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A new kind of Bible commentary written for the electronic age
Olive press from the Philistine street at Eqron Museum, stone from the dig, wood added
Amos is the prototype of a series which
aims to explain the Bible in ways that print books cannot. The
electronic format will:
Make serious Bible study understandable without seminary training
Describe and explain Bible text, not present a particular interpretation
Use photos where words do not give the full picture
Use sound as well as sight Bible text in Hebrew and English, how to pronounce words like apophthegma
Help you explore Amos world follow links that interest you, rather than the path an author set
Hypertext Bible Commentary is a prototype, and we
plan to have further volumes prepared by other scholars till the
whole Bible is covered. A separate, but related project is preparing a
Bible Dictionary which the
commentaries will use.
The whole project including the commentary series is overseen by a board:
This project collaborates with others in the University Bible Dictionary project, the entriesd of this dictionary will provide a resource for authors of future HBC "volumes".
The Amos "volume" you have here took ten years to prepare, from first dreams to official publication.
It contains more than:
1600 pages of text
500 sound files.
As well as all this, it works in new ways that print commentary cannot. The working files have been online since 1996 and over 1000 users have given feedback. This has shaped how the commentary functions.
You can help by making the project known, and if you are a biblical scholar considering writing a dictionary article (up to 1500 words) or even a commentary!
Contact Dr Tim Bulkeley