From Job to the crucifixion, stories from the Bible attempt to answer the question of why good people suffer, and why tyrants commit evil with impunity...Read more
In our ongoing series, OBSO interviews Richard B. Parkinson, translator of The Tale of Sinuhe, a collection of adventure stories, dialogues on life and death, ruminations on the problem of suffering, and teachings about the nature of wisdom and virtue from ancient Egypt.
Jeffrey R. Zorn (Cornell University) shares his ongoing excavation of Tell en Naṣbeh, a site usually identified with biblical Mizpah of Benjamin. In the sixth century B.C.E., the site was an important fortress on the northern border of Judah and the capital of what remained of Judah following the Neo-Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem.Read More
R.B. Parkinson's landmark translation of the Tale of Sinuhe and other masterpieces of ancient Egypt is now available online for the first time. Featuring adventure stories, dialogues on life and death, ruminations on the problem of suffering, and teachings about the nature of wisdom and virtue, this collection explores many of the themes that are also essential to Biblical literature.Read More
This new feature allows you to scroll through the tables of contents for each of the major reference works on Oxford Biblical Studies Online, including The Oxford Companion to the Bible and the new Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible.
This list of the books of the Bible includes their respective commentaries from the following sources: Oxford Bible Commentary, New Oxford Annotated Bible (NRSV), Oxford Study Bible (REB), Jewish Study Bible (TANAKH), Catholic Study Bible (NAB), and the Access Bible (NRSV).