Early Jewish Literature: Links to Primary Sources

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible translated and edited by Martin Abegg, Jr., Peter Flint and Eugene Ulrich

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation, by Michael O. Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr., and Edward Cook (Scripture Index)

The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English by Florentino Garcia Martinez

The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered: The First Complete Translation and Interpretation of 50 Key Documents Withheld for over 35 Years by Robert H. Eisenman and Michael Wise

The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha: NRSV by Michael D. Coogan

The Old Testament Apocrypha in the Revised Standard Version

The New American Bible with the Apocrypha

The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha edited by James Charlesworth:  Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Scripture Index

The Critical [Old Testament] Pseudepigrapha

Philo’s Works (English translation)

Josephus’ Works (Greek texts from Perseus) Jewish  Antiquities | The Jewish War | Life of Josephus | Against Apion

Josephus’ Works (English translation.  Note “PowerSearch” feature at bottom of the page). Also: Josephus’ Works

An Outline of Contents for the Talmuds/Mishnah/Tosephta (all of which follow the same basic structure)

The Mishnah in Hebrew Another site with the Mishnah in Hebrew The Mishnah, translated by Herbert Danby  (Scripture Index)

The Tosefta in Hebrew  Another site with the Tosefta in Hebrew

The Babylonian Talmud in Hebrew  Images of each page of the Babylonian Talmud

The Soncino translation of  the Babylonian Talmud (partial -16 tractates)

Another site with the Babylonian Talumd in Hebrew  Rodkinson’s translation of the Babylonian Talmud (partial - 22 tractates)

The Jerusalem Talmud in Hebrew  Another site with the Jerusalem Talumd in Hebrew

    Partial translation of the Jerusalem Talmud

Marcus Jastrow’s Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature
(the standard English lexicon for rabbinic literature)

Steinsaltz’s List of Jewish Rabbis (Tannaim & Amoraim) Search inside the book for “Abaye Oshaya” (without the quotation marks) and click on the first link to find the list of Rabbis. The categories are T1-6, (first-sixth generation of Tannaim) AI, 1-5 (first-fifth generation of Amoraim in the Land of Israel) and AB, 1-8 (first-eighth generation Amoraim in the Babylonia).

Danby’s List of Rabbis Quoted or Referred to in the Mishnah Search inside the book for “Appendix III Abtalion Tarfon” (without the quotation marks) and click on the link to Danby’s list of Rabbis.

On Dating Rabbinic Traditions (see the last link in the introduction David Instone-Brewer’s book)

Targum Onqelos

English Translations of Targums

Midrashim (Various collections in Hebrew)  Access to this site is now password protected.  Contact the webmaster (webmaster@chassidus.ru) for further information.

Scripture Indices to the Literature of Second Temple Judaism

Database of Scripture in the Mishnah by Dr Alexander Samely

The Jewish Encyclopaedia (Look up rabbis, customs, etc.)

Background information regarding Early Jewish Writings (with some links to some other translations of the same)

Tips on Doing a Jewish Background Search with BibleWorks, Logos/Libronix and Amazon