FREE ONLINE JOURNALS
Tyndale Bulletin is printed by Tyndale House in the United Kingdom. The Tyndale Bulletin is an important conservative journal. Full text articles are posted online with the exception of issues from the most recent three years. the articles can be found at www.tyndalehouse.com/Bulletin.htm. British conservatives usually defend the general accuracy of the Biblical text but not necessarily the inerrancy of the text.
The American Journal of Biblical Theology
The American Journal of Biblical Theology is run by Jack Carter. Its ten volumes list useful essays on biblical theology. It can be found at http://www.biblicaltheology.com.
Kerux is available free online at www.kerux.com although the most recent issues are not posted. Kerux began as a student project at Calvin Theological Seminary which is a Christian Reformed school. Two typical articles on Kerux are: Kline, Meredith G. "Marana Tha." http://www.kerux.com/documents/KeruxV11N3A2.asp and Lee, Jeong Woo (James). "A Glimmer of Hope." Kerux 11 (1996). http://www.kerux.com/documents/ KeruxV11N2A2.asp The articles in Kerux are consistently conservative and Evangelical.
The Master's Seminary Journal
The Master's Seminary Journal does not post its articles online. However, it does post a one paragraph summary of each article from 1990 to 2008 at www.tms.edu/JournalIntro.aspx.
ONLINE WEB SITES THAT POST JOURNAL ARTICLES
There are a few web sites that post articles from a limited number of professional journals that can be read free. One example would Biblical Studies.org.uk: An Internet Resource for Studying the Bible. The site is run by Robert Bradshaw, and it includes essays and articles about both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It can be found at www.biblicalstudies.org.uk
JOURNALS THAT POST THEIR ARTICLES ONLINE FOR A FEE
Quite a few journals offer their articles online for those who either subscribe to the article or pay a fee to access the articles. These sites may not include the most recent years' issues so that journals can give people a reason to subscribe to their journals.
One of the more important conservative, Evangelical journals is Bibliotheca Sacra. It has been published by Dallas Seminary since 1934. Those who purchase an annual subscription to Bib Sac for $29 can access all of the Bib Sac articles online back to 1934.
COMPANIES THAT SELL ONLINE ACCESS TO JOURNALS
One of the best deals for conservative Evangelical readers is the ten volume Theological Journal Library CD set created by Galaxie software. The CD is also included in many Logos packages. Purchasing the CD is quite expensive. It costs around $340. However, Galaxie has started selling annual subscriptions for $50 a year. The subscription allows readers to access online all of the journals on the CD set. The CD set includes full text articles from over 25 journals including some of the more import journals in the conservative Evangelical orbit. These include the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Westminster Theological Journal, Bibliotheca Sacra, Grace Theological Journal, Masters Theological Journal, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, Trinity Journal, Bible & Spade, and others. To sign up for an subscription, visit http://store.galaxie.com/product.asp?ProductID=87.
Several mainstream (liberal) journals can be accessed through JSTOR at www.jstor.org. Among other journals, JSTOR sells articles from American Journal of Archaeology, American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, American Journal of Theology, Biblical Archaeologist, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies, Church History, Dead Sea Discoveries, Jewish Quarterly Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal of Cuneiform Studies, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Journal of Palestine Studies, Journal of Religion, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Novum Testamentum, Old Testament Student, Vetus Testamentum, and Vigiliae Christianae.
When seeking articles at sites like JSTOR, it is important to realize that they are not cheap. Journals usually have two prices. They charge individuals a low fee while charging libraries a fortune. So you may be able to subscribe to a journal for $25 a year. The same journal may charge a library $250 a year. Some medical journals may charge a library $1,000 a year. Since library rates are so high, costs for articles from sites like JSTOR are also very high. JSTOR is really a non-profit organization. It provides a method for individuals to purchase articles from the journals' publishers, and the publishers charge a lot of money for their articles.
Questia is a site similar to JSTOR. It can be searched at www.questia.com.
ARTICLES SOLD ON CD'S
Some journals sell CD's that contain their archives of older articles.
The Biblical Archaeologist CD sells for around $109. It includes 60 back issues.
The Biblical Archaeology Review archive CD sells for around $140.
Logos software sells CD's that give full text runs for the journals included in the Galaxie software CD set. These CD's are not cheap. For example, LOGOS sells a CD with 12 volumes of the Grace Theological Journal. The CD lists for $149.50, but is on sale for $45 at www.logos.com/products/details/4619. Of course, the same articles can be accessed at the Galaxie online site for the $50 annual fee, and the other journal in the Galaxie set are available for the same fee.
Bible & Spade sells a CD that contains 112 issues from 192 to 2005. The CD sells for $64.99. Of course, the same journals can be accessed through the Galaxie software subscription.
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