Dr. Julius-Kei Kato


Most Useful Academic Links and Materials

  1. Online Version of the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Bible. This is the official translation that I use in my courses.
  2. NIV (New International Version) Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. (through King's Library)
  3. Oxford Bible Commentary (through King's/UWO library)
  4. A Dictionary of the Bible (through King's/UWO library)
  5. Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible (through King's/UWO library)
  6. Oxford Companion to the Bible (through King's/UWO library)
  7. Oxford Bible Atlas (through King's/UWO library)
  8. Bible Gateway. Multiple Versions of the Bible and some useful tools such as search function.
  9. The Bible Project: Useful and well-done videos that explain many aspects of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments.
  10. The Three Worlds of the Text - by David L. Barr. From his book New Testament Story.
  11. Bible Basics (including "the 3 Worlds"). From Timothy Carmody, Reading the Bible (New York: Paulist Press, 2004), pp. 1-23. 
  12. Explanation of the "Three Worlds of the Bible" (HERE). From An Introduction to the Bible: A Journey into Three Worlds (8th Edition) by Christian Hauer and William Young.
  13. The Best Online Bible Tools.From ENTER website.
  14. Basic Bibliography for Biblical Studies. From ENTER website.
  15. Links from the Catholic Biblical Society of America's website
  16. Criteria of Authenticity for Historical Jesus / Gospel Studies. From John Kloppenborg - Univ. of Toronto
  17. Understanding the World of Jesus by Daniel J. Scholz HERE
  18. The Christian Bible: The Old and New Testaments (a summary by Hans Küng)
The Most Important Bible Stories
  1. Most Popular (Kids') Bible Stories: Each story is linked to the NRSV translation. Good overview of the most important stories of the Bible
  2. 150 Famous Bible Stories from Dan's Faithweb
  3. 50 Major Events in the Bible Storyline.
  4. Superbook Full Episodes: Different stories from the Bible as experienced by two time-travelling kids with their robot-friend.