. The database highlights the Renaissance period, including the most significant texts from Tyndale to the King James Bible.

For biblical, theological, and religious scholars, this resource includes texts from the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and non-conformist traditions.

The Bible in English allows users to search all versions of the Bible or a selection of them, and display different versions of the text simultaneously. Doing so allows students and scholars to research how the Bible has influenced authors as well as how the English language has developed over hundreds of years.

Accordance Bible Software in ACE

Accordance Bible Software has been installed on four MACs in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), located on the second floor of Payson Library. Dr. Chris Heard, Associate Professor of Religion, received a grant to fund the purchase of the Accordance Bible Software.

For more information on where the software is located in ACE, please visit the ACE software website.

Accordance Bible Software contains commentaries, interactive 3D maps, and many language tools such as Greek and Hebrew, to enhance Bible scholarship.

Watch a fun and informative 3-minute video on Accordance here.

For questions, please contact Claire Moler.

The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Now Available

Pepperdine University Libraries recently purchased access to the online version of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR). This comprehensive and in-depth encyclopedia offers entries related to the Bible and its origins, development, and influence in religion and culture. Each entry defines the person, place, or other topic and discusses it from several theological and cultural perspectives.

For example, the entry on the “Ark of the Covenant” includes sections on the ark in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and in the New Testament; in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; and in literature, the visual arts, and film. Other entries include sections on other religions, exegetical literature, theological and philosophical writings, liturgy, dance, and music, as relevant to the topic.

Entries are written by scholars in the field and include extensive bibliographies. The entries can be browsed alphabetically or searched, and also include illustrations or images where available.

Currently, two volumes of the encyclopedia have been published, which cover Aaron-Atheism. Two more volumes, covering Athena-Circumcision, are scheduled to be published by the end of 2011. Thirty volumes in all are planned, and Pepperdine will make them available online as they are released.

If you have any questions about this new resource, please contact Melissa Nykanen, the library liaison to the Religion Division, at (310) 506-4434 or at melissa.nykanen@pepperdine.edu.