For your journey on Bible Odyssey Website, some tools can come in handy. Want to know what “messianic” means? Check out our online Bible Dictionary. Want to locate the Jordan River? The Map Gallery is there to help. And just what is biblical studies? Bible Basics orients you to the key ideas that inform the field. In other words, Tools help you narrow your quest and provide distinct and multimedia approaches to the Bible and its worlds. 

  • Audio Gallery

    Listen to leading Bible scholars, archaeologists, translators, and historians as they discuss the Bible and its related literature.

  • Ask a Scholar

    See what kinds of questions our readers are asking about the Bible, and read the responses from Bible scholars. Send in your question here.

    Please note that we currently have a long waiting list of questions. We hope to come up with another way to answer them in a more timely manner in the near future. 

  • Bible Basics

    Learn how Bible scholars think through these longer essays that answer significant and broad questions about biblical studies.

  • Bibliographies

    Want to dig deeper? Our contributors recommend these books for further reading. Click on the book cover image for a link to a source.

  • Browse A-Z

    Here you’ll find a listing of all articles and multimedia on Bible Odyssey Website and see how content is inter-related on the site. To narrow your search, use the filter bars at the top. You can sort site content by media type, alphabetic order, and selected themes.

  • Contributors

    Meet Bible Odyssey Website contributors and find out more about their research and publications.

  • Glossary

    Search here for specific or technical terms not defined in the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary.

  • HarperCollins Bible Dictionary

    Did you know you can search the entirety of the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary on Bible Odyssey? You'll find there definitions of a variety of biblial terms, written by scholars.

  • Image Gallery

    View all images from the site, with detailed captions about the artist, location, and subject.

  • Map Gallery

    View all maps featured on the Bible Odyssey Website.

  • Partners

    Learn more about the humanities organizations that fund and produce the content for Bible Odyssey Website.

  • Timeline Gallery

    These timelines offer multimedia views of key themes, people, and events related to the Bible and its reception.

  • Video Gallery

    View all video clips featuring leading scholars answering questions about the Bible, its context, and its related literatures. Videos are 1-3 minutes long and include a full transcript.

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