Studies in Pharisaism and the Gospels by Israel Abrahams (both series)

Today’s free book is Israel Abraham’s two volume work on Pharisaism and the Gospels. These books are still widely reprinted, which implies that they have an enduring value for those involved in Gospel Studies. These books are in the public domain. Israel Abrahams [1858-1925], Studies in Pharisaism and the Gospels, First Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University…

Taking the Bible text seriously, in all its various contexts – David Instone-Brewer

Dr David Instone-Brewer has asked me to share this very useful resource: The Bible is an ancient book with timeless wisdom, historical integrity and many puzzles.  When we read it in the context of their lifestyle, literature, and language, the Bible speaks to us like it did to its original audience. When we grasp these contexts,…

Wardle’s History and Religion of Israel on-line

Walter L. Wardle’s The History and Religion of Israel forms the first volume in the Clarendon Bible series. It contains numerous plates which are included in greyscale to preserve their quality. The supplement “The Old Testament Chronologically Arranged” by Evelyn Waters Hippisley [1878-1968] is not included as it is still in copyright. This title is…