Jesus' Words Only Bibles (Miracles Included!)
Pure Jesus -- $10 -- just the words of Jesus [I have no affiliation]
S.A. Carrick, And Jesus Said (2006) -Jesus' Words extracted from each Gospel [I have no affiliation]
New Testament Tools
Greek Study Bible at Biblos with verse by verse studies, with Greek, e.g., Romans 6:6 as starting link.
Bible Gateway (all different versions including NIV), e.g, 2 Corinthians 5.
Egerton Mss -- early papyrus of gospel version ca. 150 AD
Net Bible - look up Greek word in Search box, and all verses in English translation where it is used appear in list. Excellent overview.
Net Bible - starting with Matt 1, with easy links to Articles, Greek on right side.
Greek Dictionaries & Lessons
Renn, Expository Dictionary -- starting with "Epistomai"
"Logos" -- Greek history of word in Wikipedia
Lexilogos -- look up Greek word using English
Robertson Word Pictures, e.g. Rev. 2:14 at CCEL
B.H. McLean, New Testament Greek: An Introduction e.g., p. 100 "Deponent Verbs." (Ebook is $17.50 from Google.)
Perseus word dictionary for Latin
Hebrew Dictionaries & Hebrew Training
Ante-Nicene (Pre-325 A.D.) Writings
Christian Classics Ethereal Library -- link -- starting one with Tertullian works by Schaff.
AnteNicene Fathers (Donaldson/Roberts) Vol. 4
AnteNicene Fathers (Donaldson/Roberts) Vol 5
Ante-Nicene Fathers (Holmes) -Vol 7 (Tertullian Against Marcion in English, etc.)
Ante-Nicene Fathers - Vol. 5 Hippolytus -- CCEL.org
AnteNicene Fathers (Donaldson/Roberts) Vol. 8
AnteNicene Fathers (Donaldson/Robers) Vol. 19 (Arnobius contra Gentes)
AnteNicene Fathers (Donaldson/Roberts) Vol. 23 (Origen Contra Celsum)
Ante-Nicene Fathers - Commentaries of Origen at 291 et seq.
"Shepherd of Hermas," The Apostolic Fathers (1897) at 291.
Post-Nicene (325 AD and Later)
Jerome, "Against Helvidius / aka Perpetual Virginity of Mary" Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers at 334
Epiphanius, Panaron - section on Ebionites (1987).
Writings of Tertullian (1881) Vol. 3
Tertullian, Against Marcion (Book V is best) - from Anti-Nicene Fathers (Schaff) at 429 et seq.
Early Church History
Eusebius, "Ebionites," Church History excerpted A Select Library of Nicene & Post-Nicene Writings Vol. 1 at 158
Eusebius, Church History at New Advent, e.g., Book 3.
Bingham, Antiquities of the Christian Church (1843) Vol. II
Bingham, Antiquities of the Christian Church (1711) Vol. III
Bingham, Antiquities of the Christian Church Vol. IV
Bingham, Antiquities of the Christian Church (1829) Vol. V
Bingham, Works of: Antiquities of the Christian Church Bks. 14 and 15.
Cave, William & Taylor, Jeremy, Lives of the Apostles (1676) - beginning at page 194 about James
The Christians.com - nondenominational society studying Christian history from within central tenets
Tertullian, Against Marcion (Book V is best) - from Anti-Nicene Fathers (Schaff) at 429 et seq.
Inglis, Marcion (the best most comprehensive website on Marcion on Internet)
NT With Commentary
Christopher Wordsworth, New Testament with Commentary (1867) Vol. 3 (Paul's letters)
Vulgate Version of Bible
Versions of the Bible
Sermons and Sunday School Lessons
Gospel of Matthew Focused Studies
Origen's Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew - page 409 et seq.
Matthew Henry, Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (1836) - Matt. ch. 22.
Olender, Righteousness in Matthew (2008) - Pauline interpretation that righteousness in Matthew meant love of God or neighbor, not Pharisaic following of rules as rules.
Gospel of John Focused Studies
Gospel of Luke Focused Studies
Bible Query.org - excellent synopsis of all variants, age of variants, etc., showing 97% accuracy to manuscript.
Corruptions of NT Transmission
Sinaiticus (not Syriac Sinaiticus) - velums with English translations.
Apocryphal New Testament Materials
Apocryphal New Testament by Jeremiah Jones (1849)
- Gospel of the Birth of Mary
- Protevangelion, or the Birth of Christ
- First Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ
- Thomas's Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ
- The Epistles of Jesus Christ, and Agbara, King of Edessa
- The Gospel of Nicodemus, formerly The Gospel of Pontius Pilate [The last verse affirms a Deity of Christ, and then has a note which affirms the Holy Trinity, adding the text was found by the Emperor Theodosius at Jerusalem, implying Rome wanted this as a gospel to add.]
- The Apostle's Creed - with an extensive note on its history
- The Epistle of Paul to the Laodicians
- The Epistles of Paul to Seneca
- The Acts of Paul and Thecla
- First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians [For summary, see our link.]
- Constitution of the Apostles 1. De Lacy O'Leary, The Apostolical Constitutions and Cognate Documents… (London, 1906) [link] 2. The Work Claiming to be the Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, Including the Canons, tr. Whiston, "with a Prize Essay…upon their Origin and Contents" (New York, 1848) [link]
- Didache (ca. 95 AD) - part of early church canon in Syria. - Lewis translation.
- Early Christian Writings http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/
Gospel of Peter Gospel of Judas Gospel of Mary
Egerton Papyrus -- Unknown Gospel - very close to Matthew -- small portions
Protovangelium of James
OT With Commentary
Jonathan Edwards Works (1839) - on Daniel
OT Canon Formation - World Internet Bible College
OT in Hebrew tools -- choose all versions, e.g., Tanach from Chabad.org
Samaritan Pentateuch in English translation
"Some Mistakes of Moses" (1880) -- biased attack on Mosaic law as unjust
Duration of Sojourn in Egypt - problem caused by Gal. 3:17
James Murphy (Prof. Hebrew, Belfast), A critical and exegetical commentary on the book of Genesis, with a new translation (1863) - favors gap for Genesis 1:1-2 (pp. 34-36)
Enoch by August Dillmann
"Divinely Inspired or Heresy?" (defends validity)
"Habakkuk," Bible Encyclopedia.net (like Wikipedia based upon IBE) -- excellent to begin search on any book of Bible
Schaff / Herzog Religious Encyclopedia (1891) Vol. 2.
"History of the New Testament Canon" in Friedrich Bleek, Introduction to the NT (Clark 1870) Vol. II at 233 et seq. (very elaborate history of formation of NT canon).
1 Peter (doubts on Peter as author) at EarlyChristianWritings
Septuagint Greek Translation of 257 BC
Septuagint Errors in Translating Zecharia from Eija Asada, The Hebrew Test of Zechariah 1-8 at 22
Dead Sea Scrolls - 250 BC-65 AD
Dead Sea Scrolls.org
Flint's Paralell Translation of Isaiah Scroll with JPS version in second column
Habakkuk Pesher 1QpHab or this link.
Habakkuk Pesher with commentary
Law Given Moses
613 Mitzvot (Commandments)
Bercot, Will The Real Heretics Please Stand Up (1999).
Nicolas Boulanger and Peter Annet, Critical Examination of the Life of St. Paul (1746, trans. 1823)
Kierkegaard, Kierkegaard's Attack on Christendom (Princeton University Press, 1968) - books.google.com
Philosophotos Aletheias, Die Evangelien (1845) - saw Paul as "evil genius" of early Christianity, and distorted gospel. (Mentioned in Schweitzer at 124.)
F.C.Baur, 1831 article - contended Paul developed doctrines in opposition to Petrine branch of Christianity. See discussion in A. J. M. Wedderburn, Paul and Jesus at 17. Baur criticized the authenticity of some portions of the gospels. In 1886, was a work The Apostolic Age by Weizsacher in the same vein. (Wedderburn, id., at 19.)
Thomas Paine, Age of Reason (1794) at 25.
Tolstoy, My Religion (1885).
William Wrede, Paul (1904). For analysis on Wrede, see Wedderburn: 24.
Sabine Baring-Gould, A Study of St. Paul, His Character & Opinions (1897) - see page 122.
Edgar Jones, Paul the Stranger.
Scott N. "Paul, the False Apostle."
Julian, Emperor of Rome, The Galileans, from Tertullian.org
"Jesusism," Wikipedia [article grouping pepole who emphasize Jesus' teachings over Paul. Oversimplistic, but a broad introduction to critics.]
"A Defense of the Apostle Paul" (2006)
"Do Paul's Vision Accounts Contradict Themselves in Acts" - argue 'acoustica' that men did not hear and then the later 'acoustica' where men did hear, that in the first usage 'acoustica' should be read 'understand,' thus resolving the contradiction. "Not understanding' but 'hearing.' The contradiction between Acts 9:7 - the "men with Paul did not see anything' and Acts 22:9 'the men with Paul saw the light' is resolved supposedly by reading Acts 9:7 that the men did not see 'anyone' and thus potentially saw the light. But this is invalid because Paul did not see anyone either -- he only saw the light.
Dale Ratzlaff, "Did Paul Misunderstand Jesus?" [PDF] Proclamation! (June 2006) at 14.
Did Paul Contradict Yeshua on the Torah [defends Paul upheld Torah] by Refiner's Fire
An In-Depth Study of Galatians [defends Paul does not abrogate the Law] by Refiner's Fire
[This Galatians article largley says that if Paul said what a Paulinist typically says Paul says, then it would be blasphemy. Since Paul could not mean to blaspheme, we must find a construction that is not blasphemous. However, this is an interpretive filter which fails to test Paul's words by consistency with Scripture.]
Chris White, Paulianity Debunked -- Podcast claims non-Paul passages prove salvation is by faith alone not of works, and this is throughout NT, and hence Paul does not contradict Christ.
David Wenham, Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity (1995) - defends that Paul was follower of Jesus by probability assessment of knowing details about Jesus, and arguably some of Jesus' Gospel statements. Wenham admits Paul does not reveal a lot of doctrinal knowledge about Jesus. I think Wenham is asking the wrong questions. Paul is clearly not the founder of Christianity, as critics of Christianity (and Paulinists) try to portray Jesus as a failed Messiah until Paul came along. But this does not mean Paul was a true follower of Jesus Christ. Paul's statement in Galatians that he did not want to know what the 12 had to tell him about Jesus because Paul could get it directly from the Jesus whom Paul met on the road to Damascus. The crux of the question is whether Paul indeed met the true Jesus, and if so, whether Paul stayed true to him, or diverged from the true Jesus.
Paulinists Who Say Paul's Gospel Supposedly Supercedes Jesus's Gospel in the Flesh
Papyrus 46 Translated (oldest collection of Paul's Epistles from ca. 200 AD)
Andreas J. Köstenberger, L. Scott Kellum, The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament (B&H Publishing Group, 2009) at 369 et seq. These authors fairly summarize the criticism of Paul as a follower of Jesus. But then they try to argue the allusions in Paul's writings to Christ's teachings are more numerous than typically thought. Their chart on page 373 is a valiant effort to collect "highly probable allusions" to Jesus' words. However, it is pathetic as the point is that rarely, if any, words of Jesus are ever paraphrased in close approximation by Paul. And that does not solve the contradictions which they correctly summarize over the Law's validity. That is mentioned at 370, but conveniently ignored later.
Persecution by Church of Heretics
"Thomas Aikenhead," Wikipedia 1696 execution for ridiculing Christianity, this lad of 20 is last to be executed under Britain's blasphemy law. What is important is that Aikenhead never ridiculed God, belief in God or insulted God -- the true definition of blasphemy.
Constantine Era to 381 AD
Roman Catholic Materials
Aquinas Summa Theologia Vol. IV
Catholic Encyclopedia (1907) Vol. 2 begins letter A, Assizes of Jerusalem
Catholic Encyclopedia (1908) Vol. 3 ends page 799 with Clancy. "Canon" near 260.
Catholic Encyclopedia (1908) Vol. 4, begins letter C, Clandestiny
Catholic Encyclopedia (1909) Vol. 5 begins D for Diocese, on 614 begins Eusebius
Catholic Encyclopedia (1909) Vol. 6 begins letter F, Fathers of the Church.
Catholic Encyclopedia (1910) Vol. 10, begins letter M
Catholic Encyclopedia (1912) Vol. 14
Catholic Enclopedia (1914) Vol 16 with Index
Catholic Encyclopedia (1922) Vol. 17 Supplement 1, letters A - Z.
A History of the Councils of the Church (1883) by Karl Joseph von Hafele - Index
Roman Catholicism History
"Linus" Wikipedia (history of true first bishop of Rome)
"The Thirteenth Apostle, Constantine" Lost History, discusses Council of Nicea, and also Mani (founder of Manicheans) who in 200s claimed to be the promised 'comforter' in John 15:26 and 'last prophet.'
A General History of the Catholic Church by Joseph E. Darras (1898) Vol. 2
Calvin, Calvinism, "Reformed" Doctrines
Interesting Books / Magazines
Douglas D. Webster A Passion for Christ: An Evangelical Christology (Regent College, 2001) -- a systematic review of Christian doctrines.
Biblical Studies on the Web (academic articles) - Filologia Neotestamentaria -- many volumes
Judaismo Etico -- by Joshua at http://www.radio-israel.us/ - discusses each of the 10 commandments at bottom.
Christology of All Perspectives
"Secret Rapture, Bible Truth" secondcoming.com - criticizes rapture idea prior to coming of Christ
Virgin Birth Issues
Justin, Dialogue with Trypho (1745) - footnote at page 65 on "this day I have begotten thee" quoted at baptism by numerous sources in early church.
The Name Issues [I prefer 'Yahshua' -phonetic]
Eastern Orthodox Church History
Logic and Rhetoric
Philosophy By Era of Christ
PBC.org - Peninsula Bible Church near San Fran (audio)
Interlinear Greek New Testament at this link.
Worship and Edifying Material
You Tube, Jesus Words Only - a video of a professional audio of Jesus's sayings. Wonderful!
Big Daddy Weave, Only Jesus "Lord, I am tired of all the rest, when my heart knows you are the very best" (playable at this link).
Ebook Resources Online
Name of Easter and Change of Passover "A Common Sense Investigation" Toolong.com (Critical)
Jesus Words Only on Twitter (google real time)
Google Books in Latin and Greek in search hit and organized
Library Pages of Others
http://www.christianresourceslinks.com/ - has Greek NT, Greek Textbooks, Lexicons, Manuscripts, Maps, Septuagint, Biblical Journals, etc.
April D DeConick's Web-resources links (Prof. Rice University) -- links to Greek dictionaries, etc.
"Jesuism" or 'Jesusism," Wikipedia article supposedly defining Jesuists as a rational philosophy that follows Jesus without Paul. It claims this either stands apart from Christianity or opposes it. This is a false dichotomy. The article never mentions there is a distinct spiritual following of Jesus as Messiah and Son of God without accepting Paul. I have to wonder about this article for a second reason. The article inaccurately cites my book Jesus Words Only as discussing 'Jesuism' which I have never even heard of other than this article. Given the inaccurate reference to my book as discussing Jesuism, I question whether the author of this article has in fact created a new term on his or her own. He or she implies the first reference to this term can be found in Bouck White. The Call of the Carpenter. USA: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1911. However, this has not yet been verified. Another Wikipedia article says Bouck White was a Jesusist, but again one wonders where this term originated, and who authored this Wikipedia article. So far I see the author says the common man will say "Jesus was a downright good fellow," but the church they hiss at. See xxi.
"Why Read Jesus' Words?" (Jan. 16, 2011)
My Library of Brick & Mortar Books
Store your book list online at www.myhomelibrary.net lb1
Jewish Sources Critical of Christianity
Faith Strengthen.com "Part 1 - Refutation of Christianity's Claims and Objections to Judaism."
Jews for Judaism, The Real Messiah - Why He Is Not Jesus
Light of Israel Tracts
Ebooks I Recommend
Butz, Secret Legacy of Jesus - ebooks.google.com
YouTubes I Recommend
Dr. Peter Williams - New Evidence that Gospels Were Based Upon Eye Witness Accounts
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