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Consultant for Blackwell Bible Commentaries authors: Paul Barolsky, Department of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville


Consultant for Blackwell Bible Commentaries authors: Stephen Prickett, Regius Professor of English Literature, Glasgow University, and author of Words and ‘The Word': Language, Poetics and Biblical Interpretation (1986), Reading the Text: Biblical Criticism and Literature (1991) and (with David Jasper) The Bible and Literature: A Reader (1999)


Consultant for Blackwell Bible Commentaries authors: Margaret Miles, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, author of Seeing and Believing: Religion and Values in the Movies (1996)


Consultant for Blackwell Bible Commentaries authors: Cantor Helen Leneman. Dr. Leneman received her PhD in 2004 at the University of Amsterdam under Prof. Athalya Brenner. The title of her thesis is ‘The Scroll of Ruth Re-told through Librettos and Music: Biblical Interpretation in a New Key.’ She has written and lectured extensively in Europe and in the U.S. on musical interpretations of Ruth and other biblical women’s narratives. She is the author of The Performed Bible: The Story of Ruth in Opera and Oratorio (Sheffield Phoenix, 2007) and Love, Lust, and Lunacy: The Stories of Saul and David in Music (Sheffield Phoenix, 2010). Dr. Leneman has worked for many years as a professional pianist and singer. In addition to her professional training as a cantor at Hebrew Union College, she also worked as an opera chorister for many years in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Dr. Leneman is fluent in several languages and currently lives in Rome.


  • Accessible Archives – Digitized primary sources from 18th and 19th century periodicals
  • American Journeys – More than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later (‘advanced search’ recommended)
  • American Periodicals Series – Newspapers and journals from 1740–1900
  • Archives of the Episcopal Church
  • Avalon Project (Yale Law School) – The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.
  • Bibliographical databases, usually requiring access through a library subscription
    • The Nation Digital Archive (1865-Present)
    • Historical New York Times (1851-Present)
    • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
    • British Periodicals (17th-20th centuries)
    • Early American Imprints, series I (1639-1800) and series II (1801-1819)
    • Early American Newspapers (1690-1876)
    • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    • Twentieth Century Poetry (American and English)
  • Documenting the American South – A digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes ten thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
  • Eurodocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
  • General Resources for Historians – University of Oxford
  • Internet History Sourcebooks Project – Huge array of source texts from ancient, medieval and modern history
  • Jewish American History on the Web – Collection of materials on 19th century, particularly Civil War and Westward expansion; also seven volumes of Isaac Leeser’s, The Occident
  • Jewish History Resource Center – At Hebrew University
  • Making of America – A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
  • St Pachomius Library – Extensive Patristic resources
  • United States Library of Congress Digital Archives – Allows searching of many digital collections, including the American Memory collection
  • United States National Archives and Records Administration – Extensive collection of documents, photographs, and records relating to United States history
  • Women Working, 1800–1930 (Harvard Open Collections Program) – Women Working, 1800 – 1930 focuses on women’s role in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University’s library and museum collections. The collection features approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images including: 7,500 pages of manuscripts, 3,500 books and pamphlets, 1,200 photographs.

Consultant for Blackwell Bible Commentaries authors: Euan Cameron, Department of History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


Howard ClarkeConsultant for Blackwell Bible Commentaries authors: Howard Clarke, Department of Classics, University of California, Santa Barbara. Home address: 3717 Fortunato Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4420; Tel: 805-687-5223. Formerly Teaching Fellow in the Classics, Harvard University,1951; Instructor in the Classics, Boston University, 1956-58; Assistant to Full Professor of Classics, Oakland University, 1960-69. Author of The Art of the Odyssey (1967), Homer’s Readers: A Historical Introduction to the Iliad and the Odyssey (1981), Twentieth Century Interpretations of the Odyssey (ed., with intro., 1983), and Vergil’s Aeneid in the Dryden Translation (ed., with intro. and notes, 1989). Compiler of a comprehensive biblical Wirkungsgeschichte resource, with a special interest in pop culture.