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The $200 theology Library A Pitts Theology Library Weekly Workshop

What resources does a theology student or pastor "need" to own?

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Shared Purchases
Online Alternatives
Used Books

Where can you buy these things?

Category 1: The Biblical Text

Interlinear Bible: Hebrew-Greek-English : With Strong's Concordance Numbers Above Each Word (Hendrickson, 1986/2014)

Alternative: The STEP Bible (http://www.stepbible.org)

Category 2: A critical Concordance

The NIV Exhaustive Bible Concordance, Third Edition (Zondervan, 2015)

Alternative: Blue Letter Bible (http://www.blueletterbible.org)

Category 3: A Resource on the Historical Context

Backgrounds of Early Christianity, 3rd Edition (Eerdmans, 2003)

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible (Baker, 2006)

Alternative: Wikipedia/the Web

CATEGORY 4: A good Dictionary

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (Oxford, 2005)

Previous Editions, Used!!!

ALTERNATIVE: (ODCC Is ONLIne at Emory) OR NEW ADVENT'S CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA ONLINE http://www.newadvent.org/cathen

Category 5: Commentaries

The Oxford Bible Commentary (Oxford, 2001)

Alternative: (Online at Emory) or Free, out of print commentaries online

Category 6: A Journal Subscription

Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology

Word and World: Theology for Christian Ministry

Alternative: Directory of Open Access Journals (http://www.doaj.org)

Comprehensive Alternative: MinistryMatters.com

Free Content: Sermon examples, worship planning guides, prayers, devotions, etc.
Paid Content: New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible
Paid Content: Old Testament Library, New Testament Library Commentary Series
Paid Content: New Interpreter's Bible
Paid Content: Much, Much More
$149/year or $14.99/month; student and group rates available

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Atla Religion Database
Oxford Biblical Studies Online
Hermeneia Commentaries
Credo Reference Library
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

Comprehensive Alternative: Find a Theological Library Near You!

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