The World English Bible ( is used as a base text. It was chosen for being an updated version of the American Standard Version of 1901, a reliable and reputable translation. The WEB is a public domain modern English translation which can be freely downloaded at For the purposes of this project it has been decided to replace the obsolete expression ‘behold’ with more modern equivalents such as ‘think of this’, ‘think of it’, ‘consider this’, ‘see!’, ‘look!’, ‘consider how’, ‘and there’, depending on the context. The Greek for ‘behold’ has been given in each case.

The Bible Speaks Today Series published by IVP:

  • Matthew, Michael Green, IVP, 2000
  • Mark, Donald English, IVP, 1992
  • Luke, Michael Wilcock, IVP, 1998
  • John, Bruce Milne, IVP, 1993
  • Acts, John Stott, IVP, 1991
  • Romans, John Stott, IVP, 1994
  • 1 Corinthians, David Prior, IVP, 1993
  • 2 Corinthians, Paul Barnett, IVP, 1999
  • Galatians, John Stott, IVP, 1993
  • Ephesians, John Stott, IVP, 1991
  • Philippians, J Alec Motyer, IVP, 1997
  • Colossians and Philemon, R C Lucas, IVP, 2000
  • 1 & 2 Thessalonians, John Stott, IVP, 1994
  • 1 Timothy & Titus, John Stott, IVP, 1996
  • 2 Timothy, John Stott, IVP, 1999
  • Hebrews, Raymond Brown, IVP, 2000
  • James, J Alec Motyer, IVP, 2000
  • 1 Peter, Edmund P Clowney, IVP, 1994
  • 2 Peter & Jude, R C Lucas and Christopher Green, IVP, 1995
  • John’s Letters, David Jackman, IVP, 1992
  • Revelation, Michael Wilcock, IVP, 1991

Various internet sources, newspaper articles, films, journals and periodicals.

Literature about Jewish world and the Roman world at the time of the NT; in particular:

  • A History of the Jews by Paul Johnson (Phoenix Giant, 1987) and
  • Rubicon by Tom Holland (Abacus, 2003)
  • Manners and Customs of the Bible by James Freeman (Bridge-Logos Publishers, 1998)
  • Jewish New Testament by David H. Stern (Jewish New Testament Publications, 1989)

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