Scripture Resources

Scripture Study Sites

Catholic Websites
Agape Bible Study
(Catholic Bible study site with commentary and downloadable lesson plans)
New American Bible Online
Electronic New Testament Educational Resources
(Serious In-Depth Bible Study Resources)
St. Paul Centre for Biblical Theology
(Excellent collection of articles and tools for understanding the Bible and its message).
Bible Study Resources from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish  in Picayune, Mississippi
(Various downloadable bible study sessions, closely linked to the liturgical calendar)
Resources on the Gospel of John
(Excellent collection of resources on the 4th Gospel, compiled by Prof. Felix Just, S.J., Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles)
Additional Websites
The Text This Week Bible Study and Lectionary Links
Dr. Mark Goodacre’s New Testament Gateway Site
Scripture Concordances
Bible Hub.com
(Allows passage lookup in various translations)
Bible Gateway Passage Lookup
EWTN’s Bible Search
(Concordance) 
Blue Letter Bible Concordance

Greek New Testament Links
(Good collection of links to interlinear Greek-English and Hebrew-English biblical resources)
Apps
Ploughboy Free Bible Maps App

Children’s Bible Resources

Printable Bible Story Colouring Pages – Lambsong Bible Story Books
Old Testament Stories
New Testament Stories

Scripture Resources and Articles

Scripture and Tradition
Revelation, Scripture and Tradition
(Well-done Google slides presentation on Scripture and Tradition, prepared for an RCIA session. Author unknown)
Images of God in Scripture
Cleansing the Lens:  Letting Scripture Speak to our Image of God
(T. Cosentino, 2011. Provides some key terms and passages on what the Bible says about God, with scriptural quotes for meditation and reflection)
Images of a Healing God in Scripture – Letting Scripture Heal our Image of God
(Outline for 1-2 hour workshop outline on healing our image of God based on concepts outlined in Cleansing the Lens resource above)
Genesis Creation Stories
The Genesis Creation Stories – Some Symbols and Deeper Messages
(Tony Cosentino, 2008. Brief overview of the 2 creation stories and their meaning. Explains basic lessons both stories convey through their narratives and symbols.  Useful reference for all teachers, particularly from grades 4 and up, who are asked questions regarding original sin, Adam and Eve, the devil, etc.)
History, Key Figures in Hebrew Scriptures
From Abraham to Exile and Return
(T. Cosentino, 2007.  6-page overview of Bible’s main characters & events up to time of Babylonian exile and return: Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Judges, the prophets and kings. Worthwhile reading for teachers seeking to understand the bigger picture in Hebrew Scriptures)
Covenant and Hebrew Scriptures
Understanding the Covenant: From Genesis to the Promised Land, Exile and Return (T. Cosentino, 2007)
(Tony Cosentino, 2007. Brief introduction to Bible’s central Covenant theme. Begins with ancient Near Eastern Covenant practices between tribes, through the stories of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, and on to the exile and return to Jerusalem led by Ezra and Nehemiah.  Useful introduction for teachers; suitable as handout for secondary Religious Education classes, grades 10-12)
Covenant Justice in Deuteronomy
(Tony Cosentino, 2007.  Key passages from Duteronomy which are foundational to biblical understanding of justice, Catholic Social Teaching.  Suitable as handout in senior elementary and secondary classes addressing biblical call to justice, Catholic Social Teaching)
The Prophets
A Time for Prophets
(T. Cosentino, 2007. 6-page worksheet assignment suitable for grades 10-12 class. Directs students to work through key passages from the prophets: Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Amos.  Requires 2 class periods to complete.)
Wisdom Literature
The Message of the Hebrew Wisdom Literature
(By Christi Goeser.  Excellent overview of biblical wisdom literature. Heavy-going at times, but worth the read) 
The Beatitudes
The Beatitudes – A Concise Summary (Deacon Doug McManaman)
(Reviews each beatitude to show how they are blessings for us, despite the suffering they may entail)
Hope and Joy in Scripture
Biblical Quotes About Hope and Joy
(Six pages of quotes from the Bible that speak about hope and joy – good for individual reflection/meditation)

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