Open Access resources

Delivering high-quality tools and resources to the global community of Bible Translators, all freely available under a Creative Commons license

The United Bible Societies has produced and distributed some of the most prized tools and resources for Bible translation. These support Bible translation work around the world by providing translators and consultants with the most relevant dictionaries, handbooks, and original language resources.

All of these tools and resources are of the highest-quality and standards so that UBS Bible translation work produces products of exceptional value.

In order to provide tools and resources to the widest-possible audience, UBS has made the decision to deliver many of these to the global community, freely available under a Creative Common license.

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Our aim is that these tools and resources will richly bless and support your work in Bible translation.

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UBS Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew

This dictionary is extracted from the Semantic Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew and contains the lexical analysis for each available entry, with definitions, glosses, all Scripture references, and lexical semantic domains.

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UBS Dictionary of the Greek New Testament

This dictionary is extracted from the Semantic Dictionary of the Greek New Testament and contains the lexical analysis for each available entry, with definitions, glosses, all Scripture references, and lexical semantic domains.

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Web Image Collection from UBS project MARBLE

A collection of over 1,000 images from the world of the Bible via the UBS project MARBLE (Modular Aggregation of Resources on the Bible)

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Preliminary and Interim Report for the Hebrew Old Testament Text Project

A concise textual analysis of the Old Testament, created by a committee consisting of key Hebrew scholars, in which they discuss a large number of OT passages with text-critical issues

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Bible Routes from UBS Project MARBLE

A collection of almost 200 files in SVG and GeoJSON formats containing the geographic coordinates of routes linked to Bible stories.

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Paratext Parallel Passages Database

A database with parallel passages in the Old and New Testament including Old Testament quotes in the New Testament.

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