Review of Bibliologia 1.0 CD-ROM. Oleg P. Turlac
CD-ROM Bibliologia 1.0, released in 2003, is a product of a partnership between Odessa Baptist Theological Seminary (Ukraine), the Euro-Asian Accrediting Association of Evangelical Theological Schools, and the Learning Alliance (USA). It is the first high-caliber electronic edition provided for students of theology and church ministers in the countries of the former Soviet Union. "Quote from the Bible 5.0" ("Tsitata iz Biblii"), the nucleus of Bibliologia, allows users to easily cut and paste the text of the Russian Synodal Bible (1876). Along with the Synodal translation, this CD-ROM includes several modern Russian and Ukrainian Bible translations.
The program also contains the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament), and various versions of the Greek text of the New Testament. Also included are the King James Version and the New American Standard Bible, as well as a Korean Bible. Users will also be well served by the commentaries of William Barclay and the New Geneva Study Bible, the works of Josephus, and sermons by St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, John Wesley, and Charles H. Spurgeon. The CD-ROM also includes helpful hermeneutical guides for biblical research, including Henry A. Virkler, Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation; Richard L. Pratt, He Gave Us Stories: The Bible Student's Guide to Interpreting Old Testament Narratives; as well as valuable theological resources by Alister E. McGrath, Understanding the Trinity, and R. C. Sproul, Essentials of Christian Faith. Finally, Bibliologia contains various helpful reference sources, such as Religious-Philosophical Dictionary by L. I. Vasilenko, and The Handbook of a Christian Counselor published by Vozrozhdenie (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association).
Users of Bibliologia 1.0 serving in the context of the former Soviet Union will be well served by this new CD-ROM. The cost of a single copy is $5 plus the cost of shipping and handling. For more information consult the following Web sites: www.e-aaa.org or www.blagodat.org.
Oleg P. Turlac is dean of theology at the College of Theology and Education, Kishinev, Moldova, and a doctor of ministry candidate at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.
Book Review, East-West Church & Ministry Report 12 (Spring 2004), 2.
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