Last week in Zagreb I met Koraljka Rožić, one of the editors of Kairos Evangelical Journal of Theology. Kairos is an open access theological journal published in both Croatian and English editions and print and electronic format. Koraljka was very happy for me to create a table of contents for the journal on BiblicalStudies.org.uk in order to make the journal more widely known. Kairos has many interesting articles, some on subjects that I have not seen discussed elsewhere.
Dr Dale Brueggemann contacted me recently to request that I make available key Biblical linguistics resources on my website in PDF. A great number of Greek & Hebrew lexicons and grammars are now out of copyright which still have value to Bible students and scholars. Dr David Instone-Brewer from Tyndale House has agreed to make available the language works that Tyndale House have digitised to form the start of what I am calling the Biblical Linguistics Digitisation Project. As my own knowledge of biblical language reference works is very limited I am very grateful to Dale and David for their expertise and advice when selecting material.
Here are the first volumes to be made available through this project. Note that due to the number of pages in each volume the file sizes are very large.
The Evangelical Quarterly (1929-present) represents a tremendous resource for Bible students. It contains contributions from the best of 20th Century Evangelical scholarship, including G.W. Bromiley, I. Howard Marshall and F.F. Bruce. This morning I completed the digitisation of the back-issues, a project that I have been working on for over 10 years. Paternoster Publication’s archive of this journal was destroyed in the 1990s, so a complete set of scans has been sent to the current publisher. I would like to acknowledge the assistance of a number of UK Bible College who provided copies for scanning, including Highland Theological College, Wycliffe Hall and Tyndale House.
This is an important question. Paternoster Publications had a somewhat unique copyright arrangement. After one year from publication the rights reverted to the author, who could then have his/her work republished elsewhere. So make the run of over 1,500 articles available in any format it is necessary to contact each of the hundreds of authors. As many of these authors are deceased their literary executors have to be tracked down. Whilst I have been able to obtain a large number of permissions, the search continues for many others. If anyone knows an author whose work is not on-line as yet – or his/her executor – do ask them to contact me. More recent issues are less of a problem as the Publisher provides me with PDFs for uploading 5 years after publication – though again, the author’s permission is always required.