Last week I announced a book giveaway contest featuring David Parker's Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and Their Texts (Cambridge, 2008). The random number generator at random.org has worked its magic, and the winner of the contest is:
Congratulation, Ricky! Please reply to this post, giving your mailing address; this information will not be published to the site. You have three days to claim your prize, after which point the contest will resume for a second time.
I have added a tab to this site titled "Bookshop," where I am selling several books in the areas of textual criticism, papyrology, biblical studies and Greek lexicography. These are books from my personal library. I will continue to add books to the Bookshop section of the site within these and related areas over time. Please note that shipping is available within North America only. I will take good care of the packaging, and the handling time will normally be no more than a couple days, although this may vary based on circumstances. Please take a look and let me know if you have any questions. My e-mail can be found at the top right corner of this site (i.e., the envelope next to "E-mail").
Don't you wish you could own the entire Loeb Classical Library? These little green and red gems published by Harvard Press are the most handy editions of Greek and Latin literary texts for historians of classical antiquity. I own several, but I have a long way to go.
But there is a way to get a whole bunch of them for free! If you don't know about Loebolus, then let me tell you about it. Loebolus is a project designed by Ryan Baumann that "is based on Edwin Donnelly's 'Downloebables,' aiming to make all the public domain Loebs more easily downloadable by re-hosting the PDF's directly, without the need to enter CAPTCHA's." The list of Loebs at this link is upwards of 250, and they are all freely available for download. You can download them to your computer or even put them on your iPhone and iPad for some good reading on the go. I have added a link to the Loebolus website in the "Online Tools" section under the Papyrological Resources tab above.
I just learned some interesting news: the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft is producing an LXX + NA28 hand edition called "Biblia Graeca" that will be published this fall. According to Eisenbraun's website, the volume will be a whopping 3,126 pages long. The price is a little steep at $179.95 retail, although Eisenbrauns is offering a deal for $143.96 and Christian Book is offering it for $139; you can pre-order the volume at both websites. I hope that the formatting of the individual editions has not been altered and that the binding is solid. This will indeed be a useful resource.