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Update program for Oxford Biblical Studies Online

A variety of regular updates and site enhancements are planned for Oxford Biblical Studies Online. One of the most exciting aspects of the current update program is that subscribers will be able to access a growing number of new articles from Editor in Chief Michael D. Coogan's growing series the Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible. In addition to entries from this groundbreaking new work, users will also benefit from an expanding biblical art program, with new images being added in each update.


Fall 2016

For the Fall 2016 update, the editors of Oxford Biblical Studies Online are pleased to announce the addition of a selection of articles from The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Arts edited by Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. These include:

African American Visual Art
Blues Music
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Folk and Outsider Art
King, Stephen
Rilke, Rainer Maria

New Focus On Essay

This month's update includes a new Focus On Essay entitled, Why Does the Bible Prohibit Eating Pork?, by Nicole J. Ruane.



From the Desk of Editor in Chief Michael D. Coogan

Editor in Chief Michael D. Coogan, one of the most renowned scholars in the field of biblical study, contributes a Letter from the Editor with each update to the site. Click here to read the latest Letter from the Editor.

Watch Michael Coogan discuss the benefits of Oxford Biblical Studies Online in the classroom and in academic research and how modern interpretations of the Bible are influencing today's academic community.

Update alert service

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