Mark Hoffmann (of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and the Biblical Studies and Technological Tools blog) recently posted about Microsoft’s decision to drop it’s “Book Search” program – a decision that may affect the Internet Archive. A few responses ensued, including my own. In the comments, Michael Hanel (my co-conspirator at the BibleWorks blog) noted that the Internet Archive is “cautiously optimistic” about being able to continue on in spite of the loss of Microsoft’s funding. The prospect of losing the Archive is a bit scary, and makes me want to buy a terabyte of memory and download everything I’d ever find useful. In my reply to Mark’s post I listed a few of the more important works that I’ve found for biblical studies on the Internet Archive:
How about the works of Kirsopp Lake – including the four volume set of articles on the Book of Acts, titled “The Beginnings of Christianity”. There are also the classics by Henry Barclay Swete – including his version of the Greek OT, as well as his works on the Holy Spirit in the NT and the early church. One of the best finds on this site is the “Cambridge Septuagint.” All the volumes are included — including the volumes on the Historical Books of the OT. These particular volumes are not covered in the TC Ebind Index. Solomon Schechter’s Some Aspects of Rabbinic Theology is still used as a textbook in the subject, and has been reprinted many times. J. B. Lightfoot’s multi-volume text and commentary on several of the Apostolic Fathers is also available.
What other treasures are hidden on the Internet Archive? Any that you can’t live without?