Friday, July 25, 2008

Books you should download...

Picking up on an earlier post, I noted that Microsoft had backed out of the book digitization process. Yale's library was one of the casualties. Internet Archive is still alive for now, and I have to believe that the funding will be found to keep it going. In any case, it might be a good idea to pull down some of the worthwhile books that are out there. In the comments on that earlier post, I suggested:

and Jim Darlack suggested:Logos is now promoting The Expositor's Greek (New) Testament at a prepub special pricing. I don't want to take business away from Logos, and their prepub price is certainly quite fair, and you get all the great features of the Logos/Libronix format with all the searching and text linking benefits.... but, if you want The Expositor's Greek (New) Testament now, and you want it free, it is available at the Internet Archive:
BTW, I could only find 2 of the volumes on Google Books that were fully viewable, so this is an instance where you really need Internet Archive.
Please add other books that you recommend be downloaded in the comments, and I will add them to this post.
eklektekuria said: I would also add Field's edition of the Hexapla. Excellent suggestion! (Vol. 1) (Vol. 2)
UPDATE 2008.08.04
Check out the list of books to plunder from the archive at Between Two Worlds


  1. MGVH, excellent heads-up. Thank you!

  2. Absolutely great resources!

    Without enough knowledge to add to what should be downloaded, I'm waiting for other suggestions. Plus with Adobe 9 on an iMac the PDF documents read pretty close to a book with the added advantage of right clicking on a word and going straight to a group of dictionaries.


  3. There are several scanned Bible versions available on I have links to those (and ones on other sites) at my web site: (under "links," then "facs. online).