Tyndale House News – December 2016

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Tyndale House News - December 2016

Newly refurbished single rooms available!

We’re taking bookings for the new year for our newly refurbished residential accommodation with the first time offering of ensuite thermostatic shower and toilet in each room. Based in a delightful location in Cambridge with access to our unique Biblical studies book collection developed over 70 years, twelve single rooms are available from January 1st 2017 for weekly or monthly bookings.

For those who remember walks down the dark single corridor to shared bathroom facilities with limited toilet space our new facilities will offer brighter, warmer accommodation for every stay. Each room has been refurbished and refitted with its own shower room and toilet. A wi-fi and wired connection will be available in each room giving you access to our extensive catalogue online.

Brand new communal kitchen and dining areas will now be available solely for single room residents adjacent to the corridor offering space to meet other Biblical research scholars from across the globe.

Filled with around 50,000 scholarly volumes our library below offers rented private desks for up to 58 scholars. Open Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 22:00,  located near to Cambridge University Library, our non-lending library has been described as a rich treasure to explore where scholars can find momentum in their work and studies. Closed on Sundays our academic staff are happy to advise on local evangelical church services to attend.

Single room residents have access to our Edwardian common room at weekends and evenings. Close to the heart of Cambridge with its shops and historical buildings. Book online below.

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All at Tyndale House wish you a very happy,  joyful Christmas and a peaceful and blessed New Year.

In Christ,

Peter Williams

 

 

 


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Tyndale House’s Global Library Project

Tyndale House's Library Catalogue giving access to Global Library

An Update on the Global Library Project

Theology on the Web has been working with Tyndale House to expand the number of electronic resources it can offer via its Global Library Project. As I noted here, I have just completed scanning and uploading 22 of the British Academy’s Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology which are in the Public Domain. These have now been integrated into the Tyndale House database (see here and use the “type of media” drop-down to select “e-books” and/or “e-journals”) so that the electronic version appears in the search for these titles. Several thousands of the journals articles which I host relating to Biblical Studies have also been added to this resource, so allowing scholars around the world the opportunity to benefit from the treasures contained in the library.

I hope to visit Cambridge again in early September to discuss the next stage of the digitisation project, of which I am only a part.

STEP Bible Software v.2.0 Released

Many Christian scholars from overseas who have spent time studying in the UK return to their own countries find their ministry of training others to understand the Bible frustrated. This is because the in-depth Bible Study resources, so readily available in universities in the UK, are now out of their reach – both physically and financially. This is even more frustrating when one realises that about 85% of the evangelical churches in the Two Thirds World are led by people with no theological training at all. It is a problem that I have been aware of for many years – indeed it was the inspiration behind Theology on the Web – “making biblical scholarship accessible” which led me to launch my first website in 2001.

STEP Bible version 2.0

The folks at Tyndale House in Cambridge share this vision and are working hard to meet the need for biblical resources. For me it is always a pleasure to visit there and meet members of the team working on their Scripture Tools for Every Person (STEP) project. This software, now in Beta version 2.0, is already one of the most powerful original-language Bible study tools available and is intended to be made available free of charge. There are plans to add hundreds more Bible translations, secondary literature and other resources – see the slideshow here. If you haven’t already visited the website – stepbible.org – I would strongly recommend that you do.

The STEP Bible in action

Here is a short video that gives a helpful introduction to just some of the things the STEP software can do: