Religious Studies

Flavius Josephus Online

Description

Online version of Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary (edited by Steve Mason) with the addition of the Greek text in the form of Niese's editio major: Benedikt Niese, Flavii Josephi opera (7 volumes, Berlin 1885-1895).

Presents the edited Greek source text and new literal English translation and literary-historical commentary en face 

Further content will be added as released, with Book 11 of the Antiquities as the next expected installment. 

Valuable for the study of classical antiquity, biblical history, early Judaism, Christian origins, and the political history of Palestine under Roman rule.

"Flavius Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, is without a doubt the most important witness to ancient Judaism from the close of the biblical period to the aftermath of the destruction of the temple in 70 CE. After fighting against the Romans in the war of 66-73 and surrendering in the earliest phase of the campaign, he moved to Rome where he began a productive literary career. His four surviving works - Judean War, Judean Antiquities, Life, and Against Apion, in thirty Greek volumes - provide the narrative structure for interpreting the other, more fragmentary written sources and physical remains from this period. Josephus' descriptions of the Temple, the Judean countryside, Jewish-Roman relations and conflicts, and groups and institutions of ancient Judea have become indispensable for students of early Judaism, Classics, and of Christian origins alike."

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Encyclopedia
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Cambridge Core

Alternative Titles
Cambridge Histories Online
Cambridge Books Online
Cambridge Journal Online
Description

A cross-searchable database of online journal and book content from Cambridge University Press. 

Provides full-text access to recent volumes of scholarly journals in all subject areas published by Cambridge University Press.

Contains over 300 full-text volumes, in 15 subject areas, published from 1960-2014. Volumes provide authoritative historical essays and bibliographies on topics ranging from the First World War to U.S. Foreign Relations. In addition to world history, this collection also covers the histories of subjects including language and linguistics, music, philosophy, political and social theory, religion, theater and performing arts, and warfare. All chapters may be read online or downloaded as PDFs.

Access to the full text of selected eBooks (about 700) from Cambridge University Press from multiple disciplines across science, technology, humanities and social sciences.  

 

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42096
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Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library : Non-Biblical Texts

Alternative Titles
Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library Online
Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library of Non-Biblical Texts
Description

This portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the non-Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images.

Contents are identical to that of the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library CD-ROM (published by Brill and Brigham Young University in 2006) but adapted to Brill's online platform for reference works.

This online publication offers transcriptions (texts), translations, images, an inventory, and tools for carrying out searches and viewing the images of the Dead Sea Scrolls biblical texts. 

The contents include 

  • the Hebrew Non-Biblical texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls, with photographs of all fragments
  • an English translation, based not on individual fragments but on all extant fragments that form a particular Masoretic book (or part thereof); it is equally based on the Masoretic text for those parts that are missing in the Dead Sea Scrolls

In addition, there are

  • an introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls Non-Biblical Texts
  • an inventory of the Qumran texts

This portion of the library complements the online Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library : Biblical Texts

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Database
Images
Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41779
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Encyclopaedia of Islam

Description

Platform for cross-searching titles related to the Encyclopaedia of Islam including 

  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE
  • Historical Atlas of Islam
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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41761
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Theological Commons

Description

A digital library of over 80,000 resources on theology and religion hosted by Princeton Theological Seminary.

Consists mainly of public domain books but also includes periodicals, audio recordings, and other formats.

Featured collections include:

The Benson Collection of Hymnals and Hymnology 

The Latin America Collection 

The Missionary Research Library Pamphlets Collection 

The Payne Theological Seminary and A.M.E. Church Archive 

The Princeton Theological Seminary Media Archive

The T.F. Torrance Collection of Antiquarian Books

Type
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E-Book(s)
Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41677
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Records of the Kurds

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Records of the Kurds : territory, revolt and nationalism, 1831-1979

Online version of this Cambridge Archives Editions collection of documents drawn chiefly from the British archives. Presents images of the document reproductions as they appeared in the 13 volume print edition with searchable text functionality.

"This set of documents traces early insurgencies of the Kurdish people directed against regional and metropolitan powers, their inter-relations with neighbouring tribes and other ethnic groups, while also depicting the extent of territories pertaining to the Kurdish homeland. The period witnessed the origins of Kurdish nationalist sentiments through a series of disparate revolts in the 19th century, through to a larger, more cohesive and discernible movement launched in the aftermath of World War One."

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41641
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Records of the Hajj

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Online version of this Cambridge Archives Editions collection of documents and extracts (including diagrams and other graphic material) pertaining to the history of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Presents images of the extracts and document reproductions as they appeared in the 10 volume print edition with searchable text functionality.

"The contents of this publication have, almost without exception, been selected from primary sources. The earliest period is covered by exact copies of sections on the Hajj in the works of Azraki, Al-Tabari and other Arab chroniclers. Later documentation presents the Hajj less as a feature in Islam´s historical development than as a personal experience conveyed through eye-witness accounts of the pilgrimage rituals and of Mecca and its inhabitants. Outstanding among such records are passages selected from the works of Ibn Jubair, Nasir-e Khosrau and Ibn Batuta.
 
European sources provide the bulk of the documentation for the later periods. On the one hand there are extracts from Varthema, Burckhardt, Richard Burton and other travellers; on the other, huge quantities of highly interesting despatches and memoranda prepared by diplomats and agents sent to the area to monitor events and promote their Government´s interests. Most of these have been selected from the archives of the British Political Agency (later: Legation) that was established in Jeddah in the nineteenth century. Of outstanding value are the lengthy comprehensive Pilgrimage Reports that were, until the 1950s prepared annually by British political staff assisted by Muslims sent specially to Mecca as observers. These have been reproduced in their entirety. As for the last thirty years - the period in which such records are withheld from view - the editor has made careful selections from recent publications and combined them with media coverage including the text of important broadcasts from Riyadh and Tehran."

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Textual History of the Bible Online

Description

The Textual History of the Bible brings together all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures. In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, or Hilfswissenschaften, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

Vol. 1: The Hebrew Bible

Vol. 2: Deuterocanonical Scriptures

Vol. 3: A Companion to Textual Criticism

Vol. 4: Indices, and Manuscript Catalogues

Edited by: Armin Lange (General Editor), Emanuel Tov, Matthias Henze, Russell E. Fuller

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41462
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Missionary Archives from Lesotho 1832-2006

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Missionary Archives from Lesotho, 1832-2006 contains both the ethnographic and historical archives of the first missionary in Lesotho, D.F. Ellenberger, as well as the complete run of the bi-weekly magazine, the Leselinyana, from 1863 till 2006. The collection also includes historical maps, church archives, personal registers (birth, baptism, and marriage), missionaries’ correspondence, and it features the first written documents from the region. The collection is an important source for historians, theologians, anthropologists, ethnographers and linguists, working on Southern Africa or with an interest in Southern Africa. 

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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41266
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World Religion Database

Alternative Titles
WRD
Description

The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world’s religions for the period 1900 to 2050.

The WRD will be constantly updated with new sources of data as they become available, such as estimates of religious affiliation at the province level within countries and religious freedom information for all countries. A feedback mechanism is available for users to leave comments on sources or methodology related to any figure reported in the WRD.

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Statistics
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41159
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