Epigraphy, Papyrology, Numismatics

  • APIS: Advanced Papyrological Information System - collection-based repository of information about and images of papyri,ostraca, etc. housed in collections around the world.  In many cases, English translation is provided. Whenever possible, links are provided to the original language texts so that user can toggle between text, translation, bibliography, description and image.  Includes a helpful linked subject thesaurus.
  • Eagle: Electronic Archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphy - A comprehensive collection of Greek & Latin inscriptions, searchable by province or region of the Roman Empire (i.e., Judea), modern state, ancient or modern city.  For each inscription it provides text, provenance and literature. 
  • Hanson & Oakman’s “Palestine in the Time of Jesus” - Part of K.C. Hanson’s larger web site. For each chapter of this book they provide online documentary resources in the form of maps, photos, texts and inscriptions. In case of the latter, beautifully reproduced with excellent texts, technical details, translations, questions for discussion and bibliographies.
  • Inscriptions of Aphrodisias - Provides an online corpus of the inscriptions found in Aphrodisias (Asia Minor), together with translations and commentary. The site is searchable by several different criteria. A number of the inscriptions are of relevance to the Jewish community in Aphrodisias. 
  • Inscriptions of Israel / Palestine - An internet-accessible database of published inscriptions dating between ca. 500BCE and 614CE together with contextual information. 
  • Papyri.info - A database of papyri texts searchable by text, translation, provenance, date, ID number. For each papyrus it provides text, apparatus and technical details. 
  • Roman Provincial Coinage Online - From the self-description: aims “to produce a standard typology of the provincial coinage of the Roman Empire…The database is based on the ten most important and accessible collections in the world and on all published material.”  A search under “Palaestina” returned images and full descriptions of 239 coin types.
  • Trismegistos: An interdisciplinary portal of papyrological and epigraphical resources dealing with Egypt and the Nile Valley between roughly 800 BCE and 800 CE.  This project brings together a variety of other metadata projects. Its “texts” feature includes papyrological and epigraphical texts in many ancient languages, from many different collections and adatabases. There are over 121,000 records and it is possible to locate all related texts. A “places” database currently identifies app. 13,800 place names in (and some outside) Egypt. Direct links to all Trismegistos texts from given places are planned. There is also a “people” database with links to texts which mention specific names. An online bibliography serves to provide full publication information for a given text and to identify texts which were appeared in the same publication.
  • West Semitic Research Project - A collection of high-resolution images which includes some Dead Sea scrolls, the Leningrad Codex of the Hebrew Bible and papyri from Elephantine (Egypt).