Internet Resources for the
Study of Judaism and Christianity

Compiled by Jay C. Treat


This page lists a number of sites on the Internet that are useful for the study of Judaism and Christianity. The list is necessarily partial, provisional, and even parochial. A casual glance will show how Penn-centered it is.

It is amazing that this much relevant information already exists on the Internet. Some of this material is brilliant, and much of it is useful. One should realize, however, that most original research must still begin in a good library. The Internet is a good place for discussing research, for testing out approaches, and for sharing the fruits of scholarship. Most of the original material currently available on the Internet is written on the level of an introductory encyclopedia or undergraduate course, but primary sources and scholarly articles and journals are coming on line at an increasing pace. If you cannot find the material you are looking for, check back in a month or two — or else take the initiative to put it on line yourself. We all benefit from well-crafted presentations of useful material.

Robert Harris had made available some useful guidelines for "Evaluating Internet Research Sources."

Important Links to Links


Texts and Translations

Using the Web


Papyrology, Palaeography, and Textual Criticism


Jewish History and Literature

Christian History and Literature

Islamic Literature and History

Course Materials


Journals, Newsletters, Series


Thanks to Alan Humm, Anthony F. Beavers, Gila Gutenberg, Hannes Schreiber, David Austin, Mary-Bess Halford, William S. Peterson, K. C. Hanson, Alan Godlas, Debra Bucher, Freek van der Steen, Stefan Rohrbacher, Jerry D. Truex, Andrei Orlov, Felix Just, Peter Kirby, Hussein Abdulwaheed Amin, Steve Taverner (d. 2015), Gary Collier, Nachum Applbaum, George Valsamis, Arne Halbakken, Sarah Wahlberg, Katie Anderson, Jennifer Jenkins, Lisa Morgan, Reuven Brauner, Allison Watkins, Emilia Gunnarsson, and Bob Kraft for suggesting new links.

If you have suggestions for this web, please forward them to: Jay C. Treat.