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  • Early Church Texts With the Original Languages
    A Subscription is required. "Is like an electronic encyclopedia of the first five centuries of Church History, with extensive links to information on around 700 people and themes, and around 230 Church Councils; plus links to many off-site public domain original language texts and English translations. "
  • Ancient Medditeranean Inscriptions - Images
    "Building an Image Bank of Inscriptions
    The Centre is undertaking a long-term project to create a library of digitised images of Greek inscriptions, based in the first instance on material in its squeeze collection. The scope and technical details of the project are described in this article."
  • Babylonian Talmud
    "To our knowledge this is the first extensive English translation of the Talmud to be posted on the Internet. The Talmud is a vast collection of Jewish laws and traditions. Despite the dry subject matter the Talmud makes interesting reading because it is infused with vigorous intellectual debate, humor and deep wisdom."
  • Baptist and Reformed Primary Sources
    An on-going project of The Reformed Reader is to present authors of Baptist and Reformed books, miscellaneous works and on-line biographies. A much needed resource for Baptists in the 21st century is a return to the "old paths" of our historic Baptist heritage rich in the Reformed faith. Along with the "old paths", Reformed Baptist authors of our present time will be presented here as well as introducing authors less known but who are committed to the continuity of the Reformed Baptist faith.<
  • Calvin's Institutes Online  
    Beveridge translation. Published first in 1536, the Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's magnum opus. The Institutes has remained important for Protestant theology for almost five centuries. Written to "aid those who desire to be instructed in the doctrine of salvation," the Institutes, which follows the ordering of the Apostle's Creed, has four parts. The first part examines God the Father; the second part, the Son; the third part, the Holy Spirit;
  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library
    From its own website: “Welcome to the CCEL! The mission of the CCEL is to build up the church by making classic Christian writings available and promoting their use. “Maintained by Calvin College.
  • The Complete Works of Josephus  
    The complete works of the famous Jewish historian, translated by William Whiston
  • Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
    "The Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum (CSL) is a collaborative project among scholars from a variety of disciplines with the main purpose of creating a digital library of Latin literature, spanning from the earliest epigraphic remains to the Neo-Latinists of the eighteenth century. Toward this end, we maintain an up-to-date catalogue of all Latin texts that are currently available online, making CSL a single, centralized resource for locating Latin literature on the internet."
  • Early Christian Writings
    From its own website: “The purpose of this web site is to set out all of the Christian writings that are believed to have been written in the first and second centuries, as well as a few selected from the early third. I have also included non-Christian documents that may have special bearing on the study of early Christianity in order to make this web site a comprehensive sourcebook.”
  • Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings
    Primary sources include but not limited to Thomas Adams, Richard Baxter, Thomas Boston, Stephen Charnock, Jonathan Edwards, Ebenezer Erskine …
  • The Internet Classics Archive
    Greco-Roman and other primary sources. Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.
  • The Jonathan Edwards Center @ Yale
    The mission of the Jonathan Edwards Center is to support inquiry into the life, writings, and legacy of Jonathan Edwards by providing resources that encourage critical appraisal of the historical importance and contemporary relevance of America’s premier theologian. The primary way that we do this is with the Works of Jonathan Edwards Online, a digital learning environment for research, education and publication, that presents all of Edwards’s writings, along with helpful editorial
  • The Nag Hammadi Texts
    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 texts such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, and the Gospel of Truth.

  • Perseus Project
    Searchable Greek, Latin and translated English Ancient texts. Our larger mission is to help make the full record for humanity as intellectually accessible as possible to every human being, providing information adapted to as many linguistic and cultural backgrounds as possible. Our work in the 2008-09 academic year focuses upon the three most widespread classical languages of the Mediterranean world: Greek, Latin, and Arabic.
  • Philo of Alexandria
    This ... page of The Resource Pages to Biblical Studies is intended to be a resource page dedicated to the study of Philo of Alexandria (ca. 20 BCE - ca 40 CE), the famous Jewish philosopher and theologian. It contains references and pointers to scholarly Philonic material from the steadily growing WWW world.

  • Pliny The Elder's Natural History
    This is the Latin but each section allows you to go to a translation including English.
  • Reformation Sources
    Primary sources from Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin, Zwingli, Bullinger
  • The Tertullian Project
    "A collection of material ancient and modern about the ancient Christian Latin writer Tertullian and his writings." But it's also got many, many other obscure ancient church Father's writings
  • Ancient Egyptian Texts
    The civilization of Ancient Egypt lasted longer than the entire span of what we have come to accept as 'recorded history': over three thousand years. During these millenia the Egyptians developed a multitude of gods and goddesses, as well as esoteric practices that we are still unravelling the meaning of. Besides this, Egypt was the source of the first true monothestic religion, under the pharaoh Akhenaton. This rich tradition was mostly unknown until the early nineteenth century, when the Egypt
  • Ancient Egyptian Texts and Web Bibliography
  • Ancient Egyptian Resources - Fordham University
  • First Principles by Origen
    A complete look at Christian doctrine on a scale that hadn't been acheived at that time.

More Library Resources

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Luther's Works - Lehmann
Call Number: BR330 .E5
ISBN: 1458852199

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The Works of Jonathan Edwards - Perry Miller
Call Number: BX7117 .E3
ISBN: 9780300158403

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The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English - Geza Vermes
Call Number: BM487 .A3 2004b
ISBN: 0140449523

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Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Series - Gerald Bray General Editor
ISBN: 0830814884
Search under "series" for Ancient Christian Commentary on Scriptures. We've got as many as have been published so far. Almost the entire Bible.

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Augustine: Earlier Writings - John Burleigh
Call Number: Net Library Online Book
ISBN: 066424162X

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Augustine Later Works - John Burnaby
Call Number: BR65.A52E6 1980
ISBN: 0664241654

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Fulgentius: Selected Works
Call Number: BR60.F3 F7725 1997
ISBN: 0813200954


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