Bible Study Resources
This resource directory is provided for your in depth Bible study, research and preparation for Sunday School classes and should be considered a valuable resource for any denomination. Many people studying the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson dig deep into the Bible texts and word study. These links are provided for this study. If you have other favorites you’d like for us to consider adding, please e-mail us with the URL and reference. Links listed here do not reflect any endorsement of the site or authoring organization nor do they indicate sites necessarily compatible with Christian Science philosophy. The user should draw his/her own conclusions to the usefulness of each specific reference. For the complete statement of Christian Science, we recommend that you read Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. NOTE: some of the items below can be found at multiple sites and we have listed them from all sources as you may like one more than another.
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Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library – World Study Bible (including Apocrypha)
- The Gospel of Thomas Homepage – [text] many links to other articles about the gospel of Thomas – a wonderful resource
- The Gospel of Thomas: the 5th Gospel
- The Noncanonical Homepage – [text] Old and New Testament Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha and the works of Early Church Fathers – Wesley Center Online
- Douay-Rheims Version (DR) [“Biblegateway.com – searchable, includes Apocrpha]
- King James Version (KJV) with Apocrypha [ebible.com] [The University of Michigan – KJV text and searchable, includes Apocrypha]
- New American Bible Translation (NAB) [text] [The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops] – includes Apocrypha
- RSV and KJV Bibles in frames – online, side-by-side translations on your screen of these two popular translations. [University of Virginia – includes Apocrypha]
- The Aseneth Home Page – [text] and links to other source, includes the David cook translation of Joseph & Aseneth, a pseuepigraphal text.
- The Nag Hammadi Library, a collection of thirteen ancient codices containing over fifty texts, was discovered in upper Egypt in 1945. This immensely important discovery includes a large number of primary Gnostic scriptures — texts once thought to have been entirely destroyed during the early Christian struggle to define “orthodoxy” — scriptures such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, and the Gospel of Truth.
- Book of Enoch
- Epistle to the Laodiceans
- The Didache: Teachings of the 12 Apostles
- Old Testament Pseudepigrapha [Divinity School – Univeristy of St. Andrews]
- The Deutercanonical Books of the Bible/Apocrypha [worldwideschool.org]