Where can Adult Education leaders, Sunday School teachers, and ordinary members of the church go to learn about the bible: it’s people, it’s places, and it’s passages? How can they know that their source is reliable, up-to-date, and designed for intelligent, discerning people: the product of the best in contemporary scholarship? And – often an important factor – where can they get that information for free?
Bible Odyssey (http://www.bibleodyssey.org/) is the creation of the Society of Biblical Literature, the world’s oldest and largest association of biblical scholars, and was developed with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It offers ready-access to articles, short descriptions, artwork, etc. pertaining to well-known and little-known biblical figures and stories. It provides a convenient “Search” box to find topics of interest, and even an “Ask a Scholar” button to help users find the information that they want.
Bible Odyssey is designed in such a way that it continues to be updated by those who are directly engaged in the constantly changing world of biblical research to ensure that it provides everyone with the most current and reliable information available, all in an easily understandable, user-friendly, and attractive format.