Complete Run of Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute

Journal of the Tranactions of the Victoria Institute

I first began digitising the Transactions of the Victoria Institute about 13 years ago. Over the years I gradually added articles which had entered the public domain and those for which I could get the author’s permission.

The project took a major step forward in 2018 when Tyndale House library gave me their set and in December I was given permission by the Committee of the Victoria Institute to host the entire run. The project is now complete and all 89 volumes containing around 975 articles are now online. You can also download the entire collection as one zipped archive (1.1 GB download). This archive also contains a bespoke search facility for those looking for specific information within the collection.

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The journal continued as Faith and Thought, which is currently being digitised and should be online by the end of January 2019.

Book of Judges with Introduction and Notes by Charles Fox Burney

Maop of Central Palestine from C.F> Burney, The Book of Judges

This is Charles Fox Burney’s 1918 commentary on the book of Judges, complete with colour maps and greyscale plates. This title is in the public domain.

Charles Fox Burney [1868-1925], editor, The Book of Judges with Introduction and Notes. London: Rivingtons. 1918. Hbk. pp.528. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Addenda
  • Principle Abbreviations Employed
  • Introduction
    1. Title, Scope, and Place in the Canon
    2. Structure
    3. The Old Narratives
    4. The Editors
    5. Chronology
    6. External Information Bearing on the Period of Judges
    7. The Permanent Religious Value of Judges
    8. The Hebrew Text and Ancient Versions
  • Translation and Commentary
  • Additional Notes
    • External Evidence for the Use of the Terms ‘Cana’an’ and ‘The Land of the Amorite’
    • Sedek as a Divine Name
    • The Meaning of the Name Kiriath-Arba’
    • The Conquest of the Negeb
    • The Original Form of J’s Account of the Settlement of the Tribes of Israel in Cana’an
    • A Detailed Examination of the Rhythm of the Song of Deborah
    • The Climactic Parallelism of the Song of Deborah
    • The Language of the Song of Deborah
    • Yahweh or Yahu Originally an Amorite Deity
    • Early Identification of Yahweh with the Moon-God
    • The Use of Writing Among the Israelites at the Time of the Judges
    • Human Sacrifice Among the Israelites
    • The Women’s Festival of Judges 11:40
    • The Mythical Elements in the Story of Samson
    • The Origin of the Levites
  • Description of the Plates
  • Note on the Maps of Palestine
  • Indices:-
    1. General Index
    2. Index of Grammatical and Philological Observations
    3. Index of Foreign Terms: Hebrew (Including Cana’anite); Babylonian and Assyrian (Including Sumerian); Aramaic (Including Syriac); Arabic; Greek, Latin
    4. Index of Passages from Other Books Discussed
  • Maps:-
    • Western Asia in the Second Millennium B.C.
    • The District Round Gibe’ah
    • Palestine (five maps)
  • Plates

Open Source Commentary Survey – December Update

Commentaries for Digitisation
A collection of books and Commentaries recently supplied by Book Aid for Digitisation
Dr Pieter Lalleman has now completed the first three commentary reviews. I have uploaded them so that you can see how they function within the Biblical Studies site here. I think that placing them within the bibliographies – and not on a separate page – will maximise their accessibility. They also serve as exemplars of the type and length of review I am looking for. I have also added a new information page here.
 
I am still looking for more volunteers to write reviews, so if you are able to help, please contact me.