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A Guide to Semitic and Christian Oriental Resources

Libraries
Major Library Catalogs | Local Library Catalogs | Library Home Pages

Publishers & Bookstores
Local | General & Subject-Related | Arabic & Hebrew Language Books | Used, Out of Print & Rare Books

Ancient World: Ancient Near East-Bible-Judaica-Classics
Archaeology | Associations & Societies | Directory Sites | E-Journals | Institute Home Pages | Project Home Pages | Sites to Check Regularly
Christian & Modern Near East
Art & Archaeology | Associations & Societies | Directory Sites | E-Journals | Institute Home Pages | Project Home Pages | Resources for Islam | Resources for Muslim-Christian Relations

Other Areas of Study
Catholic Website | Computing in the Humanities | Linguistics | Orientalist Librarianship | Tools


 

This page is designed to help you find Internet resources related to the Ancient and Christian Near East, including resources for Biblical Studies, Muslim-Christian Relations, Classics, Linguistics, and Orientalist Librarianship. The page reflects the subject interests of the Semitics/ICOR Library (http://libraries.cua.edu/semitics/index.html) and the Department of Semitic & Egyptian Languages & Literatures (http://semitics.cua.edu/). It serves as a starting point--a guide to selected resources--rather than a comprehensive list.


Libraries

Major Library Catalogs

British Library Manuscripts Catalogue
Library of Congress Online Catalog
LibDex-The Library Index
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)

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Local Library Catalogs

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
Johns Hopkins University Libraries
University of Maryland Libraries

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Library Home Pages

Bibliothèque national de France manuscrits orientaux
British Library: Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections
CUA Semitics/ICOR Library
Harvard University Libraries
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Institute for Syriac Manuscript Studies
Jewish National and University Library
John Rylands University Library (Jewish, Near Eastern, Oriental Studies)
Leiden University Library Oriental Department
Library of Congress African & Middle East Reading Room
New York Public Library Asian and Middle Eastern Division
Princeton University Library Islamic Manuscripts
UCLA Library Middle Eastern, Armenian and Central Asian Studies
UC Berkeley Middle Eastern Studies Collections
University of London School of Oriental and African Studies Library
University of Michigan Near East Division
University of Pennsylvania Center for Judaic Studies Library
Yale University Near East Collection

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Publishers, Book Dealers & Bookstores

Local

Catholic University of America Press
CDL Press & University Press of Maryland (ancient Near East)
Icon and Book Service
Iranbooks
Newman Bookstore
Second Story Books

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General & Subject-Related

AcqWeb's Directory of Publishers and Vendors
American University in Cairo Press Books
B & B Smith Booksellers (Books on Classics and Archaeology, Ancient History and Language)
John Benjamins (linguistics, translation studies, antiquarian)
Brepols Publishers (Oriental patrology)
Buchhandel.de (VLB Datenbanken German books in print)
Casalini Libri (Italian book dealers and suppliers)
Dove Booksellers (Scholarly books for Biblical studies)
Eisenbrauns: Specializing in the Ancient Near East and Biblical Studies
Harrassowitz (ancient and Christian Near East, Middle East)
Jean Touzot Librairie Internationale
LINCOM Europa (Languages & Linguistics)
MEP/Schoenhof's (language learning, literature)
Multilingual Books
Peeters Publishers (Oriental studies and linguistics, theology)
Syriac Orthodox Bookstore
Theological Research Exchange Network
Thornton's Bookshop, Oxford
United Bible Societies
University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications

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Arabic & Hebrew Language Books

AJBP Association of Jewish Book Publishers
Books International-Books from Israel
Boustany's Publishing House (Egypt)
Gozlan's Sefer Israel (New York)
Jerusalem Books Ltd.
Librairie Arabe l'Olivier/The Arabic Bookshop
Libraire Avicenne: Librairie Specialiste du Monde Arabo-Musulman
Palm Tree Books (new & electronic books on Islamic art)

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Used, Out of Print & Rare Books

AbeBooks.com (online marketplace for used, rare, and out-of-print books)
Academic Books
William H. Allen, Bookseller, Philadelphia (used, rare & antiquarian scholarly books)
ANTIQBOOK (Antiquarian booksite)
BiblioFind
BookFinder.com (new, used, rare, and out-of-print books)
Broder's Rare and Used Books (Jewish books)
Gorgias Press ("Rare titles reprinted under new covers, as well as new titles")
Joppa Books Limited: Near & Middle East Books
Kloof Antiquarian Booksellers
Librairie Abencerage (Islam and the Arab world)
Oriens, Librairie Orientaliste
Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company
Rashi Antiquarian Booksellers specializing in Judaica and Hebraica
Smitskamp Oriental Antiquarian Booksellers
VirtualGeula (Out-of-Print)

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Ancient World: Ancient NearEast-Bible-Judaica-Classics

Archaeology

ArchNet Archaeology-WWW Virtual Library
Digmaster Figurine Database (Cobb Institute of Archaeology)
Virtual Nimrin

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Associations & Societies

American Oriental Society AOS
American Research Center in Egypt ARCE
American Schools of Oriental Research ASOR
Catholic Biblical Association of America CBA
International Association of Egyptologists IAE
Society of Biblical Literature SBL

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Directory Sites

Academic Info: Ancient Near East & Mesopotamia
All-in-One Biblical Resources Search
Altertumswissenschaft im Internet (Bibliothek der Universitat Konstanz)
Ancient Near East.net
Biblical Studies Resources
Egyptology Resources (Nigel Strudwick, University of Cambridge)
Great Isaiah Scroll Directory
iTanakh: Internet Resources for study and teaching of the Hebrew Bible
Northwest Semitic Links
Okeanos: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies (Volda College)
Site Links Related to Mesopotamia or Language
TITUS: Texts (Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien)
WWW-VL: History. Ancient Egypt
WWW-VL: History. Ancient Near East

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E-Journals

BSW - Biblical Studies on the Web
Biblica: Online Partial Edition
HTML Index to TOCS-IN: Table of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists
Internet Archaeology
The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

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Institute Home Pages

Institut del Proxim Orient Antic
Netherlands Institute for the Near East NINO
Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago
Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature
Pontifical Biblical Institute
Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit Home Page

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Project Home Pages

Akkadian Language: A Mini Course in Akkadian Cuneiform
Aleppo Codex
Amarna Tablets / Shlomo Izre'el
Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ
Babylonian Nineveh Texts
Bible and Mishneh Torah for All - Jews and Gentiles / Mechon Mamre
Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ
CDLI Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon
Concise Dictionary of Akkadian
Digital 3D: the Future in Cuneiform Publishing
Edinburgh Ras Shamra Project
Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
Encoding and Markup for Texts of the Ancient Near East
Hittite/Hurrian Mythology REF
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
Melammu-A Searchable Database of the Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia to Later Civilizations [demonstration database]
Mesopotamian Mathematics
Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project
Perseus Digital Library
Sumerian Language Page
Sumerian Mythology FAQ
Tanach on Demand
West Semitic Research Project
Werkgroep Informatica Interactive Hebrew Text Project

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Sites to Check Regularly

ABZU: Guide to Information Related to the Study of the Ancient Near East on the Web
Etana Core Texts
PORTAL: the British Academy's directory of online resources in the humanities and social sciences

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Christian & Modern Near East

Art & Archaeology

Franciscan Archaeological Institute (Jordan)
New Jerusalem Mosaic
Roman Portraits from Egypt

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Associations & Societies

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies
International Association for Coptic Studies IACS
Middle East Medievalists MEM
Middle East Studies Association of North America MESA
Mingana Conversation Group on Early Arab Christianity
St. Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society
Society for Armenian Studies SAS

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Directory Sites

Abyssinia Cyberspace Gateway
Armgate: Gate to Armenia
Assyrian Church of the East Assyrianchurchnews.com
Caucasus WWW Virtual Library
Central Asia Studies World Wide: Resources
Christian Hagiography/The Bollandists
Coptic Network
Ethiopia: Stanford Univ. Libraries/Academic Information Resources
Georgia Net: Collection of Georgian Resources on the Net
Al Mashriq (the Levant) Server
Nineveh On-Line
North American Patristics Society Internet Resources
Orientale Lumen
Papyrology Home Page
PersianWeb:Persian/Iranian WebSites and Internet Resources, Services and Products
Selection de sites WWW pour l'étude de l'orient chrétien
Syriac Orthodox Resources
WWW.Coptic Org.World Directory

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E-Journals

EJOS Electronic Journal of Oriental Studies
Gouden Hoorn: Tijdschrift over Byzantium
Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies
Journal of Arab and Islamic Studies
Journal of Maronite Studies
Suryoyo Online: Online Journal of Syrian Orthodox Church
Vohuman.Org: A Web Journal on Zoroastrian Heritage

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Institute Home Pages

Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris)
Institut orientaliste (Univ. Catholique de Louvain UCL)
Maronite Research Institute
Peshitta Institute Leiden
Seminar für Agyptologie & Koptologie (Göttingen)
Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan-Dearborn

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Project Home Pages

SyrCom Beth Arke: The Syriac Studies Electronic Library
SOR Beth Gazo The Treasury of Chants
Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets
Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium (C.S.C.O.)
Encyclopaedia of the Orient
Georgian Grammar by P.J. Hillery
The Gnostic Society Library
Internet African History Sourcebook (Egypt, Ethiopia, Nubia)
Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism Seminar
St.Pachomius Library
Thesaurus Linguae Aethiopicae

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Resources for Islam

The Centre for the Study of Inter-Religious Relations, CSIR
The Koran
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
Islamic Calendar Conversion Sites-University of Michigan Library
Islamweb: Islamic Studies Internet Guide
Languages-on-the-Web: Best Links Arabic
Major Islamic Resources Sites
Resources on Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations from the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

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Resources for Muslim-Christian Relations

Al-Bushra Arab American Roman Catholic Community
Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
Duncan Black Macdonald Center, Hartford Seminary
Institut d'études islamo-chrétiennes, Faculté des sciences religieuses, Université Saint-Joseph
ICCJ Abrahamic Forum Council (furthers trilateral dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims)
Islamic Foundation Inter-Faith Unit (Leicestershire, U.K.)
Islamisk-Kristent Studiecenter (Copenhagen)
ISOS: Comparative Study of Islam, Christianity and Judaism
Links to Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Internationally (O. Leirvik)
Al Liqa' Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land, Bethlehem (email)
NCCB/USCC Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
P.I.S.A.I. Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi ed'Islamistica
Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, Amman Jordan
World Council of Churches Interreligious Relations

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Other Areas of Study

Catholic Website

New Advent (Catholic Encyclopedia, Fathers of the Church, and more)

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Computing in the Humanities

Humanist

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Linguistics

Ethnologue.com
Fonts in Cyberspace (SIL International)
The LINGUIST List
Linguistic Society of America
De Proverbio: The World's First Multilingual Electronic Publisher of Proverb Studies and Collections
Gnomon: Titelseite (Internationales Informationssystem für die Klassische Altertumswissenschaft)
SIL International (formerly Summer Institute of Linguistics)

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Orientalist Librarianship

ALA-LC Romanization Tables
American Theological Library Association ATLA
Association of Jewish Libraries AJL
International Association of Orientalist Librarians IAOL
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions IFLA
MELA Notes: Journal of the Middle East Librarians Association
Middle East Librarians Association MELA
Middle East Librarians Association Committee on Iraqi Libraries
Middle East Libraries Committee (UK) MELCOM
NCOLR National Council on Orientalist Library Resources
Princeton University Library's Arabic Cataloging Manual Website
Princeton University Library's Cataloging Documentation: Cataloging Biblical Materials
Princeton University Library's Cataloging Documentation: Hebrew Cataloging

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Tools

MARC Home Page
Unicode Home Page
XE.com-The Universal Currency Converter(tm)
YourDictionary.com

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