For the last few months I have been giving priority to the digitisation of the Victorian journal, The Expositor. My reasons for this are two-fold.
Firstly, the journal contains hundreds of useful articles by such authors as B.B. Warfield and William R. Ramsay which deserve a wider readership. Secondly, the first eight series took up around twelve feet of shelf-space, and that space is at a premium in our flat.
[tweetthis hidden_hashtags=”bibstuds”]1,586 articles from “The Expositor” now available on-line[/tweetthis]
So, with the completion of the digitisation is Series 4 this evening, six-feet of shelf-space has been freed, and 1,586 articles – most previously unavailable – are now on-line. Click on the links below to read them.
Over the Christmas holiday I have evaluating how best to spend my time on Website development and have decided on the following plans for 2015 (in no particular order):
Plans for 2015
1) Addition of at least one free-to-download commentary on each book of the Bible
Looking at my visitor logs for 2014 I was clear that the most popular downloads were of commentaries. During 2015 I will be trying to find more public domain works that still have value to the biblical exegete and make them available via the website.
2) Digitisation of a Kymer/English Theological Journal
Continuing in my commitment to make international Biblical Scholarship available I am very pleased to announce that I have received permission to digitise Honeycomb – a Kymer-English journal from Cambodia. I am looking forward to making this available – hopefully by Easter.
3) Continuing the digitisation of public domain materials from long-running theological journals
A number of theological journals have been published for so long that much of their older material is now in the public domain. These include:
As of 1st January for those publications covered by the “70-year from death of author” copyright term, those works by authors who died during 1944 and before have entered the public domain. I will be therefore working through my sites and making this material available. These include works by:
James Moffatt [1870-1944]
Robert Martin Pope [1865-1944]
Thomas Banks Strong [1861-1944]
Visitor numbers to the websites continue to climb, and are expected to exceed 2 million this year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my readers for their ongoing support and encouragement.