Free Access to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

De Gruyter is currently offering a free trial (30 days) to their excellent Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. 

Description from the website:

The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) pursues a twofold task. Firstly, it comprehensively renders the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible according to its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. Secondly, it documents the history of the Bible’s reception, not only in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspo- ra, but also in literature, art, music, and film, as well as Islam and other reli- gious traditions and current religious movements.


With this broad program of reception history, EBR moves into new terrain, seeking to do justice to the fact that the biblical texts not only have their own particular genetic background and setting but also have been received and interpreted, and exerted their influence, in countless and diverse religious, theological, and aesthetic settings. EBR will shape scholarship on the Bible and its reception.
EBR is a resource tool for scholars in biblical studies and related fields but also accessible to general readers interested in the Bible. It is edited by an international team of scholars, all experts in their fields.


With the help of a comprehensive search engine the online edition of the EBR makes the articles fully searchable.

HT: Jessica Parks