Top 10 Biblical Studies Downloads in 2018

Top 10 Biblical Studies Downloads in 2018 1

It is great to see the free resources available via Theology on the Web being used. Here are the top nine articles (and one book) downloaded from BiblicalStudies.org.uk in 2018.

  1. Figures of Speech in the Bible by Robert I Bradshaw [13,909 downloads]
  2. J. Paul Tanner, “The History of Interpretation of the Song of Songs,” Bibliotheca Sacra 154: 613 (1997): 23-46. [5,281 downloads]
  3. F.F. Bruce, “The Gospel of Thomas: Presidential Address 14 May 1960,” Faith and Thought 92.1 (1961): 3-23. [3,472 downloads]
  4. Robert E. Picirilli, “The Meaning of ‘Epignosis’,” Evangelical Quarterly 47.2 (Apr.-June 1975): 85-93. [3,386 downloads]
  5. F.F. Bruce, “Christianity Under Claudius,” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 44.1 (March 1962): 309-26. [3,348 downloads]
  6. Edward J. Young, “The Background of Psalm 139,” Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 8.3 (Summer 1965): 101-110. [3,233 downloads]
  7. Elmer Towns, “The Meaning of Heart in the New Testament,” Grace Journal 12.1 (Winter 1971): 36-45. [2,875 downloads]
  8. Burnett Hillman Streeter, The Four Gospels: A Study of Origins Treating of The Manuscript Tradition, Sources, Authorship, & Dates. London: MacMillan & Co., Ltd., 1930. [2,607 downloads]
  9. Bulus Galadima & Yusufu Turaki. “Christianity in Nigeria Part I,” Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology 20.1 (2001): 85-101. [2,605 downloads]
  10. Roy Yates, “Paul’s Affliction in Asia: 2 Corinthians 1:8,” The Evangelical Quarterly 53.4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981): 241-245. [2,495 downloads]

I am surprised by No. 1 – this indicates to me that there could be a demand for more material on figures of speech in the Bible.

Theology on the Web is Seventeen

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It is 17 years since the first of the Theology on the Web sites, biblicalstudies.org.uk went on-line.

Here is a quick summary of what has been achieved just in the last year across the seven websites.

  • 1.8  million visitors, that’s just over 5,000 each day
  • More than 35,000 theological articles and books are now available for free download
  • Material from almost 100 theological journals is available, from table of contents to complete text of every article
  • 5.8 Terabytes of this material have been downloaded
  • China and India are both in the top five countries for visitor numbers
  • All sites now included in the e-Granary Project, which sends their entire contents on disk into Universities with little or no Internet access around the world
  • Open Access Commentary Survey Project launched
  • 7 regular financial supporters – two up on last year

A big “Thank You” to all who have helped to make this possible.

F.F. Bruce Copyright International Publications – Update

Professor FF BruceLast December I hosted a guest post by Larry Stone, who is organising the reprinting in electronic formats the works of F.F. Bruce. Larry has told me that the process is moving forward. He writes:

F.F. Bruce Copyright International plans to publish at least 17 books as ebooks in the fall under the Kingsley Books imprint — ranging in price from $2.99 to $14.99. Things are going more slowly than planned because we want to take the time to make excellent ebooks.

Six of the covers of these books are shown below. Click on the thumbnails to bring up a larger image.

 The Spreading Flame - F.F. Bruce  Paul and His Converts - F.F. Bruce  The New Testament Development of Old Testament Themes
 The Letters of Paul - F.F. Bruce  Second Thoughts on the Dead Sea Scrolls - F.F. Bruce  Acts - A Bible Study Commentary - F.F. Bruce

I will post further information as it becomes available.