Links & Resources



Photographs of Stephan Illes’s model of 1873 Jerusalem (See here for full background of the model and how you can visit it)

Archive Photos of Jerusalem: 18th and 19th Century

Also see this link for archive paintings of 19th Century Jerusalem and a full bibliography of publications dealing with photos and artwork of Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the 19th Century.


James Tabor’s links:

The Jesus Discovery
Book published in 2012 detailing new research and analysis of the Talpiot tombs and their probably relationship to Jesus and his earliest followers.

Research related to The Jesus Discovery
Photos, analysis, and research materials related to the exploration of the Talpiot “patio” tomb

The Jesus Dynasty
Book published in 2006 that offers a readable narrative account of the “historical Jesus” as an apocalyptic, messianic figure in the tradition of Schweitzer with special emphasis on the relationship of texts to material archaeological evidence.

The Jewish Roman World of Jesus
Prof. Tabor’s university site with original source materials related to his teaching and research in the area of Christian origins.

Mt Zion Excavation
The ongoing excavations on Mt Zion in Jerusalem sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and directed by Drs. Shimon Gibson and James Tabor

The Original Bible Project
The ongoing project directed by Dr. Tabor to produce a new translation: The Transparent English Bible

Restoring Abrahamic Faith
Book published in 2008 offering a popular non-academic overview of the major themes and emphases of the Hebrew Bible

Tabor’s YouTube Channel
Links to various videos on biblical, archaeological, and other subjects that Prof. Tabor has either produced, been involved in, or marked as favorites.

Tabor Gallery
Original Acrylic and Oil paintings by David Tabor, Vienna, Austria

Tabor Violins and Violas
Handcrafted and refurbished violins and violas by Nathan Tabor, Vienna, Austria


Other Highly Recommended Research Links:

Bible & Interpretation
The best academic web site devoted to Biblical Studies, history, and archaeology

Century-One Bookstore
An on-line bookstore devoted to the latest in biblical studies and archaeology

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
University of California Irvine digitized collection of Greek literary texts from Homer through the fall of Byzantium in 1453 CE

SBL Bible Odyssey 
Impressive array of interactive historical resources related to the Bible and its interpretation by modern scholars

Roman Road and Milestones in the Holy Land
Roman roads and Milestones in the Holy Land, sponsored by the Department of Holy Land studies in Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee in coloration with the Israel Milestone Commute in Tel AvivUniversity. 

The Online Liddell-Scott-Jones Lexicon
Part of the TLG project above with complete entries to LSJ online

Carta Maps and Books
Large selection of Bible history and geography atlases, books, wall maps, Bible maps, charts and Travel guides to the Holy Land

The Babylonian Talmud in English
The complete Soncino English translation of the Babylonian Talmud with extensive notes online

Library of Early Christian Classics
Online texts of most of the major early Christian writings from late Antiquity

Early Christian Writings
New Testament, Apocryphal, Gnostic, and other early Christian Writings with multiple on-line translations and background information

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Writings
O.T. and N.T. apocrypha and pseudepigrapha texts based on the classic translations of R. H. Charles and M. R. James plus other materials


Highly Recommended Blogs

NT Blog
Prof. Mark Goodacre of Duke University focusing on New Testament and Christian Origins

The Forbidden Gospels
An Op-Ed blog of Prof. April DeConick of Rice University

Exploring Our Matrix
Prof. James McGrath of Butler University on religion, the Bible, science fiction, evolution, and other topics

Christianity in Antiquity: The Bart Ehrman Blog
Prof. Bart Ehrman of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill brings insights and opinions on important issues related to the New Testament and early Christianity. There is a public forum as well as a members only site, accessible for a modest contribution that is given to food charities.

The New Oxonian
Prof. Joseph Hoffmann’s always stimulating ruminations on philosophy, religion, and the publish square

Compassionate Spirit
Keith Akers, author of The Lost Religion of Jesus: Simply Living and Nonviolence in Early Christianity writes about simple living, nonviolence, vegetarianism, and connections to the first followers of Jesus known as the Ebionites.