Textual History of the Bible Online

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.

Textual History of the Bible Online


Brill’s New Pauly online!

It’s here! Complete online access to Brill’s New Pauly, ancient and classical, with all the supplements! This is a restricted resource, so you need to login* to the U and the Libraries to gain access.




The link goes to the catalog record which will, in turn, link to the resource after you authenticate with your U of M login.

What’s included:

Supplements 1 which includes Volumes 1-6, and just released Supplements II, Vol 7.
The rest of Supplements II, Volumes 8 through 13 are pending in future years as the print is published.

Prof. Bernard Levinson article on Temple Scroll

Author: Bernard M. Levinson
Refining the Reconstruction of Col. 2 of the Temple Scroll (11QTa): The Turn to Digital Mapping and Historical Syntax*
Source: Dead Sea Discoveries, Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 1 – 26 Publication Year : 2016
DOI: 10.1163/15685179-12341369
ISSN: 0929-0761 E-ISSN: 1568-5179
permalink to article

Dr. Levinson Inside the entrance to Cave 11 at Qumran


Dr. Levinson examining manuscript fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Antiquities Authority Laboratory

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Qumran Cave 11: The unmarked cave where the fascinating manuscript of the Temple Scroll was found


An overview of the caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

Qumran Caves Overview

Professor Levinson – Goodman Lecture

“The Uncensored Voice: Suffering, Protest, and Lament in the Hebrew Bible”
CNES Professor Hanne Loeland Levinson to deliver Goodman Lecture at St. Kate’s
Thursday, May 12

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Flyer: Goodman Lecture_2016

The featured speaker at the 2016 Goodman Lecture will be Dr. Hanne Loeland Levinson. Dr. Levinson is an assistant professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota. A member of the Center of Jewish Studies at the U of M, Dr. Levinson’s research centers on the academic study of the Hebrew Bible with a focus on gender studies, prophetic literature, and narratives around death and death wishes.

Her first book, Silent or Salient Gender? The Interpretation of Gendered God-Language in the Hebrew Bible, Exemplified in Isaiah 42, 46 and 49 (Mohr Siebeck, 2008), received the  John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008. Currently, she is working on a book with the working title: Wishing for Death or Fighting for Life: Death Wishes in the Hebrew Bible. She has also taught at the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, Norway, and has been a visiting scholar at institutions in Israel, South Africa and the U.S.

She fell in love with the literature and ideas of the Hebrew Bible as an undergraduate and continues to be fascinated by these texts in her work as a teacher and scholar of the Hebrew Bible. She is concerned about reading the texts in light of their literary and historical context, but is also interested in the dialogue between contemporary questions and the biblical texts.

More information at https://www.stkate.edu/alumnae/lifelong-learning

This event is free, but tickets are required to ensure seating. Tickets will be available online at oshag.stkate.edu or by phone at 651-690-6700 closer to the date of the lecture.

Tour of Wilson Reference Room

Anchor Bible Dictionary
Wilson Reference BS 440 .A54 1992

The Anchor Bible Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday 1964-
Wilson Library General Collection BS192.2.A1 1964 .G3

Annee Philologique (Classical Studies) http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2971
The most comprehensive index to Classical Studies. It is an index of citations to books and articles in all areas of ancient Greek and Latin studies. Coverage: 1949 to 2004
Print index available at WILSON General collection PA29.A5x.

Brill’s New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World: Antiquity
Wilson Library Reference Quarto DE5 .N3513 2002

Der neue Pauly : Enzyklopädie der Antike
Wilson Library Reference Quarto DE5 .N48x 1996

Paulys Realencyclopadie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft
Wilson Library Reference DE5 .P33

Concordance to the Septuagint and the other Greek versions of the Old Testament
(including the Apocryphal books) Edwin Hatch 1835-1889.; Henry A Redpath (Henry Adeney), 1848-1908.
2nd ed.. Grand Rapids,: Baker Books ©1998
Available at TC Wilson Library Reference Quarto BS1122 .H3 1998

Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology
Wilson Library Reference Quarto DE5 .S71 1967

The Encyclopedia of ancient civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean
John Haywood 1956- Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference 1997
Wilson Library Reference Quarto DS57 .E47 1997

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls
Lawrence H Schiffman; James C VanderKam New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press 2000
Wilson Library Reference (Quarto BM487 .E53 2000 )

Encyclopedia of Amazons : women warriors from antiquity to the modern era
Jessica Amanda Salmonson / 1st ed.. New York : Paragon House 1991
Wilson Library Reference U51 .S34 1991
Andersen Library Rare Books (Tretter) U51 .S34 1991

Encyclopedia of women in the ancient world
Joyce E Salisbury / Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO ©2001
Wilson Library Reference HQ1127 .S25 2001

Greek-English lexicon
WILSON Reference Quarto PA445.E5 L6 1996

Harper’s dictionary of classical literature and antiquities
Wilson Library Reference DE5 .P36x 1965

Hippocrene practical English-Hebrew, Hebrew-English conversational dictionary : romanized
Hippocrene practical dictionary.David C. Gross 1923-Newly rev.. New York : Hippocrene Books 1994
Wilson Library Reference PJ4833 .G73x 1994

Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, A
Kate L Turabian; Wayne C Booth; Gregory G Colomb; Joseph M Williams
8th edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2013
Wilson Library Reference LB2369 .T8 2013

New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible / James Strong 1822-1894. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson ©2010
Wilson Library Reference Quarto BS425 .S8 2010

Oxford Latin dictionary
Locations: WILSON Reference Folio PA2365 .E5 O9 1982; BIO-MED Reference oversize PA2365 .E5 O98
MAGRATH Quarto PA2365 .E5 O9 1982.


Oxford Reference Online – print counterparts:

Up-to-date online versions of:
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture N5610 G76 2007
The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3d rev ed.) Reference library
The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th ed.) Reference library Wilson Ref Quarto DE5 .O9 2012
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization Wilson Ref DE5 .O92x 1998
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3d ed.)
Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World General Collection DE5 .O92 2007
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome online only (Duluth has print)
Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.) copy in Gen and Ref?? PA2365.E5 W6 1994
Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: Latin-English (3 ed.)
Who’s Who in the Classical World General Collection DE7 .W46x 2000

For more online resources see my subject page for Classics 


LB2369 .T8 2013……. WRITING GUIDES

Student Success & Library Use

Research at the U of MN linking student success to library use is in the spotlight again, this time on Boopsie for this good news report from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Digital resources are great, of course, and we have subject specific pages too – but don’t dismiss a visit to your library. There are great print resources in each one, and friendly helpful staff – and you can find a coffee shop in Walter and Wilson too.

Excerpt from the entry in Boopsie:
“As college libraries foster accessibility and student engagement, they contribute to the success of their students through increased graduation rates, increased retention rates, and higher GPAs. When college libraries contribute to student success, they increase institutional prestige while preparing future leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world.”