Get Strack and Billerbeck via Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has PDF scans openly available for each of the first three volumes of Hermann Strack and Paul Billerbeck’s Kommentar zum Neuen Testament aus Talmud und Midrasch, 6 vols. (München: Beck, 1922–1961):1

In addition, there is also a combined PDF that includes vols. 1–3 and2

Each of the files is reasonably large (75.7–134 MB). So, they may take some time to load on slower connections or browsers.


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  2. Special thanks to Ronald van der Bergh for bringing this combined PDF to my attention in his comment below. 

Jastrow, “Dictionary”

Internet Archive has available in PDF the full text of Marcus Jastrow’s Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature (2 vols.; London: Luzac, 1903).

HTML versions of the text are also available from

HT: Charles Sullivan

Currents in Biblical Research 11, no. 1

The latest issue of Currents in Biblical Research includes:

  • Kristin De Troyer, “The Seventy-two and their Many Grandchildren: A Review of Septuagint Studies from 1997 Onward”
  • Nicholas Perrin and Christopher W. Skinner, “Recent Trends in Gospel of Thomas Research (1989–2011): Part II: Genre, Theology and Relationship to the Gospel of John”
  • Timo S. Paananen, “From Stalemate to Deadlock: Clement’s Letter to Theodore in Recent Scholarship”
  • Jonathan S. Milgram, “Then and Now: A Summary of Developments in the Field of Talmudic Literature through Contributions to the First and Second Editions of the Encyclopaedia Judaica