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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 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 2019

For the latest update, the editors of Oxford Biblical Studies Online are pleased to announce the addition of a new Focus On, new lesson plans, and new articles for our ongoing Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible project.

The Bible and Fiction, edited by Meg Ramey (Messiah College)

The Bible and Race, edited by Lisa Bowens (Princeton Theological College)

Focus On

This update includes a new Focus On essay: The Prodigal Son in Literature, by Alison Jack (University of Edinburgh).

Lesson Plans

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

To receive notification and details regarding site updates, you can sign up for Oxford Biblical Studies Online update alerts. Simply type your preferred email address within the body of the message and send. If you cannot open an email link from your browser, send a message to biblicalstudiesonline@oup.com with the subject heading "Update Alerts." If you need to deactivate the alerting service, use the same process, but include the word "deactivate" above your email address in the message body.

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