Monday, June 29, 2009

I. Howard Marshall on the Jewish Dispersion in New Testament Times

The following article is now available in both iPaper and PDF:

This article provides some extremely valuable insights into a significant area of New Testament background and early Christian missions.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Table of Contents for Anvil journal now complete from 1984-2008

I have completed - with the help of All Nations College Library - a complete table of contents for the Anglican journal Anvil. It can be found on-line here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

New File Format for On-line Articles - Feedback Requested

One of the constant challenges when placing material on-line is to produce readable text that can be spidered by search engines, produced quickly and is of a small enough file size to be accessed by those in the developing world using dial-up connections. OK - that's a whole bundle of challenges rolled into one!

I was recently introduced to a new file format - Deja Vu (.djvu) which produces files which combine an image with an OCRed text overlay. Deja Vu is superior to the Adobe equivalent in that the files are much smaller and can be produced from images scanned at only 200 dpi.

I have been testing the new format on articles from the Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society. So far I have been able to upload 2 entire volumes in the same time it would have taken to upload about 4 articles using my usual method of Scan & OCR -> MS Word format -> Print -> Proofread -> PDF.

I will probably add PDF's versions in the course of time, but at least something will be available quickly. You will probably need to download a browser plugin to read the articles - a link is included on the page.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

Mark Greene on Aspects of the Samson Story (Judges 13-16)

The following article is now available in PDF:

This is one of the best articles I have read for some time and should provide plenty of inspiration to anyone preparing a sermon on Samson - indeed to anyone remotely interested in the book of Judges - highly recommended.

Monday, June 01, 2009